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CITY OF HOOVER / HOOVER EAST / HAA PARTICIPATION POLICY

CITY OF HOOVER / HOOVER EAST / HAA PARTICIPATION POLICY

This Policy applies to all Hoover Athletic Association (“HAA”) and Hoover Sports Park East (“Hoover East”) affiliated teams, and any other team using HAA or Hoover East facilities, and is in addition to all other policies, requirements, guidelines, and restrictions of state and local authorities or other host parks, including, but not limited to, the orders and guidelines set forth in the current Amended Safer At Home Order issued by the State of Alabama and the Guidelines for Adult and Youth Athletic Activities issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health, which are incorporated herein by reference and can be found in this link.  HAA and Hoover East make no representations regarding, and bear no responsibility for, the safety of any person participating in or attending an event at a HAA or Hoover East facility, or participate on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at a HAA or Hoover East facility, or on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at another park or facility.  This policy includes, but is not limited to, practices, scrimmages, and events.

1. General. No player, coach, parent, guardian, family member, or other guest/attendee may participate in a team event at a HAA or Hoover East facility, or on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at a HAA or Hoover East facility, or on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at another park or facility, unless they acknowledge and electronically sign the Hoover East/HAA Participation Waiver below.

2. Illness. No player, coach, parent, guardian, family member, or other guest/attendee may attend, or participate in, an event at a HAA or Hoover East facility, or on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at a HAA or Hoover East facility, or on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at another park or facility, while having any flu or corona-like symptoms, including without limitation: (i) fever, (ii) cough, (iii) congestion, (iv) aches, (v) shortness of breath, and/or (vi) upset stomach.  It is the responsibility of each player and his family to ensure compliance with this requirement, including without limitation each player and his family’s acknowledgement that they are responsible for reasonably monitoring and maintaining a reasonable level of knowledge about flu or corona-like symptoms or potential flu or corona-like symptoms identified by federal, state and local agencies and organizations. 

3.  Responsibility for Health Screening.  Anyone attending or participating in an event at a HAA or Hoover East facility, or on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at a HAA or Hoover East facility, or on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at another park or facility, MUST take their own temperatures, and those of their participating or spectating children or guests, before arriving.  A normal temperature does not exceed 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In addition, anyone attending or participating in an event at a HAA or Hoover East facility, or on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at a HAA or Hoover East facility, or on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at another park or facility, MUST be able to answer ALL of the following questions with “NO”:

  • Have you, any family member, any guest, or the participant been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the preceding 14 days?

 

  • Have you, any family member, any guest, or the participant experienced a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat within the last 48 hours?

 

  • Have you, any family member, any guest, or the participant had a fever in the last 48 hours?

 

  • Have you, any family member, any guest, or the participant experienced new loss of taste or smell in the last 48 hours?

 

  • Have you, any family member, any guest, or the participant or experienced vomiting or diarrhea in the last 48 hours?

Anyone who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms (answers yes to any of the above screening questions or who is running a fever) should leave the event immediately, or not attend the event, and seek medical care or COVID-19 testing or both.

4. Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk. Any player, coach, parent, guardian, family member, or other guest/attendee who attends or participates in an event whether at a HAA or Hoover East facility or on behalf of HAA or Hoover East at another park or facility does so voluntarily and having acknowledged the current global health crisis and unconditionally assumes the risk associated with said attendance and/or participation.

5. Head Coach Responsibility. Each team Head Coach shall be responsible for administering and monitoring that team practices and games are conducted in compliance with this Policy and the current State of Alabama “Amended Safer at Home” Order, the Guidelines for Adult and Youth Athletic Activities issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health, the guidance of the CDC, and/or the guidance of any county or municipal authority applicable to the location where the event is attended.

6. Individual Participant/Coach/Family Member/Spectator Responsibility. Each participant, coach, family member, and/or spectator shall be responsible, where applicable, for (i) providing and wearing a mask or other facial covering that covers the person’s nostrils and mouth at all times while within six feet of a person from another household except when a participant or coach is directly participating in the athletic activity (ii) sanitizing the player’s own equipment before and after each event (for example, baseball equipment includes gloves, helmets, hats, and bats), which may not be shared with other team members; and (ii) providing his/her own water bottle (labeled by name), which may not be shared with other team members.

7. Team Responsibility. The Team, including participants, coaches, parents, guardians, family members, or other guests/attendees shall be responsible for adhering to all aspects of this Policy, the current State of Alabama “Safer at Home” Order, the Guidelines for Adult and Youth Athletic Activities issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health, the guidance of the CDC, and/or the guidance of any county or municipal authority applicable to the location where the event is attended.

8. Compliance with Host Park Regulations. Each team, participant, guardian, family member, or other guest/attendee agrees to comply with all rules, regulations, restrictions, and conditions imposed by any host park at which it is playing if not at a HAA or Hoover East facility.

9. Ultimate Responsibility. It is the responsibility of each participant, parent, guardian, family member, or other guest/attendee to ensure his or her own safety.  HAA and Hoover East have no responsibility for, and make no representations, warranties, or guarantees with respect to, anyone’s safety

CITY OF HOOVER / HOOVER EAST / HAA PARTICIPATION WAIVER

CITY OF HOOVER / HOOVER EAST / HAA PARTICIPATION WAIVER

 

It is the policy of Hoover East and HAA to permit participants, teams, family members, and guest attendees/spectators to utilize Hoover East and HAA facilities and to participate in affiliated HAA or Hoover East activities, including, but not limited to, practices, scrimmages and events, upon the recognition and agreement of each participant and his/her family that Hoover East and HAA, and the boards of directors, council members, departments, employees, agents, and representatives of such organizations make no representations, warranties, or guarantees about the safety of any participant or attendee at any event with respect to the current global health crisis and any injury, illness, or loss which may occur as a result of such participation and/or attendance.

