As many of you know, Governor Lee issued an executive order over a week ago allowing contact sports for school and non-school sports to move past drills and conditioning within certain guidelines.  It took a week, but the Tennessee Pledge has now been updated and here is the basic information:

  • Clubs that represent all sports (contact and non-contact) can use the fields for drills, games or tournaments if they are able to follow requirements listed here:  www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/governorsoffice-documents/covid-19-assets/Pledge_Sports.pdf.
  • Please note that some guidelines/requirements are subject to changes per the Knox County Board of Health.  This may include limitations on games, tournaments, etc.  Some of the highlights of the updated requirements are:
    • No practices or scrimmages with other teams or clubs.  Games should be reserved for official competitions.
    • Limit games to local and regional competitions.
    • Club officials must screen all participants, coaches, officials and spectators with questions regarding health per the Tennessee Pledge.
    • Take attendance for each practice or game so that contact tracing can be done if necessary – attendance records will be kept by the rental club.  This should include team personnel, players and spectators.
    • Maintain social distancing (six feet) between players on bench, coaches and officials.
    • Face coverings should be worn by coaches and officials if at least 15 feet of distance cannot be maintained due to the projected voice.
    • Face coverings should be worn by players when not actively engaged in play if six feet of distancing cannot be attained.
    • Face coverings are recommended for all spectators and families should maintain at least six feet of social distance from other family groups, players or officials.
    • No handshakes, high fives or any other celebratory contact.
    • Do not share beverages or unpackaged food.  Players should bring their own individual servings should be provided.
    • Concessions at tournaments should only be provided by food trucks that are following the Tennessee Pledge Restaurant Guidelines.
    • Water fountains and changing rooms at MBLP will remain closed – restrooms will be open until 8 p.m. each evening.
    • No spitting, chewing tobacco, sunflower seed chewing, etc. will be allowed on or near the athletic fields.

In addition, please remember these Town of Farragut regulations:

  • Athletic fields can be used by clubs (non-household/non-associated) by rental only.
  • Athletic fields can be used by individuals or household/associated small groups (5 or less) without reservation if field is open and available.
  • No organized practices, scrimmages, games or coaching for pay are allowed without a reservation.
  • High school and college sports fall under different rules and regulations – rentals to these groups will be dependent on those regulations.

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