CCHS sets practice plan for fall season
When the OSAA made the decision to move fall sports to the spring for the 2020-2021 athletic season they also gave individual schools a great deal of flexibility as to what their athletic programs would be allowed to do in the fall.
Crook County High School has decided to divide the OSAA season one into three six-week seasons.
Spring sports began practicing on Monday, Aug. 31, and will continue to hold practices through Friday, Oct. 9. Fall sports programs may then begin practice starting Monday, Oct. 12 and will continue through Friday, Nov. 20.
The winter sports season will then begin on Monday, Nov. 23 and will continue until OSAA season two, which will be winter sports officially begins on Monday, Dec. 28.
Unlike the regular sports seasons, there is no fee to participate in season one. However, athletes still need to have completed school registration, have passed the necessary number of classes the previous semester, have a current OSAA physical on file, as well as have completed all necessary school paperwork. Once all paperwork is complete, the student will receive a paper that must be given to the head coach for the sport they wish to participate in before they may begin practice.
At last report there are no competitions scheduled for season one. However, the current OSAA rules do allow for competition in all outdoor activities other than football. Whether indoor sports will be allowed to compete during season one remains to be determined.
Fall and winter programs will not be allowed to have any open gym activities for the first two weeks of the current spring sports season, then may have activities beginning on Monday, Sept. 14. Once the season one fall sports practices begin on Oct. 12, no spring or winter teams will be allowed to host open gym activities for two weeks. Once the season one winter practices begin in November, fall and spring sports activities will cease for two weeks before they can once again host open gym activities.
In addition, the OSAA is restricting practice times to no more than three hours per day. As a result, it may not be possible for a player to participate in practice for one sport and then later in the day participate in an open gym for another activity.
Athletes with any questions about practice schedules or open gyms should contact the head coach for the sport they wish to play.
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