Ashe County HS Athletics Newsletter – August 18th

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Ashe County HS Athletics Newsletter – August 18th




Ashe County High School Athletics Newsletter – August 18th


Updated 20-21 NCHSAA Calendar Information
NCAA Eligibility Center Information
NCHSAA Student-Athlete Eligibility COVID-19 FAQ
Important Dates



Updated 2020-2021 NCHSAA Sports Calendar

Last week, the NCHSAA issued an updated sports calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.  As I had shared in a previous update, the NCHSAA Staff, Board of Directors, and the Sports Medicine Committee have been committed to returning to athletic competition this school year.  We truly appreciate their efforts in developing this calendar.  The intention of releasing the calendar last week was to provide all member schools the framework for start dates, duration, and the end of each season.

In the next two weeks, we anticipate more information from the NCHSAA about the “nuts and bolts” of returning to play in regards to playoffs, formats, conference/non-conference competition, dead periods, etc.  Additionally, the NCHSAA has issued a temporary moratorium on conference and non-conference scheduling until the Board of Directors and the special Ad-Hoc Committee (comprised of 32 individuals from the NCADA, NCCA, conference administrators, athletic directors from all four classifications) have a chance to fully evaluate details regarding each sport, competitions, contracts, and playoffs.

As we continue through this first week of school and welcome the rest of our student body on Thursday, our focus is set on continuing to have a successful start to the new school year.  We plan to revisit our schedule for resuming off-season conditioning as we receive further guidance from the NCHSAA and our local school officials.

In the meantime, I encourage all of our student athletes to focus on your academics to maintain your academic eligibility, but I also encourage you to continue preparing physically on your own for the upcoming sport seasons.

David Koontz, CAA
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Ashe County High School



NCAA Eligibility Center

COVID-19 has impacted college sports in many ways since the pandemic started.  I encourage any of our student athletes that are interested in playing at the next level to visit the NCAA Eligibility Center Website.

NCAA Eligibility Center Website

NCAA Eligibility Special COVID-19 Guidelines

2020-2021 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete





Important Dates

August 17-23 – NCHSAA Dead Week – No workouts or conditioning 
November 4 – 1st Practice for Volleyball & Cross Country – (Tentative)



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