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New Sports Season Schedule Announced

New Sports Season Schedule Announced
Feb 11 2021

Recently, the North Coast Section Board of Managers voted and passed a proposal to abandon the originally published season of sport schedule and allow all leagues in our section to create a new season of sport structure that aligns with the California Department of Public Health colored tiered structure for youth sports. In response, our league, the Bay Counties League - East (BCL-E) created and proposed a season of sports structure (see below) that was approved last Thursday by our league's Board of Governors (heads of school and principals). We are excited to share that we’ve received confirmation from the Diocese of Oakland to take the next steps to begin Season 1 sports.


Season 1 - Boys & Girls Cross Country, Boys & Girls Golf, and Girls Tennis
Official Practice Start Week: Week of February 15th 
League Season: February 15th through March 19th

Season 2 - Boys & Girls Track & Field, Boys Tennis, Baseball, Softball, and Boys & Girls Volleyball
Official Practice Start Date: March 15th
League Season: March 29th through April 30th

Season 3 - Boys & Girls Swimming, Boys & Girls Soccer, and Boys & Girls Basketball, Cheerleading
Official Practice Start Date: April 12th
League Season: May 3rd through May 29th

In preparation for your student to participate/tryout, families will need to complete the following steps for eligibility.

Step 1 - (For Season 1 Sports Only) Attend one of the following informational Zoom meetings (please check your email for the meeting links). We will have a Season 2 and Season 3 meeting at a later date.

Friday, February 12 at 6pm. 
Monday, February 15 at 6pm. 

Step 2 - Confirm, update, and edit all of the information in your SJND athletic registration through FamilyID. This includes confirming or changing the selection of sport(s) your student is intending to participate. Per California Department of Public Health Guidelines, students may only participate in one sport at a time, this includes participation in outside organizations. (For example, if your student wants to participate in SJND sports that are in the same season or simultaneously with an organization not affiliated with SJND, this will not be permitted). For instructions on how to “Edit your Completed Registration” please check Schoology or your email. 

Step 3 - Confirm that your student has a valid preparticipation physical uploaded in your athletic registration FamilyID account. Without a current physical, per California state law, a student will not be allowed to participate. Please download preparticipation physical from Schoology. 

Step 4 - Schedule a PCR Covid-19 test for your student. In order for students to participate in any competitions against other schools, families will need to provide verification of a negative PCR Covid-19 test for their student every two weeks and submit verification documentation online. Deadline to submit a negative test result is one day prior to the first date of competition.

Step 5 - Sign and acknowledge the COVID-19 sports participation waiver and release of liability document. Note: This document is currently being reviewed by the Diocese of Oakland. As soon as this is approved, we will send this waiver to families who have registered their student for sports.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact anyone in the SJND Athletic Department. Carlos Arriaga, Athletic Director, email: carriaga@sjnd.org. Jessica De Mesa, Athletic Coordinator, email: jdemesa@sjnd.org.

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