Announcements and Important Events
Riverside Parents and Athletes,
This message contains information pertaining to LCPS and Riverside summer athletic practice plans. LCPS is allowing fall sports to begin off-season conditioning practices beginning on July 1.
LCPS PRACTICES WILL BE LIMITED INITIALLY TO:
-One hour maximum (times may be extended incrementally by 15 minutes every week)
-Conditioning only; no sport-specific equipment can be used
-Outdoor use only; no indoor building access
-All athletes must bring their own labeled water bottles. No water will be provided by the school
-Maximum of 50 athletes may attend a practice
-10’ of distancing is to be maintained
RIVERSIDE PROCESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LCPS GUIDELINES:
-All athletes will fill out a health screening questionnaire prior to every practice. The questionnaire is attached here. Print as many copies as you need, as a new form will be turned in to your coach prior to every practice.
-Athletes will remain in their car and pull up to the stadium parking lot drop off loop. Athletes must be wearing a face covering (covering nose and mouth) for the health screening.
-A coach will receive the questionnaire and take the athlete’s temperature with an infrared thermometer.
-Athletes will less than 100.4 degree temperature will then park their vehicle and may participate in that day’s practice. Athletes with 100.4 degree temperature or higher may not attend practice.
-Athletes must have their own water bottles labeled for practice. No school water is provided.
-Athletes walking to practice will be screened at the stadium drop off loop.
-Athletes will arrive in the stadium parking lot 15-30 minutes before their schedule practice for health screening.
-Athletes will remain in their vehicles after being screened and will exit their vehicles together as directed by their coach 10 minutes before practice to walk to the stadium to prepare for practice.
-Athletes must arrive 15-30 minutes before practice to be screened. Anyone arriving after that time will not be permitted to practice, as coaches will have left the screening area. Coaches will then be leading practice.
-All athletes will wash their hands in the stadium restroom immediately following each practice.
-All athletes will leave the school immediately after washing their hands.
-Stadium bathrooms will be cleaned after each daily practice.
LCPS REQUIRED FORMS FOR PARTICIPATON:
In order to attend any practices, all athletes must have completed the “REQUIRED FORMS FOR PARTICIPATION” posted on RiversideRams.Net. The VHSL physical should be scanned and emailed to Matt.Oblas@LCPS.org. The online paperwork must also be completed and submitted online. Athletes may not attend Riverside practices without having both the physical and online paperwork completed. Please check with head coaches for a list of current paperwork-eligible athletes. All athletes (fall, winter, and spring) should complete both sets of paperwork now to be prepared for athletics this school year.
JULY PRACTICE TIMES FOR FALL SPORTS. All practices/screening/drop off will take place in the Riverside stadium:
Football: Monday-Friday beginning July 1 from 9:30am-10:30am (arrive between 9-9:15am)
Field Hockey: Monday, Wednesday, Friday beginning July 6 from 8-9am (arrive between 7:30-7:45am)
Cross Country: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 7 from 7-8am (arrive between 6:30-6:45am)
Volleyball: Tuesdays beginning July 7 from 8-9am (arrive between 7:30-7:45am)
Cheerleading: Wednesdays beginning July 15 from 6:30-7:30pm (arrive between 5:30-5:45pm)
Golf: As is typical each year with LCPS golf, golf will begin meeting when official tryouts begin in August.
OFFICIAL FALL TRYOUTS:
VHSL fall sports currently remain scheduled to begin on Monday, August 3.
Riverside tryout times for each sport:
Cross Country: Daily beginning August 3 from 7-9:30am (behind the school; gym rear doors)
Cheer: August 3-5 from 4-7. August 6 from Noon-5pm (Auxiliary Gym)
Field Hockey: Daily beginning August 3 from 8:30-10:30am (Stadium)
Football: Daily beginning August 3 from 8am-2pm (Turf practice field)
Golf: August 5-7 at 7:30am (Lansdowne Golf Course)
Volleyball: August 3 from 10am-1pm and 4-6pm; Daily beginning August from 4-6pm (main gym)
STAY INFORMED WITH RIVERISDE ATHLETICS:
Riverside athletics continues to communicate through three primary channels:
- Sign up on RiversideRams.Net to receive “Email Alerts.” Choose the appropriate sport/s as favorites/preferences.
- Follow @RVHSRamsSports on twitter.
- Follow Riverside Rams Athletics on facebook.
CHANGES WITH SUMMER PRACTICES/FALL SPORTS:
Changes have been happening weekly and sometimes daily within the state, the VHSL, and LCPS. These current plans are obviously subject to change. We’ll continue to communicate via “Email Alerts” on RiversideRams.Net and on twitter as changes occur.