The Board of Directors for the Kansas State High School Athletics Association has approved new summer guidelines. effective June 1st. When it is permitted by the community's local health authorities and school district administration, effective June 1st, school employed coaches may begin their summer programs with their prospective student participants.
Basketball coaches may not hold team camp or work with their players between August 3rd and August 16th since that time is dedicated to fall preparations.
Football must complete three calendar weeks of conditioning, with foot ball drills allowed on the second and third weeks as well.
Following the conditioning weeks and through Aug. 3rd coaches may work with their athletes on football related activities, have 7 on 7 competitions, 5 on 5 competitions, a one-week team camp, and continue strength and conditioning.
From Aug. 3rd through the 15th coaches can work with their athletes on football related activities, conduct a one-week team camp and continue strength and conditioning.
One team vs. team camps will be permitted this summer and must be conducted by a third party.
KSHSAA said many students have not had the opportunity to train on a regular basis this spring. A gradual acclimation to physical activity has been shown to lower the risk of injury. If summer is delayed, a team camp right before the start of fall practice would probably be beneficial.
The recommendations are based on an anticipated practice starting date of Aug. 17 for fall sports. If there is a delay in the start, the calendar of recommendations may be modified.