Jul 19, 2020 9:48 PM

High school sports face challenges as school year nears

Posted Jul 19, 2020 9:48 PM

The same pandemic-related questions that have bedeviled professional and college sports are front and center for high school administrators across the country and they are far more complicated. Setting up tightly regimented bubbles for professional athletes or setting protocols for thousands of college athletes who answer to a handful of coaches is not happening at the high school level. Instead, more than 13,000 districts are trying to figure how to safely stage sports for some 8 million participants, nearly all of them minors. Some states have announced fall sports will have at least a delayed start. Prep sports heavyweights like Texas, Florida and California all have big decisions coming up fast.