Updated: September 18, 2020 at 8:28 p.m.
AURORA, Colo. - September 18, 2020 - Following a series of meetings over multiple days this week, the 15 schools that play field hockey came to a consensus decision on Friday that the sport would play in Season C next spring. The opportunity to have a collective start, a competitive season, and a celebratory culminating event outweighed any benefit that would have come from being split into two seasons.
The administrators from the field hockey schools met because the door was opened for the sport to be played this fall as part of Season A, if schools elected to. The schools held hours of serious discussions weighing the opportunities each season would present. Though some schools wanted to play in Season A, the group ultimately decided together that playing in Season C is field hockey's best opportunity for these student-athletes and the sport.
AURORA, Colo. - September 17, 2020 - During a meeting on Wednesday night, the Colorado High School State Athletic Association (CHSAA) Board of Directors voted to approve variances from the Governor's COVID Response Team which will provide member schools with the local option to play field hockey, football and sideline spirit during the fall (Season A) season.
Schools will continue to have the option to play these sports in Season C, as previously upheld by the Board, if they elect not to play during Season A. The seasons will be treated equitably. Schools may not play in both seasons. This will allow local schools and districts to make the determination.
"I want to thank my colleagues on the Board," Troy Baker, the president of the Board of Directors, and the athletic director at Buena Vista High School. "The CHSAA Board is charged to make the best decision for all kids in our state. We are a diverse state and many of our schools are faced with unique challenges that can elevate the complexity in making a decision that supports all schools and students.