Monster Elite Lacrosse

Return To Play

The following guidelines have been put in place for the protection of our players, coaches, families, and friends. Providing for a safe return to the lacrosse field during this COVID-19 pandemic is our top priority. These guidelines are not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice or treatment from a licensed professional. We intend to provide structure and leadership while following the different stages and timetables of our local, state, and county.

General Guidelines for Return to Play

The following CDC recommendations should be followed regardless of the Return To Play stages in our area.

Stay at home if you are feeling sick or experiencing the following COVID-19 symptoms. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported-ranging mild to severe symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  1. Cough
  2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  3. Fever of 100.3 degrees F or 37.9 degrees C
  4. Chills
  5. Vomiting
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Muscle Pain
  8. Sore throat
  9. New loss of taste and smell

Guidelines for players-Return To Play Protocol

  1. Practices are NOT mandatory; they are optional
  2. Please do not attend practice if you are sick or recently sick
  3. Parents, coaches, and staff will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver to play before any Monster Lacrosse event. PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PRACTICE IF THE EVENT WAIVERS HAVE NOT BEEN SIGNED. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
  4. Arrive dressed and ready to train…facemask and gloves may be worn
  5. All players need their own water bottles with their names
  6. Minimize use of bathroom facility and common areas
  7. No sharing of any equipment, food, water bottles or towels
  8. Mouthpieces must stay in the mouth
  9. Bring hand sanitizer if you feel it’s necessary
  10. No bags or backpacks will be allowed in the facility

Guidelines for Coaches-Return to play Protocol

  1. Please do not attend practice if you are sick or recently sick
  2. Wear a mask whenever possible as per NY State Guidelines
  3. Coaches will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver to coach
  4. Bring own water bottles with names on them
  5. Wipe down any and all common equipment- have wipes and hand sanitizer
  6. Practice and educate Children on Social distancing- 6 Feet apart
  7. Absolutely no huddles, handshakes, high fives- No skin to skin contact
  8. Monitor kids for any COVID symptoms, anxiety, depression and or distress and contact the parent
  9. Athletes will practice per NY State Guidelines

Guidance and Responsibilities for Parents

  1. Please do not bring your child if you are sick or recently sick
  2. All parents must sign a practice liability waiver on behalf of their daughter(s) before every Monster Lacrosse practice
  3. Understand your limited attendance in practice and tourneys and possibly the need to stay in the car-
  4. At least one parent or responsible party must stay on-site (parking lot or nearby) and wait for the kids in case of inclement weather and/or if a player for any reason is asked to leave a practice
  5. Wear a face mask whenever possible especially when indoors and when you cannot maintain 6 feet of distance from another person
  6. No parents will be allowed to attend any practices. Parents will not be allowed indoors and if the team is practicing outdoors, they are to remain in the parking lot.  If a parent needs to have a discussion with a coach or club Director, they can do so outside of practice. No exceptions will be made.

Extra on Site- AC Complex Precautions

  1. All players, coaches, staff, and parents are expected to comply with all AC rules and guidelines at all times
  2. Extra facemasks will be provided if needed
  3. Extra waivers available for those who did not complete online
  4. All teams will stay away from all other teams and players when entering and exiting.
  5. Teams will enter and exit through a separate entrance and egress locations. Players much practice social distancing at all times, with no exceptions.
  6. We are not allowing teams from different age groups to practice together at this time with the exception of those younger teams spanning multiple grad years. Do not ask the coaches to participate in a practice that is not the players graduation year. Players will be asked to leave if they attempt to practice with another age group.



To prioritize the protection of players and coaches all the team guidelines will be followed. These guidelines are not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed medical professional. These guidelines are not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed medical professional. Monster Elite Lacrosse will follow all NY State and local timetables as we proceed further. If we are notified of a potential case of Covid-19 within our organization, we will take the necessary precautions.

  1. A practice liability waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian before every practice and submitted
  2. Coaches and Monster Staff will work with the club manager to insure all comply.
  3. Those that do not comply will not be allowed to practice until the liability waivers are completed.
  4. There will be no intermingling between teams and between practices.
  5. An Ingress and egress process will be strictly enforced at the practice sight.

Preparing for When Someone Gets Sick

  1. Any sick coaches, players, or family members must report sickness to the club director immediately.
  2. If symptoms develop, individuals and families should follow CDC guidance for caring for oneself and others who are sick.
  3. Sick coaches and players should not return until they have met CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation.
  4. The club will advise those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and to follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
  5. A medical clearance note will be needed to return if they test positive for COVID-19