Summer Workouts: What to Expect

Several Durham Academy athletics teams plan to conduct summer workouts with the following guidelines in place. All summer workouts are entirely voluntary; if at any point, the student-athlete, parent or coach feels uncomfortable participating, they should stop.  


Precautions taken by NCISAA and DA Athletics due to COVID-19 are subject to change.

Vulnerable individuals:​ For the purpose of these guidelines, vulnerable individuals are people who are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to, people 65 years or older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions. These people should avoid summer workouts.

Face coverings:​ Athletes, coaches, staff, and participants will wear a cloth face covering when not actively engaged in physical activity or when they may be near (less than 6 feet from) other people.

Cohorts: ​Athletes will be placed in cohorts of 10 or less people and will not cross over throughout the remainder of the summer.

Spectators:​ Parents will not be permitted to attend summer practice sessions.

Stage One​

Beginning June 22 (2-week minimum)

  • No shared equipment
  • No contact
  • No shared towels/clothing
  • Individual activities with the use of equipment permitted
  • Locker rooms closed

Stage Two​

If phase one is uninterrupted (2-week minimum)

  • Equipment may be shared, but should be sanitized frequently & after every practice
  • No contact
  • No shared towels/clothing
  • Passing/team drills permitted
  • Locker rooms closed

Stage Three​

In place until fall season

  • Shared equipment that can be cleaned between each use
  • No shared towels/clothing
  • Live drills and scrimmaging within the cohort


Failure to have any of the following will result in dismissal from practice:

  • Face mask
  • Filled personal water bottle (minimum 30 oz)
  • Up-to-date ​physical
  • COVID waiver (available on Veracross after July 2)

Screening Questions

Asked by a coach to individual athletes before a session begins:

  1. Do you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea?
  2. Have you had any of these symptoms since last time you were here?
  3. Have you been tested for COVID-19? (If “yes” DA SPORTS MEDICINE WILL NEED PROOF OF NEGATIVE TEST.)
  4. Have you potentially been exposed* to COVID-19 or have reason to believe you/someone in your household have COVID-19?
  5. Have you shared a home or been in close contact with anyone who has these symptoms, has been tested, or has reason to believe they’ve been exposed to COVID-19?
  6. Visual check for: flushed cheeks, fatigue, breathing irregularities, shivering, sweating or irritability.
  7. Temperature taken. (Must be under 100.4F)

Temperature and attendance are to be checked before each session.

It will be a summer policy that athletes must communicate with their coach if they cannot attend a practice that they signed up for. No calls/No shows for sessions will require follow ups from coaches.