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    Gannon Matthews

    Gannon Matthews, EHS '20








    Grad Year: 2020
    Position:  Midfield
    College:  Cleveland State University 2024, NCAA Division I

    Shane Egen

    Shane Egen, EHS '20

    Grad Year: 2020
    Position:  Attack
    College:  Hofstra University 2024, NCAA Division I

    Justin Spira

    Justin Spira, EHS '20

    Grad Year: 2020
    Position:  LSM
    College:  Rockhurst University 
    2024, NCAA Division II

    EHS Mens Lacrosse COVID-19 Protocols

    Daily Protocols


    • All coaches must wear facemasks at all times
    • All players to wear masks to the field, masks on before they exit their vehicle 
    • Board member or coach to meet players at the south end of the tennis court
      • Board member/Coach will go through USL return to play wellness pre-screening form with the player
      • Board member/Coach to take player's temperature and record on the pre-screening form
      • If the player isn't showing signs of COVID related illness they will be welcomed into practice


    • Field will be marked (small dot/x), all six feet apart, where players will place their bag and prepare for practice
    • Masks must still be worn until player puts on their helmet and enters practice field
    • Players will keep all gear and water bottles on their dot/x
    • Players will return to this location for water breaks & team discussions
    • No team huddles
    • No sharing water bottles
    • When not wearing a helmets players will have on masks


    • Coaches need to keep practices moving, we don't need players standing in line waiting
    • Coaches will redesign warm-ups, explore better faster-moving drills
    • Coaches to avoid bringing everyone together into a tight huddle
    • Coaches need to avoid long explanations with players just standing


    • At the end of practice, players will be expected to put on face masks as soon as removing their helmets
    • Players expected to continue to wear face mask until entering a parent's car


    • Encourage players to wash pinnie after each practice
    • Encourage players to clean any gear that comes into contact with other players during practice, after each practice


    • Under current Central District Health mandates, we will not be able to have parents attend practices.
    • CDH is considering spectators at events as a social group and therefore must be under 10 people
    • We don't currently have the ability to regulate & monitor this during our practices
    • Parents not to physically be on the grass fields at Eagle Middle School while practice is occurring, this includes the times before & after practice

    Game Day Protocols for Determining Play

    Current Central District Health Mandates & Policy Statements

    Ada County under a modified Stage 3 mandate

      • Dated June 24, updated August 11
      • In effect until further notice
      • Gatherings of 50 or more, both public and private, are hereby prohibited
      • Social gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited (indoor or outdoor)
      • Every person is required to wear a face covering that completely covers the person's nose and mouth when the person is in a public place, or on the property of a public or private or charter school, or technical school or college or university, and others are present and physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained
      • Facial coverings are not required to be worn under the following circumstances:
        • (g) Persons actively engaged in athletic competition, training or practice when wearing a face covering is not feasible


    • Q: What are tournament/youth activity rules? Can they still play if they have less than 50 people? What about spectators?They can still play if they follow guidelines and establish protocols to maintain the six (6) foot physical distance among participants, where possible, and between youth, adult leaders and coaches, and parents or other spectators. Youth sports can still take place.
      • A: They can still play if they follow guidelines and establish protocols to maintain the six (6) foot physical distance among participants, where possible, and between youth, adult leaders and coaches, and parents or other spectators. Youth sports can still take place.
      • Q: Are spectators a social group (limited to no more than 10 people)?
        A: Yes

    CDH Youth Sports Position Statement

    • Stage 3 (current Ada County designation)
      • Group/team practices and scrimmages may occur, but no more than two teams or groups should be present. Total number of spectators should be limited to what is allowable based on local public health orders for max capacity of gatherings sizes.
    • Stage 4
      • Scrimmages, games and no more than two leagues, schools, or groups should be present at the venue or field at the same time. Total number of spectators should be limited to what is allowable based on local public health orders for max capacity of gatherings sizes. If no max capacity size is indicated in a public health order, then organizations (including schools) should allow only the number of spectators where physical distancing of at least six feet can be maintained between non-household members.
      • If a team is traveling from another county, cancel or postpone event if team is traveling from an area designated Category 3 by their local public health department.
    • CDH also further defined youth sports activities based on their “Levels of Community Spread for Idaho Back-to-School Framework”
      • These are the categories you have been hearing them update each Monday that the school districts are using to determine whether to have in-person or online classes
      • Guidance released today (Sep 3) notes that if a school is in Category 3 (not stage, but Levels of Community Spread categories) then only intra-squad activities should occur
      • When we move to Category 2 then games between two teams can occur (Eagle v. Rocky Mtn), but no multi-team or large tournaments


    CDH Guides for GameDay

    By Mark Eriksen 09/19/2020, 8:15am MDT

    We are very excited to have another Gameday for our young men.  Thank you for all your support and embracing the Eagle Lacrosse Program.  We are doing our best to provide a safe environment for players, coaches, and spectaculars.   Everyone plays a role.    

    Under current Central District Health mandates, they are allowing 50 spectaculars per team. We are respectfully asking that we limit 2 spectaculars per player and wearing a mask is mandatory with proper social distance between groups.  If you have any questions, Board members will available on the sideline to provide guidance and answer any questions.

    Eagle Lacrosse Board

    JV Communication Info

    By Scott Billing 09/17/2020, 10:15am MDT

    Just wanted to reach out to give you a little info on how we communicate practice cancellations/changes as well as some info about  tomorrow’s scrimmage.

    Practice Cancellation/Reschedule:
    We believe STRONGLY that our athletes need to be accountable for knowing what the current practice plan is daily.  We communicate the practice plan, as well as communicate any changes (cancellations/reschedules/etc) through Hudl.  Full disclosure:  HUDL IS THE APP THAT THE PLAYERS SHOULD GET INFORMATION FROM AND USE TO COMMUNICATE TO OUR COACHING STAFF.  HUDL IS NOT A PARENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM.  Please help us teach our athletes accountability by not using this as a parent.  ALL PARENT INFO WILL BE COMMUNICATED THROUGH Sports Engine.   This includes cancellations and reschedules.  We appreciate you understanding, and assisting us in developing our players growth on and off the field.

    Tomorrow’s scrimmage:
    Good news!  Parents are allowed at tomorrow game.  With that being said, WE EXPECT ALL SPECTATORS TO ABIDE BY CDH’S GUIDELINES AND WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES AND SOCIALLY DISTANCE.  This is simply a non-negotiable.  If we can’t stay in compliance with CDH’s guidelines, it will void our liability coverage.  That would mean if our spectators aren’t masked, we simply can’s assume the risk of playing.  We appreciate your understanding.  I think we all just want the boys on the field and playing the game,  Hopefully we’re all willing to make some modifications to allow this to happen.

    AQ for tomorrow.  We evaluate this throughout the day.  The final decision will be made at 3:30 PM tomorrow.  Our plan is to play, so expect communication only if we cancel.  Please make sure your parent accounts are all up to date on Sports Engine, and that you’re mobile app is set to allow notifications.  Warm up is at 4:30 PM.  Game will start at 5PM.

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s scrimmage!

    Go ‘Stangs!

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