Schools can open weight rooms June 1
There was good news earlier this week with the announcement by Gov. Pete Ricketts on the relaxing of restrictions for high school athletics.
The NSAA announced Wednesday that, beginning June 1, NSAA-member schools can open their weight rooms for voluntary strength and conditioning sessions.
The NSAA did place restrictions on these sessions, including:
— Maintain social distance by being 6 feet apart
— Follow gathering guidelines of groups of 10 or less students
— Groups of 10 or less must be pre-determined
— Once groups determined, students may not switch from one group to another
— Interaction between groups shall be avoided
— Sessions can only include weightlifting, running, and exercises designed to promote physical fitness
— Sport-specific drills are not permitted, and sport-specific equipment may not be used
— Implement diligent and effective cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched objects and surfaces following the guidance of the CDC
— It is the responsibility of each NSAA member school to comply with the above requirements
Additionally, NSAA member school sponsored camps, clinics and open gyms are prohibited in any sport at this time.