It has been great getting to see some athletes for our conditioning workouts. These workouts have been a huge success so far, For anyone who would like to participate and has not yet, please reach out to Coach Kroner ( ) to express interest and get an invite to our Google Classroom.
In-order to participate athletes must have a completed physical dated after 5/01/2020 turned in to our athletic trainer, Chris Hogge ( ) and an Emergency Care Card submitted to Coach Kroner. These can be submitted digitally, or physically to the main office at Woodson. If you have turned them in physically please let me know via email so I can know to go grab it from the XC box. If you go one step further to also turn in concussion education paperwork, you should be set for when the actual XC season starts in February, and not need to worry about paperwork.
Conditioning Workout Protocols
Working with the other Woodson team's coach's requests, we have been assigned two days a week, Monday and Tuesday. Due to these days proximity to each other within the week, while also not being able to allow them to run elsewhere other than our assigned areas, I have decided each gender will practice separately until if there is a relaxation of restrictions in order to make social distancing easier to accomplish.
Athletes will arrive in a staggered fashion by the time they signed up for in the sign-up genius. Upon arrival, cars will line up in the parking lot near the Woodson stadium entrance. Everyone in the car must be wearing a mask and a masked coach will arrive, at your window and present a QR code for each athlete in the car to pre-fill out a Google form on their phone for when the athletic trainer can get to your car. The athletic trainer will work their way from car to car taking temperatures of athletes in the car and inputting the temperature reading into the Google Form to submit once complete.
Upon passing the checks, athletes will be allowed to leave their car wearing a mask and will walk up towards the stadium, eventually to be escorted by a coach to the back fields behind the stadium where we will practice when all of the arrival group of 9 has been screened. Athletes will warm-up in their groups based on arrival, socially distanced at least 10 feet apart on the field. Following their warm-up run and drills, athletes will complete an organized running workout, running the perimeter of the fields in a manner in which athletes will never intersect. While completing the workout, students will not be required to wear masks but MUST maintain a 10 feet distance from any other athletes. Athletes will run either in a single file fashion, staggering when they begin the workout, or run in pairs, separated by 10 feet as they run the perimeter of the back fields.
Following completion of the prescribed amount of running for the workout, athletes will stretch and complete a body strength routine, once again socially distanced on the field. Upon completion of the stretching and strength routine, we will allow athletes to leave in a staggered fashion, again by groups in which they arrived.
Full practice, including screening time must not exceed two hours. For athletes arriving at 3:30, your departure/pickup time will be 6:15/5:15. For athletes arriving at 4:40/3:40, your departure/pickup time will be 6:20/5:20, For athletes arriving at 4:50, your departure/pickup time will be 6:25/5:25. It is imperative that athletes' rides be there waiting for them upon their staggered departure so they do not congregate in the parking lot waiting.
Students MUST arrive to the entrance to the Woodson Stadium at their scheduled time, in a staggered fashion and line up in their cars/in the parking lot waiting to be checked in by a coach, and the athletic trainer.
Cloth face coverings are required any time social distancing cannot be maintained; if participants are at least 10 feet apart, no mask is required, this will be strictly enforced by the coaches. If a student is found to be disregarding the rules, they will be warned once, and then sent home upon a second violation.
Students MUST provide their own water bottle of ATLEAST 32 oz. of water.If a student arrives with less than 32 ounces of water they will be sent home.
Anyone with symptoms or a temperature of 100.4 and above MUST be sent home
Should you have any questions about procedures please don't hesitate to send them my way. It is truly important athletes are aware of the protocols and follow them once at practice or they will be asked to leave.