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Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse Mission, History, & Partnerships

Triple Threat Elite is more than just an elite girls lacrosse program. It is a family that invests in our athletes to help them go from good to great and we do that through best in class partnerships and facilities. We are excited for a new year filled with success and development. #TeamFirst #Family

Lacrosse Injury Recovery: What Parents Need to Know

Parents, especially those of athletes, have the extremely tough job of looking out for the best interest of their child on and off the playing field. At a moment’s notice, a parent can go from their child’s best friend to their worst enemy. As if this job isn’t hard enough, dealing with the emotions of an injured athlete can make navigating this job even more difficult and that is why it is important that parents remember to stay calm, listen and be supportive. 

Stay Calm

Sustaining an injury and realizing the length of time needed for recovery in order to return to a sport is a very stressful time for an athlete. If we then include the daily stressors placed on the athlete such as schoolwork and maintenance of social relationships and eliminate the physical activity which they may use to release stress, we may find that this athlete is completely overwhelmed. As a healthcare professional, I sometimes see parents who place additional stress on an athlete by not believing the extent of their child’s injury or by pushing their child to return to the playing field quicker than advised by their doctor, physical therapist, or certified athletic trainer. Parents need to remember that their child is not playing in a professional league and that missing one practice, game or tournament is not going to ruin their career. Most importantly parents must remember that their child is going to look to lean on them for support during this difficult time, so it is imperative that they remain positive, calm and their biggest fan throughout the recovery process. 

Be Supportive

Athletes go through a range of emotions to include shock, anger, fear, frustration, and isolation following sustaining an injury. During this difficult time, athletes often feel that their coach has stopped caring about them, that their teammates have no time to spend with them, that friends are no longer around and that their social life consists only of rehabilitation. Although this may not be the intentions of their coach, friends, and teammates these feelings, and fears are real for the athlete and the parent must be able to recognize these emotions and continually reassure the athlete that they are on the road to recovery and every day that passes is one day closer to getting back on the field.

Be a Great Listener

Does it seem like your child is always getting hurt or that your athlete can’t seem to recover from a past injury? If so, it is time to dig deeper to try and find the root cause. What we mean by this is sometimes the injury is deeper than surface level and recovery times are being hindered by the 

athlete’s emotions and we must be able to detect this. Athletes, especially in today’s world, are being pushed by coaches, parents, and friends to be faster and stronger and sometimes this means playing the same sport 365 days a year for multiple hours each day. Keeping up with this pace can only last so long before the athlete experiences burnout, staleness, overuse injuries and ultimately a decreased likeness of the sport in which they are involved. These signs of symptoms of overtraining can be detrimental to an athlete’s career and therefore parents should monitor and look to prevent this from happening by allowing the athlete to take a season off or encouraging them to play a different sport altogether just for fun during one season.

Parents of athletes must remember that sports, in this case, lacrosse, are supposed to be FUN! Lacrosse should be utilized as a way for their child to release negative stress and energy and also as a way for them to build new social circles. Creating negative energy around injuries, or sports, in general, will only deter your child from wanting to participate and can lead to more frequent injuries with lengthened recovery times. 


About JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is a comprehensive physical and occupational therapy company with locations throughout New Jersey, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, Manhattan, Long Island, and Pennsylvania. The Company’s multi-specialty staff has been serving the Tri-State area for over 20 years and has developed a unique, care-first model of rehabilitation delivering high-quality clinical outcomes for its patients.For more about JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, please visit www.jagonept.com

Importance of Sleep From JAG-One Physical Therapy

School is back in session and that means busy schedules are back on the calendar.

How important is sleep for an athlete? 

Although sleep is most times overlooked when planning out a training regimen, it should be considered as equally important as nutrition and physical conditioning. Sleep experts have been studying the effects of sleep deprivation for many years and have determined that the lack of sleep affects the athlete greatly in the following ways:

