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Athletics Return to Play

NFHS & AZCAA Guidelines: Phase II and Phase III

  • Small group training introduced and controlled practices.
  • Physical contact minimized (no group huddles, group water breaks, and so forth)
  • Groups not exceeding 30 (athletes)
  • No sharing of water
  • No travel overnight
  • The Desert Heights Athletic Department will have a set protocol for athletes and coaches. Please read below for details:
  • Athlete Check in; will be set and we will use West gym door for entrance and North doors/gates for exits.
  • Athletes will not be able to stay on campus and must be dropped off and picked up in the time frames of start and finish of their camp.
  • Athletes will complete the NFHS form daily and parents will be called for pick up if there are any issues.
  • Athletes will hand sanitize after check in.
  • Athletes will place their water bottles in different areas to help spread out and keep social distancing during breaks. 
  • Coaches will disinfect all balls and equipment before and after practices.
  • All practices and workouts are closed to DHPA non-athletes.
  • Locker rooms and water fountains will be closed to support requirements.
  • Bottled water will be provided if needed by athletes.
  • Coaches and Maintenance will complete transitional cleaning required between sports camps.
  • Teams will have set balls and not share team to team.
  • Athletic Department and Maintenance will complete deep cleans each day after all camps.
  • We will communicate with all athletes and families weekly to provide updates and information.

We would like to reiterate our goal is safety and we will always go above and beyond for our families to make sure this is a priority. We know many of you can’t wait to get back in the gym or on the field, and DHPA just wants to make sure we all understand we have to be accountable for ourselves and each other. If you are a running a fever, have a severe cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or in close contact or cared for someone with COVID-19, we respectfully ask that you do not attend these camps. Please register today to help us maintain and keep our community safe!

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