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2021 Spring Season Information

By Bedford Cannons, 12/14/20, 9:15AM EST

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Welcome to Spring 2021!

If there's one thing that's for certain, it's this - it feels good to write the year "2021"! And while 2020 isn't quite done with us yet, we're excited to begin turning the page to Spring 2021 and a new season of Bedford Cannons lacrosse! 

It goes without saying that the world of youth sports is still not business as usual. But we've worked hard behind the scenes to provide a safe environment to resume the lacrosse development we're known for, and to give the kids of Bedford a piece of the normalcy they so badly need. 

As always, we're committed to the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, and families. You'll see all the steps we're taking to address COVID-19 at the bottom of this page, and you have our word that we'll continue to monitor and address changes in state and federal guidelines as we proceed through the season. 

For those of you who are new to our program, welcome! We're excited to meet you and welcome you to the Cannons family. For our returning families, this year will be a little different than we're used to. But we're committed to assembling as much of a season as we can safely do, and we welcome you back to our program. 

Please see below for details on the Spring 2021 season. We have addressed many of the primary topic areas, but encourage you to email bedfordcannonspresident@gmail.com with specific questions. 

Onward to 2021! 

Program Offerings

Pre-K and K Boys and Girls
Little Laxers
Pre-K and K, meets once per week on Saturdays
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Grades 1-2 Boys
Boys Rec Lacrosse
One practice per week, game in Bedford on Saturdays
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Grades 1-8 Boys and Girls
Boys & Girls Travel Program
Two practices per week, travel games on Sundays (in Bedford and other southern NH towns)
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Register for Spring 2021

With state and local guidelines in mind, we MUST limit registrations to ensure our athletes and coaches are properly spaced and we have enough room to adequately run our programs. If you intend on playing Cannons in Spring 2021, please don't wait to register. It's almost a certainty that we'll need to limit roster size this season. 

 

Cost

Pre-K and K Boys and Girls
Little Laxers - Outdoor Only (starts in April) - $75

Grades 1-8 Boys and Girls
Rec & Travel - Outdoor Only (starts in April) - $200
Rec & Travel - Outdoor with Indoor Skills Option (starts in January) - $250

There is a family maximum of $450 - you must register all athletes during the same registration session in order to get the family max discount. 

If you have questions or concerns about our tuition costs, please contact bedfordcannonspresident@gmail.com.

Registration Raffle

We're excited to run our registration raffle again for Spring 2021! 

Any athlete who registers by 11:59pm on December 31st will be entered to win prizes from our amazing sponsors:

  • Inside Scoop
  • 1750 Taphouse
  • Puritan Backroom
  • Elite Personal Training & Fitness
  • Pro Lax Custom Lacrosse
  • and more! 

Your registration is your entry, so register today to be entered! 

Indoor Skills Sessions

While we view our indoor skills sessions as a huge differentiator between the Cannons and other programs, and value the 'head start' our athletes get by attending, we also understand and recognize the decision families must make around indoor sports during the pandemic. 

Please see below for important notes around this year's indoor skills sessions:

  • Indoor skills sessions are included in the tuition for anyone who registers for Grades 1-8 Travel or Rec Lacrosse and selects the 'Indoor Skills' option (see pricing section above). Only athletes who have registered may attend. 
  • Indoor skills are not for Little Laxers, or for athletes registered for the 'Outdoor Only' option.
  • Skills will be run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting January 19th through early April at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford NH. 
  • Specific COVID-related guidelines for indoor sessions can be seen below. 
  • Days, times, and all details related to the Indoor Skills can be found here: https://www.bedfordcannons.org/news_article/show/849095

Travel Team Evaluations

In order to accommodate athletes who elect the Outdoor Only option for this spring, we will be holding evaluations on an outdoor turf field sometime in March. Specific details will be announced once they are finalized. 

Please note that your choice to participate in indoor sessions will have no bearing on your team selection. Players will not be penalized for choosing the Outdoor Only registration option. 

A quick note about evaluations - when it comes to tryouts for the Cannons, we do NOT "cut" players. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment for athletes in Bedford to learn the game of lacrosse. Our evaluations are designed to ensure that players are placed on the teams that will best promote that development. More details regarding evaluations will be shared as we approach them in March. 

COVID-19 Guidelines

The health and safety of our athletes, coaches, and families is our #1 priority. We understand and respect that each family must make the best decision for them, and vow to make our events as safe as we can. Please read below for the full list of guidelines we'll abide by for the Spring 2021 season. 

BEFORE EVERY CANNONS EVENT (INDOOR OR OUTDOOR)

If the answer is “YES” to any of the following questions or you are not feeling 100% healthy, you/your player must stay home.

1. Do you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had any symptoms in the last 10 days (see Universal Guidelines for list of potential symptoms) or fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher?

2. Have you had any close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

3. Are you pending results of a COVID test?

FOR INDOOR TRAINING @ NH SPORTSPLEX

NH Sportsplex has worked closely with the State of New Hampshire’s Re-opening Task Force to help create and now administer the industry’s state guidances for health and fitness and amateur youth sports. They have been operating under the guidance of phase 2 for amateur youth sports since June 18th, 2020 and continue to monitor updates and make adjustments as needed and/or required by the state.

NH Sportsplex Building Adaptations:

  • Increased filter exchanges for all HVAC units
  • Installed NEW iWave-C air purification technology
  • Added foot pulls to main entrances and door stops on all entrance doors
  • Instituted one-way foot traffic flow for entry and exit

Indoor Mask Policy
Mask are required by ALL people entering NH Sportsplex. Anyone
who shows up without a mask will not be permitted inside.

Spectators:

  • 1 spectator per player (no exceptions)
  • All spectators must wear masks at all times (no exceptions) and distance 6ft apart

Players:

During indoor training sessions

  • Practice plans will be developed to avoid long lines or grouping of players
  • Players should bring their own water bottles
  • Families are encouraged to AVOID carpooling
  • Coaches will wear makes for the entirety of training
  • Players are encouraged to dress at their car to avoid changing inside the building

We will continue to monitor guidelines and recommendations, and may amend these rules as we proceed through the indoor training sessions. 

 

FOR OUTDOOR TRAINING/EVALUATIONS

We will monitor guidelines and recommendations, and will publish a full list of guidelines prior to moving outdoors in the March/April timeline.