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Big Lake Youth Wrestling Back To The Mat Covid19 Guidelines

Big Lake Youth Wrestling will follow the USA Wrestling Back To The Mat Guidelines for the 2020-2021 Season.
This information can be found on the USA Wrestling website or using the following link:

Although we will be following the USA Wrestling guidelines and currently in Phase 4, we also need to be following the guidelines that the Big Lake School District has set forth. We are working with the Big Lake School and the Community Education department to ensure a fun and safe wrestling season and yet following the guidelines set before us. 


All participants and parents must self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms of infection are present, the participant should not attend the practice. Parents should notify a Coach and or a Board Member ASAP, and should contact their healthcare provider. If an athlete tests positive for COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 notify a Coach and Melissa Smith the Covid19 Health Coordinator Immediately. The Board will notify wrestlers and parents present at the practice about a possible exposure. The Board will NOT share the sick  athlete’s name with other wrestlers and parents to ensure they do not violate privacy laws.  Exposed individuals should contact local healthcare provider for direction on further care.
Upon arrival to practice, Coaches or a Board Member will ask each athlete if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, ask if they have been in contact with anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, and take their temperature. We will also need each parent to check their child in IF your child can not provide your full name and phone number.  If the athlete has any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, they WILL be sent home and instructed to contact their healthcare provider.
Coaches will also perform skin checks and possibly ask of any ongoing injuries to refamiliarize themselves with each athlete’s current health status

Covid19 Update as of 1/12/21

Big Lake Youth Wrestling: COVID-19 Preparedness Practice Plan:

Point of Contact to report possible or positive Covid19 exposer cases for our club is: Melissa Smith 612-245-0777 [email protected]

Return to Play Protocol 2020-2021: We will continue to stay in compliance with the MN Dept. of Health and CDC regulations as we learn them

The safety and well-being of all students, families and coaches will always be a top priority for Big Lake Youth Wrestling. We want all families to know that we will follow state guidelines as they change to keep our wrestling room open for practice. 

Please adhere to our new policies set in place regarding COVID-19. (Please also know these policies are continuously changing)

• No athlete should present with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

• Temperature under 99.9 


• Wrestlers must be dropped off and picked up. There will be no waiting in the hallway

• The High School Cafeteria will be available for 1 parent per family to wait while your wrestler is in session. We unfortunately cannot allow other children or siblings waiting for the next session to wait in this area. Waiting outside in you car or leaving and returning is always an option as well. 

• Athletes will need to check in with board member/coach where they will be assessed for symptoms; this may include a temperature check. 

• Should an athlete present any symptoms, the parent/guardian will be called to pick up athlete.

• The use of face coverings/masks are required when the wrestler is dropped off and will be put on when finished with practice. 


• Athletes will use designated area for switching shoes. Spots will be 6ft apart to maintain social distancing as much ad possible. 

• All gear is to remain inside athlete's personal bag.

• Athletes will sanitize hands before training.

• Athletes will be assigned a pod of 25, this includes: coaches & wrestlers.

• These pods will be given their own spot on the mat to reduce spread of germs.

• There will be no sharing of clothes, shoes, drinks.

• Water fountains will be unavailable. PLEASE BRING OWN WATER BOTTLE.


• Athletes should collect all gear and trash.

• Athletes will sanitize hands at the completion of training.

• Athletes must shower after each training session.

• Athletes should clean all equipment after each training session.

• Coaches will sanitize mats before and after each training session.

• Athletes should meet their parents/guardians outside for pick up or at the designated pick up location.

Contact Us

Big Lake Youth Wrestling Association

PO Box 154 
Big Lake, Minnesota 55309

Email Us: [email protected]
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