NSAA Fall Sports To Begin Practice August 10, Recommendations Provided For Participating Schools

LINCOLN – Earlier this month, NSAA staff made an announcement regarding fall sports.

According to a release from the Nebraska School Activities Association, officials are preparing to begin the 2020 fall sports season as currently scheduled. First practices for football, volleyball, cross country, girls golf, boys tennis and softball are set to begin August 10.

The health and safety of student participants, coaches and officials has been their top priority as they work to provide activities for member schools. This will not change, and modifications may have to be made. Please be understanding and flexible as we continue to try to navigate through this pandemic. NSAA staff will continue to work with the Governor’s office, Nebraska Department of Education and the local health departments to make the best decisions for students and member schools.

The NSAA has provided several recommendations that schools should follow. Plan on keeping all activities, practices and scrimmages in-house to avoid interaction with other teams; wear masks when not in competition; keep groups small and attendance recorded; wash your hands regularly; disinfect equipment regularly; stay home if you don’t feel well and stay home if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19.

The NSAA’s ultimate goal is to return to school to have a full, productive, healthy season and create a great experience for all students.