  • Slowed Reaction Times- A slowed reaction time of even one second due to mental fatigue from sleep deprivation can make all the difference on a lacrosse field. Sleep studies on athletes have shown that a single “all-nighter” has decreased reaction times by up to 300%. With that in mind, imagine standing in front of a goal when the lacrosse ball comes flying at you! Slowed reaction times lead not only to missed pass or goal opportunities, but can result in injuries as well.
  • Increased Injury Rates- While we sleep our bodies use this time to repair, regenerate and re-energize. After a long practice or game, when an athlete has fatigued their body and mind, sleep becomes crucial. Muscle fatigue and breakdown, which occurs after strenuous activity, needs adequate time to heal for the muscles to repair and regenerate before the next activity in order to refrain from injury. Elevated levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, has also been shown to interfere negatively with tissue repair and growth  As discussed above, sleep deprivation can also lead to slowed down reaction times which can lead to injury in the form of a collision with another player or being hit by a ball you didn’t see coming your way. 
  • Energy Storage- Glucose and glycogen (stored glucose) are the main sources of energy for athletes. In a healthy athlete, glucose is stored in the muscle and is released as the body is put under physical stress. Those who are sleep deprived may experience lower energy storage levels, which is needed to perform at peak levels in endurance events like lacrosse. 

With busy schedules, often sleep suffers and no one really thinks about the lack of sleep impacting peak performance.  Does it? 

In today’s fast-paced world sleep is thought of as a luxury as opposed to a necessity. This way of thinking needs to change, especially in the athletic population if a peak performance is expected out of the body every time it touches the lacrosse field. Please see above for negative effects of sleep deprivation. 

What are the recommended hours of sleep for youth and adult athletes/lacrosse players?

This is a hard question to answer because like with most things in the human body, number of hours of sleep needed is individually based, especially when we are talking about athletes. Sleep experts for many years have recommended 9-10 hours of sleep for the average adolescent or teen and 7-9 hours for the average adult, but those hours may need to be increased for the athletic population. Heightened physical demands are placed on an athlete’s body due to increased energy expenditures and fatigue of muscles following a workout and the proper sleep allotment will allow the body the time it needs to recover and re-energize. See below for a simple way to see if you are giving your body the right amount of sleep time. 

Is it curative? Or is it that our bodies just need sleep to function – and think clearly on the field?

As mentioned above sleep is when our bodies and mind take the time to rest and recover. Muscular fatigue is repaired, and cells are regenerated, our immune systems are strengthened, and our body and brains are re-energized to prepare for the next day’s events. 

Any recommendation for athletes training at an elite level? 

We always tell athletes, no matter what level they are performing at that they need to listen to their own individual bodies. It is great to read over how Michael Phelps prepares for his days in the pool or how Hope Solo prepares for the stress filled 90 minutes defending the goal, but their preparation and recovery tactics may not work for everyone. When preparing for a physically demanding game or practice it is important to ensure that you are hydrated before, during and after, are well fed and have given your body the proper nutrition to supply the body with energy throughout the game and are well rested not only the night before and after the event but for a few weeks prior and after. 

How do you know if you need more sleep? How would you know if you are sleep deprived?

An easy way to estimate number of hours of sleep needed can be determined by experimenting with your sleep schedule for a week or so. It can be assumed that you are getting the appropriate number of hours of sleep if you fall asleep gradually within 20 minutes of hitting the pillow and awake in the morning without the need for the snooze button or blaring alarm. On the opposite side of the spectrum, if you are finding yourself asleep before you even hit the pillow, yawning throughout the day and need to hit the snooze button three times or sleep through your alarm, you are not getting enough sleep.


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About JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is a comprehensive physical and occupational therapy company with locations throughout New Jersey, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, Manhattan, Long Island, and Pennsylvania. The Company’s multi-specialty staff has been serving the Tri-State area for over 20 years and have developed a unique, care-first model of rehabilitation delivering high quality clinical outcomes for its patients. For more about JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, please visit www.jagonept.com

Iron Peak Sports & Events and Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse Announce Launch of New Girls Lacrosse Program

(Morristown, NJ) June 2, 2021: Iron Peak Sports & Events and Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse are excited to announce a new summer program designed to develop understanding and love for the game of girls lacrosse.  Triple Threat Elite Futures, powered by Iron Peak Sports & Events, is geared toward young, competitive female athletes looking for a more challenging, fun, and thorough lacrosse experience.

