It's been a while and we have missed you. So glad we are back and great to see so many out being physical. Below are a few new guidelines and information about the fall.
Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Department of Athletics
Fall Sports 2020-2021
Covid-19 Athletic Protocols
At 10:30 am on Thursday, August 27th, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) provided its member schools with an update regarding the status of fall sports. There continues to be a great deal of discussion and potential misinformation about the fall sports season.
At this time, the CT Department of Public Health (DPH) and CIAC are in agreement about how to proceed between now and September 20th regarding athletic practices. In response to these new developments, LOLHS will initiate conditioning and skill development on a limited basis and in accordance with safety guidelines, which are included in the most recent CIAC communication, and have been adapted by LOLHS.
Practices will begin on Saturday, August 28th. It is important to emphasize that all fall athletic activities will be restricted to low risk conditioning and non-contact sport specific skill work, in cohorts of no larger than 10, through September 20th. We are asking athletes and parents to not ask coaches to move students athletes between cohorts. I have been working with the coaches on what is appropriate low risk conditioning and skill work. They are planning and working extremely hard to provide quality practices and maintain the safety of our athletes.
The successful completion of this season rests with the underlying premise that students, and school personnel remain healthy. To that end, it is imperative that we stress with athletes the importance of remaining healthy and stemming the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands and face, and following all the guidelines established by the CIAC,DPH, the school and the team while follow them when they are at home, in school and at practice. This season depends on students remaining healthy and that requires diligence at all times.
Our coaches will be communicating details about practices, protocols and team rules. LOLHS will be adopting the following guidelines for the fall of 2020 season. Please note that these could change at any time, at which point I have asked coaches to continuously provide updates.
Thank you for your support and understanding,