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Souderton Youth Wrestling


Before each practice please fill out this survey online. If this is NOT complete, your child will NOT be able to participate in that evenings practice session.


The COVID-19 virus is a highly contagious illness that primarily attacks the upper respiratory system. The virus that causes COVID-19 can infect people of all ages. Research from the Centers for Disease Control, among others, has found that while children do get infected by COVID-19, relatively few children with COVID-19 are hospitalized. However, some severe outcomes have been reported in children, and a child with a mild or even asymptomatic case of COVID-19 can spread the infection to others who may be far more vulnerable. While it is not possible to eliminate all risk of furthering the spread of COVID-19, the current science suggests there are many steps schools can take to reduce the risks to students, coaches, and their families.

Souderton Area Youth Wrestling Association (SAYWA) will take the necessary precautions and recommendations from the federal, state, and local governments and Montgomery County Departments of Health. The SAYWA realizes the knowledge regarding COVID-19 is constantly changing as new information and treatments become available. These recommendations will be adjusted as needed as new information becomes available in order to decrease the risk of exposure for our wrestlers and parents. No spectators will be allowed at practices.

Recommendations for practices for SAYWA wrestlers:

1. Coaches, and wrestlers shall undergo a COVID- 19 health screening prior to any practice, or team meeting. The type of screening will be dependent upon the available resources. The purpose is to check for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. SAYWA coaches will be covering the screening for wrestling practices.

2. Coaches will promote healthy hygiene practices such as hand washing (20 seconds with warm water and soap).

3. Cleaning, disinfection, of the wrestling mats will be intensified using the approved mat cleaning system and Purell or other disinfectant cleaner.

4. Coaches, and wrestlers will receive education on health and safety protocols.

5. Coaches and Staff will require anyone who is sick to stay home.

6. Coaches and Staff will regularly communicate and monitor developments with SAYWA Board of Directors and Souderton School District Director of Pupil Services, local authorities and families regarding cases, exposures, and updates to policies and procedures.

7. Coaches and wrestlers who may be at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions should report to the SAYWA Board of Directors Conditions of concern are:

• Lung disease, moderate-severe asthma

• Serious heart conditions

• May be immunocompromised

• Obesity

• Diabetes

• Kidney or liver disease


This plan pertains Wrestling Practice ONLY. This plan can be adjusted at any time.

2. Practices will be limited to as few participants as possible. Groups should never exceed 25

3. Symptom screening, including temperatures, of all participants will be taken by Coaches prior to beginning practice (symptoms screenings should include fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, runny nose, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, and diarrhea/abdominal pain.) See Checklist below.

4. Social distancing will happen at all times.

5. All coaches must wear a mask when not able to socially distance, and athletes must have a mask with them at all times in the event social distancing cannot be maintained.

6. Individuals will bring their own water bottles/beverages for all practices - no sharing of water bottles permitted.

7. Coaches will be prepared to sanitize equipment during practices if needed.

8. No spectators can be present at practices or workouts.

9. All coaches must take attendance and document all small groups.

10. Signage will be posted outside of each facility that our athletes are using, detailing mitigating measures.

11. Carpooling with multiple participants together is discouraged (wear masks, if carpooling is necessary).


The above plan for wrestling practice will hold true for any use of the indoor facilities (wrestling room, gymnasium) with the following additional guidelines:

1. The SAYWA Board and the Souderton School District Supervisor of Operations will develop procedures for cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and ventilation of the areas used by our student-athletes.

2. The wrestling room and gymnasium will only be utilized on specific days during the season, as to maximize cleaning efforts during specified days.

3. There will be no more than 25 athletes in indoor practice spaces at any given time.

4. All coaches and wrestlers, should remain in their designated practices areas at all time. No one should be wandering the building.

5. All individuals must use hand sanitizer/wash hands before and after practice.

6. All coaches must wear a mask while indoors when not able to socially distance, and athletes must have a mask with them at all times in the event social distancing cannot be maintained.

7. Coaches will minimize equipment sharing, and clean and disinfect shared equipment between uses by different people to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. During times when players are not actively participating, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players.

8. Wrestlers must report to workouts in proper gear and immediately return home and shower and clean their equipment.

9. No spectators can be present at practices or workouts.


In the event a wrestler or coach fails the screening procedures, the individual will be isolated from the group, given a mask to wear, and sent home with the requirement to get a COVID-19 test or medical clearance prior to returning. The SAYWA Board of Directors and Souderton School District Director of Pupil Services will be notified. The SAYWA Board of Directors or Souderton School District Director of Pupil Services will contact the Montgomery County Department of Health to notify them of all positive COVID-19 tests. The Montgomery County Department of Health will work with the SAYWA Board or designee to determine the length of time an individual should be removed from practice and when clearance should be provided to the individual. District staff may assist in contact tracing.

At least 24 hours before returning on site, the wrestler/coach must call the SAYWA Board to inform them of the release date and arrange for a conversation SAYWA Board for final clearance to return. In addition, the Montgomery County Department of Health issue guidance on temporary suspension of activity if warranted based on a positive COVID-19 case.

What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The symptoms may range from mild to severe. (See CDC Fact Sheet in Appendix)

Symptoms may include:

• Fever or chills

• Cough

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Fatigue

• Muscle or body aches

• Headache

• New loss of taste or smell

• Sore Throat

• Congestion or runny nose

• Nausea or vomiting

• Diarrhea


What to do if you are sick?
• If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you are infected with the virus, STAY AT HOME. It is essential that you take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home or community. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

• Notify the school immediately (SAYWA Board of Directors)

• Montgomery County Department of Health will assist the district in determining if others who may have been exposed (students, coaches, staff) need to be notified, isolated, and /or monitored for symptoms.


What to do if a student or staff become ill with COVID-19 symptoms during practice.
• Parent/guardian will be contacted immediately, and arrangements will be made for the wrestler to be picked up.

• Ill individual will be asked to contact their physician or appropriate healthcare professional for direction.

• The isolation area will be sanitized immediately.


Coaches, Parents and Wrestlers will be educated on the following (through flyers, meetings, emails, phone calls):

• COVID-19 signs and symptoms

• Proper ways to limit exposure to COVID-19 (hand washing, cough in your elbow, disinfecting touched surfaces, social distancing, etc.)

• The content of this Return to Sport Guidelines Document

• Any pertinent COVID-19 information released by state/local governments.










Souderton Area Youth Wrestling Association

Wrestling Practice

Wrestler, Coach   COVID-19 Screening

Name:________________________________________ Date:___________

Wrestler/Coaches should self-report as deemed necessary prior to each practice/event.

Temperature may be taken from a designated trained individual as needed. The other symptoms should be marked as “N” – NO or “Y” Yes answers.

For the column “Close Contact” the answer should reflect the following question:

Within the past 14 days have you had close contact with someone who is currently sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? (Note: Close contact is defined as within 6ft for more than 10 consecutive minutes, without PPE equipment.)

If any responses are “YES”, student will NOT be allowed to practice or compete, and will be asked to leave school grounds. Parent/Guardian will be notified.


Temperature   Fever/Chills   Cough   Sore Throat   Short of Breath    Loss Taste/Smell   Vomiting/Diarrhea

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