‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ for resuming high school athletics and activities

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According to a press release from the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA), after June 1 decisions about athletics and summer activities will be made at the local school district level until camps, clinics and fall sports practice begin. The change will allow for in-person condition sessions between coaches and high school participants.
CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green provided schools with suggested recommendations via email, referencing national, state and health guidelines for resuming activities and athletics.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel,” Blanford-Green said. “As with reopening our country and our state, taking incremental steps within the mandated and suggested guidelines will be critical in ensuring the success of transitioning from virtual to in-person.
“I have strongly recommended that each school or district have a comprehensive plan in place during this transition, and that their school communities including participants, parents and especially coaches are informed of the expectations prior to physical contact or conducting in-person sessions,” she added in the press release.
CHSAA officials will begin meetings after June 1 to plan for athletics and activities for the 2020-21 school year.