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2020 Marysville OHIO  Junior Football

Association

 Fall Football and Cheer information:

  

Please see the most up to date information on this year’s estimated timeline.  ***Note these are all ESTIMATED dates, these dates can change at any moment if current restrictions due to COVID-19 are enhanced or levels in Union County change.  We need your help in remaining FLEXIBLE this year as we move through this uncharted territory.
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Registration is closed 
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Spirit Wear: Pick up will be at Lewis Field Concession Stand when notified it’s ready (approximately, Sept 26)
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2020 League Schedule: Click Here for all 2020 team schedules.

Masks: Must be worn by all participants, coaches, parents, and guests attending games and practices.

Football participants: A cloth or equivalent mask must be worn when they are not on the field in play.  This includes sidelines while not actively playing the game.  No gator style mask may be worn onto the field when playing – it must be removed.  It is suggested that warm-ups be done with a helmet on. Participants will come off the field of play, allowed a short cooldown time period and water break prior to putting a mask on.

Coaches: Must be wearing a cloth or equivalent masks at all times, including when actively coaching.  Any style of face-covering is fine, if a face shield is worn, a mask covering the mouth and nose must also be worn.

Cheer: Must wear a cloth or equivalent face mask when not in the cheer zone and actively cheering.  If a break is taken away from the cheering area, the mask must be worn.

Parents/guests/sidelines: Masks must be worn by those that are not exempt.

Parking: the home team will be directed to park on the North/concession stand Lot, while the away team will be directed to park on the South/Collins Rd lot.    We understand that there is never enough parking for everyone, with the reduced number of people at the field this year, it should be much better.  Please be careful when parking on the grass area near Grove Street – spectators will be seated in this area now.  PLEASE DO NOT COVER -UP the SIDEWALK WITH YOUR VEHICLE. With the limited parking on the south side of the field, road parking, as well as other areas, will need to be used as overflow areas. Please be courteous to our Lewis Field neighbors by not blocking driveways, adhere to posted street signs, and please do not dump trash on lawns.

Fields and Team areas:

The home team is designated as the side closest to the playground

The away team is designated as the side closed to Grove Street

Flag games – Field A is closest to the concession stand and Field B is closest to Collins Ave

Games: Location will be Lewis Field only on Saturdays from Sept 19-Oct 24, 2020, and/or Flag games at Edgewood Elementary on Saturdays.  Monday games will be for the Division one teams only at Lewis Field.   The full schedule is posted on the website.  Game times are set and will adhere to allow for teams to leave and arrive without interaction with each other.

8:30 am – flag II   Participants will arrive 30 minutes prior to game start and have temperatures taken prior to participation and health check recorded by our own compliance officer.  The game clock will be one-hour running clock.  Team participants will be 6ft on the sideline designated by cones, the coach assigned team person will need to monitor distancing and mask compliance.  MUST have Individual water bottles and hand sanitizer.

9:30-10am – EMPTY FIELD TIME Participants should not be on the field or area, cleaning to take place

10:30 am – tackle game, Participants will arrive 30 minutes prior to game start and have temperatures taken prior to participation and health check recorded by our own compliance officer.   Team participants will be 6ft on the sidelines designated by spray-painted dots, coach assigned team person will need to monitor distancing and mask compliance.  MUST have Individual water bottles and hand sanitizer.

12-12:45pm EMPTY FIELD TIME Participants should not be on the field or area, cleaning to take place

1:00pm – tackle game, Participants will arrive 30 minutes prior to game start and have temperatures taken prior to participation and health check recorded by our own compliance officer.   Team participants will be 6ft on the sidelines designated by spray painted dots, coach assigned team person will need to monitor distancing and mask compliance.  MUST have Individual water bottles and hand sanitizer.

2:30 – 3:15pm EMPTY FIELD TIME Participants should not be on the field or area, cleaning to take place

3:30pm – tackle game, Participants will arrive 30 minutes prior to game start and have temperatures taken prior to participation and health check recorded by our own compliance officer.   Team participants will be 6ft on the sidelines designated by spray painted dots, coach assigned team person will need to monitor distancing and mask compliance.  MUST have Individual water bottles and hand sanitizer.

