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Winter Athletics Program DRAFT Plan

Ballston Spa Return to Winter 2020-2021 Interscholastic Athletics Program DRAFT Plan


On November 18, 2020 The Ballston Spa Board of Education approved the recommendation of the Superintendent to allow low-risk winter sports to commence on Monday, December 14 in accordance with NYS Department of Health, NYSPHSAA, and Section 2 Guidance.

Please review the document linked below for more information on the return to Interscholastic Athletics for the winter season. 

During the return to Interscholastic Athletics the following two documents will be referenced:
Department of Health Interim Guidance for Sports and Recreation
New York State Public High School Athletics Return to Interscholastic Athletics

Our Ballston Spa CSD plans include: 

The administration recommended that BSCSD offers the following low-risk sports in the winter 2020-2021 season:
● Varsity Boys Bowling
● Varsity Girls Bowling
● Varsity Boys Alpine Ski
● Varsity Girls Alpine Ski
● Varsity Boys Swimming and Diving (Virtual Meets Only)

The administration will plan to present a recommendation to the Board of Education regarding the following high-risk sports at one of the December meetings, depending upon when final confirmation of the January 4 start date is made:
 Varsity Girls Basketball
 Varsity Boys Basketball
 Varsity Girls Competitive cheerleading
 Varsity Ice Hockey (Merged Team with BH-BL)
 Varsity Boys Wrestling (TBD)

 Based on Section 2 rules, the winter 2020-2021 low-risk sports season will commence on Monday, December 14th.
 Based on NYSPHSAA Rules, the winter high-risk sports would begin on January 4th.

Ballston Spa Return to Athletics Winter 2020-21 - 11.18.20