FALL 2020 ATHLETICS UPDATE
FALL 2020 ATHLETICS UPDATE
MIDDLE SCHOOL: The MNC’s Administrative Team will continue to reassess the feasible options available to us in regards to the Winter Sports season moving forward as we await updated guidance and direction from our state and local governing bodies. Winter Sports currently offered at GKMS are Boys & Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Cheerleading. The MNC is currently in communication with the IESA and other local conferences to determine a plan of action moving forward in regards to the potential of restructuring and rescheduling the remaining sports calendar for 2020-2021 to potentially mirror the IHSA High School recommendations to move Volleyball, Football and Cross Country to the Spring.
HIGH SCHOOL: Boys & Girls Cross Country and Boys & Girls Golf will now be the only Fall Sports available (in a modified format which is yet to be defined) to GKHS students during the upcoming Fall season. However, there will be restrictions and limitations for players, coaches and spectators this Fall. To see all of the new and updated modifications regarding Golf and Cross Country, please go to the following sites:
The traditional High School Fall Sports including Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Sideline Cheer and Performance Dance will now be moved to the early Spring. The traditional Winter sports including Boys & Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Competitive Cheer and Competitive Dance will now begin in late November. The traditional Spring sports including Boys & Girls Track, Girls Soccer, Baseball and Softball will now take place in late Spring and into the early Summer months. Schedules on the GK Athletic website https://il.8to18.com/g-k/ for each of these sports are being updated daily to reflect changes made. Please note that many of these schedules are not finalized and are currently in a state of transition.
The Athletic Directors and Administrators from both the MNC and BNC Conferences are currently in communication and developing a strategy for how to proceed moving forward. We will do our best to communicate any new information as it becomes available to us. Also, online registration processes, re-assigning of officials and event workers, new transportation departure schedules and a slew of other logistical scenarios need to be developed and established. We will need parents, student-athletes and coaches alike to be extremely patient as these new guidelines offer many potential pitfalls and challenges. Please bear with us as we navigate through these new guidelines and hopefully receive more clarification from the IHSA moving forward. Thank you for your patience and your continued support of the Genoa-Kingston Athletic Department.
Future updates will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter social media sites @GKCogsAthletics and on our GK Athletic website at https://il.8to18.com/g-k
9/30/2020 1:40 PM