The decision to return to play is an extremely complicated one and we want to reassure you that the safety of each member is the top priority of our HTSA Leadership. We will adhere to the federal guidelines for states to resume business activities as outlined in the CDC Opening Up America Again Guidelines. In this phased approach, "schools and organized youth activities" – including sporting venues – are listed in the second phase, which is applicable for states that satisfy all established Gating Criteria.
PHASE TWO and PHASE THREE - We entered Phase Two on June 5th and Phase Three should hopefully begin on June 26th, providing the prescribed CDC Gating Criteria are met between each Phase. We are very hopeful that our competitive players will return to training during Phase Two and evaluations in Phases Three with compliance with the LSA Return to Play Protocol and the Governor’s Opening Up America Again Guidelines for our state.
PHASE FOUR – Optimistically, we could possibly enter Phase Four at the beginning of July, providing the prescribed CDC Gating Criteria are met between each phase. We are very hopeful that we will return our recreational players to an extended summer season in the month of July with compliance with the LSA Return to Play protocol and the Governor’s Opening Up America Again Guidelines for our state.
While doing all we can to ensure player safety, our ultimate goal is to resume training and player placement evaluations for our competitive players in Phase Two and Three and an extended recreation season for our recreational players in Phase Four thus allowing our players some sense of normalcy in an aspect of their lives they are most passionate about. We will do our due diligence in following LSA’s COVID-19 Return to Play Protocol, which again adheres to the Opening Up America Again Guidelines.
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow up with any updates. Additionally, we will provide details the week prior to our return-to-play decision.
Please let’s all continue to be good citizens in taking every precaution and making good decisions with the general public health in mind, as we deal with the changes in our daily lives due to this pandemic.