We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time. We wanted to update everyone on the approach to the upcoming fall season. I know many of us have a lot of questions so hopefully this email will help. The VHSL have a few scenarios that they are playing out right now. There is a slight possibility that we could start our tryouts on August 3 like originally planned. We should know that answer within the next few weeks. Right now, what seems more likely is having the season start after Labor Day. There are other scenarios that could happen if we do not start after Labor Day, but we will worry about that later if we need to.
As mentioned, there is a slight possibility that we could start August 3rd. We would like everyone to plan on that date as the start of our season like originally planned. We have established a culture within our team that attendance during tryouts and for the rest of the season is crucial and necessary for the growth of our teams. We will communicate with everyone as soon as we have this answer.
If we start after Labor Day, we do not know what our schedule will look like. There are many questions that we have as well. What will tryouts look like? How many practices will we have before our first game? When is our first game? With many more questions, the biggest one is planning all of this while still following the safety guidelines. We are working closely with the Activities Office to formulate a plan of action.
We are planning on having a Virtual Interest meeting for returning players and new players. During that time we will go over the expectation for the season, summer workout plans, safety approaches to follow COVID-19 precaution guidelines, and answer any questions that players may have. Dates and times are not set. We will email that info to everyone once we have those details.
The coaching staff is really looking forward to the upcoming season. Although we don’t have answers on start dates, we are optimistic that we will have a fall season. We will keep you posted on when we will hold the virtual interest meetings.
If you know of anyone interested please forward their contact info so we can add them to email updates.
Take care and we are looking forward to meeting with everyone soon!!