This plan will be changed and updated as we move into new phases of the COVID-19 response.
MW Power is committed to providing a safe and healthy training environment for all our athletes & coaches. To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, MW Power has developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MW Power COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines, and Executive Orders issued by the Governor’s office of the state of Minnesota. Coaches, staff members, athletes and parents are responsible for adhering to this plan to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 at the facilities in which we train.
Attendance Confirmation Is Required
Due to limited group sizes, we need to know in advance that you are coming to our facility. Below are instructions based on the particular training activity.
All individuals entering the facility must be symptom free of COVID-19/flu/cold for 3 days prior to the training date and must not have a temperature of 100.4 or greater. In addition, an athlete who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 must report this information to MW Power staff.
For fall training, attendance confirmation is required for each session. All participants must register online in order to attend training. Walk-ins are not allowed or accepted. Those who registered for this training program do not need to confirm registration. If a last minute cancellation is required due to illness or other urgent conflict, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arriving at Facility to Train
Plan to arrive approximately 5-10 minutes before the start of a training session. Do not arrive any earlier than 20 minutes before the session.
According the MN Dept of Health guidelines, parents or caregivers should not attend practices.
Athletes are required to check in at the front desk, where a temperature check will be conducted.
Athletes are required to wear a mask upon entering the facility while having their temps checked. Mask must remain on until athlete takes the court to compete.
Athlete’s must wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the facility and before starting a training session.
Athletes must come to the facility dressed in training gear, with the exception of shoes.
Court shoes must be carried in to the facility in a bag or backpack. Do not wear training shoes into the facility.
Athletes should bring only the necessary apparel and equipment to practice. Do not bring unnecessary bags, purses, clothes, valuables and other personal items.
When changing into training shoes, maintain at least 6 feet of distance. After changing, place all remaining items in your bag or backpack and neatly store it in the appropriate location and not in an aisle or walkway.
Athletes should not congregate in less than a 6-foot distance from each other while waiting for the training session to begin.
Bring a water bottle that is clearly marked with the participant’s name. Do not share water bottles, sports drinks or food items with any other participant.
Personal Hygiene & Health Etiquette
Upon entering the facility, coaches and athletes must immediately wash their hands or use a hand sanitizer. Athletes and coaches will be instructed to turn away from other individuals and cover their mouth and nose with their sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Athletes should avoid touching their face, in particular their mouth, nose and eyes.
Masks & High Risk Training
Masks are required at all times for all staff, coaches inside training facility in compliance to Executive Order 20-81. Athletes must wear a mask when arriving and leaving our facility. When an athlete arrives at the changing area to put on court shoes and store her backpack, she may remove her mask if she so chooses. Masks are strongly encouraged, but not required for athletes on the court during training sessions. Coaches may temporarily remove their mask if exerting themselves during a training activity.
Training activities should be structured to place a strong emphasis on physical distancing of 6 feet or more. In addition, physical contact will be avoided during training (handshakes, high fives, huddles). Training groups will contain a limited number of athletes to ensure we can maintain adequate social distancing. In the case where there is more that one training group, those groups should remain separate and not intermix with other groups. No competitions or matches are allowed, rather the training sessions should focus on skill development. Future steps may include the allowance of larger groups and increased training flexibility. Updates will be provided as the situation evolves.
All participants must bring his/her own water bottle to each training session. Do not drink directly from the fountain. It is permissible to refill the water bottle from a fountain that has a remote dispenser. There should be no sharing of water bottles or food items between participants. To avoid confusion, water bottles should be clearly labeled with his/her name.
Facilities and Equipment
MW Power & training facility coordinators will conduct daily cleaning standards to ensure a clean and safe environment. More frequent cleaning will take place in high-touch areas, including restrooms, doors, counter tops, volleyballs and athlete changing areas.
Communications and Training
This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan was communicated to MW Power Directors and coaches and necessary training was provided prior to the first training session. Additional communication and training will be ongoing and provided to all who did not receive the initial training.