Athletics & Activities
OSAA adjusts 2020-21 calendar for all high school activities
New plan pushes start date to February, swaps seasons around and extends Season 1 practice opportunities
Read the latest update from OSAA (December 7, 2020)
December 7, 2020 – (Wilsonville, OR) The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Executive Board has revised the Association’s calendar to start activities in February. The OSAA Executive Board was hopeful that the state’s landscape was going to improve when it adopted the current calendar back in August, but that has not proven to be the case as COVID‐19 cases continue to rise, county risk level metrics have changed and restrictions on prohibited activities have not been lifted by the Governor’s Office and Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
Board members made it clear with comments during the meeting that the OSAA and its member schools are bound by the rules, regulations, and guidance set forth by the Governor’s Office and the OHA. Neither the OSAA Executive Board nor the OSAA Executive Director is able to waive state mandates or provide exceptions for certain activities or counties in the state.
In the revised calendar, Fall sports are moved to Season 2 and will begin in February with multiple activities permitted by state guidance. This allows time for case counts to decrease in the new year and for counties to subsequently move out of the Extreme Risk category. Cross Country and Soccer, like outdoor sports, are permitted by the Governor’s Office and OHA in all counties. As an indoor activity, Volleyball is tied to the Governor’s County Risk Level Guidance and only allowed in those counties deemed as Lower, Moderate, or High Risk. Full contact football remains on the Governor’s prohibited list of activities at this time. Discussions around possibly moving Football later in the year were not supported at this time due to concerns expressed by the OSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) regarding the impact that a later contact football season would require modifications to the Fall 2021 football season.
Season 3 features the traditional Spring activities (Baseball, Softball, Golf, Tennis, and Track & Field), all of which are permitted by state guidance as outdoor activities. These will begin on April 5 and extend into the third week in May.
The sports calendar wraps up with Season 4 and traditional winter sports (Swimming, Basketball, and Wrestling) beginning in mid‐May and extending into late June. The shift of wrestling and basketball to the end of the calendar provides the most runway for their prohibition to be lifted by the state. The OSAA has been given no indication that a change will be made in this designation but remains hopeful that a change could occur prior to Season 4. Swimming is currently allowed outdoors for all counties and indoors for those counties not in the Extreme Risk metric.
The activities schedule was revised to allow more time for school buildings to be accessible to their programs. Activities like Choir and Band/Orchestra have been pushed back to the end of the school year to provide their programs the opportunity to rehearse in person if school district policy allows. Cheerleading and Dance/Drill culminating weeks have also been adjusted to allow more time for facilities to open or have weather to improve enough to move outdoors.
The Executive Board also voted to extend Season 1 through February 21, 2021, to allow training, workouts, and even competitions to occur in those areas of the state that are allowed per the Governor’s Office, OHA guidance, and local school district policy. The Board plans to revisit participation limitations for all seasons, out‐of‐season coaching policies for seasons 2, 3, and 4, and the need for further decisions as a result of updated state guidance or changing risk level metrics at upcoming work sessions.
Brookings-Habor High School Athletics & Activities Update (Dec. 2020)
Information from Athletic Coordinator Jean Shearer
Here is a more detailed view of BHHS athletics and activities of the practice schedule for Extended Season 1 and the newly updated dates for Season 2, 3, and 4.
Extended Season 1 practice opportunities:
- Week 1: Jan. 4-8 - Extended OSAA Season 1 - Bye week
- Week 2: Jan. 11-15 - Extended OSAA Season 1 - Spring athletics and activities practice (Softball, Baseball, Track & Field, Golf)
- Week 3: Jan. 18-22 - Extended OSAA Season 1 - Spring athletics and activities practice (Softball, Baseball, Track & Field, Golf)
- Week 4: Jan. 25-29 - Extended OSAA Season 1 - Winter athletics and activities practice (Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Cheer, Band/Orchestra, Choir)
- Week 5: Feb. 1-5 - Extended OSAA Season 1 - Winter athletics and activities practice (Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Cheer, Band/Orchestra, Choir)
- Week 6: Feb. 8-12 - Extended OSAA Season 1 - Fall athletics and activities practice (Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheer, Band, Color Guard)
- Week 7: Feb. 15-19 - - Extended OSAA Season 1 - Fall athletics and activities practice (Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheer, Band, Color Guard)
- Week 8: Feb. 22- OSAA Season 2 Begins (Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheer, Band, Color Guard)
On Friday, Dec. 18, Curry County will officially enter the “Red/Extreme Risk” category. That means that there will be no indoor practices allowed for at least two weeks (which aligns with BHSD17C Winter Break time).