No handshakes or high fives pre or post game.

Sidelines extended from 10 yard to 10yrd to allow for player social distancing on sidelines

Referees will not touch the ball, only the center will place the ball.  Each team will have a game ball when on offense and regular sanitization of the ball will take place.

Coin toss will take place with coached only.

CoachesCoaches will be taking health check reports of participants prior to the start of each practice, they will send home any child exhibiting symptoms.  Sanitization of equipment prior to the start of practice and at breaks.  They will monitor participant social distancing and handle parent spectators’ social distancing at practices and games.  They will always be masked during practice and games.

Team Snack/Drink: No team snack or drink will be allowable at games this year

Field Setup/Tear Down: Each week, the away team will need three volunteers to run the chains for tackle games.  The scoreboard will be taken care of by the Board Members.   The first teams arriving to the field for each division should set up the field.  Flag teams must set cones for field perimeter as well as player social distancing cones.    HOME Tackle teams will set yard markers, endzone cones and goal post wraps as well as bring the scoreboard to the designated area.  The last HOME team of the day will take down the yard markers, endzone cones and goal posts wraps along with chains and down marker and place up by the field house (NOT INSIDE) so it can be cleaned and sanitized.  The scoreboard, extension cord, and tent will need to be taken down and placed inside the field house.

Field Cleanup: Each team after their game has concluded will check the spectator area as well as sidelines and clean up all bottled waters and trash and appropriately put them in the nearest trash receptacle.  The last teams of the day are responsible for checking the entire field area and cleaning up the field sidelines.     

 Seating: Permanent seating at Lewis Field will be removed or drastically modified please make sure to bring your own chairs. There are painted markings on the outside of the track around the field marked 6ft apart to show seating areas.  We ask that you sit in family groups on those lines leaving 6ft between spectators.  No pre or post game gatherings by parents in field area, seating area or parking lot.  While the number of guests is not limited, it is our recommendation that each player only brings parents/siblings to the games.   NO one will be allowed in the endzone area for tackle games.

Health Checks: Prior to practice and games participants should complete an at home screen for symptoms and report it to their coach as they arrive for practice.  The coach will take a daily log of these findings and bring to games.  Should you experience any of these symptoms, please stay home.

Participant Check-in process:  When arriving at the game field, please report to the shelter house.  Participant and one parent must report in.  The participants’ temperature will be taken and logged by the compliance officer.  If the participant has a fever over 100.4, they will be given a 5-minute cooldown break prior to a recheck.  If they still have a temperature, they will not be able to participate and will be asked to return home.  They will not be able to come back to practice until they are 48 hours fever free with no fever-reducing medication and/or negative COVID test is received if taken.  This is for all football, coaches, officials, and cheer teams.

Weigh-ins:   At the first game: official weigh-in will take place prior to warm-ups after the temperature check.

Flag II: No weight limitations.

Instructional Tackle Division: Weight limitation only for skill positions (QB, RB, REC, TE -If receiving). One hundred (100) pounds max. Players over this weight limit shall have an “X” placed prominently on the back of the helmet.

Division I Tackle Weight limitation only for skill positions (QB, RB, REC, TE If receiving). One hundred fifteen (115) pounds max for skilled positions. Players over this weight limit shall have an “X” placed prominently on the back of the helmet.

Division II Tackle: no limitations on weight

A second weigh-in can be taken prior to the start of the third (3 rd ) game.  The 2nd weigh-in is optional/available for “X” players who may now be under the skill position weight maximum.

Water: no team water, each participant must bring an individual water jug and enough for the game.

Concession Stand: is open and taking credit cards this year.  We will accept cash and CC only – no coin change will be given.   Markings will be placed on the ground to show proper distancing while waiting in line to order as well as all seating will be removed to eliminate gathering while eating.  You will need to pick up food items and return to cars or field perimeter to eat.

Hand Sanitizing Stations: are set up in various areas around the field and suggested for use whenever possible.

