At Arkansas, we check temperatures for our student staff who work inside the facility, and users have to agree to an attestation form and complete a waiver (once) before coming inside to work out.
Loyola Chicago has cancelled all travel and competition. Looks like practices will be conditioning only, but no decision on that yet.
Pete- You said no practices are allowed. I'm curious, is your school planning on having the rec/fitness center open still? what about Intramurals? Or are you all online?
Gordon - you mention Bowling, the USBC cancelled all Fall Tournaments.
@Jordan yes we are planning to have fitness facilities open following City and CDC guidelines. All intramurals will be virtual for Fall. Classes are not 100% online. (I'm also at Temple)
is anyone making requirements/cancellation decisions on a club by club basis based on risk level? Or is it pretty much all or nothing for most institutions?
@Crystal Durham - I am hoping to do club-by-club rather than some of these broad cancellations
Wondering if anyone has considered this: NCAA classified the following as high-risk sports (basketball, field hockey, football, ice hockey, rowing soccer, wrestling, rugby, squash, and water polo) and therefore must implement protocols to be able to even practice, which in Sport Club programs we can't do. see article:https://www.athleticbusiness.com/college/ncaa-offers-new-protocols-as-data-moves-in-wrong-direction.html?eid=106684664&bid=2661568
club by club for now @ UGA
For those following "athletics" guidelines are you under Athletics? We felt that we were not able to meet the "athletic standards" since we do not have FT coaches like Athletics to enforce rules.
Does anyone have requirements or best practices for non-affiliated volunteers to adhere to (i.e. coaches and instructors) pertaining to protocols, travel, attending practices, etc.?
If everyone wouldn't mind - can you list your school/state when you speak?
00:50:13Heather Kite - UNF
Right now my school (UNF) is requiring face masks to be worn by ALL - even outdoor locations. Does anyone have support for not wearing face masks during sport activities?
Heather we are in the same boat at UF
00:50:47Tom Giles- FIU
Same at FIU
and if the club can't figure out how to use the space while wearing masks they can't practice
00:51:33Jerrell Kelly - WKU
Heather, at WKU, we've been told that we can go without masks during activity specifically but any other time including transition or group discussion, etc, mask is required
Here are the reopening considerations we put together for Comp Sports here at Minnesota. Since we submitted it we have cut down on IM offerings and put in more club restrictions, but we will be ready once we have more flexibility hopefuly in the spring
you'd need to differentiate indoor vs. outdoor as well
00:53:30Tom Giles- FIU
Florida International University- Masks required at ALL times when on campus (indoor and out)
We are requiring mask for everything but water sports.
@DrewDevore thanks for sharing!
LSUS Masks required, but take off when active, in and out
At Southern Miss, we currently have our varsity basketball teams using our facility for practices (even though we aren’t allowing open rec on our end), and they aren’t required while practicing and conditioning, but while moving around the facility. We would likely try to same regulation for club practices is allowed
with respect to the NCAA, student affairs professionals may not pay attention to what the Athletic department does. We also don't have the capability to control/monitor our participants the way the Athletics Department can
State of Illinois phase 4 guidelines requires to wear masks at all times, unless when exercising.
are schools going to require a log of practice participants for each practice for contact tracing purposes?
@Jon Broska agreed we were looking more at the youth sports guidelines for direction more than NCAA because we couldn't meet the ncaa standards
00:55:40Charles Anderson - Ohio State
Right now at Ohio State mask will be required at all times included while working out.
UGA masks are required inside or out when social distancing guidelines cannot be met.
00:56:01Tom Giles- FIU
@ Drew- Yes at FIU
Thoughts on enforcement protocol?
@Drew I am trying to work out the logistics of logging practice participants
@Cindy - that's my greatest issue, Wright State (Dayton Oh), We do not have the staff or funding to be at every practice.
00:57:48Kristen Sullivan - Penn State
@Drew we do it through IMLeagues at Penn State. You can log each practice into IMLeagues as a game, and they’d check off each participants’ name after each practice
00:58:54Tom Giles- FIU
@ Kristen- is your staff the ones checking the athletes in?
00:59:53Kristen Sullivan - Penn State
Not previously - it was solely officers. If we offer practices, we will have staff on-site, but more for COVID-19 policy enforcement
Those institutions that have not canceled club sports, what is your anticipated / goal to have 100%, 80%, 50% club sport organization in person practices this Fall?
@SIUE, if we are allowed to practice we are thinking about making a requirement of all club teams logging their practices either via IMleagues or our athletic training app DragonFlyMax that we are currently using for our competitive club teams. All club members will have to sign an online health Questionnaire before practices and will have a questionnaire for travel requests (if we are allowed to travel in the fall or for the spring semester).
What are some ways you’re all trying to keep sport clubs engaged with the program if events/practices are cancelled?
@Hannah That is the million dollar question...lots of trainings, trying to figure out the way to create the "fun."
