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Fall sports season is on!

Posted on: August 18, 2020
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On Tuesday, Aug. 18, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced an order that will allow Ohio high school athletics to occur for fall.

The Governor confirmed support for Ohio's coaches to inspire their student-athletes to continue following safety precautions so that all sports can be played. 

Field hockey, soccer and football now join the OHSAA's previously approved fall sports of girls and boys golf, girls tennis, girls volleyball, and girls and boys cross country. With the majority of high schools in Ohio wanting to play sports this fall, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has been working with the Governor's Office and the Ohio Department of Health toward a new health order that contains modifications from previous orders. 

OHSAA fall sports seasons as scheduled to begin as follows: 
   Friday, Aug. 21: soccer, field hockey and volleyball 
   Monday, Aug. 24: cross country and football
   Note: golf and girls tennis seasons have already started

Capacity Limitations/Students Dressing for Contests Limitations/Bands Restrictions
Spectator capacity for events will be limited, with the specific details to be listed in the guidance pieces. An emphasis will be on allowing families and loved ones to see students participate.

In addition, OHSAA requirements, based on guidance from the Governor's Office, is for schools to limit the number of players dressing for contests. The limits are 60 in football; 22 in soccer and field hockey, and 15 in volleyball. In addition, the OHSAA, based on guidance from the Governor's Office, is limiting marching and/or pep bands to performing only at home contests.

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