A message from Director of Athletics, Chad Nightinglae:
As of March, 13, 2020, all Salesian College Preparatory athletics have been suspended. Although, there has not been one student, teacher, or staff member that has tested positive for the Coronavirus, this moratorium action is being instituted out of an abundance of caution to insure that our student-athletes, coaches, parents, and fans remain safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, until further notice, all organized practices, open gyms/fields, and contests are stopped. The use of any and all Salesian athletic facilities is prohibited.
Many people have reached out to me to ask questions about what will happen with the remainder of the spring sports season, and at this point, I do not have an answer. I can, however, share with you that the Salesian administration is tirelessly working to stay abreast of this ever-evolving situation by monitoring national, state, and local health agencies and following all recommendations set forth.
The TCAL athletic directors will meet on Monday, March 16th at 10:00AM to discuss future plans. I will let everyone know what emerges from that meeting as soon as feasibly possible.
The CIF executive committee will meet with the ten CIF section commissioners on Tuesday, March 17th to discuss plans to deal with CIF competitions, including section and state postseason contests. This meeting will set precedence for all sections in the state, including the NCS. I will receive a detailed report about any decision rendered at this meeting from the NCS commissioner. I will share it with all of you.
Many student-athletes have asked about working out and staying in shape during the Salesian athletic shutdown. Coaches can provide recommended workouts for athletes, but it is up to the student-athlete and his/her parents to determine if those recommendations are safe and comfortable for the parent and student-athlete to follow. Should student-athletes decide to workout and train on their own, Salesian reminds everyone to exercise good judgement and to apply recommended safety measures to lessen the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19. If approved by their parents, Student-athletes should:
1. Choose safe locations to workout and train which have been approved by their parent or guardian.
2. Avoid gathering in large groups in accordance with the current guidance from the local and federal authorities.
3. Maintain recommended spacing (6 feet) near other people with whom you might be training.
4. Refrain from sharing water bottles, or towels, or other personal items.
5. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after touching any surface that someone else may have touched.
In conclusion, student-athletes should remember to keep up with all school- work being provided by their teachers, and to exercise caution should individual workouts take place.
Director of Athletics