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Athletics Update and Summer Schedules

Greetings from Ontario Christian Athletics!

I pray that this communication finds your family safe and healthy.  It has also been my prayer that our athletes are able to find peace and deep perseverance as they navigate through uncharted territory. My heart breaks for our 2020 spring athletes who have lost time to compete and have daily interaction with their coaches and teammates. Being a part of a team is such an important aspect of life for our athletes and coaches. Relationships are forged, lessons are learned, and character is developed that often lasts a lifetime. I take comfort in knowing that our God is sovereign and therefore is in complete control. His plan is perfect and we cling to His promises!

We remain hopeful that the 2020 fall sports competition will be able to start as scheduled in August. As of this date, the CIF-SS has not made any decision to cancel or postpone any of the 20-21 sports seasons. We do know that decisions are being made both nationally and locally which no doubt could impact our seasons. With that being said, we will continue to operate and be vigilant in our preparation for the fall season, while being nimble with any changes that come our way.

The athletic department has worked hard in this fluid environment to formulate a plan that allows our student-athletes to return to a safe practice environment this summer. The health and safety of all our athletes, coaches, training staff, and maintenance staff have been at the forefront of our process.  Included for you are the OCHS Athletics Return to Play Guidelines. We have consulted multiple resources and will continue to update our plan accordingly. While our coaches will be reviewing these guidelines with our summer participants, we would ask that you take the time to also cover them with your athlete prior to their first day of summer participation.

Additionally, our individual programs and coaches will be or already have communicated their start dates to your sport-specific group. You can also view these start dates and summer plans on our website under 2020 High School Summer AthleticsPlease note that these start dates are all subject to change. We want to be especially clear that any family or individual that does not feel comfortable attending summer workout sessions will be treated with care and fairness. Your lack of participation will not be seen in any way as a lack of commitment. Tryouts will be made up at a later date.

We do covet your prayers and support during this time. Again, we aim to provide a safe environment where our athletes can thrive in their relationships, lessons learned, and character development. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. We value your partnership and input as we move through this together. May God continue to bless you and your family!

In Christ,

David Parkes
OCS Athletic Director