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The Park Ridge Athletic Association encourages youth development by providing opportunities for personal and athletic growth.  The PRAA promotes sportsmanship, self-esteem and the development of life skills through engaging youths in sports while providing a safe, healthy, positive environment. Our PRAA Members, Sports Commissioners and Coaches handle a variety of tasks including running each sports program, coordinating fundraising events, uniforms and equipment, the scheduling of games and field/gym time, team organization, inter-town communication and coordination and many other things.

Without our PRAA Trustees, Commissioners, Coaches and Volunteers our sports programs would not be possible.   Become involved, and help contribute to the growth and on-going maintenance of the sports programs for your children.


PRAA POLICIES and PROCEDURES


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MEETING SCHEDULE

Participating families are invited to each PRAA meeting to discuss ideas and address concerns with the Board of Trustees.  Unable to attend? Please email DanielleSchwartz@parkridge.k12.nj.us to discuss topics.

2022 Meeting Dates:

January 10  @ 7:30  (Location: Zoom Virtual Call)

February 15 @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

March 14 @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

April 11 @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

May 9 @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

June 13 @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

July 11  @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

August 8  @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

September 12  @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

October 10  @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

November 14  @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

December 12  @ 7:30 (Location: TBD)

 

UPDATED COVID PROTOCOLS FOR 2021 FALL/WINTER SEASONĀ 

The Park Ridge Athletic Association had developed and continues to follow protocols based on those prepared by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) regarding social distancing and masks. Periodic changes to these protocols may be announced systemwide to ensure a safe environment for all participants. Please continue to monitor emails and announcements on the PRAA website for updates. The following should help clarify any questions or concerns. 

In addition, coaches of respective sports will also communicate additional waivers required for participation in the season, if applicable. Non-compliance with required documentation will not be tolerated and could result in an athlete not participating in practice or games. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  

FACE COVERINGS 

Per revised NJDOH and NJSIAA guidance, face marks are not required for outdoor sports activities. Face covering are required indoors unless actively engaged in aerobic activity. Please note our NWBSA Soccer league, have specific face covering guidelines, which will be shared with coaches and parents.

It is advised all participants continue to maintain social distancing where appropriate.

REPORTING COVID-RELATED INFORMATION 

PRAA members are required to report COVID related situations involving a PRAA athlete and/or coach by sending an email to info@parkridgeathletics.com

If a coach/player/etc. is exposed to or tests positive for Covid-19: 

  1. Please email info@parkridgeathletics.com with as much detail as possible regarding onset of symptoms, and/or last date of exposure to PRAA-affiliated program 
  1. The PRAA will collaborate with the Park Ridge Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to evaluate the information/situation 
  1. Outcome/next steps will be communicated to all potentially impacted individuals as determined by OEM  

This coordinated effort will include the Park Ridge School District (PRSD). It is intended to provide consistency, with emphasis on privacy and accuracy of all information.  

Parents /coaches are prohibited from notifying teams, athletes and or anyone else in the community on behalf of the PRAA.  

QUARANTINE REMINDER

Persons who test positive for COVID-19 and are symptomatic or persons with COVID-19 symptoms who weren’t tested or who are waiting for test results.

Stay home and isolate from other people for at least 5 full days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms).

a. If symptoms resolve (fever-free for 24 hours and other symptoms improve), isolation can end after 5 full days (i.e., on day 6). Individuals must continue to wear a well-fitted mask when around others at home and in public through day 10. For those ending quarantine on day 5, this would be during days 6 through 10.

b. If symptoms persist (fever or if other symptoms have not improved), continue to isolate until fever-free for 24 hours and other symptoms have improved.

Persons who test positive for COVID-19 but have no symptoms

Stay home and isolate from other people for at least 5 full days (day 0 is the day of the positive viral test).

a. If no symptoms develop, isolation can end after 5 full days (i.e., on day 6). Individuals must continue to wear a well-fitted mask when around others at home and in public through day 10. For those ending quarantine on day 5, this would be during days 6 through 10.

b. If symptoms develop within one week of the positive test, the 5-day isolation period starts over with day 0 being the first day of symptoms. Follow recommendations for ending isolation for persons who have COVID-19 symptoms.

COORDINATION WITH PARK RIDGE COMMUNITY 

Furthermore, the PRAA follows PRSD athletic calendars regarding COVID related events, so if PRSD athletics are suspended due to COVID, so too are events under the PRAA.