The new 98,000 square foot Carroll Dibler Gymnasium gives space to all sports.
El Paso Times
The El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will resume City Sports Leagues on Sept. 19 after receiving guidance from public health officials and in accordance with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s guidelines for recreational sports.
“While return to play has been approved, we urge participants, coaches and parents to please adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines,” said city-county health authority Hector Ocaranza. “Following the recommendations will not only keep our athletes, spectators and community safe, but they will also help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and avoid unnecessary exposure.”
All City sports will resume with the start of youth football followed by youth and adult sports such as softball, baseball, and basketball, soccer and inline hockey shortly after.
Local youth soccer players participate in a recent camp hosted by the El Paso Locomotive (Photo: El Paso Locomotive)
“Time and physical activity, especially sports, are important to the well-being of our community and residents,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Director Ben Fyffe. “We are proud of the hard work our Sports Division staff has done to be able to bring back our City Leagues in a safe and healthy manner for our athletes and the sports community.”
Players, parents, coaches, referees and umpires must follow the health and safety guidelines:
- Social distancing and designated seating for spectators
- Face coverings must be worn when not participating in physical activity
- Temperature checks
- For youth sports – only one spectator is allowed per player
- No spectators allowed at adult leagues
- Installation of hand sanitizing stations
- No congregating before, during and after games
- Cleaning of equipment
Information on City Sports Leagues organized by Parks and Recreation are available on their website.
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