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CIAC issues new guidelines for high school fall sports

The CIAC issued new guidelines for high school fall sports Sunday night as it continues to go back and forth with the state's Department of Public Health on what the upcoming season will look like.

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2020, 6:56 PM

Updated 1,397 days ago

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The CIAC issued new guidelines for high school fall sports Sunday night as it continues to go back and forth with the state's Department of Public Health on what the upcoming season will look like.
High school conditioning was allowed to begin Monday for all fall sports, but wearing equipment during practice has been delayed.
Practices consisting of conditioning and noncontact skill work is set to begin Aug. 29. All sports are able to start hourlong practices then in cohorts of 10 instead of the previous 15, but football players will have to ease into wearing certain gear.
In addition, all fall sports must remain outside, including the volleyball players who can no longer play in the gyms.
In the new guidelines, the CIAC says if a fall sports season gets canceled or halted during the fall, it won't be pushed to the spring.
The DPH says it's encouraging modifications that lower risk, such as seven on seven football games. The CIAC is in discussions with the DPH to come up with finalized plans for the fall.
 


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