Blue Devil Athletes and Families -
At this time Independence Athletic Teams will return to PHASE 1 for their training/practices/tryouts effective August 1, 2020. This means that training will take place in small groups (no larger than 10).
High School practices will begin as scheduled with a few minor changes to accommodate small groups. Here is the information about the first scheduled practice and contact information for coaches. Coaches will be sending out additional information about which group students are in and when they should arrive at the facility (Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to practice and please leave immediately after your practice is concluded.)
Football: Saturday, August 1st at 8:00AM - Stadium
Volleyball: Monday, August 3rd 3:00PM - IHS Gym
Girls Soccer: Monday, August 3rd 8:30AM - Training Field
Boys Soccer: Monday, August 3rd 4:30PM - Stadium
Cross Country: Monday, August 3rd 7:30AM - Bocce Ball Pavilion or City Hall
Cheerleading: Monday, August 3rd 9:00AM - IHS Gym
Boys Golf: Saturday, August 1st 2:00PM Shawnee Hills
Girls Golf: Monday, August 3rd 8:00AM Shawnee Hills
Middle School practices will begin Monday, August 10th.
The updated return to play protocols are included below. These recommendations are based on guidance from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cleveland Clinic, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). These guidelines are for all middle school and high school teams/athletes.
Thanks to all of our athletes and coaches who have been following our Return to Play Guidelines during summer training. We know that this has been a huge adjustment for you all but #IWantASeason! As a reminder, all coaches and athletes are required to arrive to all practices and games in a mask. Masks are required to be worn at practices and games by all unless you are actively participating. At the end of practices/games athletes must put their masks back on for "meetings" and to return to their cars. Also, don't forget to bring your own water bottle.
All athletes and parents are required to complete the following links acknowledging that they will follow the established protocols.
As a reminder all athletes must have a current physical on file. The OHSAA guidelines state that a physical is good for 13 months from the date the physical is signed by the doctor. This timeline is NOT going to be extended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is the link to the required 2020-2021
The Athletic Booster Club is also hard at work preparing for the 2020-2021 seasons. They were not able to host the annual Walk Around this year but are still seeking ads for this year's programs. Please see the attached IHS Booster Fundraiser Form for more information. Finally, the Athletic Booster Club is hosting a Fundraiser at TopGolf on September 6th.
Several teams are currently running their spirit wear sales. All proceeds go directly to the team!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Independence High School
6001 Archwood Road
Independence, OH 44131
Go Blue Devils!