Eagles News · Fall Sports Are Moving Forward

Parkway Family,

I hope this finds you safe and healthy.  As we move toward fall sports, I would like to provide the following update.

The MHSAA’s current plan is to play Fall sports as traditionally scheduled, but with contingency concepts for potential interruptions due to the spread of COVID-19.

The MHSAA is moving forward with a return to play plan for fall sports that follows this progression:

  1. Play Fall sports in the Fall, as scheduled.

  2. If conditions deem it necessary, delay the start of some or all Fall sports practices and competitions.

  3. If conditions only allow some sports, play lower-risk Fall sports with higher-risk Fall sports postponed until later in the school year.

  4. If any Fall sport is postponed or suspended, resume the season using a reconfigured calendar that would see a completion of Winter sports, followed by the Fall and Spring seasons potentially extending into July 2021.

“Our student-athletes just want to play, and we’ve gone far too long without them playing.  Remember that doing so safely, of course, remains the priority.  Our plan moving forward is Fall in the Fall, starting on time. We’re excited to continue moving forward to bring back sports safely. It’s important for keeping students in our schools and keeping students in our sports programs.  We remain grateful to the Governor for the opportunity to build the schedule and policies for returning sports to schools. We will continue to support her directives and those of the state and local health departments as we work to create the safest environment for all involved in our activities.” Mark Uyl, MHSAA Executive Director

As the MHSAA moves forward, so does Parkway Christian.  Please register your athlete using the TeamSnap link.   https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/237491

For the 2020-2021 school year, the MHSAA pre-participation sports physical requirement will be waived for students in any grade who received a valid physical for sports during the 2019-2020 school year (one completed on or after April 15, 2019).  These students and their parents/guardians will be required to complete the MHSAA SPORTS HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE found on MHSAA.com or  https://pceagles.com/2020/07/13/2020-21-sports-physicals-and-health-questionnaire/. This form must be signed by the student and parent/guardian and kept on file in the school.  Students who do not have a physical on file for the 2019-2020 season will need to turn in a valid physical to participate in the 2019-2020 season.

  • Varsity Football is currently outdoor conditioning and officially begins practice August 10th.  Please contact – Coach Joe Beck jbeck@parkwaychristian.org for information about conditioning or practices.

  • High School Volleyball is outdoor conditioning on Mondays and Thursdays 6-8pm for the month of July.  Practices officially begin Wednesday, August 12th.  Please contact Coach Melissa McCabee melmcgpw@gmail.com for information.

  • High School Co-Ed Soccer will begin practice Wednesday, August 12th.  Please contact Coach Matthew Voss mvoss@parkwaychristian.org for information.

  • High School Co-Ed Cross Country will begin practice Wednesday, August 12th.  Please contact Joy Sprang jsprang@parkwaychristian.org for more information.

  • High School Sideline Cheer will begin practice Wednesday, August 12th.  Please contact Coach Aly Saunders asaunders@parkwaychristian.org for more information.

  • Middle School Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Co-ed Cross Country will potentially begin August 24th.

I am excited about the return to Parkway Athletics, and to supporting our student-athletes as they Challenge Minds, Capture Hearts and Cultivate their gifts.

In Christ,

Joy Sprang