Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: GHSA OK’s conditioning starting June 8. Read the meeting minutes, critical provisions and testing criteria as high school sports crank up.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: GHSA OK’s conditioning starting June 8. Read the meeting minutes, critical provisions and testing criteria as high school sports crank up.

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The Georgia High School Association’s board of trustees met Thursday and set June 8 as the date for starting condition by high school athletes. Below is an excerpt from the meeting’s minutes: (full copy here)

Dr. Robin Hines

Dr. Robin Hines, GHSA executive director, “then got to the main reason for the meeting, the announcement of a starting date for GHSA athletes to begin
conditioning and the restrictions that will be in place. Hines read the documentation (see next four pages) to the committee and spoke of the awesome work done by the Sports Medicine Advisory Council in preparing these measures.

Hines then opened the meeting up for questions and comments.

The board uniformly praised the recommendations and restrictions and complimented Hines and others for their hard work on this issue. The only negative feedback was a feeling from many that the proposed starting date of June 1 was too soon for school systems to get everything ready to abide by the restrictions.

Steven Craft (Fulton County Schools), Jasper Jewell (Atlanta Public Schools) and Curt Miller (Henry County Schools) all pointed out that it would be more difficult on larger school systems to be ready by June 1 than for single-school systems.

“I don’t have any problems with the plan itself,” said Miller. “It’s the June 1 date. If we could just push that back a week, it would make things a lot easier on the larger systems.”

Craft agreed. “I think we are throwing it out there too soon,” he said. “I just don’t see why we can move it a little later.”

President Glenn White (from Floyd County) said, “I’m fine with the June 1 date, but if moving it to June 8 will help our larger systems get things in place and make it safer for our kids and coaches, then I have no problem with that.”

After several other BOT members made similar statements, Hines said the decision would be made to change the date to June 8.


LETTER TO THE SCHOOLS:

May 21, 2020
Memo
To: Member Schools
From: James R. Hines, Jr.
Re: Returning to Conditioning

The Georgia High School Association will open up conditioning for its member schools
on June 8, 2020. The plan is restrictive and provides for conditioning only.

As the data related to COVID-19 continues to improve, restrictions may be reduced after input from
our health care professionals and guidance from our Governor. Please make every effort
to follow the recommendations and restrictions included in the guidance provided.

As you return to conditioning, keep in mind that the majority of your athletes have
“deconditioned” the past two months and need to work into what would be normal for
this time of year. Reduce the work and gradually increase the workouts with time.

Finally, ensure that your school and system leadership are aware of this guidance and
have the opportunity provide input into your plan to move forward with conditioning and
for preparing and maintaining your facilities.

Keep in mind that member schools may be more restrictive than the guidance but may not be less restrictive. There has never been a
time more critical time for athletic departments, school administration, and system level
administrators to work together.

Thank you for all you do for your athletes and please follow the guidance appropriately
and keep everyone safe.

Guidance for returning to conditioning on June 8, 2020 with recommendations
and/or restrictions
 All summer work is voluntary.
 Schools/ School Systems may be more restrictive than the GHSA but not less.
 Workouts are conditioning only, no balls or sport specific equipment.
 Member schools should prepare an Infectious Disease Prevention Plan prior to
staff and athletes returning to conditioning.
 It is recommended that staff and athletes are screened prior to each workout (see
sample monitoring form attached).
 Signage should be posted on site with the following:
• Do you or have you had a fever in the last week?
• Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?
• Have you been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19?
• Have you traveled to a “hot spot” for COVID-19?
 Groups of 20, including coaches, for workouts per sport at any given time at the
campus/facility.
 Groups should be the same individuals (including coaches) for each session to
limit risk of exposure. Student or coaches CANNOT change groups for the
duration of this guidance.
 No use of locker rooms or shower facilities. Students should report to the facility
dressed to condition and shower at home.
 Weight equipment should be cleaned prior to each workout and sanitized between
use by each student.
 Hand sanitizer should be plentiful and readily available.
 Each student should have their own personal water bottle. No use of water
fountains or “water cows” is allowed.
 Side spots only in weight training, safety bars are preferred.
 Social distancing should be adhered to always and masks/face covering are
recommended for the weight room.
 At least 15 minutes should be scheduled between groups to allow for disinfecting
the facility.
 There is no competition allowed between schools.
 No visitors are allowed at conditioning sessions.
Recommendations and restrictions are fluid and subject to change. Safety must be
our top priority.


