We truly understand that this is a difficult time for everyone. We also know that everyone would like specific dates and answers, regarding the start of the AYL spring sports seasons. We are in a very unpredictable time, and we do not know when the social distancing mandates will be removed so at this time we do not know what decisions will be made in the coming weeks. What we can tell you is this; we believe strongly that getting back to sports will be incredibly important for everyone involved, coaches, players, officials and fans, and for that reason alone, we will maintain the plan for a later start to the spring season
In light of the social distancing guideline extension set forth from 4/1- 4/30, our current plan will target the start of the season in early May. It is not our intention to give false hope to families, however, we are trying to get through this with the best possible outcome for you and your children. We continue to remain hopeful that we can open the fields and get the kids out to play as soon as the state allows us to do so! Returning to some form of normalcy will be crucial in the healing process for both children and parents.
As most families are aware, The AYL has been following all state and local guidelines including CHSAA, which has delayed their season.
We will continue to follow the state guidelines and recommendations, however, unlike CHSAA, we can extend our season into the summer months (this is only a possibility). If a time comes that CHSAA cancels their spring season, we will no longer follow their lead as we can play further into the season than they can.
Board members are meeting virtually on a weekly basis, discussing options for all of the AYL sports. We are committed to getting the kids back to what they love most and helping you and your families regain the normalcy of enjoying youth sports.
We hope that you and your family are staying healthy! We appreciate your patience and trust in us during these challenging times.
AYL IMPLEMENTS NEW MANDATORY HEALTH & SAFETY PROCEDURES
Hawk Families... Please take a moment to read the below message from the President of the AYL.
The AYL is the League that the Hawks along with 9 other neighboring organizations participate in.
Due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other health authorities, The AYL is implementing new, mandatory health and safety procedures as part of a proactive approach to preventing the spread of germs.
Throughout the AYL organization, we are adopting these new measures effective immediately. We cannot stress enough how vital it is that all AYL participants adhere to these guidelines.
AYL is immediately instituting a precautionary “no-contact, no-handshake policy” to be observed at every level of the organization until further notice. This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as pre-game coaches’ handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. Instead, staff, players and coaches should use verbal queues, such as saying “good game,” without shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping.
Maintain Good Hygiene Practices
All AYL volunteers, membership and participants in AYL sanctioned events should be aware of the coronavirus risk and take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to germs. This includes maintaining good hygiene practices. We strongly recommend the following:
Wash your hands often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; this is suggested after any physical contact with another person or with a shared surface
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Cover your mouth and nose – with a tissue, if possible – when coughing or sneezing, then properly discard the tissue in the trash
Avoid close contact with anyone else who is coughing or sneezing or who is otherwise sick
Clean or disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you are sick stay home!!!! Don’t attend any practice or game.
Advice from the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has a specific Q&A regarding the virus in children:
Q: Are children more susceptible to the virus that causes COVID-19 compared with the general population and how can infection be prevented?
A: No, there is no evidence that children are more susceptible...
We will provide updates related to these new measures or let you know about any additional precautions to take if and when they become necessary. We appreciate your cooperation in following these new procedures as we work together to maintain the highest health and safety standards as an organization.
We will be looking at the decisions made my CHSAA and the local public schools on what decisions we will make in the future.
Hawks Volleyball is a developmental volleyball league stressing the teaching and learning of fundamental volleyball skills, sportsmanship and fun.
Hawks participate in the Arapahoe Youth League for girls and boys. Hawks teams are divided by grade.
Hawks is an all-volunteer organization. Every coach, assistant coach, team mom/dad, AYL delegate, treasurer, president, vice-president, etc., is a volunteer. We aim to implement comprehensive coach and athlete development and training programs, and to manage growth in athlete numbers as well as raise the competitive levels of our teams. We strive to provide a true sports academy for athletes to learn to play and love their sports, and to train and develop coaches to make this possible. Making each of these goals a reality requires off-the-court effort by volunteers.
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