The Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse League (RIYLL) has continuously worked in conjunction with US Lacrosse, the Rhode Island Departments of Health and Education, The Department of Environmental Management, to prepare for a safe return to youth lacrosse. As science, data and health metrics continue to evolve, changes and/or addendums will be made accordingly.
Our priorities are communal health and safety, and the kids returning to play.
Local & state regulations will be adhered to at each specific venue as they are released, modified, and updated during the 2021 season. Please contact RIYLL.email@example.com or host programs directly with any specific questions regarding the below Safety Guidelines.
RIYLL recommends a maximum of (2) guardian per player attend games. 6-foot social distancing should be maintained between households.
Any spectator, player or coach who is not feeling well, having a fever at or higher than 100.4 or exhibiting any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, including mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, and/or difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC, is not allowed to participate.
Individuals cannot participate in practices or games under any circumstances while awaiting results for a COVID related test such as BINAX and/or PCR
Masks are required for all players, coaches, & spectators, before, during, and after games; masks should be worn all times when outside your vehicle. Coaches are required to wear masks while on the sideline.
Any spectator, player or coach who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 may not attend games. A player who tests positive for COVID-19 must sit out a minimum of 10 days, or provide results of a negative COVID-19 test.
If a player, coach, or official tests positive for COVID-19, RIYLL & affiliated teams will provide active rosters with contact information to RIDOH when contacted with 24 hours of notification.
Spectators should wait in vehicles until the previous game’s players coaches, and spectators are completely clear and in vehicles. Spectators are must wear masks from parking lot to sideline, during the game, and from field back to their vehicle.
Players, and coaches can warm up prior to their games if able to use space significant distance away from others. Masks must be worn from the vehicle to warm up space, and from warm up space to the playing field. Teams must exit the facility immediately following their games conclusion.
No tailgating or congregating in the parking lot. Social distance must be maintained if waiting occurs, and teams should depart facilities immediately upon completion of their games.
Players and coaches should practice 6-foot social distancing on the sideline.
Players should use hand sanitizer before and after the game. Programs should provide disinfecting materials to cleans balls and any other game used equipment frequently. Players should wash equipment & uniforms immediately after games
There will be no handshakes during coin flip or post-game. Use a wave or salute. High fives, chest bumps or other direct contact outside gameplay is discouraged.
Players should not share any equipment, supplies, snacks, or water. Programs should NOT provide a communal jug