PLYMOUTH

Phase 1 Opening Email UPDATED 6/3/20

Phase 1 Restrictions listed below

Phase 2 Lessening of restrictions (parents in building, more players on the ice, normalized workouts, arrivals and departures, maintain social distancing practices and cleaning protocols, potentially introduce competitive drills (body contact)

Phase 3 Minimal restrictions

Arrival to the facility:

Drop Off will be located at the North West corner of PIC ONLY.  

  Prior to entering the building all participants will be greeted by a member of the FHIT or MAP staff.

This staff member will be with the players for the duration of the time in the facility to ensure they are following our protocols and know exactly where to go and when.

Attendance will be taken at the entrance. Walk-ups will not be accepted during the first phase so that we can accurately plan for the safety of each registered attendee. You must register for each session prior to driving to the facility.

Departure: There will be no loitering allowed during phase one. Groups of greater than 10 people will be dispersed.  Parents, we need your help in picking up your child promptly. This will be greatly appreciated and needed for us to operate in a safe environment.

Pick up will be located at the South East corner of the building ONLY (see map attached)

Parents will not be allowed into the building during this phase. We will have a staff member at the drop-off and pick up line to answer any questions you may have and help direct your child to their designated area. This is also a great opportunity to ensure your contact information is updated and correct in GEMs in case of emergency or general need to contact you.

PHASE 1 Training Outline

On-ice Three main points about our on-ice training in phase one:

  1. Drills and Pace that will avoid injury due to prolonged inactivity
  2. Pod Model of 20 bodies on the ice will be enforced. Please refer to Our ice Availability email for further details.
  3. No Games or drills that include body to body contact. We will replace this time with competitions and or races that do not include an opponent physically contacting  the other.

Off-Ice Strength Training Three main points for our strength and conditioning:

  1. Workouts will be performed utilizing circuit style of training to ensure minimal contact transfer of equipment OUTSIDE weather permitting
  2. Workouts will start slow and at a pace to reacclimate the athletes to weight training
  3. Stations and walk-ways will be identified via tape on the ground to ensure distancing

Off- ice Shooting and Stick handling Three main points for our stick skills classes:

  1. Spacing will be established via marking on the floor to ensure social distancing
  2.  Skills sessions will be controlled at each step to ensure social distancing
  3. Pucks are not to be touched or picked up with bare hands..or bear hands because that would be scary!

Cleaning and sanitization 

Individuals

Individuals will be directed to utilize the hand sanitizer stations upon arrival and departure of the facility and at the end of each activity (skills, ice, strength). Reminders around social distancing, touching of eyes or mouth, coughing and sneezing precautions will be enforced.

*Anyone not complying with these safety instructions will be asked to leave, No exceptions*           

Facility

All strength equipment will be sprayed and wiped down after each individual rotation with approved disinfectant spray and wipes. All locker rooms space will be marked with designated seating and cleaned after each group departs. All common areas will be wiped down hourly. At the end of each night enhanced cleaning techniques will be applied across the entire gym, locker rooms and common areas.

Miscellaneous: For all apparel sales we recommend washing prior to wearing, We will have apparel available for you to purchase at the drop off/pick up-line. We will be suspending all cash purchasing for phase 1. All transactions must be done via “Money on Your Account” or credit card. No water fountain usage, individuals are encouraged to bring their own water bottles or purchase drinks via  “Money on Your Account”.

Conclusion

Director Dan Daikawa, Strength Coach Steve Alford, and Owner Justin Johnson have their own children in our program. We have set our protocols based on guidance from the Governor, the ice rink management and the CDC. We then took the perspective of parents and how we would want to keep our kids safe. We assure you we are taking every precaution possible to maintain the integrity of our development program while minimizing the risk of exposure for your kids.

We ask for your patience as we operate with new restrictions and know that we do not take the opportunity to care for and develop your children lightly.

Now let’s get ready to go!