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08/14/2020
Return to Fall Athletics Plan – Part 1 The purpose of this...

08/14/2020
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08/07/2020
August 7, 2020 Dear Athletes and Parents: I hope all is well...

07/08/2020
Links for Students and Coaches for Summer Conditioning Self Check...

06/12/2020
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06/12/2020
Parents/Guardians: I apologize for the delay, we were experiencing...
 

Return to Fall Athletics Plan – Part 1

The purpose of this plan is to provide a detailed description of how we intend to provide athletes, coaches and spectators with a safe and meaningful return to a fall athletic season during the COVID-19 pandemic while meeting State, CIAC, FCIAC and Trumbull BOE policies and guidelines.  Resocialization continues to be a focus of the State Department of Education and the CIAC.  Returning to athletics will provide each athlete the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally and physically after a prolonged period of isolation.

This plan is devised with the understanding that school will open following a hybrid school day model and may need to be adjusted slightly if that changes at some point.  The goal is to mirror a “typical” fall season as closely as possible with the understanding that this season will not look like or be the same as previous seasons. The policies below are in place to attempt to provide the safest environment possible and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Participation Requirements

All athletes will be required to fill out a daily self-health assessment form prior to participation.  The assessment contains the CIAC COVID-19 related health questions.  Additionally, the assessment asks the athlete if they have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and if they have recently traveled to any of the states on the State of Connecticut Travel Advisory List.  Students failing the Self-Health Assessment will see the Athletic Trainer or Athletic Director prior to participation and questioned.  If deemed appropriate, they will be put in the school isolation room until a parent is contacted and they are picked up.  Before returning to school, said athlete will need to see a physician and get approval to return to school.  Any student who has been exposed to a COVID-19 positive person or has recently traveled to a state on the Travel Advisory List will be required to meet current Department of Public Health requirements (which presently required that person to refrain from attending school and athletics for 14 days.).  In addition, the temperature of every athlete will be taken when they arrive for practice.  Any athlete with a temperature over 100.3 will be sent to the Athletic Trainer or Athletic Director for evaluation.  Students with a high temperature reading on multiple thermometers will be placed in the school isolation room until a parent is contacted and the student is picked up.  The student will need clearance from a physician prior to further participation in school or athletics.

Officials will be required to go through the same pre-participation protocol with the online self-health assessment and temperature check.

Try-outs

The CIAC has mandated a 2 week conditioning program for most sports consisting of fitness training and sport specific drills/skill work while athletes maintain a 6 foot distance from all other athletes and remain in cohorts of 15 or fewer.  During this time, coaches will assess skill ability and fitness.  Try-outs will be reduced from 3 days to 2 because of this additional 2 week assessment period.  Try-outs will not begin (except in swim and dive) until the 6 foot social distancing rule is lifted.  See try-out schedule below.

  • Soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cheerleading will begin conditioning on 8/27 and try-outs on 9/11 (cheerleading 9/14).
  • If swim needs to hold try-outs (depending on interest and pool restrictions), they will begin in their cohorts of 15 or fewer on 8/27 and try-outs will take place the first 5 days.
  • Football and Cross Country do not have try-outs.

Practices

All practices will be conducted with safety protocols in place (see details under each sport in Part 2) that strictly align with all CIAC guidelines and progressions.  Non-participants (coaches, managers, athletic training staff, etc.) will all wear facial coverings throughout all practices.  As per CIAC guidelines, athletes will not wear facial coverings during exertion but may be asked to wear facial coverings during walk-throughs and/or down periods.  Practices are proposed to be 5/6 days a week for varsity teams and 4-6 days a week for sub-varsity teams.  The Athletic Director will work with the coaches to schedule practices at various times if possible in an attempt to reduce the number of athletes on campus at one time and assist parents in getting athletes to practices.  On Monday’s, Tuesday, Thursday’s and Friday’s practices will not begin before 3:00 to help reduce traffic congestion after school.

Contests

In an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the FCIAC, in cooperation with the CIAC, has devised a schedule so that all contests will take place within a mini-region of the state.  Specific schedules are forth coming. No varsity sport will play more than 2 games a week.  The majority of sub-varsity games will be played on weekends - often just one contest per week. 

Absences

It is understood that athletes may be absent from practice more than usual (COVID signs, transportation issues, concerns from parents, etc.).  Coaches will be cognizant of these potential issues and accommodate students in a fair manner. 

Spectators

The FCIAC plan has not been released yet.

Hydration

Athletes will be required to bring their own water or sports beverage.  The school will only provide beverages in emergency situations.  Athletes will not be permitted to share beverages.  Athletes who fail to bring a beverage to practice or games may not be permitted to participate.

Restrooms

Visiting teams (with the exception of volleyball and swim) will not be permitted access to the building unless there is an emergency.  It is recommended that visiting teams be provided separate restrooms from spectators and/or the home team.  Therefore, porta-potties will be provided for visiting teams.

Transportation

Transportation will not be provided to practices.  Students learning at home will be expected to arrange transportation to and from all practices.  Transportation will be provided to weekday games.  However, it will be strongly encouraged that parents provide transportation or that athletes with a license drive themselves.  Most sub-varsity games will be scheduled on Saturday.  Transportation will not be provided to weekend games.

