Player Safety

Dear Parents,
Re:Covid-19 Player safety
Your young athlete’s health is of upmost importance to us. We will be hosting small group training sessions in accordance with the following Football Alberta regulations, where players can choose to participate in a Skill Development Camp that is not cohorting and following the 6’ social distancing rule.

“Individuals may participate in other sports or skill development camps (even with shared equipment) OUTSIDE of their team cohort, IF maintaining physical distancing of 2 metres at all times. This includes throwing a footballs and sharing other equipment. There is an expectation that shared equipment would be disinfected often, especially between user groups to mitigate possible virus transmission.  For example: A Bantam Football player who is cohorting with his local team in July & August IS able to attend a Skill Development Camp specifically designed for Quarterbacks and Receivers including throwing a football to each other IF the camp maintains physical distancing of 2 metres at all times.”

Gloves: The initial Return to Play Guidelines included a recommendation that all personnel wear football gloves.  In discussion with doctors from Alberta Health Services it has been determined that gloves are no better or worse than exposed hands.  Both gloves or hands would need to be cleaned with hand sanitizer post practice as the virus can exist on either and gloves provide not additional level of protection in that area.

All communal equipment including footballs, blocking bags, pylons, etc. will have to be wiped down and disinfected at the conclusion of each session.

We will also be providing Ignite Football Academy masks for all participants as a heightened measure.

For any more information regarding our COVID19 safety measures, please don’t hesitate to connect with your Ignite coach or contact us at ignitefootballacademy@gmail.com

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