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FVS Rising: Our Plan for 20-21

Athletics & After School Activities

FVS Rising: Our Plan for 20-21

CHSAA’s plan for the coming year was approved by the state and shared with the public mid-August. It included news that the competitive seasons for volleyball and boys soccer (and other sports in which FVS does not participate) will take place this spring. It also redefined timelines for all CHSAA sports which will now take place in four seasons instead of three to accommodate these changes.

As a result of the shortened seasons that start well before we are able to begin practices, and in the interest of minimizing the risk of exposure that our students could experience in competitions with other schools, we have chosen not to participate in the CHSAA competitions and tournaments offered this fall, which include tennis and cross country.

This fall’s athletic and after school activities are as follows with any modifications noted. Please note that these offerings are contingent upon having adequate student interest.

  • Mountain Biking (coed) will follow a normal training schedule, however all races have been canceled by NICA. In place they have established a Singletrack Solidarity Challenge that will provide opportunities to compete with other riders for rankings/points asynchronously. The team may also use time normally dedicated to competitions to explore the many riding opportunities that exist within a day’s drive.
  • Climbing (coed) will follow a normal training schedule and does not compete during the fall.
  • Outdoor Education (coed) will follow a normal schedule.  
    Hockey (boys) will train between September 1 and March 1 with a potential for two days a week of ice time and other days focused on off-ice skill development and sport specific strength and conditioning.
  • English or Western Riding (coed) will follow a normal training schedule but will not participate in shows.
  • Soccer (coed) will spend 2-3 days a week doing sport-specific skill development and practice on the field with 2-3 days a week dedicated to strength and conditioning and other cross-training to develop overall athleticism. The Girls and Boys Soccer CHSAA season will take place during the spring.
  • Volleyball (girls) will spend 2-3 days a week doing sport-specific skill development and practice in the gym with 2-3 days a week dedicated to strength and conditioning and other cross-training to develop overall athleticism. Their CHSAA season will take place during the spring.
  • Cross Country (coed) will spend 2-3 days a week doing sport-specific skill development and practice with 2-3 days a week dedicated to strength and conditioning and other cross-training to develop overall athleticism. FVS has chosen not to compete in CHSAA competitions scheduled this fall for the reasons outlined above.
  • Tennis (coed) will spend 2-3 days a week doing sport-specific skill development and practice on the courts with 2-3 days a week dedicated to strength and conditioning and other cross-training to develop overall athleticism. FVS has chosen not to compete in CHSAA competitions scheduled this fall for the reasons outlined above.
  • Swim Training (coed) will proceed as normal with the addition of strength and conditioning and other cross-training to develop overall athleticism.
  • Basketball Training (coed) will proceed as normal with the addition of strength and conditioning and other cross-training to develop overall athleticism.
  • Intramurals (coed) will provide a fun, low-key opportunity to develop overall health and well-being. Students will rotate through a series of offerings in 5-10 day increments that may include pickleball, soccer, basketball, yoga, ultimate frisbee, swimming (possibly to include synchronized,) kickball, and more!
  • Theater, Yearbook, and Digital Media will take place as normally planned with any needed modifications.
  • Alternative Sport is available to individuals who wish to participate in a sport or activity not offered at FVS and requires approval from the athletic director. Please see below for important details. 
Alternative Sport & Other Off-Campus Activities
During a typical fall season, the School supports the diverse and varied passions of our students by providing an alternative sport option that allows members of our community to participate in sports not offered at FVS, as well as high-level club sports, and other activities. 

This fall, if a student chooses to participate in one of these activities, they will need to attend FVS virtually, from their home. This includes club and other sports, and participation in programs through other schools, as well as after school activities where a student must leave campus and interact with individuals outside of the FVS community and their family on a regular basis.
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