Extra-Curricular Programs

  • Summer Strength and Conditioning/Skill Development Update

    The UIL is releasing revisions to the COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines for the summer strength and conditioning/skill development. This updated guidance is effective immediately until the first day of instruction or the start of in-season activities, whichever is earlier.

    For complete details, please see the UIL website; however, updates are briefly summarized below:

    • Face Coverings – Executive Order GA-29
      • All employees and students ten years of age or older must wear face coverings or face shields upon entry to an area where UIL activities are being conducted and when not actively practicing or exercising
    • Students may access locker rooms and engage in drills that involve one or more students on offense against one or more students on defense beginning 7/13/20
    • Updates of required protocol for individuals confirmed, suspected or exposed to COVID-19

    Additionally, the previously announced “Period of No Activity” dates of July 20-21, 2020 have been rescinded, allowing schools to open facilities to student-athletes.

    As the public health situation changes, and/or if subsequent Executive Orders are issued by the Office of the Governor, these guidelines may be further modified. Schools should carefully review this guidance, as well as information released by the TEA when re-evaluating local plans for reducing the risk of spreading the virus. Schools should consider their local context related to the virus and plan accordingly.

    At this time, the UIL plans to begin fall competition seasons as scheduled on the UIL calendar. The UIL will continue to work with state officials and monitor CDC and other federal guidance to determine any further modifications to this guidance.

    Once again, thank you for your continued leadership and adaptability as we work together to keep our communities and students safe. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have.

    Thank you,
    Susan Elza, Ed.D.
    UIL Director of Athletics 

     

    For additional information, please visit the UIL website: https://www.uiltexas.org/athletics/covid-19-strength-conditioning-2020