ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  The NJSIAA also released the Phase 2 Guidelines for teams returning to the field. These guidelines will be in place after teams successfully complete Phase 1. 
PHASE 2 GUIDELINES
Rationale
Phase 2 allows for increased team activities as it pertains to skills and drills development and permits schools to use indoor facilities if approved by the school district. Once individual pods of student-athletes have successfully completed Phase 1, and providing that there has not been a significant change in health conditions indicating otherwise, progression to Phase 2 is medically appropriate. Larger groups of student-athletes are permitted during Phase 2 because the individual pods have worked out together without a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a two-week period.
 
Phase 2 allows the pods from phase 1 to be combined into a pod of 25-30 student-athletes. Student-athletes will be permitted to share sports equipment within their newly formed pod only. Limiting the sharing of equipment to pods will, as in Phase 1, help to control the spread of COVID-19. It is imperative that all sports equipment be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with applicable guidelines.
 
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Screening
No Additions - follow general guidelines.
 
Workouts
1. Phase 2 allows for increased team activities as it pertains to skills and drills development and permits schools to use indoor facilities if approved by the school district.

2. Workouts shall be no more than one hundred twenty (120) minutes in duration and shall include a ten (10) minute warm-up, and a ten (10) minute cool down.
3. Phase 2 will last two (2) weeks form the date of the first workout.
4. Only one workout per day is permitted during Phase 2
5. There must be a minimum of 2 practices for every 7 days totaling 4 practices
6. The maximum number of practices is 6 for every 7 days totaling 12 practices
7. There must be one (1) day of rest per every seven (7) days.

8. For indoor workouts, care should be taken to provide good air circulation.
9. Weight Room Guidelines
a. Resistance training should be limited to body weight, sub-maximal lifts and use of resistance bands.
b. Maximum lifts should be limited, and power cages should be used for squats and bench presses.
c. If six feet away, spotters may be at end of each bar.
d. Weight room touch points must be cleaned both before and after use by teams and specific equipment cleaned after each athlete use.
e. Appropriate clothing should be worn in the weight room to minimize sweat transmission to surfaces.
f. Any exposed foam or porous surfaces should be adequately covered.
 
Face Coverings
No Additions - follow general guidelines.
 
Pods
 
1. The pods from phase 1 can be combined into a pod of 25-30 student-athletes.
2. All movements must be tracked to ensure all student-athletes in a given pod are in the same Phase
3. For outdoor workouts:
a. More than one pod of student-athletes can be in a single area, provided there is twelve (12) to eighteen (18) feet between each pod.
4. For indoor workouts:
a. The total number of pods permitted will be determined by the size of the area and by calculating the maximum number of student-athletes and coaches that can maintain 6 feet of social distancing at all times.
5. For indoor workouts in the weight room:
a. The maximum number of student-athletes in a weight training pod is 10.
b. The total number of pods permitted will be determined by the size of the area and by calculating the maximum number of student-athletes and coaches that can maintain six (6) feet of social distancing at all times.
 
6. Pods must stay together throughout the entirety of Phase 2.
7. Consider using marks on the floor to maintain social distancing for all indoor workouts.
8. Social distancing of at least six (6) feet shall be maintained between student-athletes and staff at all times, including within the pods.
 
Sports Equipment
1. Balls may be used throughout Phase 2 as part of the workouts.
2. Balls can be dribbled, passed, caught, thrown, punted, handed off etc. within their pods only.
3. All other equipment, like sticks, rackets, bats, etc. may be used if they are the student-athletes personal equipment and should not be shared.
4. During Phase 2, no helmets or shoulder pads are permitted.
 
Locker Rooms/Restrooms
No Additions - follow general guidelines.
 
Hygiene
No Additions - follow general guidelines.
 
Forms
No Additions - follow general guidelines.