Return To Practice Begins Sept. 14

On Monday, September 14th, our Highlander teams can begin on-campus workouts for the 2020 fall seasons.  As we return to on-campus athletic activities, we are continuously making decisions to ensure the safety of our players, teams, and school.  Below, information regarding protocols on how we will return is included covering a variety of each subject.  Additionally, each team and their respective coach will have tailored information for their athletes, including start and conclusion times, workout and drop-off/pickup information, and necessary equipment for those participants.
Activities on campus, which will start outside, will only include 5th-12th Fall athletes. 
ATHLETIC SCHEDULES BY DIVISION

Middle School Practice Schedule
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Upper School Practice Schedule
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ATHLETICS PROTOCOLS & PARAMETERS


MEDICAL CLEARANCE/SPORTS MEDICINE 
  • Students whose Magnus Health files not 100% complete will unable to participate. 
  • Staying in pods will assist with potential contact tracing.
  • Coaches will take attendance each practice.
 
GROUPS
  • Teams will be separated into groups of 10 (if teams are under 12 they can stay as one group).
  • Groups of 10 will not be mixed with other groups.
  • 15-20 feet of separation between different groups.
  • 30 feet of separation between different groups, unless a physical barrier (gymnasium curtain).
 
SPACIAL ARRANGEMENTS 
  • 6 feet of distance required outdoors.
  • Minimum 6 feet of distance required indoors the first week we go inside and progress from there.

TRAFFIC FLOW & CROSS-OVER
  • Drop off/entrance will be clearly designated.
  • Pick up/exit will be clearly designated.
  • Cones/signage will be designated for where people should stand.

MASKS & FACE COVERINGS
  • Athletes competing/exercising do not need to wear masks.
  • School will provided gaiters for student-athletes. 
  • Athletes who are not actively participating in a practice and/or competition must wear a mask.
  • Coaches must wear masks at all times.

EQUIPMENT POLICIES
  • Students should bring their issued ball to and from all practices, especially in the early going.
  • Week 1: Equipment may shared.
  • Week 2: TBA
 
BATHROOM OCCUPANCY
  • 50% capacity. 
  • Locker room space will not available during practice times. 
  • Locker room may be available when we return to on-campus classes (for Athletics Class).

WATER
  • All athletes are responsible for bringing their own full water bottles. 

COACH/ADMINISTRATOR DUTIES
  • Will help to monitor parking lots and non-compliance.
  • Coaches will ensure all students are picked up and venues closed up, etc.

MISCELLANEOUS 
  • No visitors allowed.
  • Pick up and drop off points will be clearly defined.
  • All students must complete the SAS Health Check app prior to arriving on campus.
 
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • The US Strength & Conditioning Center (Weight Room) will not be available this time during workouts.
  • US Strength & Conditioning will be offered outside on Wednesday from 4:15-6:15 PM

PROGRAM COORDINATORS CONTACT INFORMATION

CHEERLEADING - Talia Allison (tallison@sasaustin.org)

CROSS COUNTRY - Gilbert Tuhabonye (gtuhabonye@sasaustin.org)

FIELD HOCKEY - Beth Anne Shelman (bshelman@sasaustin.org)

FOOTBALL - Taylor Stewart (tstewart@sasaustin.org)

BOYS VOLLEYBALL - Tim Moten (tmoten@sasaustin.org)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL - Zack Kweder (zkweder@sasaustin.org)

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