Multiple Teams · Non-School Baseball/Softball Participation During Shut Down Period

With the implementation of the 3-week break from the OHSAA and the Governor’s office, I know there are evolving questions about student athletes working with non-school programs during this break, especially with the implementation of the sandlot/travel baseball and softball leagues that are spreading on Twitter. These are of large concern, and I know you all have many questions.

It is important to note that coaches are still able to have communication with student-athletes.  The OHSAA is simply asking for no physical interaction, participation or instruction during this time.  Please remember that students should NOT be practicing or participating together.  Any team-related practices that are organized by parents or players is highly discouraged.  A parent and child, or two teammates, playing catch in the front yard would not be considered a “team-related practice”.  The goal is to avoid gatherings of any sort (small or large).

The non-interscholastic rule states that a student is considered a member of their school team once they have participated in a scrimmage or contest for their school team. If they have not yet participated in a scrimmage, they are permitted to participate with non-school programs (maximum of 4 per on a team from any given school), but the Lorain High athletic department highly recommends that athletes do NOT do this at this time.  The purpose of this 3-week break is to decrease gatherings and practice social distancing.  We are trying to do our part in limiting the exposure and we ask you to help us do that.