“Triple Threat Elite is excited to partner with Iron Peak to offer a best-in-class experience to the area’s girls lacrosse players,” states Lori Brown, Director at Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse. “By combining the technical lacrosse knowledge and industry experience of Triple Threat with the resources and atmosphere offered at Iron Peak, we will be able to offer a high-quality lacrosse program for younger age groups that are professionally organized and professionally coached at a premier, family-friendly venue. We know the Triple Threat Elite Futures program at Iron Peak will help grow the love for the game for the 3rd/4th-grade girls who participate!” 

The program will consist of practices on Mondays and Wednesdays at Iron Peak, from Monday, June 14th  through Wednesday, June 30th, and include competition in the Top Threat Tournaments’ Best of the Shore tournament on Saturday, June 26th.  

“We’re thrilled to be able to host the Futures program and work with Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse, who have built a reputation for excellence in girls lacrosse,” states Iron Peak General Manager, Sandra Weingart, “Partnering with a great organization like Triple Threat Elite allows us to continue to fulfill our mission to provide an unparalleled experience for all athletes who step onto our fields or courts. Additionally, this partnership allows us to stand by the inclusivity aspect of our mission –  fostering growth and opportunities for rising competitive girls in a day and age where this reality finally exists.”

Registration is now open through Triple Threat Elite’s website, Iron Peak’s website, or through the following registration link. This non-tryout-based program includes six (6) practices, one scrimmage, entry into the Best of the Shore tournament, and a Triple Threat Elite Futures/Iron Peak jersey. 


Iron Peak Sports & Events (ironpeakse.com) is the state-of-the-art sports and events destination in Hillsborough, New Jersey. From sport competitions and programing to corporate meetings, this unique facility provides an atmosphere of fun and purpose, while facilitating incredible guest experiences for the local and regional communities. Iron Peak Sports & Events is a bold space for every champion. Iron Peak Sports & Events is a member of the SFM Network, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of sports facilities and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Management.

Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse is a premier educator of thousands of youth annually in the sport. Our organization has become a trusted feeder program for middle schools and high schools throughout New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. We start at the grassroots level at an early age by inspiring a love for the game as well as assist in player development through the collegiate level. We do this by offering specialized training, recreational leagues, elite-level club teams, and a variety of competitive events. Lacrosse is a game that builds life skills for young girls. Everything that we do is designed with the goal of making a lasting impact on players.

Interested in registering for this summer’s futures program? Head to our website for program details and registration.

Tournament Season Advice From JAG-One Physical Therapy

Tournament season is kicking off across America which means that our young athletes will be physically and mentally taxing their bodies by playing multiple games per day in the hot, summer sun. Therefore, it is our job as coaches and parents to give them the proper tools they need to stay healthy and performing at their best throughout this short, competitive season. 

  1. Start the day off with a well-balanced meal. Tournament days can be long days. Fuel the athlete’s body with the appropriate nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, good fats) so it can sustain the stressors placed upon it throughout the day! Remember to stay away from any greasy or heavy meals as this will slow the athlete down during play.
    • Before Exercise: It is best to eat 1-2 hours before beginning exercise and the meal should consist of healthy carbohydrates. Examples include oatmeal, bananas, whole wheat toast, peanut butter and jelly sandwich. 
    • After Exercise: It is best to eat 20-60 minutes following exercise so that your body can use the nutrients for recovery. The meal or snack should include a mixture of proteins and healthy carbohydrates. Examples include grilled chicken, yogurt, protein bar or shake. 
  2. Complete a proper warm-up and cool- down. Be sure to run through a proper warm-up and cool-down of dynamic and static stretches, as well as plyometrics, before and after playing each game. These routines can help prevent injuries during the game and will prepare the body for the next game.
  3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate. Our bodies crave water! This becomes especially true during periods of high intensity activity or extended heat exposure.  Water consumption should begin 72 hours before activity by drinking six to eight, 8-ounce glasses of water per day. During activity, one should drink six ounces of fluid (preferably water) every 15 minutes and should then rehydrate following activity with 32 ounces of liquid per 1 pound of fluid loss.
  4. Find a shady spot– Heat related illness, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat syncope are all brought about with exertion- even with proper hydration- and can be dangerous for the athlete if not recognized and treated early. In an attempt to reduce onset of these heat illnesses, reduce sun exposure as much as possible by placing the sideline bench in the shade and remaining in the shade in between games. Although it may be hot outside, reducing the amount of sun exposure can aid in cooling down one’s body as well as reduces the risk of sun burn.   
  5. Be prepared. Check the weather report and pack sunscreen, umbrellas or a change or clothes.  Pack extra snacks for a quick bite on- the- go.  Check the tournament schedule and plan accordingly. Of course there are always unforeseen events that can take place, but being prepared for the day ahead leaves a smaller chance for mishaps and added stressors. 
  6. Utilize breaks wisely. We don’t see professional or even college level teams playing two to three games in a day or five to six games over the course of a weekend simply because it is very stressful on the body and leaves little to no time to recover. Due to time restrictions however, our youth athletes are subjected to this type of play over the course of tournament season so parents and coaches should be aware of breaks in the schedule and should utilize this time wisely. Have the athlete relax in a cooler climate or shady area, re-hydrate, fuel up, and ice down any aches and pains.
  7. HAVE FUN! The most important thing to remember is that sports are supposed to be fun and winning the game, or scoring the most goals, shouldn’t be the only goal! Lacing up those cleats, getting some exercise and building team camaraderie should be considered a win in anybody’s book.

