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NSAA Announces Plan to Play Fall Sports As Scheduled

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Nebraska high school sports continue to inch closer to reality as the summer goes on. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA) says it is going forward with a plan to play fall sports as scheduled.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, it was announced that all falls sports would begin practices on August 10 along with multiple recommendations for each school to follow. Those include:

  • Keep all activities, practices, and scrimmages in-house to avoid interaction with other teams
  • Wear masks when not in competition
  • Keep groups small and attendance recorded
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Disinfect equipment regularly
  • Stay home if you someone doesn’t feel well
  • Stay home if someone in a person’s household tests positive for COVID-19

After canceling all spring sports earlier this year, the NSAA allowed high school teams to host summer camps, clinics and leagues that began on June 18.

Monday’s announcement came just hours after California suspended all high school sports until December or January.

 

My name is Geoff Exstrom and I am a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I pursuing a major in both Sports Media and Broadcast Production. Along with school, I am also a sports writer for the Lincoln Journal Star covering numerous high school and collegiate sporting events. I am also the Sports Director for 90.3 KRNU - UNL's student radio station. I've also had the great opportunity to create many podcasts throughout my media career including Athletes Unfiltered, the podcast hosted by myself as well as former Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez.