Posted by Coach on April 24, 2020 at 19:45:28:
In Reply to: Re: Corona Virus to end all high school sports for 2020-2021 posted by fan on April 16, 2020 at 00:00:21:
I agree it is too early to tell for sure, but as it looks right now I would make having no season a very heavy favorite, something like 90-95%.
Perhaps we could sneak in some sort of delayed and/or condensed season, but administrators are conservative by nature and will have their hands full just pulling regular school off, which by itself is in question, especially the first semester.
To add in sports (referees, teams traveling to other schools) in the middle of Winter flu season, it just isn't happening.
How many players had some sort of flu symptoms during the season last year? Nearly all for me.
That's not even factoring that sports are an EXPENSE to the districts (coaches, refs, transportation, uniforms, equipment, trainers, insurance, security) and every state and local government is going to have huge budget deficits. It's really an easy decision when you put it all together.
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