Ashe County HS Athletics – Status of Fall Sports

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July 15, 2020
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Ashe County HS Athletics – Status of Fall Sports



Fall Sports Update – 7/15/2020

In the newsletter update yesterday, I mentioned that we anticipated further guidance from the NCHSAA regarding Summer Conditioning and Fall Sports after the Governor’s announcement yesterday.  Today, we received that information and I wanted to provide an update to the public for our plans moving forward.

The NCHSAA Board of Directors unanimously approved the following rule and calendar changes:

  • The official start date of NCHSAA Fall Sports have been delayed until at least September 1st.  This means the first practice date would not start earlier than that date.
  • The first week of school (August 17-21) have been designated as a “Dead Period” meaning that ALL sports will not have any activities in order to focus on the start of the school year.
  • Phase One of the summer conditioning and workouts will continue until further notice.

If you would like to read the entire press release, you can click on this link to access.

NCHSAA delays start of Fall Sports Season until at least September 1

Again, we plan to continue summer conditioning for our Fall Sports during this time.  All of our athletic facilities remain closed to the public to ensure the safety of our staff and student athletes during this time.

I applaud the NCHSAA for taking these steps in order to provide hope for our student athletes.  Our school system like the NCHSAA believes in the value of education-based athletics and knows how important it is to our student athletes.  We will continue to focus on the things that we can control here locally to ensure the health and safety of our student athletes and staff so that we can return to play as soon as possible.  I continue to ask for your patience, compliance, and understanding as we work through these challenging times due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Have a great evening,

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