Athletic Newsletter for 2020-21

January 4, 2021 - Volume 8

Workouts will resume on Monday, January 11th

We will begin workouts on Monday, January 11th. We will have two 3-week sessions again. The first session will be from January 11th-January 30th. The 2nd session will begin on February 1st and go through February 20th.

Athletes will have to choose one sport for each 3-week period.

We will continue with our COVID check-ins. All athletes and coaches must wear a mask. Please have your athlete bring their own water bottle and hand sanitizer.

*Please check with the Head Coach to see what times and days that your sport is going.

The OSAA Update from December 7th

The Executive Board of the OSAA on December 7th decided to push back the start of sports until February 22nd. Season 2 will begin with Cross Country and Soccer, as outdoor sports, which are permitted by the Governor's Office and the OHA in all counties. As of now, Volleyball is tied to the Governor's Country Risk Level Guidance and is not allowed in our county as of now. Full contact football remains on the Governor's prohibited list of activities at this time. The OSAA is having discussions around possibly moving Football until later in the year.

Season 3 sports will consist of Baseball, Softball, Golf, Tennis, and Track & Field which are currently permitted by state guidance as outdoor activities. These sports will begin on April 5th and extend into the 3rd week of May.

Season 4 will include Swimming, Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling which will begin in mid-May and extend until late June. At this time these sports are still not allowed under the Governor's orders.

OSAA updates number of games, matches and events

Here is the current number of allowable games, matches, and events that will be allowed (Reminder this could change, but as of today).

Cross Country --8 meets

Volleyball--11 playing dates

Soccer--9 games

Football--5 games

Golf--12 9-hole Rounds

Tennis--10 matches

Track & Field--8 meets

Baseball--15 games

Softball --15 games

Swimming--8 meets

Wrestling--9 events, 11 weigh-ins, 30 mat appearances

Basketball--14 games

QR Check-in on the Survey's for Workouts - Questions UPDATE

QR Code with new details and an additional question

As you are aware of we are receiving updates to our COVID procedures daily. As of today, we will be adding some clarification and new statements on the survey your child does to enter the workouts each day. Here is the list.

A temperature of 100.3 or higher

Any cough within the last 2-8 hours

Close contact with anyone with COVID-19*

Anyone in your household has any symptoms of COVID-19*

Students must be symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication to resume participation.

*Students should contact their primary care physician for further instruction.

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"In times of uncertainty, momentum is created by celebrating the small successes daily/weekly. Elite leaders can find and celebrate the small win!" (Rod Olson)

I know it has been a hard year for most of our kids and families. Hopefully, we are turning the corner. We were able to start workouts with our kids that was worth celebrating. It looks like we will get an opportunity of playing some sports starting in late February. Just keep looking for those small successes and we will get through this.