August 5, 2020 by Kyle Stanfield, OSAAtoday
OSAA ADOPTS NEW 2020-21 SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CALENDAR
Association shifts Fall season, condenses all seasons, and waives out-of-season coaching policies
August 5, 2020 – (Wilsonville, OR)
The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) shifted its traditional Fall sports season contests to begin in March under a new 2020-21 school activities calendar approved by the association’s Executive Board on Wednesday. The Board also voted to waive current out-of-season coaching policies to allow for student participation during the Fall (Season 1). Participation will be at the discretion of the local school district in those activities allowed per directives from the Governor’s Office, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Education (ODE).
“Today’s decisions by the Executive Board provide a framework to maximize the potential opportunity for students in Oregon to participate in three seasons during the 2020-21 school year,” said Peter Weber, OSAA Executive Director. “The Board recognized that a one size fits all approach isn’t what’s best for students across the state. By waiving policy to allow regional participation this Fall, local school districts will have the discretion for participation in those areas that are able to do so safely per state directives.”
The Executive Board took this action following last week’s release of school reopening health metrics by the Governor’s Office and OHA. These metrics will result in nearly all OSAA member high schools starting in a Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) format this Fall which presents challenges for the resumption of school activities. Shifting the season calendar later in the school year provides additional time for more schools to return to a hybrid or on-site learning format while providing flexibility for local school districts to make decisions this Fall that are best for their school communities as health metrics and state guidance in this area continues to develop.
The OSAA’s new calendar provides for three distinct seasons from late December to late June with limited overlap between seasons. Traditional Winter activities will take place in January and February (Season 2), followed by Fall activities in March and April (Season 3), with Spring activities occurring in May and June (Season 4). Each season will feature an equitable 7-week regular season, with adjusted contest limitations, followed by an OSAA Culminating Week. Specific plans for culminating week events will be developed in conjunction with member schools in the coming months in alignment with large group gathering guidelines issued by the state.
The OSAA Association Year will officially begin on August 31 in Season 1 where policies restricting out-of-season coaching have been removed. This allows member school students and coaches, at the discretion of the local school district, to participate in any OSAA-sanctioned activity permitted by directives from the Governor’s Office, OHA and ODE. This participation may include conditioning, practices and interscholastic competitions in those permitted activities provided schools adhere to OSAA policies.
The OSAA will continue to work with the Governor’s Office, OHA, and ODE, along with our Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) to provide information to member schools. Guidance from these entities continues to evolve, along with the pandemic itself, and will impact future OSAA decisions regarding the 2020-21 school year.
Visit http://www.osaa.org/coronavirus for the latest OSAA information regarding the Coronavirus pandemic.
Sandy Youth Football Dates 2020:
( tentative & subject to change )
4/1-Cheer Registration Opened 4/20-All Registrations Open! 5/1- Flag, Tackle, and Coaches Registration opens 6/31- Coaches Application Deadline 7/16-Tackle Early Discount Registration Ends Midnight 8/1-Last Day To Register For Cheer 8/5 Gear Handout On-Hold Pending Covid Openings
8/16- Final Gear Handout On-Hold!
8/28- All Accounts Must Be Paid In Full Before Attending 1st Practice
8/31-9/3-First Week of practice High School Grass Field Tackle - Mon/Tue (Helmet Only) Wed/Thur/Fri (Helmet & Shoulder Pads) 6:00-8:30 pm Flex Flag practice starts - Mon-Fri 6:00-8:00
9/1-Flag - Practices start for 1 hour during the week First Practice for Cheer Tue/Thur 6:00-7:30
9/8-9/11- Second Week of practice High School Grass Field Tackle - Tue-Fri 6:00-8:30 with pads Flex Flag - Tue-Fri 6:00-8:00 Flag - 1 Practice for 1 hour during the week
9/12-Games Week 1
9/14-Practice schedule for the rest of the season:
Tackle: Tue, Wed Thur 2.5 hours including water breaks
Flex Flag: Tue, Wed, Thur 2 hours including water breaks
Flag: Tue or Wed or Thur 1 Day a week for 1 hour depending on the coach
Cheer: Tue and Thur - 2 hours
9/19-Games Week 2
9/26-Games Week 3
10/3-Games Week 4
10/10-Games Week 5
10/17-Games Week 6
10/24-Games Week 7
10/31-Games Week 8
11/1-Gear Turn in
We Have Joined Up With Other Youth Football Organizations Locally And Created A New League And Leave Tvyfl. The New League Is Called Mt Hood Youth Football League And Each Organization Has 1 Person On The Board Of Directors. We, Will, Have More Info On Bylaws And What The Cost Will Be (they're looking at costs to paying lower than currently) Stay Tuned!
As Of August 3, 2020 Our Gear Hand Outs Are On-hold Due To Covid 19 And Guidelines For Contact Sports Hasn't Been Confirmed Yet By Osaa And The Cdc And The Oregon Governor.
Currently, Our Monthly Board Meetings Are Being Done Via Zoom Video Meetings Due To The Covid 19 Social Distancing Requirements. The Board Meeting Notes Will Be Posted On Our Site As Soon As We Get Them Prepared And Ready.
Sandy Youth Football is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching, promoting and governing all aspects of football among all players who join our league. We strive to implant firmly in those players the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, and respect for authority so that they may grow up to be well adjusted, strong, trustworthy individuals. We believe in improving the future of our kids through focusing on the importance of academics, social achievement and having fun and being safe along with positive experiences on and off the football field.