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Central Mountain voluntary workout schedules announced

As Central Mountain athletes and teams prepare for Return to Play activities beginning Wednesday, athletic director George Bidwell is making information pertaining to workouts known via various informational outlets.

There are numerous guidelines in place to make the transition back into organized athletic activities as safe as possible for athletes and coaches. While the athletic department, training staff and coaches will follow certain protocols in relation to the Keystone Central School District guidelines for Return to Play as a result of COVID-19, athletes as well as parents must be aware of some guidelines before participating.

Some of those key guidelines are as follows:

–Athletes and parents must sign a Return to Play waiver prior to the athlete participating in their first offseason workout. Anyone failing to sign the waiver will be prohibited from participation until the waiver has been signed.

— Spectators are not permitted to be in attendance at workouts. Parents/guardians are asked to remain in their vehicles when dropping off and picking up their athlete.

— Athletes must bring their own filled water bottles to workouts. Water fountains at the workout sites are not to be used.

– Athletes are to wear a mask except while participating in activities.

— Athletes are permitted to take part in only one sport during Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Return to Play plan that begins on July 1st. This will require athletes to choose a sport for Phases 2 and 3. Athletes may participate in multiple sports beginning in Phase 4 that is scheduled to begin on July 29,

Central Mountain athletes have been participating in Phase 1 activities on an individual basis from home under guidance from their coaches. Phase 1 has been designed to get athletes back into shape after a more than three-month absence from organized sports due to shutdowns caused by the coronavirus.

All prospective Central Mountain athletes are encouraged to take part in all phases of the return to play program.

A breakdown of each Central Mountain sports offering is below:

— Football (grades 10-12): 10-11 a.m. at Central Mountain HS (Mon.-Thur.)

— Football (grades 7-9): 11 a.m.-noon at Central Mountain HS (Mon.-Thur.)

– Boys soccer (grades 9-12): 9:15-10:15 a.m. at Central Mountain MS (Mon.-Thur.) (NOTE: At the high school from July 13-Aug. 9)

– Girls soccer (grades 9-12): 8:45-10:15 a.m. at Central Mountain MS (Mon.-Thur.) (NOTE: At high school from July 13-Aug. 9 … Grades 7-8 can join workouts July 15)

— Volleyball (grades 7-12): 6-8 p.m. at Central Mountain HS (Tues.-Thur., exception is Mon., July 13 and Wed., July 15).

— Boys basketball (grades 9-12): Various practice times Mon., Tues., Thur.

— Girls basketball (grades 7-12): Various practice times Mon., Tues., Thur.

For boys and girls basketball, the practice times are on the athletics schedule – in addition to daily schedules for all sports — which can be viewed at https://www.phacathleticsconference.org/public/genie/377/school/2483/

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