AVUHSD Return to Athletics
Return to Athletics Phase 1 begins July 13, 2020. Phase 2:TBD. Phase 3:TBD
(Be advised, although the beginning date is July 13, actually starting dates are determined by your specific sport. Please contact your coach(es) for more details)
The AVUHSD will adhere to guidance by the State and County with regards to gatherings. Our adopted phases will evolve or retract as LA County evolves or retracts. Any and all groups, AVUHSD and outside groups using AVUHSD facilities will agree to the guidelines provided.
Guiding Principles, The AVUHSD’s plan for athletic participation is based on guidance from our partner agencies and institutions (CDE, LACOE, CDC, LA County Dept. Heath, CIF State, CIFSS, NFHS, Golden League Athletic Council). Our conviction is that high school athletes have benefitted in countless ways from high school-sponsored athletics and activities since the very founding of CIF in 1913 and that these benefits have not gone away with the outbreak of COVID-19. The physical activity and training that comes with athletics and activities are essential components to the physical, mental, and social well-being of students. We believe an essential part of educating the “whole-child” is to develop a plan for athletics to resume in the 2020-2021 school year.
The AVUHSD is continually working with Golden League Athletic Directors and with the Golden League Athletic Council (GLAC), which has formed sport-specific ad-hoc committees to develop appropriate “return plans” for each specific sport in regard to facilities, practice, competition, and travel protocols.
The GLAC sport-specific ad-hoc committees have been formed for each sport:
Football, Baseball/Softball, Soccer, Golf, Track/XC, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling
Each of the committees are composed of sport-specific GL Head Coaches, an Athletic Director, and/or a Vice Principal of Athletics. The committees have developed plans for each sport to reopen based on the following principles of safety:
What are the measures we can take to ensure the safety of athletes and spectators? (Screening, distancing, sanitation, etc…)
Each sport plan works in accord with the protocols put in place by our partner agencies and use the NFHS Three Phase Guideline as a framework for each plan. NFHS guidelines are national guidelines that may or may not correspond with state regulations. State regulations will take a priority on what can or can’t be done.
● All coaches and students are given a Pre-Workout Screening prior to workout
● No gathering of more than 10 students at a time on any one field. Workouts conducted in “pods” of students with the same 5-10 students always working out together
● All workouts conducted outside
● Locker rooms will not be utilized
● There must be a minimum distance of six feet between each individual at all times
● Students must bring their own water bottle(s)
These parameters are subject to change based on new information provided from the state, county and our district.
Student Athlete Clearance may be accessed online with information through https://www.lancasterhs.org/parents/athletics/clearance-process