Pirates News · Return to Play Information

Good afternoon Pirates,

The Ohio High School Athletic Association and National Federation of State High School Associations have released their guidelines for a safe return to participation. Phase I begins on June 1st and is outlined at the bottom of this post. The specifics of Phase I are broken down into “Low-Risk Sports” and “Moderate-Risk or High-Risk Sports”. Sports listed as “Low-Risk” may begin normal summer workouts, while sports listed as “Moderate-Risk or High-Risk” will have a mandatory two-week acclimation period before Phase 2 begins.

For the foreseeable future we will require student-athletes to follow strict guidelines for attending practice. Phase 1 is outlined below and will be forwarded to parents through the all-call system in the coming days. For more information on what future phases will look like, please check out the following link: https://nfhs.org/articles/guidance-for-state-associations-to-consider-in-re-opening-high-school-athletics-and-other-activities/

Student-athletes will be required to take their temperature at home prior to attending workouts. Student-athletes will be responsible for submitting their temperature to their coach before workouts begin. Coaches will fill out the attached survey every day that outlines the 9 student-athletes they worked with in each training session. Training sessions are limited to groups of 10 until further notice. Coaches will relay the information on grouping.

It is very important that if your child is not feeling well, or is showing any symptoms of a cold, that they stay home. Our coaches have been instructed to send home any student-athletes that are showing signs of trying to conceal symptoms.

Please make sure your child comes to campus ready to practice, as the locker rooms will be off limits until further notice, and they will not be able to congregate in the restrooms as they get ready.

Please make sure your child brings their own water bottle that is clearly labeled. Our Athletic Trainer will be unavailable to provide water until further notice.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at eivory@wcsd.k12.oh.us. I will do my best to answer any questions.

If you are interested in participating in any extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year we ask that you reach out to the varsity coach. If you are in 7th or 8th grade, we ask that you reach out to the varsity coaches as well. The varsity coach will direct you to the appropriate coach.

Fall Head Coaches
Sport First Name Last Name Email
Cheer Sarah Dobson sarahdobson6@gmail.com
Cross Country Tabitha Nolan tnolan@wcsd.k12.oh.us
Football Dion Black football@wcsd.k12.oh.us
Golf – Boys Michael Downing mdowning@wcsd.k12.oh.us
Golf – Girls Donna Phillips dphillips@wcsd.k12.oh.us
Marching Band Laura Bukosky lbukosky@wcsd.k12.oh.us
Soccer – Boys Gary Berning gberning94@yahoo.com
Soccer – Girls Kate Agyemang kattsonstandard14@gmail.com
Tennis – Girls Leslie Miller lmiller@pcstitch.com
Volleyball Rebecca Dwenger rdwenger@wcsd.k12.oh.us

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Phase I (Re-acclimation and Conditioning)

General Guidelines

  • During Phase I, all indoor athletic facilities, including the weight room, locker rooms and all gymnasiums, will remain closed.
  • Phase I will have an emphasis on conditioning and resistance training using body weight and minimal equipment.
  • All activities will take place outside and limited to outdoor facilities; locker rooms will remain closed.
  • A master sport specific schedule will be created for all workouts and will be strictly followed at all times.
  • All athletes should bring their own water; none will be provided at this time. Athletes will not share water bottles.
  • Social distancing will continue to occur and all workouts will be done using the minimum 6-foot standard.


Pre-Workout Self-Assessment

  • All athletes will be responsible for taking their own temperature and completing a mandatory self-assessment questionnaire before they are allowed to participate in workouts.
  • Athletes and coaches not feeling well or with a temperature above 100 degrees should not attend or take part in any workout and immediately contact his or her primary care provider.
  • High-risk individuals should not oversee workouts.


Facilities Cleaning

  • All areas used during Phase I will be cleaned before and after each workout.
  • Individuals should wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with warm water and soap before touching any surface or participating in workouts.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at different areas outside.
  • All equipment (resistance bands, etc.) will be sanitized between usages.
  • Athletes should leave the facility immediately following their workout and are encouraged to go immediately home and shower.


Physical Activity and Athletic Equipment

  • Appropriate clothing (including shirts) must be worn at all times; no workout clothing should be shared.
  • During skills-related activities, all balls and equipment will be cleaned between workouts.
  • Minimal equipment will be used during Phase I.


Low-Risk Sports (Tennis, Golf, Cross Country, Cheerleading)

  • May begin normal summer workouts (open courts, distance running, cheer routines, practice rounds of golf, driving range, etc.) using appropriate social distancing and cleaning all equipment between usages along with the above guidelines.


Moderate-Risk and High-Risk Sports (Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling, Football)

  • These sports will take part in the re-acclimation and condition part of Phase I. Skill training for outdoor sports during Phase I can take place beginning June 15 using the above guidelines.