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NCHSAA Plans for Fall Sports

NCHSAA Plans for Fall Sports
June 9, 2020 

KCS to Resume Athletics July 6th
Kannapolis City Schools is pleased to announce that athletic teams for high school fall sports and bands will be allowed to return to campus for voluntary workouts beginning July 6, 2020. Summer workouts initially will be allowed for fall sports only. Winter, spring and middle school sports will NOT be allowed to start on July 6th.

All workouts will be conducted keeping the health and safety of our student athletes and staff in mind and in compliance with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) Reopening of Sports/Activities Summer Guidelines and guidance from the Cabarrus Health Alliance. 

KCS will use the next few weeks to ensure we have a plan, that the necessary supplies/ equipment needed, and that athletic personnel are trained to follow the recently released NCHSAA guidelines. 

Please remember that to be eligible for athletic participation you must have:

All rising 9th graders are eligible
9th grade to grade  10 – 6 credits
10th grade to grade 11 – 12 credits
11th grade to grade 12 – 19 credits

All student athletes, with their parent/guardian, will be required to complete the online athletic participation registration before being allowed to participate in summer workouts. Per the NCHSAA, all student athletes who had a valid Pre-participation Physical Examination on or after March 1, 2019, will be granted a temporary one-year extension through the end of the 2020-21 academic year.  If the student does not have a valid physical on or after March 1, 2019, he/she will need an updated physical examination prior to participating in any workouts. 

Schools and coaches are reminded, per NCHSAA policy, participation in summer activities must be voluntary and not required and cannot be a prerequisite for making a team.  Schools will respect any family vacations that were already planned.  

We look forward to getting our fall student athletes back on campus safely. The July 6th date is subject to change if state and local directives deem it necessary.