As all of you probably know, the Governor has shut down schools until April 6 and the OHSAA came out with a release on Friday that is listed below not allowing practice until April 6 and contests to resume April 11.
With the return to school date tentatively set by Governor DeWine for April 6, the following will TENTATIVELY be in place:
April 6 – 10 MANDATORY Practices and/or Acclimatization (if required)
April 11 All Scrimmages/Regular Season Contests may begin
Tournaments will remain on dates as currently scheduled
While we are under a state-wide ‘no contact period’ for our coaches, please review General Sport Regulation 11. It deals with sport related contact. Please know that we are very much concerned with the health and well-being of our student athletes, which drives all our decisions. This includes their mental health as well. Please understand that many student athletes are grieving right now. Study after study (no matter the demographic of the student, or location), shows that COACHES are the most influential person in student’s lives. They need their coaches. We ENCOURAGE coaches to start an email communication with their entire team. Share motivational stories, have everyone share their favorite memory of the season, talk about books to read or great sport movies or historic games to watch. Create a sense of community when people are very much isolated. We will get through this together (even when we are apart).