OSSAA Exec Director Message
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
MMEDIATE RELEASE--OSSAA UPDATE--MARCH 31, 2020
|12:18 PM (1 hour ago)
|March 31, 2020|
March 31, 2020--11:50 a.m.--This email is being sent to all Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors. Please share with all other personnel at your school.
Below you will find an email sent to all administrators at OSSAA member schools. I wanted to address some specific questions that have been asked as a result of the March 26 correspondence.
It IS permissible for coaches and directors to send workout routines to their respective teams. The routines must be general in nature, no activity specific instruction may be given. The original correspondence was intended to simulate the dead week, however it was not intended to prohibit coaches from recommending a workout routine for the current team members. Coaches may not instruct or guide the workout, but they may provide written workouts, or virtual workouts through YouTube or another virtual platform. No school facilities may be used. Team meetings conducted virtually for the purpose of organizing future fund raising efforts, ordering uniforms or other administrative purposes are permitted.
With regard to cheer tryouts being held by a virtual platform, it is not specifically prohibited; however, a virtual platform does not, in our opinion, simulate the fact-to-face tryout, and coaches may not be involved in any such tryout at this time. With the restriction on the coaches involvement, it would be very difficult to conduct a tryout in this manner, the final decision will be left to the local school district admin regarding their cheerleading tryouts.
We appreciate your patience as we all navigate these constantly changing circumstances.