NHIAA Approves Return to Play Guidance for Fall Sports
CONCORD – The NHIAA Council, comprised of Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents, Coaches, and a State School Board Member, met this morning and took action on the following items:
While the Council and the NHIAA do not decide if sports are offered, they did unanimously reaffirm the recognition of all the fall sports for the 2020-2021 school year.
By unanimous consent, the Council approved NHIAA Return to Play Guidance document (Click here to view). New to this document was a third phase which includes practices, training sessions, competitions, games, and tournaments/jamborees. Guidelines vetted and approved by Governor Sununu’s Economic Re-Opening Task Force and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services provided the foundation upon which the NHIAA’s recommendations are based.
Finally, the Council approved a delay to the start of fall sports. All fall sports will be permitted to begin practices on Tuesday, September 8th. Decisions on the first date to play contests will be forthcoming.
We recognize that returning to interscholastic competition this fall will be individual school decisions. We hope, however, that the guidelines provided by the state of New Hampshire, the NHIAA, and the actions taken thus far by the NHIAA Council will help schools and districts make informed decisions about what is best for their student-athletes this coming fall.
Souhegan High School
All Fall sports will begin first practices on September 8th. Details concerning individual sports will be available soon. Paperwork must be turned in to Athletics before attendance at first practice. Links to all forms are accessible with this link.
There are Paperwork Drop Off envelopes located on the entry door to the main building (annex side) and on the bulletin board outside the athletic office. The forms can also be mailed to SHS PO Box 1152 Amherst 03031 or scanned to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very excited to get the season rolling -- please make a commitment to yourself and your team to follow all safety protocols and to start the season right by getting our forms submitted. Go Saber Nation!
Souhegan student athletes have entered phase Two of the return to practice portocols.
Team Day and Time Site Coach
B Soccer Mon, Wed, Fri 5:30-7:30 PM grass pitch email@example.com
Cross Country Tues&Fri 7:30 -9:00 AM back fields firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Spirit Mon&Wed 6:00-7:00 PM front field email@example.com
Football Mon&Wed 6:00-7:00 PM turf firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Hockey Tuesday 9:00-11:00 AM turf email@example.com
G Basketball Mon&Thurs 6:30-7:30 PM behind gym firstname.lastname@example.org
G Soccer Friday 9:00-11:00 AM turf/pitch email@example.com