Phase 3 will not allow for football. Not sure how you can say you are addressing cross contamination between student groups if you allow kids from literally every class in your school to have real, team practices and games. Cannot be accomplished.
Plus.…...if you do allow football, and then do not allow band, think of the uproar. Much less contact during band practice or competitions.
If you allow football, you will have to allow band. Heck, football and band at Gate City probably make up 30% of the entire student body.
Very easy for me to see our Governor reacting to the predicted Fall surge of Covid-19 cases by throwing all of the Commonwealth back into Phase 2...……..or worse.
Just do not see football happening.
“High school football, folks should be training right now, getting ready. I don’t know what will happen with the high school season down the road, but certainly quarterbacks can be throwing to receivers, receivers are wearing gloves. That’s kind of common sense. We’re not doing tackle football during the summer anyway. There’s certainly some weight training not using shared equipment, some drills that linemen can do that will accommodate the Phase II guidelines.
“Soccer, I coached high school soccer for six years. There’s ways to train and structure your practices without having intentional contact.”
“If socially distancing competitions are taking place, the following conditions must also be met:
“Outdoor recreational sports are allowable if 10 feet of physical distance can be maintained by all participants and spectators at all times and all shared items can be disinfected between uses.