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Palm Beach County School Board to discuss restarting fall sports

Lengthy presentation details how sports would be introduced
Posted at 6:53 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 08:41:55-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The School District of Palm Beach County is scheduled to hear a presentation Wednesday and discuss a timeline for phasing in high school fall sports.

This could be a game changer for student-athletes who are eager to get back in action, especially those seniors hoping to get college scholarships.

During a workshop set for 3 p.m., the board will hear a more than 50-page presentation about how sports would be reintroduced.

For example, varsity football would begin outdoor conditioning Sept. 21. Players could use the weight room beginning Oct. 5, a non-contact practice period would begin Oct. 12, contact practice would begin Oct. 17 and games would start Oct. 30.

Varsity girls volleyball would also begin with outdoor conditioning Sept. 21 with open gym beginning Oct. 5, practice and tryouts beginning the week of Oct. 13 and matches starting Oct. 26.

Similar timelines are proposed for other fall sports like swimming and diving, golf, bowling, cross country and cheerleading.

Click here to read the full presentation.