We hope everyone is doing well, and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2021. HYL had a fantastic turnout this Fall, and we thank everyone for making the sessions fun, safe, and successful. We are excited to announce that we plan to move forward with a Spring lacrosse program this year. The program will be open to boys and girls currently in grades K-8. Here are the basics:
Registration: We will open registration January 22nd, and close it on February 26, 2021. To register, please visit the Harrison Youth Lacrosse website at: http://www.harrisonyouthlacrosse.com/. Please look for the "Register Online" button on the left-hand side of the HYL main page. Please register promptly. If we are able to pull rosters together early, and weather permitting, coaches plan to run several winter outdoor practices between January and March.
Cost: $300 per player ($250 discount for additional siblings - price includes game jersey and shorts). The cost for the K – 2 training sessions is $200 per player. In the event the season is cancelled due to COVID-19 issues (we think it is an unlikely scenario), HYL will provide a full refund or credit for all registrants. We will also offer individual refunds to families who at any time feel uncomfortable with their child continuing to participate due to COVID-19 safety reasons. We want all families to feel comfortable registering your child during these uncertain times. HYL also offers player scholarships for any family demonstrating financial hardship.
US Lacrosse Membership: All players need a US Lacrosse membership to play. If you do not have a membership, you will be prompted at registration to apply.
Equipment: We encourage all players to purchase their own equipment. However, HYL does offer all players the opportunity to borrow equipment for free ($150 returnable security deposit). If you need equipment please indicate during registration.
Dates: March 15, 2021 to June 6, 2021.
Practice and Game Fields: TBD – we are currently working with the Harrison Recreational Program regarding field use.
COVID-19 Safety: Throughout the season, HYL will closely monitor New York public safety guidelines and mandates regarding youth lacrosse. We recognize that wearing a mask is difficult while playing lacrosse. However, HYL will require all players to wear masks or protective face shields during practices and games. All coaches (and parents attending games or practices on the sidelines) will also be required to wear a mask at all times.
Additional details about the Spring 2021 Boys and Girls programs:
· Boys and Girls K-2: HYL is offering Spring 2021 training sessions for boys and girls in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. The spring skills sessions will allow your children to: have fun; learn the fundamentals of the game; develop and improve their stick skills, and become more familiar with playing with their teammates. Sessions will be held on the weekend. We’re finalizing schedules and field availability and will advise of exact day, time and place ASAP. Additional program information will be sent out after registration.
· Boys and Girls 3rd-4th Grade Travel Teams: HYL is offering a Spring 2021 travel team for 3/4 boys and girls. The teams will practice twice a week, with most games scheduled for Saturdays. This travel program is for all skill levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced players. All players are welcome. The 3 /4 boys program will be coached by volunteer coaches Jared Begun, Craig Katz, Rob Fratolla, and Rich Margolies (all former Division 1 college players). The girls 3 /4 program will be coached by Nicole Demealo (former Division 1 player). A detailed practice and game schedule will be sent out after registration.
· Boys and Girls 5th-6th Grade Travel Teams: HYL is offering a Spring 2021 travel team for 5/6 boys and girls. The teams will practice twice a week, with most games scheduled for Saturdays. This travel program is for all skill levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced players. All players are welcome. The 5/6 boys program will be coached by volunteer coaches Chris Lagasse and Troy Mayclim (both former Division 1 college players). The girls 5 /6 program will be coached by Kaitlyn D’Amico (currently playing for Manhattanville College). A detailed practice and game schedule will be sent out after registration.
· Boys and Girls 7th-8th Grade Travel Teams: HYL is offering a Spring 2021 travel team for 7/8 boys and girls. The teams will practice twice a week, with most games scheduled for Saturdays. This travel program is for all skill levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced players. All players are welcome. The 7/8 boys program will be coached by volunteer coaches Dan Berkery, Craig Katz, Rich Margolies (all Division 1 college players). Brian Lapin will serve as an advisor to the girls program while we make a final decision on a head coach. A detailed practice and game schedule will be sent out after registration.
Please spread the word about registration. All new players are welcome – so have your kids tell your friends to join us. We are excited to get back to the playing field and look forward to working with your children this season. Game on!
The HYL Board
Spring 2021 Covid Protocol
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Harrison Youth Lacrosse (HYL) has established the following return to play plan for spring lacrosse clinics. All clinic sessions will be run in accordance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Implementing the below required protocols will be a collaborative effort between HYL, coaches, parents and players.
Should our spring program be cancelled prior to the first session as a result of changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we will be issuing full refunds. If our program is cut short after the first session, we will be issuing credits for future HYL fall and/or winter lacrosse sessions.
1.CHECK FOR SYMPTOMS:
·If you or your child are sick, feel sick, or may be sick, please stay at home.
·Check your child’s temperature before coming to any practice session. If the temperature is over 100.4 do not bring your child to practice.
·Prior to any practice, any coach, player, parent/guardian should be able to attest, that they: (a) are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e. Fever, Fatigue, Dry cough, Phlegm, Loss of Appetite, Shortness of Breath, Nausea, Sore Throat, Body Aches or Swelling, Unusual Headache, Loss of Smell or Taste, Stuffy Nose); (b) have not tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days; (c) have not been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or someone who is exhibiting the widely established symptoms of the virus (even if they have not been tested) within the last 14 days.
·Any coach or player that displays any COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to leave practice.
2.REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION FOR COVID-19 EXPOSURE
·HYL coaches are required to report if they test positive for COVID-19, are suspected of being positive for COVID-19, or have been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
·Any player who has tested positive for COVID-19, is suspected of being positive for COVID-19, or has been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 is required to immediately report such exposure to HYL Co-President’s Jared Begun and Rich Margolies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
·If a case of COVID-19 is reported, all HYL coaches and players who had contact with that person will be notified. Due to privacy issues and HIPPA laws, the identity of that person will remain anonymous.
·HYL will notify the local health department in the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case. In addition, HYL will determine if it is necessary to cancel future clinic sessions.
·In the event that a coach or player had been notified that they have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in close proximity (within 6 feet) with any coach or player who has tested positive for COVID-19, those coaches and players must adhere to the following protocols:
§Notify their primary physician.
§Begin in-home isolation for a 14-day period.
§Before a coach or player who has tested positive for COVID-19 can return to practice, the following conditions must be met:
·A minimum of seven days must pass before the original onset of symptoms.
·A minimum of 72 hours must pass without symptoms and without the aid of fever-reducing medications.
·The coach or player must attain a negative COVID-19 test result.
·The clinics will be structured so that players and coaches practice social distancing.
·Coaches shall ensure all players and coaches avoid “high fives,” handshakes, or other types of physical contact.
·Coaches are required to wear face coverings during training sessions. Players will also be allowed to wear face coverings while training, but this will be a personal choice of the player’s parent or guardian.
·Coaches must use hand sanitizer before, during breaks, and after practice.
·Players should have hand sanitizer for personal use.
·No parents or other spectators will be allowed on the field at the clinics (no exceptions).
·Players should bring their own equipment, water bottle, towel, etc. No sharing allowed.
ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES
·For more information about guidance from the CDC and New York State, please visit the following links: