The health, safety and wellbeing of players is Varsity’s Flag’s top priority. We are committed to player protection and injury prevention measures. This includes recommendations by the CDC for the prevention of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor and adopt the best practices as the current situation evolves.
Sports involvement offers tremendous social, emotional and physical benefits for children. We don’t want any child to be sidelined with injury, which is why we are committed to the safety and enjoyment of all participants. Varsity Flag is designed to be fun, safe and rewarding.
Due to the uncertain aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Varsity Flag reserves the right to update protocols based on any new procedures or guidelines set forth by the CDC, New York State and local authorities regarding youth recreation sports.
Players, coaches and spectators should not attend games or practices if exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or during a Covid-19 related quarantine period.
Do not enter the field area until the prior team has vacated.
No eating during games.
All players must have their names on their water bottles.
Officials, coaches and players who may touch a ball throughout the course of the game must sanitize hands before and after each game.
All teams must use their own football on offense.
Any player who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury during warmups or a game must be immediately removed from the activity. This can and must be done by the coach, referee, league official or parent. Once this action is taken, a parent or guardian must call for emergency assistance or take the child for medical attention. It is both the coaches’ and officials' responsibility to notify the League Commissioner about the injury immediately following the game.
A player who has been removed may not return to play until written medical clearance is submitted to the League Commissioner stating that the player no longer exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion or other head injury.