NSAA Planning to Start Fall Sports Season as Scheduled

The Nebraska Schools Activities Association released a statement Monday announcing that its current plan is to see the upcoming fall sports season for Nebraska high schools begin as scheduled.  Practices for all fall sports are set to begin on August 10th.  The full statement reads as follows

NSAA – July 20, 2020 The NSAA is preparing to begin the 2020 fall sports season as currently scheduled. First practices for football, volleyball, cross country, girls golf, boys tennis, and softball are set to begin August 10th.

The health and safety of our student participants, coaches, and officials has been our priority as we work to provide activities for our member schools. This will not change, and modifications may have to be made. Please be understanding and flexible as we continue to try to navigate through this pandemic. We will continue to work with the Governor’s office, Nebraska Department of Education, and the local health departments to make the best decisions for your students and our member schools.

To be able to start our activities on time we must be leaders when it comes to best practice, it is a recommendation of the NSAA that schools should:
keep all activities, practices, and scrimmages in-house to avoid interaction with other teams
wear masks when not in competition
keep groups small and attendance recorded
wash your hands regularly
disinfect equipment regularly
stay home if you don’t feel well
stay home if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19

Our ultimate goal is to return to school to have a full, productive, healthy season and create a great experience for our students. Please, help us achieve this goal.

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