Athletic Department

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The athletic programs at Enfield High School and JFK Middle School are an integral part
of the educational process. The purpose of the programs are to stimulate students
to develop mutual interests, promote motivation and improve their physical skills.

To be of maximum effectiveness, the athletic program is closely coordinated
with the general instruction of the school to provide the highest level of
instruction and support for our student athletes.

Below are important pieces of information needed by student-athletes and parents.  Please be sure to review all items and reach out to the Athletic Department if you have any further questions.

COVID RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS

Returning to Activity Following COVID-19 Infection

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) is the provider of athletic training services at Enfield High School.   And agrees with the recommendations of practice put forth by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) following COVID-19 infection1. The athletic trainer(s) will be working with the athlete’s licensed medical care provider(s), school health office, and school administration to develop an individualized care plan for athlete’s returning to activity following a COVID-19 infection.

 Regardless of the severity of COVID-19 infection, all student athletes will participate in a gradual return to activity protocol as recommended by the CIAC and advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)2. Once an athlete is cleared by the appropriate licensed medical provider in accordance to infection severity, the athlete will begin the minimum 7 day return to activity protocol under the supervision of Enfield High School’s athletic trainer(s).

COVID-19 Return to Activity Protocol3

Stage 1: Day 1 and Day 2 - (2 Day Minimum) - 15 minutes or less: Light activity (walking jogging, stationary bike), intensity no greater than 70% of maximum heart rate.  NO resistance training.

Stage 2: Day 3 – (1 Day Minimum) – 20 minutes or less: Add simple movement activities (eg. Running drills) – intensity no greater than 80% of maximum heart rate.

Stage 3: Day 4 – (1 Day Minimum) – 45 minutes or less: Progress to more complex training – intensity no greater than 80% maximum heart rate. May add light resistance training.

Stage 4: Day 5 and Day 6 – (2 Days Minimum) – 60 minutes – Normal training activity – intensity no greater than 80% maximum heart rate

Stage 5: Day 7 - Return to full activity/participation (i.e., contests/competition)

Suspension of this protocol and further medical clearance will be required if the student athlete experiences and reports any of the following symptoms:

  • chest pain
  • palpitations
  • syncope
  • shortness of breath

If there further questions regarding your student athlete’s specific return to Enfield High School’s play status following COVID-19 infection you can contact our athletic trainers (Mary DellaVolpe - 860-573-0565 - Mary.DellaVolpe@hhchealth.org or Brittany Verge - 802-323-6118-  Brittany.Verge@hhchealth.org) or our school nurse (Jessica Spera - 860-253-5324 -  jspera@enfieldschools.org).

RECOVERY FROM COVID ANALYSIS CHART

RETURN TO PLAY MEDICAL CLEARANCE FORM




SPORTS INFORMATION VIDEO


WINTER 2021 SPECTATOR GUIDELINES

  
While we understand the desire for the usual open invitation to attend and cheer for our student-athletes, our main priority is to provide the safest environment possible for all involved in the operation and participation of each event.

The current plan is as follows.  Please check back as this information may be updated based on additional or updated information.

ALL SPORTS:  Beginning February 19, 2021

There will be a limit of TWO TICKETS ONLY to each of our home sporting events(basketball, ice hockey and swimming).  It is up to the student-athlete to provide names to our gate staff as to who will be attending each game.  A list will be held at the entrance gate to confirm.

Each gameday is considered one event.  If your child plays for multiple levels on the same day, the same parent/guardian will be allowed to attend one or both. You are not allowed to switch parents/guardians after games or after portions of the games(quarter, halftime or period).

FOR HOCKEY ONLY:  For games at the Twin Rinks, only the Home team on the schedule will allow their fans to attend.  Each home team's school administration will be running the event and will not allow away fans.

Masks must be worn throughout the entire event.

All fans must exit upon conclusion of the event (Basketball:  If your child plays multiple levels, you will be able to stay for all games your child will dressed for).

Must maintain a minimum distance of 6 ft when sitting in the bleachers.