Tournament season can be a fun experience for our youth lacrosse players but we must remember the above in order to minimize risk of injury and maximize their level of play! 

About JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is a comprehensive physical and occupational therapy company with locations throughout New Jersey, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, Manhattan, Long Island, and Pennsylvania. The Company’s multi-specialty staff has been serving the Tri-State area for over 20 years and have developed a unique, care-first model of rehabilitation delivering high quality clinical outcomes for its patients. For more about JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, please visit www.jagonept.com

Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse Announces JAG-One Physical Therapy As Exclusive Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Provider

Morristown, NJ 4/26/2021: Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse today announced that JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, the Tri-State Area’s leading provider of outpatient orthopedic physical and occupational therapy services, has been named the Exclusive Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Provider of Triple Threat Elite Sports. 

Throughout their partnership, JAG-ONE Physical Therapy will support Triple Threat Elite athletes as well as provide educational content to its members about wellness and injury prevention. Further, JAG-ONE will host a complimentary CPR Certification course for Triple Threat’s coaches and/or parents. 

“We are extremely excited to have a partner like JAG-ONE Physical Therapy,” says Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse Director and Co-Founder Lori Brown. “With such a high-caliber team of physical therapists and athletic trainers, we know our Triple Threat Elite lacrosse athletes are in good hands if they need rehabilitative care, and we have incorporated their injury prevention techniques into our curriculum.” 

“JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is very proud to be partnering with Triple Threat Elite,” says John Gallucci Jr., CEO of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy. “Our partnership with Triple Threat Elite has created the opportunity for us to collaborate with an organization that aligns with JAG-ONE’s values of hard work and team-first mentality. We are proud to serve as a resource for rehabilitation and injury prevention to keep Triple Threat Elite athletes game-ready and promote a culture of health and wellness.”

About JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is a comprehensive physical and occupational therapy company with locations throughout New Jersey, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, Manhattan, Long Island, and Pennsylvania. The Company’s multi-specialty staff has been serving the Tri-State area for over 20 years and have developed a unique, care-first model of rehabilitation delivering high quality clinical outcomes for its patients.

About Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse

Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse is a premier educator of thousands of youth annually in the sport. Our organization has become a trusted feeder program for middle schools and high schools throughout New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Our Team First mentality is at the core of our culture cultivating pride in success. We value hard work and celebrate the individual and team rewards that result from consistent efforts. We build competitors who learn how to win by believing in themselves and the power of a team.

To learn more about Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse, please visit www.triplethreatelitelax.com or email Jazmin Cachimbo at jcachimbo@triplethreatelitelax.com.

Shake School Sponsored Club Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse

Triple Threat Elite Becomes Gold Level Shake School Lacrosse Partner

Morristown, NJ: Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse announced a new partnership with Shake School Lacrosse. All Triple Threat Elite members will have access to Shake School’s unique player development system starting this spring and into the next year.

Triple Threat Elite provides the tools for every athlete to reach their goals. This strategic partnership will elevate the organization’s talent to the next level.

“Shake School is excited to have Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse join our select portfolio of Gold Level sponsored clubs. Triple Threat Elite’s club philosophy around empowering young women of all ages to develop the complete player by including innovative lacrosse techniques and strategies, align well with our curriculum and company’s mission. I look forward to helping shape hundreds of explosive, crafty and creative girls lacrosse athletes through our strategic partnership together.” said Shake School Lacrosse Founder Kacy Small.

