Dear Barnstable High School Winter Athletes and Parents,
We have all been patiently waiting for news from a number of governing agencies to present final guidance for the 2020-2021 winter athletic season. Throughout the past week, the EEA, MIAA sports committees, MIAA Covid 19 Task Force, and the MIAA Board of Directors have been in meetings working collaboratively to develop a safe plan for participation and competition in winter sports during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, the BOD unveiled their final guidance for the winter season. Here is what you need to know.
The sports being offered with COVID modifications for the winter season 2020-2021 are as follows:
- Boys and Girls Varsity and JV Basketball
- Boys Varsity and JV Ice Hockey
- Girls Varsity* Ice Hockey (The Cape & Islands league is unable to offer a JV girls schedule due to lack of sustainable interest among member schools.)
- Boys and Girls Swimming
Winter Track: has been moved to the fall 2 seasons beginning February 22, 2021
Wrestling: has been moved to the spring season beginning April 26, 2021
Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer freshman sports teams this year. 8th and 9th graders will be permitted to try out for sports being offered. The Town Recreation Program will offer winter programs for students who do not make a high school team.
Tryouts will now be Monday, December 14th. Actual gameplay/competitions will not begin sooner than Tuesday, January 5th. The schedule has been developed to include two practices and two games per week. There will be no weekend participation and gameplay will be exclusively on Cape Cod. The schedule has been reduced and will only include member schools of the Cape & Islands League. There will be a league tournament at the end of the season in which all member schools will participate. There will be no MIAA postseason tournament.
FamilyID is open and available on the BHS Athletic Website. As always, you must be registered and have an updated physical on file to be eligible to participate. If you have any questions about registration or physicals contact the Athletic Administrative Assistant Katie Egan at email@example.com.
Athletic Trainer Keith Chagaris will administer the concussion screening program called SWAY to all of our winter athletes. This will occur after the teams have been established.
Coaches Zoom Meetings:
Head coaches from your sport will be sending you a Zoom invitation to a pre-season information meeting. Please check the email that you registered with frequently for updates.
NOTE: Please understand that we will continue to monitor health metrics on a daily basis. If at any time participation in athletics is deemed unsafe, programs will be postponed or cancelled.
Be well and thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Please contact the athletic office at 508-790-6445 Ext 1019 or 1193 with any questions.
Scott R. Thomas
Scott Thomas CAA / Director of Athletics
Barnstable High School