Scots News · Athletic Update 1-27-21

With the stay at home order being lifted we have been given the green light to restart sports in our district.
The following purple tier Season 1 sports will be allowed to start practices on Feb. 1:
Cross Country, Swimming, Girls Tennis and Girls Golf
Coaches will send out specific tryout information utilizing the parent email list in sports net.  Students are not permitted to show up for tryouts without prior communication with the coach.  Coaches contact information is available on the individual team pages.
Dance, outside, is also allowed to practice in the Purple tier, which they will continue doing.
Girls Volleyball (Orange Tier) and Football (Orange Tier) are also considered Season 1 sports.  Because we are not in the correct color tier, they will only be permitted to practice according to the protocols that are currently in place for the conditioning pods.  With volleyball not be permitted to be played indoors until we are in the orange color tier we have decided not to offer a conditioning pod for that sport as of now.  The end date for staring girls volleyball and football is March, 1, 2021, as adopted by the PAL.  Although cancelling any sports is not ideal we do have to consider facility space and minimizing the overlap of sports season so that athletes who wish, can go out for other sports.
Out of an abundance of caution and with the health and safety of everyone in mind, spectators will not be permitted to watch practices or games. With the addition of our Pixelot Cameras, which were purchased by our Sports Booster Club, we will be able to live steam events in our stadium, our pool and in our gym via the NFHS network:
Other sports that are currently not in season may offer conditioning sessions.  Currently these out of season sports will continue offering conditioning sessions:  Cheer, Baseball, Softball, Girls Basketball, Water Polo, Boys Tennis,  and Lacrosse.
I am anticipating other sports will be allowed to start as the county moves from the purple to the red tier, red to orange  and orange to yellow.  These sports will be part of Season 2, with various start dates. In order to be ready for that, I highly encourage students and families to register for athletics and upload completed physical forms via the sports net registraton site.  Here is the link to the athletics registration page:
If you are uncertain as to what sports are allowed in which tier, click on the PDF from the California Interscholastic Federation:
The California Department of Public Health Guidelines state that athletes should only be involved in one cohort at time.  Therefore students will only be permitted to participate in one sport at a time.   Playing multiple sports at the same time is prohibited.  For the full CDPH Youth Sports Guidelines you can visit this link:
Lastly,  I am very thankful of the commitment our coaches and Jasyn, our athletic trainer,  have shown dating back to the summer to work with our athletes and provide a positive outlet for them during this unprecedented time. I know all of our hearts lie in the direction of sports being able to return and be played as we know them.  This is a step in the right direction.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Patrick Smith
Athletic Director
Carlmont High School