VHSL - Fall Sports

Will they play ball? That’s a hard question to answer.

The VHSL’s delay and the Governor’s backpedal on a school decision means uncertainty by Andy Hilton, recruit757 I’m going to share a few opinions here. I have no more information than what’s already been released by the VHSL and the Governor’s office. The VHSL Executive Committee decided to wait on making an announcement about Fall…

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VHSL postpones their decision on fall sports

Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757 The hope of confirming the return of high school sports is dashed, for now by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Today was supposed to be the day when the VHSL would make a decision on reinstating high school sports. An affirmative vote would have most likely set a schedule for practices and would have…

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Virginia’s Phase Three announced for July 1

Phase three brings practice and camps into reality for Virginia athletes by Andy Hilton, recruit757 On Monday, VHSL Executive Director Billy Haun stated that they were waiting for Phase Three to be announced by Governor Ralph Northam. “It’s important to note that if nothing changes between today and Thursday, definitive answers on fall sports will…

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VHSL releases recommended guidelines for re-opening HS sports

The VHSL releases some guidance covering the next phase of a return to sports by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Let me state this first: this is not a full-fledged plan to get back to normal. On Friday afternoon, the VHSL released guidelines for returning to sports and activities in Virginia’s phase two. “These VHSL guidelines are…

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VHSL: Football practice is (almost) back on the menu

Work is coming along on VHSL Guidelines for Reopening Sports/Activities by Andy Hilton, recruit757 On Thursday afternoon, the VHSL officially announced that athletic practices are on their way back. The first paragraph of their press release reads: In alignment with the Governor’s “Virginia’s Return to School Plan” announced on Tuesday, June 9, the VHSL Executive…

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Northam announces school plan for 2020-21 Virginia Schools

Will football fields be empty this fall? (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757) According to the announcement Northam’s proclamation affect private and public schools by Andy Hilton, recruit757 All schools will open in 2020-21. Individual school systems will have the power to institute further restrictions beyond the ones outlined here. Schools will open in at least “Phase 2”…

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VHSL prepares for reopening of schools

The VHSL anticipates instructions from the Governor by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Late Friday morning, the VHSL released a statement related to upcoming announcements by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Governor Northam’s upcoming announcement regarding the re-opening of public schools in Virginia will have a significant effect on policy decisions by the VHSL and the VHSL Sports…

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Virginia HS Football Coaches join forces in CFBCA

Manchester Head Coach Tom Hall (Photo: Sheridan King/recruit804) The newly formed CFBCA will give Virginia HS Football coaches a united voice by Andy Hilton, recruit757 COVID-19 has sparked a lot of concern, but it’s also sparking innovation. According to several of the coaches involved, the formation of a new football coaches association for Virginia is…

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Are football camps close to coming back?

Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757 We have two months to squeeze in football camps before preseason practices would start by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The past few months have been brutal. Set aside the threat of Coronavirus. Let’s address the effects of being locked down and “socially distanced”. Spring football activities have been crushed. There have been no…

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The NFHS releases guidance for resuming high school sports

A three phase plan is recommended for national use by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released guidance for its 51 member state high school associations to consider in re-opening high school athletics and other activity programs across the nation. The guidance document was developed by the NFHS…