Locker Rooms

Athletes will not have access to locker rooms with the exception of football.  Athletes learning at home will be expected to arrive in appropriate practice or game attire.  Athletes learning at school will be expected to wear appropriate practice or game attire to school with the exception of cleats.  Athletes will be expected to bring and keep any required practice gear that they are not wearing in their book bag.   Book bags will be brought to the field, pool or gym with them.  Every athlete will be encouraged to keep a garbage bag in their book bag for cases of inclement weather.  Swimmers will have access to a private bathroom to change in if desired.

Cleaning Equipment and Laundering Practice Gear

Each team will have a cleaning regimen (see details under each sport in Part 2) for their equipment.  Any cloth item (pinnie/helmet cap, etc.) used during practice will be washed by the athletic trainers at the end of every day.  In addition, hand sanitizer will be available throughout practices and games.

Process for when an athlete(s) or coach tests positive for COVID-19

  1. Inform Trumbull Department of Public Health, the Superintendent, Principal and Nursing Department immediately.
  2. While we are in cohorts, that cohort will be quarantined in alignment with Department of Public Health policies. 
  3. Guidelines/recommendations of the contract tracer will be followed. 
  4. The process regarding how to handle a positive COVID-19 case after the cohort period has ended has not yet been released by the State.

by posted 08/14/2020

Link for online physical and white card google form which must be completed by every athlete:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wcSdnn7HsoMnwgXVEwgDG8jlEC7HTTbn/view?usp=sharing

 


by posted 08/14/2020

August 7, 2020

Dear Athletes and Parents:

I hope all is well and that you survived the storm ok.  I guess more 2020 craziness should become the expected norm.   I wanted to take a minute to touch base regarding the opening of fall sports.  I know many of you have a lot of questions.  Whereas, I don’t have a lot of good answers yet, I wanted to give you a few points of information.

The CIAC has approved football (and cheerleading at THS) to begin on August 17 and all other fall sports to begin on August 27.   The following link (https://www.casciac.org/fallplan/) will get you to the CIAC Fall Sports Plan.  There are multiple layers of complexity associated with this plan.  I have been working with the fall head coaches to develop our plan which will incorporate all CIAC and FCIAC guidelines and rules as well as COVID-19 appropriate measures.  My hope is to present this plan to the Trumbull High School Return to Athletics Advisory Committee and the Superintendent next week.  After final approval by the Superintendent, I will follow up with all of the parents and athletes regarding the details including fall schedules and the process to get athletic physicals approved by the school nurse.

Please continue to be patient and trust me that I am working hard to put together an appropriate plan which will provide our students, staff and spectators with a safe and positive experience this fall under some very challenging circumstances.  I get presented new pieces of the puzzle daily which has compounded the challenge of completing this process but we are almost there.

In the meantime, feel free to contact me with questions.  I hope you have a good weekend (with electricity, cell and internet service). 

Sincerely,

 

Mike King


by posted 08/07/2020

Links for Students and Coaches for Summer Conditioning Self Check Health Assessment:

 

TPS Students - Self-Check Health Assessment Form

https://forms.gle/JTKL1H3F3wsmoJDi6

 

For Coaches & New Trumbull Public School Students - Self-Check Health Assessment Form

https://forms.gle/JbkeRGxi1dkWrwte7


by posted 07/08/2020

 


 

Avery Rice-

Girls Soccer

University of Maryland

Rebecca Margolnick-

Cross Country/Track

Sacred Heart University

Andrew Cutter-

Basketball

Eastern CT State University

Juliana Zaccagnino-

Cross Country/Track

Southern CT State

University

Tiago Frazao-

Soccer

Endicott College

Nicola Milovanov-

Soccer

University of 

New Haven

Brandon Csizmadia-

Baseball

Roger Williams University

Hunter FitzGibbons-

Lacrosse

Rochester Institute of Technology

Vincent DiLeo-

Lacrosse

College of Wooster

Julia Huzi-

Softball

Johnson and Wales University

Caitlin Rodko-

Soccer

Lawrence University

Coby Levison-

Football

Bates College

Isabella Basic-

Tennis

Salve Regina University

De’ja Salahuddin-

Track

Central CT State University

Emily Gell

Softball

Springfield College

 


 

Nicholas Klaiber-

Cross Country/Track

Central CT State University

Justin Horvath-

Soccer

Roger Williams University

Robert Goldstein-

Baseball

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Alessandra Zaffina-

Cross Country/Track

Quinnipiac University

Emily Alexandru-

Cross Country/Track

University of Virginia

 



 
   

Jaime Tolk-

Track- Pole Vault

Trinity College

Carolyn Cardell-

Track

Fordham University

     

 

THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR ATHLETES

 

GOOD LUCK NEXT YEAR!

 

by posted 06/12/2020

Parents/Guardians:

I apologize for the delay, we were experiencing technical difficulties (translation...I couldn't figure out the issue!), but below are the links to access the 2020 Varsity Athletic Awards video, the Spring Senior Night parade video, and the photographs provided by Robert Taylor for the varsity awards video, which are available for free to download.

 

2020 Varsity Athletic Awards video:

https://youtu.be/Kly8EK6tAGo Part 1 of the video (Introductions, Fall/Winter sports)

https://youtu.be/Si3ty0vu6Ao Part 2 of the video (Spring sports,athlete/team of the year awards)

 

2020 Spring Senior Night Parade:

https://youtu.be/vWQLGLHmhEA

News 12 piece on the parade: 

http://connecticut.news12.com/clip/15080898/trumbull-athletic-department-holds-senior-night-for-athletes

 

Robert Taylor photographs free for download:

https://www.roberttaylorgallery.com/trumbullhighschool/

 

Thank you.

Athletic Department


by posted 06/12/2020
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