High School Athletics:
Broward County Public Schools and the Office of Athletics and Student Activities continue to monitor current trends with COVID-19 in Broward County.
The top priority is to deliver the District’s athletic offerings in a safe and secure manner. Health and wellness protocols, established in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease and Prevention, local health experts and the Florida High School Athletic Association, have been in place since the start of Return to Play for fall sports and are ongoing.
Below are resources for student-athletes and their parents/guardians, including updated Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, as well as information on protocols for spectators at athletic events.
Prioritizing the health and safety of all students and staff remains our primary focus. If you have questions or concerns, contact Shawn Cerra, Director of Athletics and Student Activities.
Plans to Preserve High School Sports, Performing Arts Continue Amid Pandemic
The numbers in high school activity programs are staggering – 8 million participants in sports, 4 million students in performing arts, 500,000 coaches and officials and 300 million-plus fans at contests throughout the school year.
Whether as a participant, parent, coach, official, teacher, administrator, community supporter or general fan, millions are invested in the greatest education-based programs in the country – high school sports and performing arts.
And unlike most countries, these activities – sports, music, speech, debate, theatre and many others – are co-curricular programs that complete the school-day educational experience. These activities – the other half of education – are vital to the mental and emotional wellness of student participants.
It is against this backdrop that the 51 NFHS member state associations and 19,500 high schools nationwide are having to make incredibly difficult decisions about how to restart high school sports and performing arts this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.