Hi all! Here's a recap of our Health and Wellness Info Session held on Zoom on June 10, 2020.
The goal of this meeting is to discuss South Florida’s reopening status and what physical activities you can and cannot do, how to stay safe and healthy while doing those activities, and how you can use this time to think about better eating habits.
At this time, USAU does not have a blanket policy against sanctioning events this summer. They will be sanctioning tournaments and events o n a case-by-case basis and any sanctioned event must have signed approval by local authorities ensuring events are in compliance with local COVID policies.
There will be no sanctioned TCT events - through
The requirement for teams to compete in 10 sanctioned games in order to qualify for the series have been waived this season.
At this time, the series (sectionals and regionals) is still scheduled.
People are hesitant to fly and stay in hotel. Will return to ultimate in a phased way. Will revisit Sectionals/Regionals at a later date.
South Florida COVID-19 update
Miami-Dade and Broward are separate from rest of State of Florida. Do not follow State of Florida reopening dates if you are in Broward and Miami-Dade.
Cities can implement laws that are more stringent than the County.
Many cities are following the Counties but certain Cities have felt the need to be more stringent so be aware.
Check County and City websites. Follow them on social media.
As of June 8th - gyms have reopened in Broward and Miami-Dade
Miami-Dade and Broward parks open for passive use
At this time, we do not know when organized sports will be allowed
What is passive use?
No organized sports - we have been told that organized sports could be allowed early July at earliest but that is tentative
Jogging and walking on paths is 100% okay
Doing field workouts and throwing is a maybe - unclear if fields are open or not. It depends
Kung Fu Throwing (1 hour)
Zen Throwing (20-30 minutes)
Focus throwing basics (5yds-10yds-15yds-20yds)
These workouts are social distance friendly! Require a small amount of space and can be done alone or with a partner
How to be safe in the wild
Always air on the side of caution and self-care. If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, it is not worth the risk or putting yourself in a weird situation.
Plan ahead with your friend/accomplices. Remember people have varying degrees of comfort so talking it out beforehand is a good idea.
Assess the situation before entering/committing to the space
Does it look feasible to maintain a 6-foot distance buffer?
Drive around and check it out, if possible
WHAT TO BRING
Bring your hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, gloves, Lysol can or disinfectant spray, and masks (check out Darly’s Etsy page) or bandana. Squeezy water bottle or straw’
Plus whatever makes you happy - snacks, cleats, water, sunscreen, towels, etc.
Wear masks during non-strenuous activities (throwing, walking, warm up, light jogging - try nose breathing!)
Set out cones to stake out your space - towels could work too.
Keep a safe distance from your friends/accomplices
Selfie to the Fun Fiasco GroupMe!
Remove gloves properly and before touching new surfaces
Toss the gloves at the park or wherever - avoid them bringing them into your car, if possible
Wipe down the frisbee and any materials you use (cones, speaker, etc.)
Sanitize ya filthy hands before touching all your stuff in your car.
Immediately shower, wash off, and toss clothes in the hamper when you go home.
AT THE GYM
Minimize unique touches (use least amount of equipment possible)
Businesses are cognizant of fitness
Wipe things down before and after you use them
Consider leaving your water battle off the gym floor
Consider using a water bottle that does not require touching for opening/closing
Be extra cautious - you may need to santize things you did not in the past like dumbbells, barbells, kettlebell, etc.
If you’re comfortable wearing a mask doing slower, less strenuous activities, do that
Steady state cardio/lower impact to prevent heavy breathing
Try to go during low traffic hours for social distancing - ask the front desk