GHSA Workout Questionnaire
• Athletes should answer the questions below before being allowed to workout. If the answer is yes to any of the questions below, the athlete should not participate in any workouts for a 14-day period.
o Do you or have you had a fever in the last week?
o Have you been diagnosed with COVID 19?
o Have you been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID 19?
o Have you traveled to a “hot spot” for COVID 19?

 

 


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2020
John McClellan’s first look at the 2020 high school football season. These are regular-season games only.

 

Armuchee

  • 8/21     King’s Academy-H
  • 8/28     Towns County-A
  • 9/4       Coosa-H
  • 9/18     Southeast Whitfield-A
  • 9/25     Weaver (AL)-H
  • 10/2     Mt. Zion-A
  • 10/9     B.E.S.T. Academy-H
  • 10/23   Trion-A
  • 10/30   Gordon Lee-A
  • 11/6     Bowdon-H

Coosa

  • 8/28     Trion-H
  • 9/4       Armuchee-A
  • 9/11     Pickens-A
  • 9/25     Cherokee (AL)-H
  • 10/2     Model-H
  • 10/9     Chattooga-A
  • 10/16   Gordon Central-A
  • 10/23   Dade County-H
  • 10/30   Fannin County-A
  • 11/6     Pepperell-H

Darlington

  • 8/28     Lakeview Academy-H
  • 9/4       St. Francis-H
    9/11     Heard County-A
  • 9/18     Heritage-A
  • 9/25     King’s Ridge-H
  • 10/2     Bremen-H
  • 10/9     Mount Paran-H
  • 10/16   Christian Heritage-A
  • 10/23   North Cobb Christian-H
  • 10/30   Walker-A

Model

  • 8/21     Sonoraville-A
  • 8/28     LaFayette-A
  • 9/4       Trion-H
  • 9/11     Haralson County-H
  • 9/25     Chattooga-H
  • 10/2     Coosa-A
  • 10/9     Dade County-H
  • 10/16   Fannin County-A
  • 10/23   Pepperell-H
  • 11/6     Gordon Central-A

Pepperell

  • 8/21     Haralson County-A
  • 8/28     Heard County-H
  • 9/4       Bremen-H
  • 9/18     Temple-A
  • 9/25     Dade County-H
  • 10/2     Fannin County-H
  • 10/9     Gordon Central-A
  • 10/23   Model-A
  • 10/30   Chattooga-H
  • 11/6     Coosa-A

Rome

  • 8/21     Rockmart-H
  • 9/4       Cherokee-A
  • 9/11     Collins Hill-A
  • 9/18     South Paulding-H
  • 9/25     Carrollton-A
  • 10/2     Dalton—A
  • 10/9     East Paulding-H
  • 10/23   Alexander-H
  • 10/30   Douglas County-A
  • 11/6     Paulding County-H

Unity Christian School

  • 8/28     New Creation Christian Academy-A
  • 9/4       Harvester Christian Academy-H
  • 9/11     Peachtree Academy-A
  • 9/18     Fideles Christian School-H
  • 9/25     Dominion Christian School-H
  • 10/2     Westminster School of Augusta-A
  • 9/16     Cherokee Christian School-H
  • 9/23     Johnson Ferry Christian Academy—A
  • 10/30   Lanier Christian Academy-H
  • 11/6     The Oaks School-A

Adairsville

  • 8/21     Chattooga-H
  • 8/28     Cass-A
  • 9/11     Murray County-H
  • 9/25     LaFayette-A
  • 10/2     Ringgold-A
  • 10/9     Coahulla Creek-H
  • 10/16   Sonoraville-A
  • 10/23   Rockmart-H
  • 10/30   North Murray-H
  • 11/6     Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe-A

