Hello Kougar Fans!
Hope this message finds everyone Healthy! I have some updates to share and each week I will continue to keep you up to date on Kougar Athletics!
This past week the KV school board approved the IHSAA policy for this years Physicals. For the 2020-21 school year athletes who turned in an IHSAA physical for the 2019-20 school year will be able to use that physical for this year as long as it was dated after April 1st, 2019. The physical needs to be on an IHSAA form! So for 8th graders soon to be freshmen, the only way we can use last years physical is if it is already on an IHSAA form or the doctor will transfer it over to an IHSAA form. Any new students to the corporation should have their physical turned in on an IHSAA form. Middle school students will also be allowed to use last years physical as long as it was dated after April 1st 2019. We will continue to use Final Forms for filling out our required athletic forms for the year. Parents and athletes will be able to start filling out next years paperwork starting this Friday for the 2020-21 school year. Because of using last years physical it is important that parents and athletes double check the medical background information and make sure it is updated with any new or current medical conditions we should be made aware of. The middle school will be moving towards using Final Forms for their paper work and there will be more information to come in the next few weeks.
Spring Sports Majors & Minors. The school board has approved the policy for all spring athletes to receive major and minor awards even though we were not able to have the spring season. Coaches will make recommendations to the athletic office as to the level of play that each particular athlete was expected to perform at on their teams for the spring season. We will give the appropriate varsity , JV or freshman awards. We will be sure to get the seniors their certificates etc. before graduation and the underclassmen will get theirs at a more appropriate time, which might be the start of the next school year. There will not be any trophies passed out for the spring!
The IHSAA has released that schools will be able to start up with summer sports on July 1st. We are currently looking at our options on how to proceed, what precautions need to be in place, and what guidelines the state will offer to us between now and then. There is a lot of information out there and it will be interesting to see how it all plays out in the next 6 weeks. There will be more information in the next month so please stay tuned, but we are looking to get things going in July if everything with the virus plays out like the Governor is expecting it to! We will need to follow the Governors plan, CDC guidelines and IHSAA restrictions. In the mean time athletes need to find ways to stay in shape on their own, running around the house is better than doing nothing at all. Doing chores for your parents is better than nothing. Simple things as push ups and sit ups will help. Please do all you can as an athlete to make sure you are ready to go when the state says it is ok. We will have been out for over 2 months and it will be difficult to come back full force if you haven’t been doing much to stay in shape.
Keep in mind that we are Shinning a Light on for our senior spring athletes. This Friday at 8:20 we will have the track lights on in honor of our track seniors. May 18th at 8:20 we will have the lights on the new softball field in honor of the girls softball seniors. The last night is May 23rd to honor the baseball seniors.
We will also continue to honor the spring seniors with more senior highlights! Stay tuned for more seniors in the next two weeks.