“Partnering with Shake School allows us to elevate not only our overall player development but also our team and coach development,” stated Triple Threat Elite Co-Founder and Director Lori Brown. She elaborated by saying, “Shake School’s current and adaptive approach to creating athletes that are truly triple threats in every sense of the word, makes this partnership a no brainer.”

Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse Exclusives

  • Triple Threat Elite only portal with unique Shake School content and full drill library
  • Monthly player development sessions with Shake School’s Kacy Small
  • A FREE Shake School clinic designed specifically for our club
  • Pro Challenge with exclusive feedback from Kacy Small and a professional lacrosse player like Kylie Ohlmiller 
  • Unlimited opportunities to be featured on Shake School’s Instagram page
  • Elite leaderboard with monthly prizes

Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse: A premier educator of thousands of youth annually in the sport. Our organization has become a trusted feeder program for middle schools and high schools throughout New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Our Team First mentality is at the core of our culture cultivating pride in success. We value hard work and celebrate the individual and team rewards that result from consistent efforts. We build competitors who learn how to win by believing in themselves and the power of a team.

To register for our upcoming supplemental tryouts and Tune Up For Tryouts clinic with Shake School style drills and skills, head to www.triplethreatelitelax.com/training-leagues/ or email Jazmin Cachimbo at jcachimbo@triplethreatelitelax.com.

T3 Lacrosse is restructoring, rebranding, and rebuilding as Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse.


About Us:
Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse’s (formerly T3 Lacrosse) mission is to inspire girls to reach their full potential on and off the lacrosse field. We strive to empower girls of all ages by focusing on the complete player, teaching the skills and strategies necessary to be successful. Our goal is to help build self-confidence and teamwork skills using a positive instructional approach in the programs we create. We emphasize that a strong work ethic leads to long term success. We help players to understand that the effort that they put in benefits not only themselves but the team as well. Lacrosse is a game that builds life skills for young girls. Everything that we do is designed with the goal of making a lasting impact on players.

Triple Threat Elite Girls Lacrosse NJ teams are based out of the Somerset and Hunterdon County NJ areas. Triple Threat Elite Girls Lacrosse PA teams are based out of the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County, Pennsylvania area.

Each team trains and competes on a year-round basis including tournaments, position-specific training, and strength and conditioning sessions.

We are seeking strong, competitive, and valuable players to add to teams based on roster sizes and positions needed.

Learn more at Triple Threat Elite Girls Lacrose NJ & PA.

Triple Threat Elite and Top Threat Tournaments are looking for a Marketing Intern who has a passion for social media and digital creation to join our lacrosse family for Summer 2022.

This role will report to our Director of Marketing and Event Operations. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Drive social media creation for the company, managing both Triple Threat Elite and Top Threat Tournaments’ channels following the social media calendar
  • Capture photos and videos of Triple Threat Elite teams, summer camps, and Top Threat Tournaments’ Northeast events
  • Produce videos and reels to be used for social media and marketing campaigns
  • Assist with other marketing and event operation tasks as assigned by the Director of Marketing and Event Operations


Candidates should:

  • Have a passion for content creation and social media
  • Have experience shooting/editing photo and video content for social use
  • Be up to date on the latest Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media trends
  • An interest in sports, preferably lacrosse, but not required
  • Experience with Google file management platforms
  • Interest in event operations is a plus

Interested applicants should email Blaire Cahana at blaire@triplethreatelitesports.com. T3 Lacrosse and Triple Threat Elite alumni are encouraged to apply.

Table of Contents

  1. A Note from Leadership
  2. General Health Guidelines
  3. Return to Play Overview
  4. Return to Play Responsibilities
  5. Club
  6. Coach
  7. Parent
  8. Player
  9. Return to Play Check List
  10. Triple Threat Elite Rules for A Safe Socially Distanced Practice
  11. Acknowledgment of Return to Play Waiver 

A Note from Leadership

The health and safety of our athletes, coaches and parents, is and will continue to be our top priority. We have set forth these guidelines to create the safest environment possible for the Triple Threat Lacrosse Community. We will continue to adapt these guidelines as new information is provided to us by national, state and local authorities, as well as CDC and US Lacrosse guidelines.

