Do your Job @CHSAA
in the midst of the worst or a resurgence. May 7, 2020 marks 57 days since the NBA shuttered its operations. Tonight the NFL will release a projected 2020 season schedule including playoffs and a February Super Bowl.
For safety & competitive balance reasons, the CHSAA commissioner should advise membership clubs of protocols required to reopen their facilities & universal date(s) to commence Fall, Winter and Spring activities for the 2020-21 school year.
Saying that they have been in contact with Colorado Governor Jared Polis for weeks regarding how to proceed is a cop out!
Protocols should be in place that include professional temperature checks by the schools nurse of schools employees, coaches, volunteers, trainers, visitors & participants including parents, etc.
During the summer the association needs to continue to talk about the steps required for players to return to the facility, school gyms or fields and additional training camp(s) both local and over 10 miles based on safer at home recommendations.
In addition rethink games outside the 10 mile footprint to preserve the Governors safety and health recommendations should GAMEDAY commence in late August or early September.
In some communities the nuclear families include grandparents, parents and siblings under one roof. Exposure rate is higher in some districts and communities that need to be considered as voluntary participation resumes during the NON School year, summer.
YES coaches you are in THE VOLUNTARY STAGE prior to bylaws that state specified dates for official protocol. Unfortunately these dates via PDF have been deleted from the CHSAA website causing more ambiguity.
Meanwhile, players have been participating in virtual OTAs through video conferences like zoom meetings and following social distancing guidelines. Some unscrupulous assistant coaches, parents, volunteers or students have avoided phase one recommendations based on Governors orders and need to be reprimanded with future sanctions. Guidelines need to be addressed and followed for unity.
Current uncertainty only confuses the entire statewide population especially with rogue persons disobeying the Governors expectations and protocols by CHSAA.
Phase two of four will commence on or before May 11, 2020. A ruling on gyms may provide insight into the future. Meanwhile what is leadership at CHSAA doing to ease tensions between the haves and have nots or the honest schools and coaches versus the traditional unethical. The head coaches sure know how to distance themselves to avoid self imposed sanctions but the time is to police the members who violate others. This should not be a function of the athletics director but a third party without alliances to a person or school entity.
Solve the uncertainty. Move forward in a positive mindset and direction. Explore options for the entire statewide organization and association of schools and punish people, persons who do not follow the guidelines and rules.
Smaller schools are finding it hard to compete. The age old arguments of private schools raiding their talents is obsolete. Regrettably, it’s the current poaching players within districts. Also districts employees NOT fact checking physical addresses rather documents filed. Again if a third party was hired it would probably benefit the equality of competition and organic growth to improve the current dysfunctional attendance area concerns and discrepancies on some schools rosters.
The time is now! Earn respect of your peers. Strategize, take ownership to REGULATE and do your job!
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