Pleasant Hill Athletics
With more than 80% of Oregon High Schools, including Pleasant Hill High School, beginning the school year with Comprehensive Distance Learning rather than in-person classes due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the OSAA Executive Board has adopted a new 2020-2021 School Activities Calendar. The Board also voted to waive current out-of-season coaching policies to allow for student participation during the Fall (Season 1). Participation will be at the discretion of the local school district in those activities allowed per directives from the Governor’s Office, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Education (ODE).
The OSAA’s new calendar provides for three distinct seasons from late December to late June with limited overlap between seasons. Traditional Winter activities will take place in January and February (Season 2), followed by Fall activities in March and April (Season 3), with Spring activities occurring in May and June (Season 4). Each season will feature an equitable 7-week regular season, with adjusted contest limitations, followed by an OSAA Culminating Week. Specific plans for culminating week events will be developed in conjunction with member schools in the coming months in alignment with large group gathering guidelines issued by the state.
Pleasant Hill District facilities will continue to be available for use to Pleasant Hill student-athletes. We will be using the Governor’s matrix along with OHA and Lane County Health guidelines to determine what on campus activities we can host until the new “Season 2” begins. Student participation and use of the facilities will be under the supervision of Pleasant Hill coaches. To ensure the safety of our students and coaches, we will continue to follow OSAA Phase 2 guidelines and OHA Recreational Sports Guidance.
We are currently working on a calendar for voluntary high school workouts for Season 1 (August 31 – December 27). I hope to have this out by mid-August. Our goal is to provide athletic opportunities for our kids, provided it can be done safely in accordance with guidance from our state educational and medical partners. Guidance from these entities continues to evolve, along with the pandemic itself, and will influence future Pleasant Hill and OSAA decisions regarding the 2020-21 school year.
The OSAA Association Year will officially begin on August 31. To participate in Season 1 voluntary workouts, all student-athletes must be registered and cleared through the Athletic Office. Registration will be open for Season 1 on August 17th, 2021 and can be completed on the athletic website www.billiesathletics.com (Register An Athlete). There are no fees associated with Season 1.
Note: We are still working out details for MS athletics.
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