SEHS will be offering optional training and conditioning opportunities beginning on January 27, 2021 for our students in preparation for the OSAA announced sports seasons. These workouts will follow all OHA and OSAA guidelines for social distancing, and workouts will be closely monitored to ensure the health and well-being of all participants.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION:
All participants will be required to register through our district sponsored athletic registration platform. This process is different than what has been used in the past so make certain you take the time to register early in the event you have questions. The link to the registration information and process can be found here: https://www.familyid.com/programs/south-eugene-high-school
MEDICAL INSURANCE AND PHYSICALS REQUIRED PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION
All participants must have proof of medical insurance. Myers-Stevens offers athletic school insurance at https://www.myers-stevens.com/parents/ .
A current physical is required to participate. Physicals are good for two years. If your student already submitted a physical last school year, that physical will still be good for this year. An OSAA approved physical form can be found at this link: https://www.osaa.org/docs/forms/PhysicalExamination-English2017.pdf
If desired, you can schedule an appointment for a physical at either of the district’s two Health centers at North Eugene High School (541.790.4445) or Churchill High School (541.790.5227).
There are several ways to submit a physical form:
- You may scan or photograph the completed physical form (must submit both pages) and upload it into the InTouch registration system.
- You may drop off the form in person at the South auditorium entrance on one of these dates/time: Jan. 21 (1-4), Feb. 4 (1-4), Feb. 18 (1-4), Mar. 4 (1-4), Mar. 18 (1-4)
- You may mail the completed form to: Marlee Hansen (SEHS Athletic Trainer), 400 East 19th, Eugene, OR 97401
There will be no fee to participate in optional pre-season training and conditioning.
A one-time sport fee of $50 will be collected for athletes that begin any competitive season for the year. A reduction of this fee will be made available in the registration process for any student that qualifies for the free lunch program.
There will not be fee reimbursements for reduced competition seasons.
SCHEDULES FOR WORKOUTS:
When finalized, SEHS’s practice calendars can be found on the SEHS Athletics page: https://seathletics.com/ The workouts are optional pre-season workout opportunities. Not all programs will be providing opportunities for pre-season training and conditioning for all sports. No inside workouts are allowed at this time. Thus, we will not be accessing the weight room, locker room, gymnasium, team room or training room until further notice.
PARTICIPANT SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
All students must come to workouts dressed in athletic apparel ready to participate. Locker areas will not be available to change clothing items. Face coverings* are required and students should bring their own water bottle. Students that fail to follow safety protocols will lose the opportunity to participate in further training sessions.
* “Face covering” means a cloth, polypropylene, or paper covering that covers the nose and the mouth and that rests snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face. No neck gaiters.
OSAA ANNOUNCES ATHLETIC SCHEDULES:
A full athletic schedule has been announced by the OSAA and can be reviewed at:
These schedules are pending county and state regulations. Currently for season 2, only soccer and cross country are allowed in Lane County. Football and Volleyball will conduct conditioning and trainings workouts with the hope that risk levels are reduced and those activities can resume.
The upcoming Season 2 is as follows: (Previously regarded as Fall season.)
Football: February 8- April 10
Cross Country/Soccer/Volleyball: February 22-April 10
The upcoming Season 3 is as follows: (Previously regarded as Spring season.)
Baseball/Softball/Tennis/Golf/Track: April 5-May 22
The upcoming Season 4 is as follows: (Previously regarded as Winter season.)
Swimming/Wrestling/Basketball: May 10-June 26
COMPETITION SCHEDULES AND PHILOSOPHY:
The High School athletic directors have been working diligently to provide athletic teams contests in our local region. At this time, the OSAA has no plans for State Championships. Our local contests will provide our students an opportunity to compete in a safe and closely regulated atmosphere. These schedules will be announced as seasons begin to participate in official practices.
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTESTS:
The academic eligibility requirements have not changed. All students must have passed 2.0 credits in the first trimester and must be enrolled in and passing 2.0 credits during the sport season. In addition, the student must be on track to graduate. If a student failed to meet any of these requirements a hardship request may be possible to file with the OSAA. Please contact your school athletic director with academic eligibility questions.
FLEXIBILITY AND UNDERSTANDING:
We all have the best intentions to provide opportunities for our students to participate in athletic activities. We will need to continue to work collaboratively together as we navigate the challenges we face in providing a safe environment, following the updated OHA guidelines, and OSAA regulations.
The potential opportunity to compete will undoubtedly have some bumps in the road. One thing we know for sure, a regular season will not be the same experience that we have witnessed in past years. The seasons have been reduced in length and we may experience limited practice opportunities or the cancellation of contests at the last minute due to a COVID outbreak. We will need to be prepared to be flexible and understanding as safety will remain our number one priority.
Revised January 19, 2021