BY JESSE SMITHEY
A high school football season contingency plan will be selected by the TSSAA Board of Control at its meeting on Wednesday in Murfreesboro, according to an email obtained by 5Star Preps from the TSSAA.
The TSSAA sent out a public memo on Monday evening saying that –in addition to its planned classification workshop — the board “will also address contingency plans for football and girls’ soccer, as well as regulations put together by the staff and Governor’s office for all fall sports in regards to precautions for participation during the pandemic.”
HOWEVER, the TSSAA also sent out a separate email to coaches and administrators around the state that states “the Board of Control plans to select a contingency plan for the 2020 football season.”
The email goes on to say: “the state office staff has prepared a video explaining the proposed options, as well as describing a recently developed ‘hybrid’ option that draws on elements from all the plans previously presented to the Board, while incorporating the feedback received from administrators and coaches in the past few weeks. While the early plans assume that contact practice will be able to start on Aug. 30, the ‘hybrid’ proposal makes no such assumption and accounts for the possibility of a different start date, regardless of whether it comes before or after Aug. 30.”
As you will see in the video link below, the hybrid model features a number of rescheduled contests based upon the dates if/when heat acclimatization and contact practices are completed. This hybrid model alleges to also help coaches who could possibly lose non-region games if Options 1 or 2 is selected.
The video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/LrNIPZvW4ck
The meeting will be held at Siegel High School at 2 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday.
To read about the previous four contingency plans, click HERE.