OHSAA Return to Play Recommendations:
On July 22nd, the OHSAA released return to play recommendations (which included recommendations for each of the individual fall sports). The athletic department will continue to work collaboratively with members of the Greater Cleveland Conference (GCC), other Medina County Schools, and the Medina County Health Department to best implement these recommendations for our athletic program, facilities, and travels.
What we have not received guidance on yet:
- When contact sports may begin competition against other schools.
- What type of spectator limitations may exist. Unfortunately, not having this guidance has caused us to delay the start of selling passes including reserved seats for football. We apologize for the delay but will share those options once we have guidance on spectator limitations.
August 1 Schedule:
On July 1st, we posted the first day of practice/tryout schedule to our website. Please be sure to review those schedules and contact your sport head coach with any questions. That posting can be found at https://bluedevilathletics.org/2020/07/01/bhs-bms-fall-sports-tryoutpractice-information/
As a reminder, all student athletes must have a pre participation physical turned in and verified by the BHS athletic training staff as well as all Final Forms complete to begin practice/tryouts on August 1. Physicals are valid for 13 months from the date of completion. Any new physicals must be turned in to the athletic office by 3:00pm on Thursday July 30th to practice/tryout on Saturday August 1 (or Sunday August 2nd).
Statewide Mask Order:
On July 22nd, Governor DeWine ordered a statewide mask order in effect beginning at 6:00pm on Thursday July 23rd. Effective that time, all BCSD student athletes will be required to wear a mask to and from athletic practices/competitions. Athletes will be permitted to remove their mask during physical activity. Athletes should also not arrive to practice more than 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of practice and should remain in their vehicle until a coach indicates it is time to enter the facility or stadium. Student Athletes should not be dropped off to wait outside and should not congregate in groups before or after practice. Thank you for your cooperation.
Go Big Blue!