GHSA Expands Guidelines for Member Schools

The Georgia High School Association has made the following guidelines for coaches across the state beginning Monday.

The GHSA will now allow teams to have inter-squad competitions(such as 7 on 7 or 3 on 3), but competition between schools is still not allowed. Groups of 50 continue to be allowed if done safely. The GHSA continues to recommend a mask or face covering for all participants, and use of personal water bottles. The GHSA is still not allowing the use of equipment such as helmets, shoulder pads, girdles, or knee and thigh pads.

Georgia member schools had this week off, and most schools will return to the practice field on Monday. Stephens County Head Football Coach Wesley Tankersley says the Indians were able to do some things in the final week before the break that should help going into next week. “We were able to go to groups of 50 so we combined a few of those groups to work with certain coaches. We were able to add the football and get a little bit more football specific in to work on including throwing and catching.”

All other health restrictions that were introduced back in early June remain in effect.

Member schools are also now allowed to hold cheerleading, softball, and volleyball tryouts.