Lytle Pirate Athletics will begin summer strength and conditioning workouts beginning on June 8, 2020, with many safety measures and protocols in place. Athletes and staff and asked to stay home if they have any symptoms, and staff is asking parents to pick up their child immediately following workout sessions in order to limit close contact and hanging around the school/fieldhouse as much as possible.
Athletic Director Lori Wilson stated, “We are excited to open back and see our athletes but at the same time we want the athletes and parents to know that the safety of everyone is our main priority. Temperatures will be checked every day before the parent drops their son/daughter off as well as attendance. Every Monday they will fill out a health survey to see if anything changed in their household over the weekend.”
“The workouts are voluntary, and there is no pressure for parents to feel they have to send their son/daughter. There are no consequences for missing summer strength/conditioning,” Wilson adds.
Dates: Weeks of June 8th, June 15th, June 22nd, June 29th, July 6th, July 13th, July 27th
Days: Monday – Friday
Times: Morning – 2 Sessions:
8:00am-10:00am, 10:30am-12:30pm (Boys Only New Field house)
9:00am-11:00am (Girls Only)
Afternoon – 1 Session:
6:00pm-7:30pm (Boys Only and any make up New Field house)
**Sport Specific Workouts will be conducted by each head coach of their sport at different times**
Where: Check-In will be at the front of the new athletic field house (COVID-19 screening will be done here daily)
Where: Check-In for the girls will be by the gate entrance at the stadium by the concession stand.
Our workout sessions will consist of a 30-45 minute weight room workout along with a 30-45 minute outdoor speed and agility workout. Student-athletes will be divided into two groups upon their arrival; our plan is to work with no more than 10 as coaches will be supervising and ensure we are enforcing social distancing. We will be taking a moderate approach in designing workouts to make sure our student-athletes are protected but will also progress over the summer.
UIL COVID-19 Guidelines are in place to ensure safety for the student-athletes:
-Athletes will be visibly screened each day for health and will take their temperature
-Lockers and showers will be off limits
-Equipment will be disinfected daily
-Hand sanitizer will be available for athletes and coaching staff
-Athletes will be required to bring their own water bottle.
-Athletes will maintain safe distances
-Weight room/gyms will have a 25% occupancy
-Athletes should wear appropriate workout gear to and from workouts
-If you have a mask please bring one.
Athletes and staff are highly-recommended to stay home if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
-Loss of taste or smell
-Having a temperature equal or greater than 100
-Any known close contact with a person who is confirmed to have COVID-19