Blue Mountain Athletics
Doug Morgan Ruth Weidman
Athletic Secretary: Tammie Mason
Athletic Training Services Provided by St. Luke's
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (7/7/2020)
Summer Athletic Update:
The Pennsylvania Department of Education and subsequently the PIAA provided some updated guidance on the recent mask / face-covering order as follows:
Everyone must wear a face covering, such as a mask, unless they fall under an exception listed in Section 3 of the Order. Coaches, athletes and spectators must wear face coverings unless they are outdoors and can consistently maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. Athletes are not required to wear face coverings while actively engaged in workouts and competition that prevent the wearing of face coverings, but must wear face coverings when on the sidelines, in the dugout, etc. and anytime 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.
In other words:
If 6 foot social distancing is consistently maintained, masks do NOT need to be worn.
If student-athletes are actively engaged in a drill or workout, masks do NOT need to be worn.
If student-athletes and/or coaches are on the sideline, on the bench, in the dugout, waiting in line for their turn, etc., masks must be worn if 6 foot distancing cannot be achieved.
If you have traveled or plan to travel, to an area where there are high amounts of COVID-19 cases, it is recommended that you stay at home for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania.
If you travel to the following states, you will need to quarantine for 14 days upon return:
Arkansas North Carolina
California South Carolina
As this pertains to our voluntary summer workouts, any coach or student-athlete who has traveled to one of the aforementioned states, may not participate in our voluntary workouts for a period of 14 days starting on the day they return to Pennsylvania. This goes into effect immediately and until further notice from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
NCAA and College Bound Athletes
NCAA Information for the College-Bound Student Athlete and Parents
The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) is the governing organization for collegiate athletics regarding established rules on eligibility, recruiting, and financial aid. The NCAA included Division I, Division II, and Division III, colleges and universities. Athletic scholarships are offered through Division I and II institutions. High school athletes planning to participate in collegiate sports during their first year of college enrollment must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. Online registration is preferred at www.eligibilitycenter.org. High school students typically register with the clearinghouse after the start of 12th grade. The clearinghouse determines a prospective athlete’s academic eligibility for athletic participation at Division I or II institutions. There are specific academic requirements that must be met for Division I and II to become a qualifier for athletic participation. Requirements include completion of core courses as approved by the NCAA with a required core-course grade point average and SAT or ACT test score. Students do not need to be qualified through the NCAA Clearinghouse for Division III institutions.
Further information, including specific GPA and test score requirements, special conditions for students with disabilities, and Blue Mountain High School’s core-course list, is available at the NCAA’s official website and in the high school guidance office. Consult with your school counselor regarding this process. NOTE: GENERAL LEVEL COURSES DO NOT QUALIFY AS NCAA CORE-COURSES.
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