Events held on the turf field and in the gymnasium will be livestreamed via the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) and ice hockey games will be streamed through LIVEBARN.COM

 TO VIEW STREAM:

1.  GO TO WWW.NFHSNETWORK.COM (YOU WILL NEED A FREE ACCOUNT)
2.  CLICK ON THE SMALL ICON TO THE RIGHT OF THE WORD SUBSCRIBE IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER.
3.  CLICK ON SIGN UP NEXT TO WHERE IT SAYS "DON'T HAVE ACCOUNT?"
4.  COMPLETE THIS INFORMATION FOR YOR FREE ACCOUNT.
5.  NOW SIMPLY LOGIN USING THIS ACCOUNT, SEARCH ENFIELD AND SELECT THE GAME YOU WISH TO WATCH.



TRAVEL WAIVER

If you will be transporting your child to and/or from an away sporting event, please click the sports specific link below to complete the waiver at least 48 hours prior to event to allow Athletic Director to approve the transportation.  Please double check information before submitting.  AUTO FILL will put in incorrect information and the waiver will not be approved until ALL information is complete.  We will provide enough bussing for all student-athletes.  If you choose to transport your child, be aware that the host school may not allow fans to attend the event.


BASKETBALL-BOYS TRAVEL WAIVER


BASKETBALL-GIRLS TRAVEL WAIVER


ICE HOCKEY TRAVEL WAIVER


SWIMMING-BOYS TRAVEL WAIVER

 

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Enfield High School and CAS-CIAC believe that it is essential to the physical, mental, and social-emotional well-being of Connecticut students/youth to safely re-engage in extracurricular experiences, physical activity, and athletic competition. Returning to play does not mean a return to “normal”. While re-socializing to activity we are still responsible for doing our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Any consideration of returning to physical activity and athletic competition must adhere to all requirements set forth under the executive orders of Governor Lamont, account for the health and safety of all participants, and equitably provide opportunities for all Connecticut student/youth-athletes. CAS-CIAC’s guidelines have been vetted by the Connecticut State Medical Society, Sports Medicine Committee; the Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA); the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE); the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS); the Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors (CAAD); and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA).

Consideration of a safe return to interscholastic/youth sports must be with an understanding that COVID-19 is born out of a global health pandemic. This is a health issue, not a sport issue, nor an education issue. Sports have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and our student/youth-athletes significantly affected. However, it is our primary responsibility to provide safe physical activity that does not contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

  

SELF-SCREENING EXPECTATION:

All athletes and coaches will be required to perform a self-screening of any possible COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival.  Each of these self-screening results will be recorded by the coach for reference in possibility of a positive case.  If you answer YES to any of the below symptoms , you will not be allowed to participate and you should self-isolate and make contact with your PCP.

The symptoms are as follows:

  • Fever or Chills
  • Cough
  • Nasal Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or Vomiting 
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Temperature (If Higher Than 100.3)

SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR ATHLETICS
  • All parents will sign off on COVID awareness memo developed by the CIAC with assistance from Shipman and Goodman.
  • All coaches, players, trainers, and other staff will wear masks from the time the enter the building until they exit.    Break times will be offered throughout the practices/games in small groups when necessary.
  • Players must bring at least one mask(we will supply disposable masks in case of the original mask is no longer usable).  All disposable masks will be thrown away upon leaving of the gym.
  • Players must bring adequate hydration as there are no filling options available.  Players will not be allowed to practice if they do not do so.
  • Everyone in attendance will be pre-screened upon entering the building by our coaches and/or training staff.  This information will be collected electronically and available immediately in case of a positive case where contact tracing will be necessary.
  • Hand sanitizing is mandatory upon entering gym and sanitizer will be provided throughout the practice.
  • Our gym is divided into 2 sections(front and back).  Each area will have its own designated entrance and exit.  Once players enter a section, they cannot switch that section for that practice. 
  • Spots on the floor will be setup for those athletes who are waiting to get into the drills to ensure 6 ft spacing. 
  • Locker rooms will not be available for usage unless coach deems it necessary.  Players are to come ready to practice with a sweat-suit over their practice items.
  • There will be 30 minutes in between practice sessions.  Those in practice session 2 will not be allowed to enter until all participants of session 1 have exited.
  • All equipment used will be sanitized upon completion of practice.

END OF SEASON STUDENT-ATHLETE SURVEY

Each student-athlete is encouraged to complete the survey (see link below) about their athletic experience this past season.  The surveys are anonymous but the results will be reviewed and discussed with each coach.  

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE SURVEY