With the announcement that spring sports are officially canceled, CCA’s Athletic Director Keith Huisman shares how this announcement will impact CCA student athletes and their families as well as future athletic events. Stay strong, Eagles!
On Monday morning, the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) announced that spring sports were officially canceled. You can read the full announcement here. We know this decision has a profound impact on all of our student-athletes, and we mourn the loss of this season, especially for our senior class.
Through it all, many of our coaches have stayed in touch with their athletes — shaping, molding, and walking with them through this unique season. I am so proud of Calvary’s coaches. Their character and integrity have demonstrated that their true heart’s desire is to use competitive sport as a tool to build relationships with young people and prepare them for what God has in store for their future.
In my conversations with students and coaches, they have expressed an interest in getting together to play when this pandemic has subsided. We will continue to follow the guidance of our governing authorities but are hopeful that we will be able to have that time together this summer.
In the meantime, I’d like to share the status of a few upcoming events:
VARSITY SPORT AWARDS The Athletic Administrative Team is working on a livestream for our Varsity Sports Awards Celebration. The date and time of that evening will be announced shortly.
SPRING EQUIPMENT COLLECTION The athletic department will be organizing a drive-through equipment return for all sports teams. The return date will be set once Broward County has entered Phase I of the Opening Up America Again Guidelines. All student-athletes should prepare their equipment and uniforms as follows:
Equipment Prep. All uniforms should be laundered and placed in a plastic shopping bag. Tie the bag shut and use a paper strip to legibly label the bag with the student’s full name and team (i.e. Girls Varsity Softball, Boys JV Lacrosse, etc.)
All equipment (helmets, pads, etc.) should be wiped down with an antibacterial wipe/solution, allowed to air dry, then placed in a kitchen-size trash bag. Tie the bag shut and use a paper strip to legibly label the bag. The shopping bag containing the uniform should also be placed in this trash bag.
Any athlete with a family member classified as “vulnerable” or “at risk,” may seek an alternative means of returning CCA Athletic equipment and uniforms if they feel it is necessary. Additional information will be provided when collection date is announced.
STAY CONNECTED The athletics department is working to stay connected with Eagles fans. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We are highlighting a senior athlete each day and hosting Calvary Classics watch parties on Facebook every Thursday night!
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