We hope you're enjoying the summer, and we can't believe how fast time is passing as we are only a week out from the start of Team Camps already.
By this time of the year we were optimistic that we would see ourselves farther along in our battle against Covid19, and progressively moving up the designated phases established by the State. But unfortunately, we have not, and we still need to adhere to the current group restrictions, non-contact play, and the existing social distancing and protocol requirements.
With this current status, we will need to make a small adjustment to the first week (8/3-7) of team camp that will allow us to operate within these parameters:
To accommodate for the group size we will switch from the two (2) camp sessions per day, to now three (3) camp sessions per day.
Please see the chart below for the new session times and group training sessions
Unfortunately, the famed World Cup will be given a break this year and we will introduce the new Lightning Olympics (team-based fun games and skill challenges while promoting social distancing)
This schedule change is only in effect for week 1 (8/3-8/7) Team Camp Protocols:
Parents and players will receive an email with the designated field and coach that they will be reporting on the first day of camp.
All Parents are encouraged to drop off only or stay in their cars if they are hanging around.
All current return to training protocols is to be followed.
Electronic Daily Screening filled out for each player must be filled out prior to each player participating per session.
Take your temperature daily and especially before activities with others.
Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every training.
Wear a mask before and after all the training sessions. This protects others in the event that you are unknowingly carrying the virus.
Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food, or bags.
Practice social distancing, place bags, and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
Follow all CDC guidelines as well as those of your local health authorities.
Ensure your child is healthy, and check your child’s temperature before activities with others. If your child has experienced any feelings of being ill, or any COVID-19 symptoms, do not send your child to practice.
Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
Stay in the car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on the current state and local health requirements
When at training, wear a mask if outside your car.
Ensure the child’s clothing is washed after every training.
Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards, etc.) are sanitized before and after every training.
Notify your club immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.
Do not assist your coach with the equipment before or after training.
Be sure your child has the necessary sanitizing products with them at every training.
Michigan Lightning has teamed up with Applied Fitness Solutions-Rochester Hills (AFS) for strength and conditioning consulting. Free demos and lectures will be given at Team Camp this August! If your family chooses to participate, AFS will perform in depth movement screens and performance tests that predict future risk of injury, performance gaps, and AFS will tailor programming to help athletes overcome unique imbalances. We couldn’t be more excited to get our 11-18 year old athletes involved! Preferred pricing is available to Michigan Lightning athletes. More information will be available at Team Camp, however learn more about AFS here: https://4afsfit.com/our-classes/athletes/