01:04:33Kristen Sullivan - Penn State
@Hannah we’ve had some success with trivia through intramurals, so we’re doing a Club Sports Trivia Night to try to engage them
@hannah, the NCDA is planning on doing videos of last year with the different dodgeball teams to keep them engaged.
Agreed, maybe some sort of "club training/workout" competition?
if your school also has athletic trainers, what about having your AT's work with a club to develop conditioning programs for each individual club?
@Jon Broska, yes, and collaborating with our Fitness Program, give their class instructors a new opportunity
@Jon Broska or utilize your fitness professionals...this is our program Pete was talking about--https://campusrecreation.temple.edu/sport-club-summer-workout-series
Virtual community service projects
Any ideas for clubs to promote themselves to students on campus without being able to play/practice?
At Creighton, those with more technical smarts than me, are creating an app for our clubs/organizations where they can swipe left or right on clubs/orgs that are interested in/not interested in.
@Gordon we partnered with Admissions. We will be having a round table. New students if interested will complete a form of clubs they are interested. We will then use the break out feature on zoom to put all interested students in a room with the club leaders.
@Gordon, we told our clubs to create a promo video or powerpoint that we will post on our website and send to admissions for virtual orientations to help with promotion/exposure and recruitment
Club Sports Cup - a list of things for clubs to do, zoom workouts, recipes to follow, virtual hangouts, etc. They earn points when posting these activities on social media. Teams with most points at end of quarter/year earn additional allocation. This gives them social media content to keep fans updated, and gives club members access to things they wouldn’t otherwise
@philipp I like the encouragement of bolstering clubs promotion presence
In addition to club sports cup…1-minute videos on website highlighting their sport, this can help with recruitment
01:13:32Jonathan Elliott - Univ. of Arkansas
If anyone uses Engage, they just unveiled a Virtual Fair offering... could probably be useful for promoting a club sports fair (no, I don't know it works yet... they just rolled it out late last week I believe) :)
01:16:32Jonathan Elliott - Univ. of Arkansas
Yep, awaiting Legal Counsel review and approval.
At Wichita State all of our waivers are being updated with COVID-19 language
We were told that we do not need to include COVID
(wright State university - Dayton OH)
I think a general waiver covers everything up to and including death
@SIUE we also want to add a section about covid to our waiver but has to hear back from risk management and the university legal team if we can
Utah Valley University did add additional language into our waivers with COVID
For those practicing/playing who is covering additional costs of extra equipment, disinfecting supplies, travel, etc? I am assuming most don't have increased budgets for this year
01:19:46Tom Giles- FIU
@ Jay - at FIU our operational budget will be covering the cleaning supply material
Any advice for safety guidelines for dodgeball clubs that used rubber dodgeballs over the full length of a basketball court? they’re playing 12 on 12.
The liability waiver our Legal Counsel has approved for us: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xCIYjRyV0uasZRv5t8GZldrVSRgcZyrntcSgOHdPc0Q/edit
what products and policies to schools have in place for shared equipment used at practices?
there have been more articles and consensus that the virus is not spread through the touching of shared items but through close contact between individuals. If you can show that documentation, you could possibly avoid the need to justify sports that share equipment
@chelsea by products do you mean cleaning supplies?
01:24:07Jerrell Kelly - WKU
for WKU, while our travel ban won't allow us to pay for any expenses related to actual travel costs, IF we travel, student-raised funds are still available to be used
...and i am not a doctor so don't cite me as your reference hahahaha
@Drew I really just mean policies. we have products through our facilities maintenance department
Jon Broska, it would be nice if NGB's update their guidelines to reflect that change
in relation to Chelsea's question do you allow shared equipment such as frisbees, basketballs,
in my eyes, I can't go to my bosses and say "well this NGB says we can play so we don't need to follow University guidelines"
so i'm not waiting for NGB guidelines
01:26:45Tom Giles- FIU
in some cases the NGB's are waiting for us
@Jon Broska you’re not wrong
@Jon Broska, yes, that's my problem, NGBs are all asking us for what we are doing first
Here are a couple of the things that when into our decision to cancel the fall... Facility Space, Resources( Money), Safety, Travel, Commuting to campus.
sandy sanderson provides great ngb guidance
Some of the facilities could become classrooms
issues with ColClubSports in general
August committal to the Spring is unreasonable given the pandemic
NCBA needs us more than we need them. Don’t cave to their “demands”
NGB's are businesses....no offense but their guiding force is to play in order to avoid a shutdown
01:29:26Crystal Durham - NAU
01:29:53Tom Giles- FIU
NGB Ambassador Form can be found on NIRSA connect! Super helpful to see where certain NBG's stand
Just saying, if no one signs, they will have to move their deadlines
01:30:37Charles Anderson - Ohio State
I agree with Bonnie 100%
01:31:01Dexter Shorter - Penn St.
Mission critical purchasing...
Kathryn here - Santa Clara University - Budgets are frozen right now. I am also thinking about putting a cap on membership dues. Depend on if we are going to allow them to operate. Right now, Club Sports are suspended. We can roll over budgets so no worries about loosing funds.