REturn to play

Southern California Lacrosse Association



United Lacrosse

Return to Play Protocols

Home Prescreening / To Do’s

1. We will provide a prescreening questionnaire/waiver to each parent/guardian. If any player is showing signs of anything listed on the questionnaire, we ask you do not send them to attend lacrosse class.1

2. Parent/Guardian will have the option to use the Teamsnap Health Screening application notifying coaches/instructors they are cleared to practice or play in a game.

IMPORTANT Youth athletes who are sick from COVID-19 may not attend a practice or training until they are cleared for release from isolation according to CDC guidelines and cleared to return by a healthcare provider.

Any staff or youth athlete exposed to a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 may not attend the program.

Check-In / Temperature Screening

1. Temperature will be taken by instructor/coach or designated member of United Lacrosse organization at arrival or anytime there is a concern a player might show signs of illness. An infrared thermometer will be used at a designated check-in area.

Safety / Specifics

1. Players may bring their own equipment, or they may use equipment provided by United Lacrosse (sticks, balls, cones and goals). Equipment will stay with the player for the duration of the session or practice. Equipment will be cleaned and sanitized after each session and prior to each session.

2. There will be a limited number of people allowed in the check-in areas where Parents/guardians can watch each session with social distancing of at least a 6-foot separation.

3. All instructors/coaches will wear face coverings and all players must be wearing one whenever possible. For example, masks will be mandatory upon arrival, sanitation, and water breaks, when walking to and from the restroom, and when leaving the field.

4. We ask the face covering your player wears is washed in between sessions. 5. When players arrive, they will place their backpack/player gear at designated cones placed six feet apart from each other.

6. Group sizes will be 10:1 and the instructor/coach will be always with the assigned group. Instructors/coaches will not mix with other groups. Drills will include conditioning and individual skill building; basic stick skills, passing, throwing and cradling the ball.

7. During instructions of drills/activities when players are standing and listening to instructor/coach, players will remain socially distanced at least six feet apart. Cones will be used to designate 6-foot distance.

8. All training will maintain a 6-foot distance between players. No activities will require players to use their hands on any ball.

9. Players will not wear masks during drills and physical exertion.

10.During breaks players can wear a mask. If any difficulty in breathing is noted, they should change their mask or face covering if it becomes wet and sticks to the player’s face and obstructs breathing. Masks that restrict airflow under heavy exertion (such as N-95 masks) are not advised for exercise.

11.There will be hand sanitizer and disposable masks available at designated check in area for player and parent/guardian use.

12.We will suspend drinking fountains and require players to bring their own

reusable water bottles labeled with their name.

13.Parents watching from field sidelines must remain social distanced from other parents, at least six feet apart.

14.Parents must clean and disinfect equipment after each session, practice, or game.


1. All parents/guardians must always wear face masks/coverings and social distance at least 6 feet from lacrosse activities, and when picking up a player.

Player/Parent Questionnaire – Please review each day

Should you attend lacrosse class?

No. If you, your child, has frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or if they or someone they live with have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Should you seek medical attention?

Yes. If symptoms become severe, including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Updates and further details are available on CDC’s webpage.