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EAA Return to Play Update, 5/22/20

The Eagan Athletic Association has been monitoring the state of Minnesota's COVID-19 response. The last few days have offered incremental clarity around a safe return to youth sport activities.  

 

At this point, the Eagan Athletic Association is guiding our families toward a June 1 return to play. This date is subject to change but reflects current guidance from the Governor's Stay Safe Minnesota order (https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/stay-safe-mn/stay-safe-plan.jsp) as well as information obtained from our partners at Twin Cities Soccer Leagues (TCSL), Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), Metro Baseball League (MBL), Minnesota Softball and Youth Lacrosse Minnesota (YLM). 

 

When we return to the field, it will be a different experience. At first, we will need to stay in smaller groups of ten or less people and maintain appropriate social distance during practices and drills. Game-play will not be part of the initial return to the field, but we are hopeful that that is on the horizon.  

 

Over the next several days, you will be hearing from your respective sport directors and coaches. They will be communicating about the practice and safety procedures that we are putting in place to abide by guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC:

 

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/socialdistance.pdf  

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-sports.html  

 

In addition, parents will be required to view and sign a waiver relating to COVID-19 prior to being allowed to participate in EAA activities.  

 

We are excited at the prospect of resuming our spring sport seasons that have been delayed for so long. If you prefer to opt-out of the spring season, please contact me or your sport's director. We are so very grateful for the patience and support of our EAA community!  

 

Sincerely,

 

J.J. Kirby

EAA President

president@eaasports.org

GOVERNOR WALZ EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-56 Link:

https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/execorders/20-56.pdf

 

Please click the links below to view our sport program websites.

WHO ARE WE?

Eagan Athletic Association (EAA) is a 50+ year old community led non-profit organization dedicated to the development of the community's young people through athletics. Our programs are planned, promoted and directed by unpaid volunteers who work together to strengthen the community. EAA provides supervision, instruction, uniforms and equipment for athletic activities.

HOW ARE WE GOVERNED?
The volunteer EAA Board of Directors is a policy-making body responsible for the smooth administration of its sports programs: baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, track, volleyball and wrestling. The EAA Board of Directors is guided by volunteer sport boards and/or a sport director.

WE NEED YOU!
EAA relies on participation from hundreds of coaches and parents who volunteer many hours of their time to the youth of Eagan. Click here to find more information about volunteering with the EAA as our success depends on you!

COMING SOON!

2020/21 Travel Basketball

2020 Flag & Tackle Football

2020 Cross Country

*More details can be found on the affiliated sport websites. Email notifications will be sent out once these registrations are open.

EAA Youth Safety Policy Requirements

EAA requires background checks every year for its board members, sport program directors, program board members, age group coordinators, coaches, assistant coaches, anyone who has direct dealings with children or direct access to financial information, as well as others, in order to ensure the safety and well being of EAA’s athletes and volunteers. Click here to view EAA's background check policy.

All coaches for Eagan Athletic Association programs are also required to have current CDC concussion certification, which is valid for three years from course completion.

APS Training is also required every two years. A link to complete will be emailed after successful completion of the volunteer registration/background check.

EAA Player Code of Conduct Policy

Players are expected to behave in accordance with federal, state and local laws and in a manner that respects the rights and safety of others, maintaining personal control and self-discipline. To help ensure this, EAA has established clear player behavior expectations and has further established procedure to support these expectations with appropriate consequences.


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