CIAC Spring Sports Update Regarding COVID – 19

CIAC Spring Sports Update Regarding COVID – 19
Release from CIAC – March 18, 2020
CHESHIRE, Conn. – Following an online meeting with nearly 70 school, athletic and governmental leaders CIAC reached a consensus that canceling the entirety of the spring sports season is premature at this time. There is a strong desire to provide student athletes some spring athletic experience if possible. Any plan for spring sports will need to adhere to the guidelines from the Governor’s office, Department of Education and health experts regarding the potential reopening of schools to establish a specific time frame.
“These are unprecedented challenges for our schools, and it is of the utmost importance that we provide answers and a structure to support our membership and maintain the possibility of a spring sports experience for our student-athletes,” CAS-CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini stated. “CIAC understands the value of providing students a spring sports experience, if possible. However, the health and safety of our communities must remain at the center of our decision making.”
The online meeting discussion emphasized that while student-athletes may want to begin preparations for a potential season that respecting the recommendations for social distancing and avoiding group activities prior to the approved time will aid in keeping athletes safe and allow for the season to begin in a timely manner if approved. The uncertainty of the timeline for school openings requires the understanding that any plans to begin spring sports will be fluid and should have the ability to reflect the different needs of different school communities.

 

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Spring Athletic Registration Now Open

Registration for the Spring sport season is open now. Reminder, all forms must be complete BEFORE the start of spring sports .
Saturday, 3/14 for baseball – pitchers & catchers
Saturday, 3/21 for the rest of spring sports teams

To register your student athlete for a Spring sport please CLICK HERE to be brought to the Registration and Information page.

THE FOLLOWING IS A CHECKLIST OF ITEMS THAT MUST BE COMPLETED:

1) Up-to-date Physical Form
2) Permission to Play Form
3) Baseline Concussion Education and Consent Form
4) Cardiac Arrest Education and Consent form
5) Athletic On-Line Parent Presentation Acknowledgment Form

A schedule of practice dates and times will be posted to the website soon.

 

 

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