News · Newark High School Phase One Participation Guidelines (June 1-14)

Attention All:

Attached is the Phase 1 Participation Guidelines for ALL COACHES, STUDENT-ATHLETES, are to follow:

Youtube Link for Phase 1 Workouts


Phase 1 Newark Athletic Department Final

PHASE 1      JUNE 1 – JUNE 14

Newark City School Athletes and Coaches ONLY

Any coach or athlete with a temperature of 100.4F or higher will not be permitted to participate until they are fever free for at least 3 days without the use of fever reducing medication.

All Coaches and students will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to individual workouts.  Athletes will take their temperature at home, prior to the workout. The Athlete/Coach Monitoring form will be completed for each workout and the coach will be responsible for saving all documents.  Any person with positive responses on the screening will not be allowed to participate and should contact their medical provider.

  • Work-outs will be 45 minutes and 15 minutes for cleaning and clearing the facility
  • Workouts will consist of no more than 10 people including the coach.
  • Locker rooms will be closed.  Restrooms will be available for emergencies only and the athletic director will be notified if a student or coaches use the restroom at the Evans Athletic Complex (outdoor) or NHS Auxiliary Gym.
  • Work-outs will be conducted in pods – (same students and coaches each day)
  • Minimum distance of 6 feet at all times.
  • Coaches and Parents will wear a mask in both gymnasiums and inside the buildings at The Evans Athletic Facilities
  • Athletes will not enter the buildings at The Evans Athletic Complex.  Students and coaches will enter the Main Gym through the north side doors and the Auxiliary Gym through the north side doors.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be provided
  • Athletes and coaches will wash hands for 20 seconds prior to attending work-outs
  • Shirts and shoes will be worn at all times
  • Students will be encouraged to shower and wash their clothing immediately upon returning home.
  • There will be no shared equipment.  Athletes will bring their own Basketballs, Volleyballs and Soccer balls.
  • Physical Training will be body weight only
  • Students will bring their own water bottle
  • Sanitizer and Disinfectant will be provided for coaches
  • Athletes CANNOT gather in parking lots before or after workouts.  Coaches will monitor the parking lots before and after work-out

Gymnasium Schedule

Volleyball – Monday/Wednesday/Friday

7:00am-7:45am – Aux Gym                7:00-8:45 – Main Gym


Girls Basketball – Auxiliary gym

Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 8:00am-11:00am

Tuesday/Thursday – 6:00am-9:00am


Boys Basketball – Main Gym

Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 9:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday – 7:00am-10:00am


Wrestling – Auxiliary Gym

Tuesday and Thursday – 5:00pm-8:00pm


Evans Athletic Facility

Football – 8:00am-1:00pm

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday

Varsity Practice Field and Track


Girls Soccer – 9:00am-12:00pm – Monday through Friday – Old Game Field / Practice Field / NASA


Boys Soccer – 7:00am-9:00am – Monday through Friday – Practice Field


Cross Country – 7:00am-9:00am – Monday / Wednesday / Friday – Bike Path / Track / Fence Perimeter


Tennis – NHS Tennis Courts – Times – TBD


Volleyball • No scrimmages or games permitted. • Players can each do skills drills with a volleyball but cannot share the ball. Coaches will need to have enough volleyballs so that each player may have their own.


Football • No scrimmages (including 7-on-7) or games permitted. • No plastic shield covering the entire face (or attached to a helmet) shall not be allowed during practices or play. • Only “non-contact football” is permitted. • Players can each do skills drills with a football but cannot share the ball. Coaches will need to have enough footballs so that each player may have their own. • Tackling dummies, donuts, sleds, etc. should not be used.


Tennis • Competition is permitted. • Avoid exchanging documents or equipment before, during or after the event. • Players should arrive no more than 10 minutes early for practice; wait until the group ahead of you has left the court; and allow 6-feet between individuals in all areas. • Players should not touch other players’ equipment (i.e. racquets, tennis balls, gear, etc.) and should avoid using your hand to pick up tennis balls. (Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls to hit back to your opponent on another court.) • Players should use owned tennis balls (i.e. clearly mark yours or use a different color) and avoid touching gates, fences, benches, using locker rooms, etc. • Parents/Guardians should not enter the playing area.


Cross Country • No scrimmages or events permitted. • Runners should remain 6 feet between other individuals at all times, including when running.


Golf • Competition is permitted. • Players should wait until the tee box is completely cleared of the group ahead prior to entering. • Players should not touch other players’ clubs, golf balls, carts, etc. and should leave flagsticks in the hole. • Players should not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to teeing off and should wait in the vehicle until the coach arrives. • Wear a mask if in close proximity to other golfers. • Cannot gather in groups of more than 10 (including the coach).


Soccer • No scrimmages or games permitted. • Players may share a ball if only touching with their feet. Balls may not be shared if headers or knees are encouraged or if the ball is to be picked up.


Cheer • No cheer events/performances/competition permitted. • Athletes may not practice/perform partner stunts or building. • Chants, jumps, dances, etc. without contact are permissible.


Wrestling • No matches permitted. • Skills and drills may occur without touching a teammate.


Swimming • Competition is permitted. • Swimmers should be spaced out properly in each lane.


Bowling • No scrimmages or games permitted. • Athletes should be spaced out properly per lane pairs.


Basketball • No scrimmages or games permitted. • Players can each do skills/drills with a basketball but cannot share the ball. Coaches will need to have enough basketballs so that each player may have their own.


Baseball & Softball • Competition is permitted. When playing a game: o Coaches must exchange a list of coaches, ball boys/girls, scorekeepers and athletes at the start of the game and retain these lists throughout the summer. This should include, at a minimum, each head coach’s name, phone number and mailing address. This is in case someone becomes a confirmed COVID-19 case. o Compliant game balls must be designated to each team to be used on defense only. o If you host a tournament on-site, you must notify the Licking County Health Dept of the event prior to holding it. o Paper lineup cards should not be exchanged with officials of the other team. o Must adhere to 6-foot social distancing at all times EXCEPT when the ball is in play. o Equipment (i.e. bats, helmets, batting gloves, gloves, gear, masks, etc.) should not be shared by players. o The “handshake line” is to be avoided at the conclusion of the game. This relates to team-to-team, team-to-umpire, coach-to-coach and coach-to-umpire. o Spectators must stay off the field of play, in dugouts, etc. and 6-feet back of the backstop. o Remind umpire to allow adequate distance behind the catcher while still able to perform their duty.

Any Questions Contact the Athletic Office at 670-7430 or your sport’s head coach