Dayton Christian School Athletics
2020-2021 Winter Sports COVID Protocols, Spectator Guidelines & Ticketing Procedures
Dayton Christian Community & Warrior Fans:
As of this date, the Governor’s Office and OHSAA has reaffirmed that the 2020-2021 winter sports season can go forward as planned; but continuation is based on the local decision of each member school to provide its student-athletes with the safest possible environment during participation. At Dayton Christian School, we have decided that the winter sports season will continue so our students can engage in and enjoy educational-based athletics. While the winter season might not look like what we are used to, the DC Athletic Department is excited that our student athletes will have an opportunity to play this winter! All requirements in the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Sports Order must be followed for winter sports as it was this fall.
We all want our students to have a season, but it’s up to all of us (athletes, coaches, staff, officials, and parents) to make sure these requirements are being followed. Our goal is to create a safe environment while mitigating the spread of COVID-19 for all participants and spectators. We ask for your patience, flexibility, and cooperation as we work together to comply with various requirements and guidelines so our students can have a season.
Please note, as we visit various schools this winter season, many schools will have different site requirements, ticketing procedures, and spectator limits when attending their athletic event. Please understand that all schools will not operate in the same manner as Dayton Christian based on their location, size of facility, and other local controls. Please be respectful and flexible when attending an away contest.
It is anticipated that game schedules will change during the course of the winter season and frequent adjustments will need to be made. The athletic office will regularly communicate such information and changes with each head coach including all site requirements for participation and ticket allowances to attend contests. The head coach is responsible for communicating such information with his/her athletes and parents.
Let’s CARE for each other this winter season; be godly, be gracious, and be gritty!
Please review, understand, and agree to the following 2020-2021 Winter Sports COVID Protocols, Spectator Guidelines & Ticketing Procedures for athletic events hosted by Dayton Christian School:
- If you are feeling sick, exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in direct contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVD-19, YOU MUST STAY HOME.
- All players, coaches, officials, game personnel, athletic trainers, and spectators must conduct a daily symptom assessment before attending a Dayton Christian athletic event.
- All coaches, players, medical staff, game workers, media, and spectators must wear a facial covering at all times, other than the players actively competing.
- Keep a safe distance! Social distancing is required. Spectators must sit in family groups, but must be socially distanced from other individuals and family groups in the bleachers. To help with this, please sit on the decals that are socially distanced throughout the bleachers.
- No congregating before or after contests is permitted between any player, coach, and spectator. Please exit the facility quickly once the event is over and wait for the players in your personal vehicle.
- Shield yourself from germs. Wash or sanitize your hands often. Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the facility.
- There will be signage throughout the venue reminding all attendees of social distancing, facial coverings, and the importance of personal hygiene.
Spectator Limitations by Venue:
- All Dayton Christian HOME athletic events will have a spectator limitation of 15% of total capacity AND follow the recommendation that contests are now limited to the parents/guardians and immediate family members of the participants until at least January 1, 2021. Extended family members of the participants, DC students, faculty/staff, alumni, and other fans will NOT be able to attend athletic events until at least January 1. Tickets allocated to parents/guardians cannot be transferred or used by someone else. Again, attendance is restricted to parents/guardians and immediate family members of the participants only.
- Warrior Center (basketball, wrestling, cheerleading): 3 tickets per rostered participant and coach. 2 tickets per cheerleader.
- Dayton Raiders Aquatic Center (swimming): no spectators allowed.
- Poelking South Lanes (bowling): 2 parents per bowler.
- Players, coaches, officials, cheerleaders, band members, game workers, and media do not count toward the 15% spectator capacity.
- Cheerleaders and band members will not travel to away contests this winter.
- Due to the limitations on spectators, tickets will only be sold online for events this winter.
- All basketball games (Grades 7-12): tickets must be purchased online. No tickets will be sold at the gate on game-day.
- Passcodes will be given to the coach to distribute to each player, coach, and cheerleader to purchase their tickets online.
- Wrestling meets: tickets must be purchased online. No ticket sales at the gate.
- Swimming: no spectators, no admission charged.
- Bowling: no admission charged to attend.
- We recommend waiting until the day of the contest to purchase your digital tickets. Refunds will be issued if a game is cancelled (minus processing fees). If a game is rescheduled, tickets already purchased will be accepted on the rescheduled date.
- There will be no season or sport passes this winter.
- The Athletic Department reserves the right to change ticketing procedures as necessary.
Social Distancing for Spectators:
To ensure social distancing and sufficient seating for all in attendance, please sit with members of your immediate household. Decals, like the one on the left, are placed throughout the bleachers to ensure six-foot distance between family groups. Please sit on the decal.
Students Return to Play from COVID-19:
As a reminder, the Ohio Health Director’s Sports Order says that a student-athlete who tests positive for COVID-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, shall not return to sports activities until a documented medical exam is performed clearing the individual prior to the individual returning to participate in practice or games. The documented medical exam must specifically include an assessment of the cardiac/heart of high intensity exercise due to the potential of myocarditis occurring in COVID-19 patients. Please utilize this COVID-19 Return to Play form, to verify that the student can or cannot return to practices or games.
- Concessions will be available but on a limited scale.
- Because of a generous donation, we will be able to live stream home basketball, wrestling, and swimming contests for FREE on our YouTube page. However, this will take us the next few weeks to get up and running. The DC Athletic Department website and social media pages will communicate live streaming information as it is available for all home and away contests.
- Dayton Christian will follow NFHS and OHSAA rule modifications for each sport, as necessary.
- The OHSAA launched a COVID-19 Observer’s Program in the fall at the strong recommendation of the Governor’s Office, and the program will continue this winter. Observers are designated individuals who are attending athletic contests throughout the state to ensure mandates in the Ohio Health Director’s Sports Order are being followed. The observers file reports with the OHSAA. It is IMPERATIVE that administrators and coaches are diligent in ensuring that the Ohio Health Director’s Sports Order is being followed. Schools are reminded:
- Participants not in the contest ARE REQUIRED to wear facial coverings on the sidelines.
- Participants not in the contest and on the sidelines ARE REQUIRED to be socially distanced.
- Outside of game play, players are NOT PERMITTED to have physical contact with their teammates (such as high-fives and handshakes). Coaches and other team personnel are also not permitted to have physical contact with players.
- Any spectators in attendance ARE REQUIRED to wear facial coverings and to be socially distanced.
Additional information and resources can be found online:
- State of Ohio Health Director’s Sports Order
- Responsible RestartOhio for Sports
- Responsible Restart Ohio for Sport Venues
- OHSAA Correspondences
Thank you for your continued support of our student-athletes. Let’s have a Christ-centered, gracious, and gritty winter sport season!