COVID-19 South Jersey Devils Return to Play Guidelines

Devils Return to Play Guidelines

  • All players will remain in the car until THEIR coach sends a REMIND message to the team to come out and meet at the designated spot. If you have not joined Remind do so immediately.

Team Remind codes:

Send a text to 81010 and text the message listed below next to the appropriate team

      • 2021 Uses TeamSnap – contact Coach Carr to be added to list
      • 2022/23   @sjdevils22
      • 2024/25  @202425d
      • 2026   @bbh998
      • 2027   @devils20
      • 2028/29  @devils2028
  • All players will have their temperature checked prior to practice by a Devils Staff member
  • All Devils staff members will wear a mask
  • All players will wear a mask while not competing
  • Players will not be allowed to share equipment or water bottles 
  • Players will not be allowed to slap hands or shake hands
  • Drills will be designed to keep players 6 ft apart at all times until guidelines allow for contact (Tentative date 7/6)
  • Parents/guardians must wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart when spectating
  • Sanitation wipes and sanitizer will be available
  • Players should arrive dressed and ready to play
  • No bathroom use will be permitted

Family Responsibilities

  • Parents and Guardians are responsible to fill out a questionnaire THE DAY OF PRACTICE. The questionnaire will be provided in email and website format. If the questionnaire is not filled out prior to practice, the player will be asked to sit out until it is by a Devil’s Staff member. 
  • Wipe down lacrosse equipment before and after each practice session
  • Stay at home if you are feeling sick or experiencing the following COVID-19 symptoms. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Prior to practice, all families must assess their child by taking their temperature and reviewing the health questionnaire to look for any of the following signs:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fever of 100.3 degrees F/37.9 degrees C
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. 

Consistent with applicable law and privacy policies, all coaches, staff, and families of players (as feasible) must self-report to the South Jersey Devils designated safety coordinators Deanna Ettore, Janae Zechman, and Sandy Stockl if they have COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days in accordance with other applicable laws and regulations. Notify staff, officials, families, and the public of youth sports facility closures and restrictions in place to limit COVID-19 exposure.

Devils Action Plan

  1. Families and Devils staff must self-report to one of the South Jersey Devils designated safety coordinators, if they have COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days in accordance with other applicable laws and regulations.
  2. Notification to all staff, families, and sports facilities of a positive test for COVID-19 via email and appropriate action will then be taken.
  3. If a player feels ill while at practice by experiencing specific COVID-19 symptoms, they must report to the coach, their temperature will be taken, they will be removed from the field immediately and the parent will be given directions to the nearest COVID testing site.  


SJ Devils Lacrosse will abide by all health and safety guidelines, recommendations, policies and procedures as established and updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), and the Executive Orders of Governor Phil Murphy. SJ Devils Lacrosse will not be responsible for any COVID-19-related personal injuries or losses sustained as a result of participation in SJ Devils Lacrosse activities.


The first week will be 1.5-hour practices to help acclimate players to heat and conditioning/running.


Players should begin running/conditioning outside on their own to acclimate to the heat.