- BHHS Fall Sports (now Season 2): Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country.
- BHHS Fall Activities (now Season 2): Cheer, Band, Color Guard.
- BHHS Spring Sports (now Season 3): Softball, Baseball, Track & Field, Golf
- BHHS Winter Sports (now Season 4): Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling
- BHHS Winter Activities (now Season 4): Cheer, Band/Orchestra, Choir
2020-21 Updated OSAA Seasons Calendar for BHHS
- Season 1: Extended to Feb. 21
- Season 2: Feb. 22-April 4 (football starts two weeks earlier on Feb. 8) (OSAA week April 5-11)
- Season 3: March 22-May 16 (OSAA week May 17-23)
- Season 4: May 10 to June 20 (OSAA week June 21-27)
- Graphic of the calendar.
Summer 2020 Athletics & Activities Information
[June 2020] Dear Parents and Athletes,
First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We have received questions from the community about how COVID-19 will change this year's athletic season. We know this outbreak has been stressful to many and recognize that exercising and participating in activities, like sports, can be a healthy way to cope with stress and connect with our community. After careful thought and planning, we are excited to let you know that we plan to have Summer Workout Practice for High School sports while following CDC considerations to protect players, families, and our community. However, we have not received guidance from the Governor on if, or when, sports will continue this upcoming school year.
The health and safety of our athletes, coaches, staff and volunteers remain our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while also allowing our athletes to play. We are:
- Intensifying cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation within our facilities and premises by: scheduling practices with a minimum of 30 minutes between them to allow for cleaning/disinfecting of equipment, we will only allow the gym, cafeteria, and gibney center to be used once a day to allow for proper cleaning, we have conducted training, and we have a daily cleaning sheet log that will verify if the cleaning was completed.
- Reducing physical closeness or contact between players when possible by: keeping athletes of stable pods of 5-10 athletes, with no more than 25 athletes at a time, there will be no mixing of pods, allowing no more than 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors - as long as physical distancing can be maintained, no physical contact allowed (high fives, fist bumps, hugs, hand shakes, group celebrations), locker rooms are closed (must come to practice dressed and ready to go).
- Promoting healthy hygiene practices: coach will do a daily health screening/contact tracing, athlete must supply refillable water bottles (no fountains, troughs or shared bottles allowed), athlete must bring own towel and take home daily (it will be thrown out if left), shirts must be worn, athlete must wash hands or use hand sanitizer before touching any equipment. It is recommended that coaches, staff, parents, and spectators wear a cloth face covering during practices. Players are not required to wear a cloth face covering, but may opt to do so on the sidelines, dugouts and during meetings. As a reminder, cloth face coverings should never be placed on young children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
- Limiting the sharing of equipment: no sharing of towels or clothing, balls to be shared within stable pods only.
Anyone who is sick or has been in contact with someone who has СOVID-19— including players, family members, coaches, staff and spectators — should not attend practices or games. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.
If someone does get sick during practice or at a game, we have plans in place to isolate that person and have a parent/guardian transport them to their home or healthcare facility. If your student-athlete is removed, they will need either a note from a licensed medical professional, or have no fever for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, or cleared by the County Health Department (if tested positive).
This letter must be signed by the student-athlete and the parent, along with the COVID waiver, and returned to the coach before they will be able to practice. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jean Shearer, Athletic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to letter to print, read, sign and turn-in:
BHHS Athletics & Activities Code of Conduct (Updated for 2020)
Coaches Contact Info
Website: BHHS Gridiron
Head Volleyball Coach
Email: marwilliams1994 @ outlook.com
Head Cheerleading Coach
OSAA Season 2 and 3 for 2020-21
Email: terenceaxel56 @ gmail.com
Head Cross Country Coach
OSAA Season 3 for 2020-21 (Jason Fulton is the interim coach for Season 1 practices)
Head Girls Basketball Coach
OSAA Season 2 for 2020-21
Email: bhhsbball @ gmail.com
Head Boys Basketball
Head Baseball Coach
OSAA Season 4 for 2020-21
Co-Ed Head Track & Field Coach
Co-Ed Head Golf Coach