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VHSL Athletics Updates & Information - Summer 2020
Updates & Information

July 3 update

We anticipate that beginning Monday, July 13, we will be able to conduct in-person, optional, workouts for Fall Sports programs.  Details will be shared via the school's ConnectEd e-mail system by July 8.  In the meantime, coaches can continue to provide guidance on conditioning activities that can be conducted at home.  In addition to in-person activities for Fall Sports, ACPS coaches may provide students at-home workouts to prepare them for in-person training.  In addition, they may 'check & connect' with student-athletes virtually.

Also, please be aware that anyone interested in participating in these workouts must have a completed VHSL Physical From dated after May 1, 2020 on file in our Athletic Office.  Students entering 8th-12th grades interested in information regarding a particular sport are encouraged to contact the respective Head Coach.  The VHSL Physical form, contact information for the Head Coach of each sport/activity, and answers to FAQ's are below.

Useful Links
Athletic Department Contact Information
VHSL Physical Examination Form

Team Information
Football - Matt Hicks,
Volleyball - Meg Laughlin,
Field Hockey - Kaitlyn Bodine,
Cross Country - Doug Bloor,
Cheer - Veronica Price-Thomas,
Golf - Mike Parsons,

FAQ's
What will the summer practice schedule be?
As workouts are scheduled, the schedule will be posted online at www.GoMonticello.org, click "Calendar". 

What precautions will the athletic department be taking to ensure a safe environment?
The safety of our student-athletes is always our highest priority.  Precautions will be taken in the following areas:  Pre-Workout Screening, Limitations on Gatherings, Facilities Cleaning, Physical Activity and Athletic Equipment, and Hydration.  Detailed plans will be shared prior to optional summer workouts beginning.

Is the school hosting discount physicals?
Typically, we offer discount physicals one afternoon in late May each school year.  Due to the current limitations on indoor gatherings and physical distancing, we are unable to offer at-school sports physicals this year.

Where can I get a sports physical?
Your child's Pediatrician/Primary Care Physican can perform sports physicals.  Also, MedExpress (260 Pantops Center, Charlottesvile) offers walk-in physicals from 8:00am to 8:00pm daily, for $30.

How do I turn my physical in while schools are closed?
Physicals can be sent by e-mail to at any time.  Starting July 1, the school office will be open daily from 8:30am-4:00pm for drop-off.  Completed physicals can also be given to the Coaches and/or Athletic Trainer(s) at the summer optional practices.

What is the status of Fall Sports for this year?  Will they start on time?
At this point, we don't know.  The Executive Committee of the VHSL is scheduled to meet on a yet-to-be-announced date in July.  We expect further guidance following that meeting, and as local school divisions make decisions on the opening of schools.  We'll provide updates here and on social media (Twitter @MonticelloAD, Facebook 'Monticello Mustangs AD') as we are able.

What about workouts for Winter and Spring Sports, or VHSL Activities?
The weeks of July 13, 20 and 27 will allow for Fall Sports workouts only, as our students and staff adapt to the COVID-19 safety guidelines. With more information on the school year and VHSL calendar anticipated by the end of July, plans can then be developed to include Winter and Spring Sports, and VHSL Activities for in-person workouts/meetings.
 
   
Author: Matthew Pearman   E-Mail: mpearman@k12albemarle.org