Local Sports Archives for 2020-06

IHSA Awaiting Approval From IDPH For Next Step In Return To Sports Plan

The Illinois High School Association has sent off its proposal for the second phase of a return to sports plan involving fall practices and competitions.


Executive Director Craig Anderson tells Regional Radio News that things are still uncertain because they have not received approval from the Illinois Department of Public Health though the 'Stage 2' guidelines have been sent off to the IDPH for approval.



Anderson hopes to have all fall sports but the situation will likely dictate restrictions in place. He explains they are looking to receive guidance and approval for expanded training opportunities for their athletes and coaches.



Several states around Illinois have reopened their youth programs and in Iowa, their high school baseball and softball seasons are returning. Anderson keeps close tabs on how those are being operated and says he has a good working relationship with other directors to help in formulating the IHSA plans. 

IHSA Releases Guidelines For Returning For Summer Workouts

The IHSA has released guidelines for athletes starting June 6th, to participate in voluntary strength and conditioning sessions. Students will be limited to three hours of participation in a day and must meet in groups of 10 or less, including the coach and medical personnel. It is required to stay 6 feet apart during the workouts, and if that is not possible masks must be worn. Athletes are to bring their own equipment, including their own water bottle and will have their temperature checked each day.


No sports specific workouts or equipment are permitted under these policies. 




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