Fall 2020 Season 1 In-person Optional Athletic Activities
St. Mary's will be offering in-person athletic activity for students in several fall sports as permitted by Governor Brown, the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education. Activities in soccer, volleyball and cross country will be offered to any SMA student athlete focusing on conditioning and connecting with in-person training sessions.
These optional workouts will be conducted following the strict COVID protocols set by the OHA following recommendations from the National Federation of High Schools Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. Participation is completely optional and will not influence selection for these teams during their regular season later in the school year.
Please go to 2020 Fall Sports Registration for eligibility information and requirements.
Interscholastic Athletics Status for the 2020-21 School Year
(Update August 5, 2020)
On Wednesday, August 5th, the Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA) announced their updated plans this afternoon for interscholastic athletics and activities for the 2020-21 school year. This latest change follows the newly revised benchmarks required by the state for schools to hold in-person classes in response to COVID-19 that came out.
With a goal “to maximize the potential opportunity for students in Oregon to participate in three seasons during the 2020-21”, OSAA Executive Director Peter Weber along with the OSAA Executive Board condensed and shifted the three seasons to begin later in the school year.
The first sports season will run from December 28 through February 28 including the traditional winter sports (basketball, swimming, alpine and Nordic skiing) finishing with an OSAA culminating week March 1-6, 2021.
The second sports season will run from February 22 through April 25 and include the fall sports (cross country, soccer and volleyball) concluding with an OSAA culminating week April 26-May 1, 2021.
The third and final season will be comprised of spring sports (golf, lacrosse, tennis, track & field) from April 19 through June 20, finishing with an OSAA culminating week June 21-26.
Each season will include a seven-week condensed format with adjusted contest limitations and culminating week events. Competition schedules for each sport reflecting the adjustment in the OSAA calendar seasons will be posted in the coming weeks as they become available.
To read the OSAA’s recent announcement, visit: http://www.osaa.org/coronavirus .
While in-person interscholastic athletics have been put on hold at St. Mary’s for the time being, I am encouraged by the continued efforts of our coaches to provide connection among our students and teams. There are plans in place to provide opportunities for student-athletes to stay connected, work on components of being an athlete beyond the sport skills and drills, x’s and o’s and conditioning as we return to digital learning.
While this is hard news to receive, I am confident we will play again and I look forward to seeing each of you back in action!
Anna Maria Lopez, '78