Hawks News · Fall Sports Practices Begin August 12th


We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to campus for the start of Fall Sports on August 12th! While there is still some uncertainty in regards to the fall sports season, we are excited to work with our student-athletes. There are some protocols and guidelines that we will need to follow to provide safety for our students and coaches.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the coaches or me at any time.

Cross Country Practice 3:30 – 5:30 Meet at the gym Entrance

Soccer Practice 6:00 – 8:00 Meet at the Soccer Field

Volleyball Practice 6:00 – 8:00 Meet at the Baseball Field Bleacher Area

All returning students interested in playing sports in 2020-21, do not need to have new physicals for the 2020-2021 school year. Instead, the MHSAA will require parents and athletes to complete a Sports Health Questionnaire (see link below).

 https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/health%20safety/healthquestionnaire.pdf

Incoming Freshmen must have a Sports Physical Card on file.  If they have a physical card from last school year, they must turn that in with the Sports Health Questionnaire above, or they can  submit a new physical using the following form:

https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/health%20safety/physical2page.pdf

Forms must be turned in before the first day of any Practice. PDF’s can be sent to Mrs. Ruth at kruth@hvlhs.org. Students who do not have a Health Questionnaire or Sports physical turned in, are not allowed to participate in any activities per MHSAA guidelines.

As of right now, we do not know when our first competition dates will take place, please use this link for the most up to date schedules:

https://www.hvlhs.org/calendar/

If you have not completed the 2020-2021 Sports Interest Survey, please complete it as soon as possible. This will help us in planning practices and communicating with team members.

https://forms.gle/DtqhWoVp1xhaJrG38

Look for an email with Fall Sports Parent Meeting Information.   Most information will be shared via email.  On August 13th from 5:30 – 6:00 and 8:15 – 8:45,  I will collect forms and be available for any questions you may have.

Practice Protocols and other Guidelines.
  1. Before leaving for school please make sure of the following: Click Here for Screening Tool

  •  Does your child(ren) feel feverish or have a temperature over 100.4?

  •  Has your child(ren) started to have any of the following symptoms, not due to some other known health problem?

  •  A new or worsening cough – Runny nose add/or congestion – Tired and/or achy – Short of breath – Vomiting and/or diarrhea – New loss of taste or smell

  •  Has your child(ren) had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?

  • Since they were last at school, has your child(ren) been diagnosed with COVID-19?

If the answer is YES to any of these questions, keep your child(ren) home from school. Call or email the school as soon as possible to let them know the reason your child(ren) will not be attending school/practice on that day. Call your healthcare provider right away. If you don’t have one or cannot be seen, go to www.mi.gov/coronavirustest or call 2-1-1 to find a location to have your child(ren) tested for COVID-19.

  1. HVL will contact the Wayne County Health Departments if positive cases of COVID are discovered.

  2. Vulnerable adult individuals should not coach, supervise, or participate in any competitions or workouts.

  3. Indoor practice and competition cannot begin until indoor school gymnasiums are opened.

  4. Masks or facial coverings are not required while participating but are recommended before and after practice for everyone. (coaches and  athletes)

  5. Students must come to practice ready and dressed to participate. There will be no locker room access except for the bathrooms as needed.

  • Proper workout clothing and shoes.

    • Cleats and Shin guards for soccer

    • Outdoor shoes for volleyball & cross country (Yes, volleyball practice will be outdoors until gyms open)

  • Own personal water bottle (please fill before coming to practice)

  • Optional: sunscreen and bug spray

  1. Wash hands prior to practice

  2. Balls may be passed/shared, provided students wash their hands before and after practice

This link also shares some of the information on the protocols that will take place during competition play.
As we know, this situation is constantly changing.   We will keep you up to date as we hear of changes happening.   Through all this Stay Positive! and Thank God for the opportunities we have on a daily basis!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the coaches or me!

God’s Blessing,

Kris Ruth                                                               Frank Kim                                             Steve VanLoton

Huron Valley Lutheran Athletic Director      Men’s Soccer Coach                             Cross Country Coach

Women’s Volleyball Coach                                kim@hvlhs.org                                  steve.vanloton@gmail.com

kruth@hvlhs.org 734-637-2676