With gymnastics season right around the corner many Coaches, Parents and Students are probably wondering how everyone can stay safe from the Coronavirus. Of course, there will be social distancing and mask-wearing recommendations but what about keeping the mats and apparatus disinfected? Will coaches be able to spot gymnasts?
As the gymnastic community begins to discuss the safe return of students a few things to keep in mind is emotions will surely be running high and it may take students a bit longer to get back into competition shape. Coaches need to be patient and understanding.
The Centers for Disease Control offers specific guidelines for youth sports. These guidelines suggest creating small groups of athletes and coaches and suggesting these groups stay together for a period of time to reduce person to person contact. Other considerations may include giving each athlete their own container of chalk that they may take with them to each apparatus to reduce the risk of infection. Gym bags should remain with each individual gymnast and kept at least 6 feet apart from other gym bags. Create Hand Sanitation areas throughout the gym. Clean and disinfect equipment (balance beam, bars, mats, and vault) frequently.
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