Sports

 
Sports activities, including dance and yoga Follow these guidelines
Indoor Fitness Center guidelines
Outdoor Outdoor Gathering guidelines

All sports participants, regardless of age, must comply with the face covering requirement and  social distancing and hygiene requirements.

All sports are categorized by level of risk as detailed in the Maryland Sports Commission Return to Play Report (PDF).

All sports, regardless of whether they are indoor or outdoor, are limited to low- and medium-risk sports. High-risk sports may engage in practice that involves skills-building and drills.

All tournaments, championships, or events are strictly prohibited, unless a waiver is issued by the County.

Rented sport equipment must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected pursuant to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, using EPA-approved cleaners and disinfectants between usage.

Any business providing skill-building drills and team-based practice in Montgomery County for individuals under the age of 18 must comply with Maryland Department of Health’s Amended Directive and Order Regarding Community, Recreational, Leisure, Cultural and Sporting Gatherings and Events (PDF), dated June 12, 2020, and any subsequent amendments thereto.

Low-Risk Sports

Sports that can be done with social distancing or individually with either no sharing of equipment or the ability to clean the equipment between use by participants. May include sports that involve close contact, but with protective equipment in place that may reduce the likelihood of respiratory particle transmission between participants.

* Bowling alleys must remain closed in Phase 2
** Solo canoeing/kayaking, and tandam canoeing/kayaking within households, is permitted.

  • Archery
  • Auto-racing
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boating
  • Bowling *
  • Canoeing/Kayaking **
  • Cheer (sideline)
  • Cross-Country (staggered start)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Field Events (High Jump, Pole Vault, Javelin, Shot-Put)
  • Fishing
  • Foot Golf
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jousting
  • Mountain Bicycling
  • Orienteering
  • Rodeo
  • Rope Jumping
  • Running
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skate Boarding
  • Shooting
  • Single Scull
  • Surfing
  • Individual Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Table Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing
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Medium-Risk Sports

Sports that involve close, sustained contact, but with protective equipment in place that may reduce the likelihood of

  • respiratory particle transmission between participants, OR
  • intermittent close contact, OR
  • group sports, OR
  • sports that use equipment that can’t be cleaned between participants.

* Allowed in Phase 3 in Montgomery County
** Roller skating rinks must remain closed in Phase 2

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Biathlon
  • BMX
  • Boating
  • Broomball
  • Cricket
  • Disc Golf
  • Extreme Sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Rodeo Adventure
  • Racing
  • Curling
  • Dodgeball
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Flag Football *
  • Handball
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horse Racing
  • Indoor Track
  • Kickball
  • Lacrosse
  • Paintball
  • Polo
  • Roller Sports **
  • Skating (Figure)
  • Bodybuilding
  • Shooting
  • Sailing
  • Soccer *
  • Softball
  • Speed Skating
  • Squash
  • Swimming (competitive)
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Track
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting
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High-Risk Sports

Sports that involve close, sustained contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, and high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants as defined by NFHS Guidance for opening high school athletics and activities.

Practice that involves skills-building and drills is permitted for high-risk sports. Scrimmage and games are not permitted.

  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Competitive Cheer
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Ice Hockey
  • Wrestling
  • Martial Arts
  • Rafting
  • Rugby
  • Wrestling