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Rocket Restart: Athletics plan developed for NR-S


August 17, 2020


Football practice started Aug. 10, and the first home game is set for Friday, Aug. 21 at New Rockford

Practice Guidelines

 • Coaches will attempt to keep individuals and groups physically distanced from each other when applicable.

 • Masks for coaches are recommended, but not required.

 • Masks for athletes are recommended when applicable, but not required.

 • Coaches should do everything they can to group athletes when applicable and keep these same groups for the whole season.

 • Locker rooms may be used, but will be limited to 10 athletes in a locker room at a time.

 • Encourage athletes to dress and shower at home if at all possible.

 • Coaches are REQUIRED to keep a practice log every day for attendance. This will help with contact tracing, should it be necessary.

 • Hand sanitizer will be made available for coaches and athletes.

 • Coaches will be required to disinfect equipment at the conclusion of practice.

 • Sharing of equipment will be discouraged as deemed appropriate by the coaches.

 • Sharing of water bottles or towels is prohibited. Each athlete will be required to provide their own water bottle and towel.

 • Any athlete or coach with a cough, fever, body aches, fatigue or any other COVID symptoms should stay home until symptom free.

 • Any positive test by an athlete or a coach will follow protocol from the North Dakota Department of Health and/or Eddy County Public Health Unit.

Game Guidelines

 • All game table officials will be provided a mask.

 • Masks for fans will be recommended, but not required.

 • Fans are recommended to physically distance themselves from each other.

 • NFHS network will have all home games broadcasted and a majority of away games will be broadcasted. (It is recommended that fans utilize the NFHS network)

 • Fans with a cough, fever, body aches, fatigue, any other COVID symptoms or underlying health conditions are encouraged not to attend contests.

 • New Rockford-Sheyenne High Scholl administration will make all decisions regarding the cancellation of contests. This will be done in conjunction with Eddy County Public Health and North Dakota Department of Health

 • The number of positive cases of COVID in our county/school/community as well as the number of cases in the opposing school and community will be taken into consideration regarding the playing of contests.

 • The number of tickets for away trips will be determined by each school and the capacity they can hold.

Transportation Guidelines

 • All riders on the bus will be required to wear a mask.


Volleyball practice starts today (Aug. 17), and the Rockets face Thompson in their first home contest on Aug. 31.

 • Seats will be assigned and athletes will use that same seat for the season


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Our school has partnered with NFHS Network to allow our games to be viewed over the internet. To view sporting events, a membership and subscription must be purchased. People can buy monthly memberships or an annual membership. This is a great opportunity to safely watch youth play & perform.

 There is also a mobile app available.

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