(updated 11.20.20)

Winter Schedule, Part 1

Nov 30 through Dec 18

Teams: Basketball, Hockey, Wrestling, 13.1, Swimming & Diving, Fencing, Spin*
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Turf Field, Lower Field

*For students signed up for strength and conditioning and squash, these programs will be fully remote programs this winter.

Athletes will follow on-campus academic group rotation. Groups will not be allowed to mix.

The plan:

  • We will have a Strength and Conditioning program that will be implemented by our coaches.
  • Coaches will also lead sport-specific, skill-based training outdoors.
  • We’ll be hosting the Beaver Winter Olympics. Teams will challenge each other to various athletic competitions, including relay races, a mile-challenge, etc.

Winter Schedule, Part 2

Jan 4 through March 4

Details to come.

Phase-In Winter Plan & Safety Protocols

The Athletic Directors and Heads of School from the Eastern Independent School League (EIL) met to discuss the winter season. The conversation was robust and they agreed unanimously there will be no official EIL schedule or championships for the winter 2020-21 season. Individual institutions do, however, have the discretion to organize practices and to consider alternate competitions, dependent on state and local health guidelines.

So, what does this mean for winter sports at Beaver?

As of now, we will follow a similar phase-in approach to fall—starting with strength and conditioning in Phase 1. You can read more details about our winter phase-in plan in the presentation below. Please note: state and local guidelines continue to change, and we will follow up always with the most-to-date information.

Athletics Policies & Protocols

We are following all state and local guidelines. Safety is our top priority, and we are doing our part to reduce risk—with social distancing and other protocols in place.

We will continue to follow all safety guidelines and protocols that we practiced during the summer training sessions and preseason, including:

  • Students must wear masks at all times (including during physical activity) except while in a socially distant designated location.
  • There will be sanitization stations set up near all fields. Students will sanitize hands and disinfect personal belongings (including their water bottle) prior to walking onto the field.
  • Students will bring all personal belongings (items that they want to take home) with them to the practice fields.
  • Pick-up: All students engaged in the athletic program MUST be picked up no later than 4:45 p.m.
  • No spectators will be allowed.

Returning to play after a COVID-19 diagnosis

Due to the nature of the virus and its potential lasting health effects on the cardiopulmonary system, any student with a prior confirmed diagnosis (positive test) for COVID-19 is required to undergo an assessment with their physician prior to returning to participation in sports or fitness activities. Any ongoing symptoms related to COVID-19 should be further examined, including the presence of chest pain or shortness of breath with exertion, heart palpitations, excessive fatigue, or decreased exercise tolerance.

Written medical clearance is required prior to participation in sports. This clearance is separate from the physical exam submitted to the health office annually and is required only of students who have had a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis and want to continue to participate in fitness activities and sports at school. In consideration of keeping our information current, please complete this Athletics and Fitness Attestation form.

At a minimum, in order to be cleared to play after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, please submit the following to the Athletic Trainer, Alyssa Hart:

  • Written clearance by a physician and documentation that a screening has occurred with a detailed history and normal exam, including a normal ECG screening.
  • Any other pertinent information and documentation that applies.

For additional policies and protocols, check out the full Healthy Policies and Protocols document.