COVID-19

Youth Sport Summer Clinics for Keiki in Grades K-8

Keiki Klub COVID-19 Skills Session Protocol (Updated June 18, 2021)

Ways we are keeping your keiki safe during COVID19

Keiki Klub Sports is adhering to Chester County’s COVID19 mitigation(s) and quarantine guidelines. For more information regarding Chester County’s COVID-19 guidelines, click here.

Masking

COVID 19 Advisory- Masking
The primary concern in recent weeks has been in regards to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s masking order. The PA Department of Health’s update to the universal masking order in November stated that masks must be worn by athletes while actively engaged in workouts, competition and on the sidelines. It further states that athletes may use an exception, known as Section 3 of the order, that due to an existing or potential future condition, or that a mask impeded breathing during exertion, the athlete could remove the mask. No proof or medical note is required.  

Earlier this month (May), the PA Department of Health amended its order to reflect the CDC’s latest guidance. The order now makes allowances for fully vaccinated people to remove their masks when outdoors. We ask that all vaccinated people follow the PADOH/CDC guidance on when it is appropriate to take off their masks, especially as it applies to our volleyball/tennis environment.

In accordance with CDC recommendations, six feet of social distancing should still be maintained when around unvaccinated people. Vaccinated people must be mindful that most children are unlikely to be vaccinated at this time.

However, as of this moment, the Department of Health has not amended the order as it applies to youth sports. Youth athletes must continue to comply with the masking order until further notice.

Please note that the Section 3 exception may be claimed by any player. It is possible that multiple players on a team may claim the exception. Each player has that right. In addition, a coach may fall under the exception. It is also possible a player has been fully vaccinated. 

Keiki Klub's policy has always been, and will continue to be, to follow the laws and orders of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our responsibility is to comply and provide guidance to our Keiki Klub families. We will continue to keep you informed as information is released.

Keiki”/Players:

INDOOR PROTOCOL

  1. Face masks required by Keiki Klub coaches/staff who are not fully vaccinated.
  2. Temperature checks and hand sanitizing will be done upon drop off. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 degrees and/or exhibiting cold/flu like symptoms will be asked to go home.
  3. Players will be allowed to enter the gym once temp checks and hand sanitizing are completed. Coaches are players are only allowed in the gym. Parents/guardians must wait outside in the parking lot.
  4. Players will sanitize their hands upon drop-off, after all water breaks and upon pickup.
  5. Players need to provide their own equipment (knee pads) and water with them. We will not lend out equipment.
  6. If your keiki is experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever (>100.3), cough, or shortness of breath, email KeikiKlub@gmail.com and DO NOT ATTEND THE SESSION.
  7. Players are encouraged to use the restrooms at home prior to drop-off. We will have access to a bathroom; however, to prevent transmission, we do not encourage the use of bathrooms during clinic hours. In the event a player needs to relieve oneself, players will be required to wash/sanitize their hands before stepping back onto the court.
  8. Players will be placed at least 6ft away from others during drills when possible.
  9. If a coach notices a player touching his/her face, the player will be required to sanitize his/her hands immediately.
  10.  Unfortunately, handshakes, high-fives, or skin-to-skin contact are not permitted.
  11. No sharing of food/water. Players must bring their own food/water and must place their belongings at least 6ft away from others.

OUTDOOR PROTOCOL

  1. Face masks required by unvaccinated coaches and unvaccinated staff. Face masks for players optional and based on parental discretion.
  2. Temperature checks and hand sanitizing will be done upon drop off. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 degrees and/or exhibiting cold/flu like symptoms will be asked to go home.
  3. Players will be allowed to proceed to the courts once temp checks and hand sanitizing are completed. Coaches are players are only allowed on the sand/grass courts. Parents/guardians may stay hillside or at least 25 feet away from the outside perimeter of each court.
  4. Players will sanitize their hands upon drop-off, after all water breaks and upon pickup.
  5. Players need to provide their own equipment (knee pads) and water with them. We will not lend out equipment.
  6. If your keiki is experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever (>100.3), cough, or shortness of breath, email KeikiKlub@gmail.com and DO NOT ATTEND THE SESSION.
  7. Players are encouraged to use the restrooms at home prior to drop-off. We will have access to a bathroom; however, to prevent transmission, we do not encourage the use of bathrooms during clinic hours. In the event a player needs to relieve oneself, players will be required to wash/sanitize their hands before stepping back onto the court.
  8. Players will be placed at least 6ft away from others during drills when possible.
  9. If a coach notices a player touching his/her face, the player will be required to sanitize his/her hands immediately. 
  10. Unfortunately, handshakes, high-fives, or skin-to-skin contact are not permitted.
  11. No sharing of food/water. Players must bring their own food/water and must place their belongings at least 6ft away from others.

Keiki Klub ‘Ohana/Families:

  • Since Spring, Summer and Fall clinics are held outdoors, parents are allowed to stay; however, they must observe from a distance and follow social distancing guidelines by maintaining at least a 6ft distance between other families/players.
    • During INDOOR clinics/camps, parents/guardians are not allowed to enter the gym. Keiki will be dropped off/picked-up at the main entrance of the gym.
  • (OUTDOORS) To prevent the spread of germs, parents/siblings will not be allowed to “shag” after balls or borrow kK balls/equipment.

Coaches:

  1. Temperature checks on coaches will be conducted before each clinic. Coaches will be asked to go home if they have a temperature of 100.3 degrees or above.
  2. Coaches/staff will be required to sanitize their hands upon arrival, every water break and upon departure.
  3. Masks are required by unvaccinated coaches. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated coaches.
  4. Coaches will do their best in maintaining a 6ft distance from players during clinics. However, athlete safety is paramount, and kK will not restrict coaches from assisting an athlete if necessary, to protect them from injury. 

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