Bastrop Youth Football Organization's primary focus is the health and safety of its players, families, and guests. Therefore, at the recommendations of state, county, city, CDC, and University Interscholastic League (UIL) officials, with the focus to allow individuals the opportunity to re-engage in outdoor sports, we have implemented the policies and procedures below that will guide our return to training. These policies will be updated as the health situation progresses.
Our goal is to re-establish practice and competition, with a focus on the health and safety of our athletes and volunteers.
The protocols discussed below are meant as general guidelines, and should be considered in the context of federal, state, and county recommendations.
All individuals should self-screen before attending training as outlined by State of Texas guidelines listed here: SELF-SCREEN. If you or anyone in your household has any of these symptoms, DO NOT COME TO PRACTICE. Along the same lines, per the U.S. Center for Disease Control guidelines, people 65 and older and people with serious underlying medical conditions should not attend activities. Finally, if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive, it is important to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Staff, spectators, and players all play a role in keeping everyone safe. All football and cheer activities are optional. In order for sessions to be enjoyable and safe, those who attend BYFO will adhere to the policies below:
● Will not provide water or drinking vessels to anyone
● Coaches should instruct from a distance greater than or equal to 6 feet
● Coaches are recommended to wear nose and mouth covering
● Cleaning of equipment with disinfectant before, during and after training
● Coaches will provide hand sanitizer at all practices and games
● Coaches will work in groups no larger than 15 total players / cheerleaders
● Coaches will keep working groups the same from drill to drill
● Spectators are encouraged to remain in their vehicles during practices
● Should spectators enter training areas, they should follow proper social distancing protocols
● Spectators entering designated viewing areas, should adhere to proper nose and mouth covering
Players / Cheerleaders
● Players should maintain a distance of 6 feet from other players and staff
● Players are encouraged to wear nose and mouth covering
● Players must bring their own water and only drink from their drinking vessels
● Players do not touch any equipment (cones, bags, training equipment, etc.)
By following these guidelines above, we can begin our phased approach to return to the game we love while protecting ourselves and those around us.