Cheer: will need black shorts or leggings together with a white sock.  Any type of sneaker will work.  League provided uniform pieces will consist of team t-shirt, (if new: pom poms, and bow).  You will be responsible to bring to each practice and game individual water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer. Each participant will be required to complete a health check prior to participating in practice and game.

Flag II: will need shorts with no pockets or pants. Sneakers can be worn, but cleats are suggested.  The league provides a jersey and flag belt.  You will be responsible to bring to each practice and game a mouthpiece, individual water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer.  Each participant will be required to complete a health check prior to participating in practice and game.

Instructional Tackle: will need white football pants.  Cleats are strongly suggested. League provides jersey, shoulder pads, and a helmet with chin strap.  The equipment is returned at the end of the season and the jersey is yours to keep.   You will be responsible to bring to each practice and game a mouthpiece, individual water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer.  Each participant will be required to complete a health check prior to participating in practice and games.

Division I: will need white football pants.  Cleats are strongly suggested. League provides jersey, shoulder pads, a helmet with chin strap.  The equipment is returned at the end of the season and the jersey is yours to keep.   You will be responsible to bring to each practice and game a mouthpiece, individual water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer.  Each participant will be required to complete a health check prior to participating in practice and games.
Division II: will need white football pants.  Cleats are strongly suggested. League provides jersey, shoulder pads, a helmet with chin strap.  The equipment is returned at the end of the season and the jersey is yours to keep.   You will be responsible to bring to each practice and game a mouthpiece, individual water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer.  Each participant will be required to complete a health check prior to participating in practice and games.

 Covid-19 information and Waiver

On March 11, 2020, COVID-19, a highly contagious disease that is spread through person-to-person contact was declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and on March 13, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency. Given the widespread outbreak and the possibility of COVID-19 being contracted, federal, state, and local governments, and federal and state health agencies, recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited or limited the congregation of groups of people. MJFA has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Even with these measures, the Board cannot guarantee that its participants or other individuals, participating in recreational athletic or training and conditioning activities/games and using MJFA or other equipment will not become infected with COVID-19. Please see the waiver below, you are REQUIRED to read and reviewed prior to participation.   No child is permitted to participate in any practice or game until your coach has received your signed paperwork.

COVID-19-Waiver

***Each player will need to submit a health check prior to practicing.  We will also have temperature checks prior to games for all players, coaches, and officials.  If a player/coach has a fever over 100.4 they will not be able to participate in the game and would recommend they be checked by a doctor prior to returning to play.  If a positive COVID test result is received, the player, team, and coaches will be removed from play or practice for 14 days (or until released by a doctor).  If the player has been in contact with another team, they will also be released from practice and games for a minimum of 14 days.

**** Please note we will go by OHIO Governor guidelines, recommendations on return to contact, and play for youth sports.

 

Lindsay’s Law Information

Lindsay’s Law is about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth athletes. This law went into effect in 2017. SCA is the leading cause of death in student-athletes 19 years of age or younger. SCA occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. SCA is fatal if not treated immediately.

You are REQUIRED to read the Parent Information, and sign the Parent Signature page and give to your coach at your first practice.
No child is permitted to participate in any practice or game until your coach has received your signed paperwork.

lindays law parents info

lindsays law parents sign

 

Concussion in Youth Sports: Ohio’s Return-to-Play Law

Parents, please click

http://www.healthyohioprogram.org/~/media/HealthyOhio/ASSETS/Files/injury%20prevention/concussion/2Return%20to%20Play%20-%20What%20Parents-Guardians%20Need%20to%20Know%20-%20Youth%20Athletics2.ashx

Coaches, please click

http://www.nays.org/additional-training/preview/concussion-training.cfm

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THANK YOU- to our 2020 League Sponsors

Mile High Awards, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Old Stone Haus, White Castle,

Old Stone Haus, Power Plus Excavating, Rural King, Danbert Inc.,

Media Mark Photo and Snyder Chiropractic.   

Interested in becoming a sponsor -Click here for 2020 Package

  

Contact Information
Address: P.O. Box 822 Marysville Ohio 43040

Email: MJFAssoc@gmail.com