A mandatory meeting for all student-athletes in grades 7 and 8 will take place on Thursday, September 2nd in the High School Gymnasium. The session will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and will take approximately one hour. Any older athletes (grades 9-12) who are participating in Canton Athletics for the first time are also required to attend. It is important that each athlete attends with a parent or legal guardian.

The session will focus on the key components of the athletic program. These topics will include but are not limited to the following;

  • Academic eligibility
  • Department philosophy
  • Training Rules
  • Code of Conduct
  • Where to find resources
  • Health/Medical requirements
  • Assumption of risk/risk mitigation efforts
  • Transportation
  • Equipment responsibilities
  • Drugs/alcohol
  • Nutrition/recovery and rest
  • Covid-19 plan
  • Time for questions

Mask wearing will be required for all of those attending this indoor event. Please make an effort to sit with appropriate spacing with your athlete to minimize exposure to Covid-19.

A reminder that modified practices will begin on Monday, August 30th. Start times can be found in the previous Plaindealer Sports article linked here. https://plaindealersports.com/2021/08/10/fall-sports-countdown/

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