Orange County schools ready for kickoff of fall sports
ORANGE COUNTY Fall sports such as golf, volleyball, diving, swimming, bowling, cross country and football will finally be able to start practice around Orange County on Monday. Orange County Public Schools says there is a plan in place to make sure everyone is safe. One dad said hes on board and described why fall sports in many ways for kids are important. Hes my baby.Waseem said hes happy his son, a sophomore, can play football again Monday. He said his son wants to play in college and hes already being looked at by big schools.
Will high school football take place in Florida? FHSAA to finalize falls sports plan
ORLANDO, Fla. The FHSAA board of directors is meeting Friday in Gainesville, with the goal of finalizing the fall sports calendar for Florida schools. Currently, fall sports can start practice August 24, although many school districts in Central Florida will start later than that. Orange County has not determined a start date, and Brevard County said it will not start practices -- for now. Below are two options the FHSAA board will consider for the 2020-21 sports calendar: Option 1: The first date of practice is Aug. 24. The regular season is five weeks with the fall practice not starting until Nov. 30.
Osceola County pushes back start date for high school football
KISSIMMEE, Fla. The start of several fall sports, including football, has been pushed back for public schools in Osceola County, officials announced Thursday. The Osceola School District has joined other Central Florida school districts in the goal of providing opportunities for student-athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic through adjustments to the fall sports season calendars as follows, which are fluid based on the safety of student-athletes thus subject to change, officials said in a news release. There will be no preseason contests, and high schools in Osceola County will not participate in the Florida High School Athletic Associations State Series for football and volleyball. The delay in our athletic schedules for fall sports will allow schools to safely open, and still allow our student-athletes and coaches to complete their seasons with safety precautions in place as conditions allow, Osceola School District Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace said. Earlier this week, the FHSAA voted to allow the start of athletics on the originally scheduled date of July 27, but school districts were permitted to adjust their schedules as needed.
Florida High School Athletic Association to hold emergency meeting
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida High School Athletic Association will hold an emergency meeting Monday to discuss fall sports. The board of directors is expected to discuss whether to recommend a fall sports season. The meeting comes amid rising coronavirus cases in Florida. Monday’s meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m.To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter and go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Florida high school sports task force recommends pushing back start date of practices
ORLANDO, Fla. In a highly contested vote, the Florida High School Athletic Associations Fall Sports Task Force voted to recommend moving back the start date for high school practices to August 10th at the earliest. The FHSAA previously listed July 27th as the start date for practices. The task force will also look further into a system where individual school districts can determine when sports practices and games resume, depending on when they feel most comfortable. Allison Kirby, the principal at Jones High School in Orlando, was among the task force members agreeing with the motion. A formal date for the next Fall Sports Task Force meeting has not been set.