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.

JFK WINTER SPORTS UPDATE

Due to numerous factors, our middle school boys basketball, girls basketball, and cheerleading teams will not be run
for the 20-21 season.  We understand and share in the disappointment of this cancellation and hope that we can resume athletics in the spring.



FALL 2020 SPECTATOR GUIDELINES

The following guidelines have been set for the fall athletic season at Enfield High School.  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. 

Spectators are not allowed at any practice session as well as our fall indoor athletic events (girls swimming and girls volleyball).


Outdoor events will require those who attend to wear a mask and practice social distancing of at least 6 ft throughout the event.

To be able to establish a limit on attendance and provide adequate supervision, Student-Athletes will be provided two passes to attend each event (For Senior Nights only, each SENIOR will be provided an additional two passes).  If a student-athlete does determine their passes will not be used for a game, they may be used by other members of the team if necessary.  

No spectator will not be permitted entrance without a ticket.


Siblings and younger children are not permitted to wander, play off to the side, etc.  They must be supervised and remain with their parent/guardian at all time.

Only authorized personnel are permitted to enter fenced area of turf field and gather 10 feet from grass playing areas.

Spectators will be asked to move directly to their vehicles at conclusion of the game and not gather to wait for team near bench or sideline areas.

Events held on the turf field and in the gymnasium will be livestreamed via the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.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.

CHEERLEADING TRAVEL WAIVER

CROSS COUNTRY TRAVEL WAIVER

FIELD HOCKEY TRAVEL WAIVER

FOOTBALL TRAVEL WAIVER

SOCCER - BOYS TRAVEL WAIVER

SOCCER - GIRLS TRAVEL WAIVER

SWIMMING - GIRLS TRAVEL WAIVER

VOLLEYBALL - GIRLS TRAVEL WAIVER




FALL 2020 ATHLETIC INFORMATION


Please CLICK HERE for information regarding fall 2020 athletics.




SUMMER CONDITIONING GUIDELINES

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.

Our main goal is to provide a safe return to interscholastic/youth activity which requires a gradual phase-in approach that accounts for participant and community safety.

Below will be the protocols that will be in effect for the summer conditioning programs at Enfield High School.  If you wish to read the complete guidelines, you can CLICK HERE for the CAS-CIAC document on Resocialization.

PHASE 2 REQUIREMENTS BEGINNING ON JULY 6 (CURRENT GUIDELINES STATE THAT THIS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR 4 WEEKS)

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)

In addition to the self-assessment of symptoms, we will comply with the travel quarantine set by the State of Connecticut.
The travel quarantine, which applies to state's where rolling infection rates are above a certain threshold, now covers  
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi
, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
AS OF 8/4/2020
Coaches and athletes will not be able to participate in summer conditioning for 14 days after returning from any of the above states.
Please note this list is subject to change at any time.



DAILY CONDITIONING PROTOCOLS:

  • All summer activity is voluntary and will not be held against any student-athlete who may not participate.
  • All athletes will be required to complete this permission registration
  • Focus of training is reconditioning of the athletes and is limited to 3 – 60 minute sessions per week.
  • All coaches and athletes will be required to self-screen symptoms (as detailed above) and record these results – Any coach or athlete with positive symptoms will not be allowed to participate- should self-isolate and contact their PCP.
  • Athletes will be placed in cohorts of 5-10 and will remain in these cohorts for Phase 2.   A coach will contact you to provide your cohort coach’s name.
  • 6 ft separation, no physical contact, including high fives, fist bumps, etc, will be allowed and will be monitored at all times.
  • Outdoor activities only
  • Coaches will be required to wear a facemask at all times. Athletes will be required to wear facemask when not participating in high intensity workouts which includes the walk to and from parking lot.
  • Athletes will need to provide a water bottle with an adequate supply of water, sports drink, etc…   Athletes will not be allowed to participate without their own water bottle.
  • To reduce congregation of athletes, we will offer 2 sessions and athletes will meet their coach in a designated spot in the parking lot for check in and will be escorted to the area of the conditioning.  At the conclusion of the workout, the coach will escort athletes back to parking lot and ensure all protocols are in place until all athletes transportation has been accounted for..
  • Any equipment that is used will not be shared within the cohort and properly disinfected before and after use.


Each field for each session will have a designated field entrance and parking/pick-up and drop-off area. CLICK HERE to view the schedule of sessions and map of parking lot and fields.

Coaches will be located at field entrances to remind athletes of all protocols and complete the daily check in process for each athlete.


COACHES SELF-SCREENING CONDITIONING

Coaches please click on link above to complete the self-screening required before assisting in any conditioning session.




CHILDREN ATTENDING ATHLETIC EVENTS

In the past few years we have seen more middle and elementary school students left unsupervised by their parents at high school athletic games and, consequently, more incidents of misconduct and other inappropriate behaviors by these students. This has particularly become a problem at night-time football games, where we have our largest number people attending including the largest gathering of 8th grade and younger students.

We seem to have more parents dropping their children off at the high school and then picking them up after the game. This is not safe. It is particularly unsafe at night-time football games, where a number of kids congregate in large groups within the spectator areas and on the adjoining unlighted sports fields to socialize and unfortunately also to become involved in misconduct.

While we have numerous school administration and security on hand, the size of the area and number of spectators diminish our ability to safely supervise unattended youngsters.

Along with the privilege of participating in an athletic contest, either as a spectator or player, comes the responsibility to exhibit exemplary conduct, spirit and sportsmanship. Enfield High School has been recognized in the past for its outstanding conduct and the example it portrays for others on and off the playing field.

We are being proactive in adjusting our attendance practice to ensure the safest environment possible for all who attend.

Moving forward…Children 8th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 8th grade and younger students will not be allowed to attend home evening varsity/junior varsity contests without an adult attending the game with them. An adult may be a parent, coach, or grandparent. Children who arrive at the door or gate to a contest without an adult will be not be allowed to enter until proper adult supervision is provided.
  • This policy will be in effect for all evening varsity football games and evening games for boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ volleyball and wrestling.

We thank you for your assistance in creating an inviting and safe environment and are willing to work together with us to actively model and teach children appropriate behavior and expectations.


PARTICIPATION FEES

Checks made out to "Enfield Athletics" can be dropped of at the Athletics office at EHS(JFK:  Checks can also be given to Bob Cresotti, Faculty Manager)

If you wish to pay online, please go to enfield.revtrak.net

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