Cartersville

  • 8/21     Morrow-H
  • 8/28     West Forsyth-H
  • 9/4       Alexander-H
  • 9/11     Creekside-A
  • 9/18     Cherokee-A
  • 10/2     Cass-A
  • 10/9     Hiram-H
  • 10/16   Blessed Trinity-H
  • 10/23   Woodland-H
  • 10/30   Calhoun-A

Cass

  • 8/21     Dawson County-H
  • 8/28     Adairsville-H
  • 9/4       Sequoyah-A
  • 9/11     Temple-H
  • 9/18     Ridgeland-A
  • 10/2     Cartersville-H
  • 10/9     Woodland-A
  • 10/16   Hiram-A
  • 10/23   Calhoun-H
  • 10/30   Blessed Trinity-A

Woodland

  • 8/21     Gordon Central-A
  • 8/28     Osborne-H
  • 9/11     North Springs-A
  • 9/18     Chamblee-H
  • 9/25     Union County-A
  • 10/2     Blessed Trinity-A
  • 10/9     Cass-H
  • 10/16   Calhoun-H
  • 10/23   Cartersville-A
  • 10/30   Hiram-H

Calhoun

  • 8/21     Dalton-A
  • 8/28     Gardendale (AL)-H
  • 9/4       Cedartown-A
  • 9/11     Ridgeland-H
  • 9/18     Woodstock-H
  • 10/2     Hiram-A
  • 10/9     Blessed Trinity-H
  • 10/16   Woodland-A
  • 10/23   Cass-A
  • 10/30   Cartersville-H

Gordon Central

  • 8/21     Woodland-H
  • 8/28     Northwest Whitfield-A
  • 9/4       Southeast Whitfield-H
  • 9/18     Gordon Lee-H
  • 9/25     Fannin County-A
  • 10/2     Chattooga-A
  • 10/9     Pepperell-H
  • 10/16   Coosa-H
  • 10/30   Dade County-A
  • 11/6     Model-H

Sonoraville

  • 8/21     Model-H
  • 9/4       Chattooga-H
  • 9/18     Rockmart-A
  • 9/25     North Murray-H
  • 10/2     Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe-A
  • 10/9     Murray County-A
  • 10/16   Adairsville-H
  • 10/23   LaFayette-A
  • 10/30   Ringgold-H
  • 11/6     Coahulla Creek-H

Cedartown

  • 8/21     Carrollton (at Barron Stadium)
  • 8/28     Rockmart-A
  • 9/4       Calhoun-H
  • 9/11     New Manchester-A
  • 9/18     Heard County-H
  • 10/2     Pickens-H
  • 10/9     Northwest Whitfield-A
  • 10/16   Ridgeland-A
  • 10/30   Central of Carrollton-H
  • 11/6     Heritage-A

Rockmart

  • 8/21     Rome-A
  • 8/28     Cedartown-H
  • 9/11     Coahulla Creek-A
  • 9/18     Sonoraville-H
  • 10/2     North Murray-A
  • 10/9     Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe-H
  • 10/16   Murray County-H
  • 10/23   Adairsville-A
  • 10/30   LaFayette-H
  • 11/6     Ringgold-A

Chattooga

  • 8/21     Adairsville-A
  • 8/28     Pickens-H
  • 9/4       Sonoraville-A
  • 9/11     Northwest Whitfield-H
  • 9/25     Model-A
  • 10/2     Gordon Central-H
  • 10/9     Coosa-H
  • 10/16   Dade County-A
  • 10/23   Fannin County-H
  • 10/30   Pepperell-A

Trion

  • 8/28     Coosa-A
  • 9/4       Model-A
  • 9/11     Dade County-H
  • 9/18     Cedar Bluff (AL)-A
  • 9/25     Bowdon-A
  • 10/2     Southeast Whitfield-A
  • 10/16   B.E.S.T. Academy-H
  • 10/23   Armuchee-H
  • 10/30   Mt. Zion-A
  • 11/6     Gordon Lee-H
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