This policy and the waivers below are in addition to all other policies, waivers, and conditions of Hoover East and HAA with respect to utilization of Hoover East and HAA facilities and participation in affiliated HAA or Hoover East activities, including, but not limited to, practices, scrimmages and events.  Said other policies, waivers, and conditions, include, but are not limited to, the City of Hoover/Hoover East/HAA Participation Policy, the current State of Alabama “Safer at Home” Order, the Guidelines for Adult and Youth Athletic Activities issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health, the guidance of the CDC, and/or the guidance of any county or municipal authority applicable to the location where the event is attended.

Participant and Family Acknowledgement of City of Hoover/Hoover East/HAA Participation Policy. I hereby attest on behalf of myself, my family, and my participant, for whom I am the parent or legal guardian, that I have read thoroughly, acknowledge, and agree to abide by the City of Hoover/Hoover East/HAA Participation Policy as set forth above and incorporated within this waiver by reference, including, but not limited to, the applicable policies, orders, and guidelines referenced therein.

Participant and Family Acknowledgement of Responsibility for Health Screening.  I hereby acknowledge and agree on behalf of myself, my family, and my participant, for whom I am the parent or legal guardian, that I am responsible for:

  • MUST take my own temperature, and the temperature of any participating or spectating children or guests, before arriving at a HAA or Hoover East facility or attending an affiliated HAA or Hoover East event.  I acknowledge that a normal temperature does not exceed 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

  • MUST be able to answer ALL of the following questions with “NO” before arriving at a HAA or Hoover East facility or attending an affiliated HAA or Hoover East event:
    • Have I, any family member, any guest, or the participant been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the preceding 14 days?
    • Have I, any family member, any guest, or the participant experienced a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat within the last 48 hours?
    • Have I, any family member, any guest, or the participant had a fever in the last 48 hours?
    • Have I, any family member, any guest, or the participant experienced new loss of taste or smell in the last 48 hours?
    • Have I, any family member, any guest, or the participant or experienced vomiting or diarrhea in the last 48 hours?

I further acknowledge and agree that should I, anyone in my family, or my participant for whom I am the parent or legal guardian, exhibit COVID-19 symptoms (answers yes to any of the above screening questions or who is running a fever), we will leave the event immediately, or not attend the event, and seek medical care or COVID-19 testing or both.

Participant and Family Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk. In consideration of being allowed to participate, and with my consent below, I am acknowledging, for myself, my family members, my guests/attendees, and the participant for whom I am the parent and/or legal guardian participating in or attending at a HAA or Hoover East affiliated event, or participating in or attending at a HAA or Hoover East facility, the current global health crisis and unconditionally assume the risk associated with attendance at and/or participation in any event, on behalf of HAA or Hoover East, or at Hoover East or HAA facilities.

Participant and Family Release of, Indemnification of, and Waiver of, Liability.  In consideration of being allowed to participate, and with my consent below, I am acknowledging, for myself, my family members, my guests/attendees, and the participant for whom I am the parent and/or legal guardian participating in or attending at a HAA or Hoover East affiliated event, or participating in or attending at a HAA or Hoover East facility, the current global health crisis and hereby irrevocably waive, release, agree to indemnify, agree to defend and hold harmless forever, on behalf of and for myself, my participant, and other immediate family members, including my partner, and minor children, the following persons and entities with respect to the current global health crisis and any injury, illness, or loss which may occur as a result of such participation and/or attendance at any practice, scrimmage or event, on behalf of HAA or Hoover East, or at a HAA or Hoover East facility:

(1) Hoover Athletic Association (“HAA”) and Hoover Sports Park East (“Hoover East”), its Board of Directors, and its employees, agents, and representatives,

(2) The City of Hoover, its council members, employees, agents, and representatives, and

(3) All other associated individuals, including umpires and park personnel and their employers, and all other team players, parents, coaches, and guardians.

Participant and Family Acknowledgement of Insurance. In consideration of being allowed to participate, and with my consent below, I am acknowledging that myself, my family members, my guests/attendees, and the participant for whom I am the parent and/or legal guardian participating in or attending at a HAA or Hoover East affiliated event, or participating in or attending at a HAA or Hoover East facility, are, or will be prior to participation or attendance, an insured on a policy of insurance providing benefits to the participant, myself, my family, and any guests of ours attending an HAA or Hoover East affiliated event, or at a HAA or Hoover East event or facility in case of injury, illness, or sickness as a result of my child’s participation with HAA or Hoover East, or my, my family’s, or guests of ours presence or participation at a HAA or Hoover East event or facility.

I hereby assert that as the parent and/or legal guardian of the participant playing with HAA, Hoover East or playing at a HAA or Hoover East facility, the policy of HAA and Hoover East stated above, the risks of the activity, his/her responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations set forth by HAA and Hoover East, and that the participant playing understands this agreement.

BY MY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CONSENT BELOW, I, FOR MYSELF, MY SPOUSE, MY FAMILY AND MINOR CHILD/CHILDREN, HAVE READ THE PARTICIPATION POLICY AND PARTICIPATION WAIVER, FULLY UNDERSTAND THEIR TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY ACKNOWLEDGING AND CONSENTING TO THEM, AND ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT TO THEM FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.