We strongly advise all members of our community to follow CDC and government guidelines regarding good hygiene, including frequent hand washing. In addition, we recommend that you not only practice social distancing on the field, but off the field as well where possible. These measures are imperative to a successful return to play and will allow us to continue to provide a place for all Triple Threat Elite athletes to reach their full potential and grow in the sport of lacrosse. We look forward to a safe and successful return to play very soon!

Lori Brown
Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse Director

General Health Guidelines

GENERAL HYGIENE PRACTICES SHOULD BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES TO REDUCE THE RISK OF SPREAD OF INFECTION 

Triple Threat Elite Return to Play Overview

Within this document you will find information geared to Triple Threat Elite return to play guidelines. 

Guidelines follow state and CDC recommendations, specific questions should be directed to health care specialists. These guidelines do not override any medical professional guidance received or other state and local health requirements.  

Our top priority in creating a return-to-play plan is enabling players, families, and coaches to get back on the field in a safe and healthy environment that promotes good habits. The health and safety of our players will continue to be our number one priority.  

We want our players, families and coaches to feel confident in returning to play. Anyone who is not ready to return to the fields should wait until they do feel ready, without penalty or repercussions. If you are not confident to return. Don’t.  

This is an ever-evolving environment and plans could change as a result of new information. We are all very excited to see our players return to the field and we know they are just as ready, but it is extremely important that these guidelines are adhered to by all. Our current return to training activity start is June 22nd, 2020.   

*Please click the link below to find the return to play principles set forth by US Lacrosse

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/safety/return-to-play-final-1.pdf

 Return to Play Responsibilities

Each of us have responsibilities upon returning to the field. The club, parents, players and the coaches. Please help us make the new normal as easy of a transition as possible.

CLUB  

COACH  

PARENT 

PLAYER 

 Responsibilities Regarding Injuries

The potential reaction to a player getting injured is more complicated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The immediate safety of the player must remain top priority, but care should be taken when addressing small injuries (e.g. handing out band-aids). When possible, a parent/guardian should assist in any care necessary.

Rules for A Safe Socially Distanced Practice

48 hours prior to practices starting: *All athletes, staff members and adults dropping off/picking up must certify the following:

  1. They have not had a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms over the previous 2 week period.
  2. They have not tested positive for COVID-19 over the previous 2 week period.
    1. If they have tested positive during that time, they must produce two consecutive negative tests in a 48-hour period to attend practice.
  3. They have not been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
  4. All athletes and parents must sign a waiver that they are aware of COVID-19 and understand our current situation.
  5. All athletes and parents must agree to follow our safety policies and guidance for attending our practices, outlining our safety protocols.

Pre-Practice Checklist

Rules for A Safe Socially Distanced Practice

At Practice: *At the first practice, athletes, staff and adults must re-certify all of the same certifications of 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the 48-hour check list. 

  1. If an athlete presents with a temperature of 100.4 or above, they will not be permitted to participate in that day’s training.  Players that have the symptoms of potential COVID-19 infection, including: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, and/or sore throat will not be permitted.
  2.  Athletes will be verbally advised of the COVID-19 Rules by their coaches.
  3. Training groups during practices will be 25 or fewer athletes including coaches.
  4. Training groups will be spread throughout the fields, so as not to come in contact with other groups.
  5. No more than 60 players may be on one large playing field at a time during practices, in groups of 25 including coaches. 
  6. Players will remain 6 feet apart when standing in lines or groups for instruction (stick and arms length away).
  7. The groups will have the same coaches during each activity and will not mix with other groups.
  8. No contact drills will be done until Government guidelines permit.
  9.  We will focus on drills that do not feature tight spaces
  10. No large meetings will be held on or off the field. Groups will be advised separately.
  11. Staff will sanitize all equipment before and after sessions to include balls, goals, and any other equipment used.
  12. Practices will be spectator free until Government guidelines permit.  When spectators are allowed they must social distance and wear masks.
  13. Parents may pick up and drop off their children while following physical distancing guidelines.
  14. We will not be providing water – players will bring their own water and not share.
  15. Players must have a mask for social settings.  They do not have to wear the mask while playing.

Triple Threat Elite Rules for A Safe Socially Distanced Practice

Additional Guidelines: