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We are excited to have a plan for football this fall and we are hoping you will join us!  While tackle football is on hold for the fall, Kanawha will compete against other MYFL teams in a 7-on-7 Fall Flag/Touch Football League.  This plan will allow us to meet our goals of having fun playing football while teaching fundamentals and sportsmanship. As expected, there will be some guidelines in place to keep our families and players safe during a pandemic, but we are looking forward to the chance to get outside and play.

Schedule
Practices will be three times per week, beginning the week of Sept 21st.  Games will begin three weeks later on Saturday Oct 10 and the season will go through November.   

Age Groups
We will be offering options for the age groups below.
Cheer (ages 5-14) - We will offer cheer for all ages.
Flag (ages 5-6) - Flag will be played as normal 11-on-11. Flag continues to be FREE!
9v9 (ages 7U-9U) - For ages 7 through 9 yr old, we will play 9-on-9 instead of 7-on-7.  
7v7 (ages 10U-14U) - 10U and up will be 7-on-7 touch football.

We can field more than one team per division, so it is a great opportunity to invite friends and come out and play!   The cost will still be $34 for the whole season, which we hope will allow you to invite friends and keep cost for parents to a minimum. 

For more info about being a part of the Kanawha family and for our 30+ year history, click on ABOUT US.
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COVID Guidelines_

COVID-19 Return to Play Policies

 

*** We recommend every family supply their own disinfectant wipes/cleaner for their player’s hands and equipment.  Players will be encouraged to clean hands and equipment as needed.

 

  1. Players
    • Social distancing is expected, including but not limited to the following:
      • Players are to stay at least ten feet apart, to the extent possible.  Contact (tags, etc.) that occurs during the normal course of football is allowed.
      • Players are not required to wear face coverings, but can if they wish.
      • At least one adult (coach, team parent, other adult) must monitor players in the bleacher area.
      • No high fives
      • No huddles
      • No sharing of water bottles
      • No food on the field
      • No shared towels
    • Hand sanitizing between half innings is encouraged.
    • No sharing of helmets.
    • Players with COVID-19 symptoms or who have been exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days are strongly encouraged to stay home.
    • Players with COVID-19 symptoms at a game or practice will be addressed as follows:
      • Manager will discuss the situation with the child’s parent.
      • If not resolved, the manager will call the Board member on site;
      • If not resolved, the Board member will call the league vice president, league president, or player agent.
      • The child may be required to go home by a Board member. 

         

  2. Coaches, Umpires, and Scorekeepers
    • Although face coverings are not required, any adult on the field and/or near players is encouraged to wear face covering per CDC guidelines in existence at the time of the game. 
    • No high fives or touching players.
    • Monitor players for COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Coaches are responsible for player social distancing and enforcement of player procedures listed above.
    • Scoreboard controller and microphone must be sanitized at the conclusion of each game.

       

  3. Spectators.
    • Social distanced bleacher spectator seating is encouraged
    • The rest of the player’s friends and families are encouraged to space out at least ten feet apart down the sidelines

       

  4. Concessions and Restrooms - 
    • No more than two workers in the concession stand.  
    • Concessions line spaced at 6 feet apart (cones or other markers will designate spacing).
    • Encourage limiting restroom use to one person at a time.
    • On-duty Board member is not responsible for social distancing by spectators.

       

  5. Diagnosis and/or Household Exposure to COVID-19

In the event that a player or adult volunteer ("Kanawha Participant") is diagnosed with COVID-19 or a member of the Kanawha Participant's household is diagnosed with COVID-19, the Participant and any member of the Participant's household shall not participate in any Kanawha Football activities unless (i) 14 days have elapsed since the most recent positive COVID-19 test within the household; AND (ii) the Participant presents to the league president a physician's note stating that the Participant may participate in all Kanawha Football activities and does not pose a health risk to others.

** NOTE: This is just like the policy for an injured player. A doctor’s note is required clearing the player for full participation before he/she is allowed to participate further. This policy does not require spectators and other family members who do not participate in activities to provide a doctor’s note.

 Reporting COVID-19 Diagnosis and/or Exposure:  Any Participant who is diagnosed with COVID-19 or who has a household member who is diagnosed with COVID-19 (or the parent or guardian of such Participant, if a minor) is encouraged to report such diagnosis or exposure to their team manager as soon as possible.  The team manager shall report the diagnosis or exposure to the league commissioner who will report to the league president.

For example, suppose there is a family of Mom, Brother, Sister, and Dad.  Mom coaches sister's cheer team.  Brother plays football.  Dad does not volunteer.  Brother tests positive for COVID-19.  We would need a note for Mom, Sister, and Brother before they can return to play.  We would not need anything from Dad because he does not coach or volunteer at Kanawha.

 

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