All club sport members are required to sign an Acknowledgment,
Indemnity, Waiver and Release of Liability prior to any participation in any
club activity on or off campus. If a club member is under the age of l8 a
parent or guardian must sign the form as well. It will be the responsibility of
the club President to ensure that any new members joining must sign and turn in
these waivers prior to any participation in club activities. Failure to do so
could result in civil liability. Field and Facility use will not be granted
until all members sign a waiver.
Participation Modifications Due to COVID-19
A RecWell COVID Agreement will be an additional
required form to complete (similar to the annual release form) as part of required
No indoor rooms will be available in the Student
Wellness Complex or Field House.
Clubs are expected to follow university
requirements (detailed below): wear a face mask, practice social distancing,
limit gatherings. Coaches or volunteers are expected to follow these as well.
A Return to Play Plan must be submitted and
approved prior to participation being approved this year. A Club Sports Monitor
will check on team practices to ensure safety measures are being practiced by
The university has suspended travel and funding
will not be available.
Due to the challenges in managing limited
gatherings, social distancing, and proper disinfection of equipment,
participation will be limited to practices – no home games will be hosted on
The RecWell tennis courts will be offline due to
the swimming pool construction project.
Use of athletic courts is pending.
Above modifications will be reviewed
periodically and are subject to change based on the evolving environment.
Current UNF guidelines (as of 7.20.20) available online. These include:
Wear a face mask: To protect the health
and safety of the Osprey community, all faculty, staff, students and anyone
else on UNF’s campus must wear a mask in all indoor and outdoor areas at all
times. (via the June 25 update).
Social Distancing: Put six feet of
distance between yourself and other people when outside your home, and avoid
close contact with people who are sick inside your home.
: Engagements and
gatherings will be limited to 25 students or less in indoor spaces and 50 or
less at outdoor venues if space is large enough to accommodate six feet of
distance between participants and masks are worn.
Club Sports Monitor to Support COVID-19 Modifications
A Club Sports Monitor, a staff member of RecWell, will be assigned to on campus practices to support coronavirus related modifications. Their role is to support a safe return to play. They report to the Coordinator for Club Sports, Ray Bunch.
These will be conducted by the Club Sports Monitor before
each practice may begin:
. Any participant registering greater than
100.4F will be instructed to leave the area and referred to Student Health for
Show Daily Self Screening
Use the Safe Osprey ap to complete your Daily Self Screening before each
practice. Show your phone screen to the
Club Sports Monitor.
. Team officer(s) must have a roster or sign-in
sheet with “today’s date” on it at each practice as a means to record who
attended. This should be retained and
filed by the team. If a teammate tests
positive for COVID-19, this sheet may be requested by the university’s contact
tracing team. No roster at practice = no practice.
. Per university mandate, face masks are to be worn
on campus including outdoors. No face mask = no practice.
This will be observed during
. Activities, skills, drills at practice must
reinforce social distancing. No social
distancing = no practice.
Return to Play Plan
. The Club Sports Monitor will have the
Return to Play Plan for each sport for reference of any other pertinent
information that supports a safe playing environment.
Club Sports Safety Protocol Management
Each team should be familiar with this response plan should violations to the safety policy be observed by the Club Sports Monitor or other RecWell Staff member:
Staff member informs of violation (
.e. not wearing face mask or improperly wearing it; not social distancing) and gives opportunity to correct right then.
informs of violation and gives opportunity to correct. Informs that they are now on probation and if 1 more incident occurs, they will be suspended & reported for a COVID violation.
Documentation of incident(s) will be sent to Office of Student Accountability & Resolution for documentation and Formal University Warning.
The team at this point could receive a warning.
informs of violation and that this is the 3
occurrence and results in suspension from team practice for rest of semester and that a COVID Violations Report will be submitted which could result in
Office of Student Accountability & Resolution
Office of Student Accountability & Resolution would then address
formal conduct process
The team at this point could be put on probation.
If multi teammates are going through above process, the team may be suspended.
Outdoor Sports Weather & Field Use Policy
and Lightning Policy
Once you hear thunder and or see
lightning, you must seek shelter until 30 minutes from the last sound of
thunder and or vision of lightning. When you first see lightning or hear
thunder, that is the time to take action.
Go to a building or a vehicle. Lightning often precedes rain, so don’t
wait for the rain to begin before suspending activities. Club teams are
expected to adhere to this policy independently.
The Department of
Recreation and Wellness reserves the right to determine safety of the playing
field based on weather. Club Sports
teams are expected to adhere to the Thunder and Lightning Policy. Teams are also to understand that periods of
heavy rain may soak the playing field enough to make it hazardous both for the
players and for the care of the field.
RecWell administration reserves the right to cancel field use based on
assessing weather impact to player safety or field care.
The Department of Recreation and
Wellness recommends that each club designate an individual as a "safety
officer" to oversee safety issues dealing with the club. It is also recommended
that each club have several of its member certified in First Aid/CPR and
information for these classes can be obtained from the club sport coordinator. If
a club is traveling for an away event it should be the safety officer's responsibility
to learn the procedures of the host campus/ site. Here at UNF, Club Sports
safety is a priority and it's the responsibility of the officers and advisors
to ensure that every possible precaution is taken.
must report all injuries to the Club Sport Coordinator whether the injury or
accident took place at home or away and/or in traveling to and from. An
incident report form must be filed with the Department of Recreation and
is the clubs responsibility to abide by all national, state and local safety regulations
as well as normal safety procedures.
inspection of equipment should be conducted prior to use to ensure safe
standards and to identify possible safety hazards. Any improper equipment must
be reported to the Club Sport Coordinator so the proper actions can be taken.
of our clubs have the right to have members pass tests for swimming, sailing,
scuba or other related standards to ensure members are safe to engage in club
activities. It will be the President who enforces this requirement.
the case of inclement or severe weather issues, the club sport coordinator or
other representatives of Recreation and Wellness due have the right to halt or
cancel practices/games in order to ensure the safety of the clubs and spectators.
With the growing concern on concussions
in sport activities, if an individual exhibits the following symptoms he/she
must be removed from activity and shall not return until cleared by a medical
or a feeling of pressure in the head
loss of consciousness
- Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
surrounding the traumatic event
or "seeing stars"
in the ears
*For Minor injuries each team
should have a first aid kit and ice on site. If assigned a game day supervisor,
ice and first aid will be assigned.
please follow the following procedures.
In case of an emergency please
conduct the following steps:
*In the event of an injury, an incident
report must be completed and filed with Recreation and Wellness as soon as
possible after it occurs.
Is the situation a true emergency?
Be in command of
The advisor, president or highest-ranking officer or staff person needs to take
charge. This individual will be responsible for contacting certain personnel
and keeping a detailed record of every action taken by documenting duties,
times, actions taken, people involved, etc.
Dial 911: If it's a true
emergency the first call should always be to the emergency number, 9l1. Also,
do not hesitate to contact UNF police at (904) 620-2800.
Provide Care: Care for the
victim(s) only if you are properly trained and currently certified or find
someone that is.
Assemble individuals at the event and explain the steps to be taken. Ask them
to halt all activity at the scene until the situation has been resolved, and to
make NO statements to anyone other than appropriate University or Police
Contact the Club
Sport Coordinator and Club Advisor: A complete report of any situation where
emergency or crises procedures have been used must be filed with the
Coordinator in the Recreation and Wellness Department.
News Media: Never say
"no comment" to a representative of the news media. Indicate that a
statement will be made at a later time when more information is available. This
includes UNF media like the Spinnaker.