Virginia highschool soccer COVID-19 VHSL fall sports activities

The announcement comes as the high school fall sports teams started practicing this week.

RICHMOND, VA. – Governor Northam will enable more people to personally attend sporting events in Virginia.

According to the new information and mandate from Northam’s office, 250 people or spectators can now attend sports venues across the state.

The announcement comes as the high school fall sports teams started practicing this week.

The Virginia High School League voted back in July to postpone the start date of fall sports to spring. It was something many states and even college programs and leagues were doing to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Many parents and students across the DMV region were frustrated with the effects of the closure of youth sports, particularly college sports, during the pandemic. Many undergraduate athletes feared that not playing their senior season could hurt potential college scholarship opportunities.

“When you need the most exercise, he’s not there because of the pandemic,” said Danny Page, a senior Woodrow Wilson High School athlete.

Page worked hard throughout his high school career, earned 1200 on the SAT, and maintained a GPA of 4.3 during his senior year at school. He said he was counting on soccer to pay for college.

“Exercise is my scope for college and I don’t have that right now,” he said.
“Coach, you want to see a film. Because of the pandemic, I don’t have a film at the moment.”

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