MBSEF Winter Operations Plan:

Please read this letter from MBSEF Executive Director, John Schiemer. This letter includes information on how MBSEF plans to operate program wide this winter season.

Dear MBSEF Families and Athletes:

As we begin our fall programming there is a lot of activity at our new facility, the Bill Healy Training Center. There are numerous athletes participating in dryland conditioning, trampoline training and mountain biking. Our building is being used many hours during the week, which was the goal. I thought it would be a good time to communicate some Covid-19 risk mitigation guidelines to ensure that we are able to keep our facility open and our programs continuing without any breaks in participation.

Though none of us like the impact of Covid 19, we are all passionate about what we are doing and so we need to all work to protect ourselves, each other, our facilities, and keep our programs functioning. No one wants a break in our season personally or as a program.

The following risk mitigation guidelines will help us keep our facility open and our programs continuing without any breaks in participation:

First and foremost, please talk with your athletes daily about their health and how they are feeling. If your athlete is exhibiting any signs of symptoms of Covid-19 please keep them at home. These symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose not related to allergies, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

Athletes who have had close contact with a person who has symptoms or has tested positive should stay home and refrain from coming to MBSEF programs until it is medically determined that they are no longer contagious and it is safe for them to return to their program.

If an athlete has been exposed or tested positive for Covid-19 please contact your coach and let them know immediately.

Athletes should enter and exit the building using the back entrances.

On occasion, more often than not we will be temperature checking our athletes.

Face coverings are required at all times when training at MBSEF.

Athletes must be extra vigilant about social distancing and stay at least 6 feet apart from each other. We know this can be difficult because of friendships and the excitement about being together. But we must maintain social distancing at all times.

Athletes should come appropriately dressed and ready for their programs. Shoes should be worn at all times in the facility. Athletes using the trampoline must wear socks.

Although we have new restroom facilities, we are currently not using these restroom facilities as changing rooms.

There should be no sharing of food or water. Please bring a full water bottle for your program. Our water fountains are blocked, the water bottle fill station is available.

All athletes are expected to help sanitize equipment and continuously wash their hands. There are a number of sanitization stations around our facility, please use them.

Weather permitting, we will have our roll up door open for air circulation and the ability for our athletes to be outside as much as possible.

As you probably know, this season is going to look very different than previous years. We will have more guidance and information on this as the season draws closer. We will make every effort to accommodate our athletes this season, but there will be adjustments that we will have to make to our programs. We do not yet know all of these adjustments, as with most things right now, this is a fluid situation.

At a minimum, athletes should plan on getting ready at their cars and eating lunch at their cars. Food service and lodge use at Mt. Bachelor this season will be minimal. For parents, this means that you will likely have to be at Mt. Bachelor the entire day or have a car pooling arrangement with other families. If you are not able to do this, it might be best to sit this season out. If this is the case, please contact Kathy for a program refund.

Thanks for entrusting your athletes with MBSEF, and we sincerely appreciate your flexibility. We are hoping for a safe and successful season, but most of all, we are hoping for lots of snow at night and sunny days at Mt. Bachelor.

Best Regards,
John Schiemer
Executive Director