FALL 2020 INFORMATION

UPDATED AS OF AUGUST 11,2020 @ 9:34 AM

Please scroll below coach contact list for overall  and sport specific information.   For specific tryout information, please use the link on the left side of this page.

If you have general questions, please  contact  our Athletic D  irector Cory O'Connell at coconnell@enfieldschools.org.

For sport specific information, please contact the head coach of the sport listed below.

Cheerleading Jacquie Jeffers jjeffers@enfieldschools.org
Cross Country Rob Barnes rbarnes@enfieldschools.org
Field Hockey Amy Bartholomew abartholomew@enfieldschools.org
Football James Lyver jlyver@enfieldschools.org
Soccer - Boys Tony Allegro aallegro@enfieldschools.org
Soccer - Girls Kate Battista kbattista@enfieldschools.org
Swimming - Girls Debbie Goodman dgoodman@enfieldschools.org
Volleyball - Girls Judy Joslin jjoslin@enfieldschools.org


All sports will begin the season in cohorts of at most 15 athletes.  A cohort of 15 was determined to be a reasonable number of student-athletes for coaches to work conditioning and skill progressions with while we return to in-person instruction. There will be a three-week progression designed to slowly re-acclimate student-athletes to the physical and skill conditioning level appropriate for interscholastic athletics given the extended layoff that athletes may have experienced since last March.  Cohorts will assist in keeping our student-athletes safe and with contact tracing if necessary.

All fall schedules will be based on a regional model and may include teams not typically on our schedule.  

Football

August 17 – 22 (Cohorts of 15) Coaches are permitted to hold organized team activities (OTA) on August 17, 18, and 19. OTA days allow coaches an opportunity to distribute equipment, review play books, discuss safety and locker room procedures, etc. Please refer to the football packet for a full description of what is, and what is not, allowed on OTA days. Any OTA experience must maintain proper social distancing and all participants (student-athletes and coaches) must wear masks during these nonexertional activities. During the week of August 17 – 22 conditioning may continue as it is currently occurring. Additionally, from August 17 forward, football coaches are permitted to schedule online/virtual meetings with student-athletes to review game film, playbooks, or teach skill specific content.

August 24 – 29 (Cohorts of 15) 1-hour practices comprised of 30 minutes of conditioning and 30 minutes of skill work. Skill work is non-contact and maintains a social distance of 6 feet for all participants. Additional time can be spent with student-athletes online to review game film, playbooks, etc.

August 31 – Sept 5 (Cohorts of 15) 90-minute practice comprised of 45 minutes of conditioning and 45 minutes of skill work. Skill work can involve 15 minutes of contact intended to demonstrate and teach talking and blocking progressions. Additional time can be spent with student-athletes online to review game film, playbooks, etc. Sept 7 – 12 (Cohorts of 15 through September 10th; full team may gather on Sept 11) 2-hour practices comprised of 45 minutes of conditioning and 75 minutes of skill work. Skill work can involve 30 minutes of contact intended to demonstrate and teach tackling and blocking progressions. The remaining 60 minutes of skill work is non-contact and maintains a social distance of 6 feet for all participants. Additional time can be spent with student-athletes online to review game film, playbooks, etc.

Sept 14 – Nov 15 (Full team; a full contact scrimmage may take place as of Sept 18.) 2-hour practices. Coaches should be aware of student-athletes’ conditioning level and account for additional progressions on an individual basis. Full contact should be limited to the time necessary to teach appropriate tackling and skill specific technique, but in any case, may not exceed 10 minutes per day per athlete.

Sept 24 – Nov 15 games may be played.

Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Soccer, and Volleyball

Aug 27 – Sept 2 (Cohorts of 15) 1-hour practices comprised of 30 minutes of conditioning and 30 minutes of skill work. Skill work is non-contact and maintains a social distance of 6 feet for all participants. Additional time can be spent with student-athletes online to review game film, playbooks, etc.

Sept 3 – Sept 10 (Cohorts of 15) 90-minute practice comprised of 45 minutes of conditioning and 45 minutes of skill work. Skill work is non-contact and maintains a social distance of 6 feet for all participants. Additional time can be spent with student-athletes online to review game film, playbooks, etc.

Sept 11 – Sept 23 (Full Team) 2-hour practices comprised of 45 minutes of conditioning and 75 minutes of skill work. In field hockey and soccer, skill work should be done in small groups with a short field (i.e. 3v3, 5v5, 7v7). Full field skill work or set play practice should be conducted with the understanding that athletes are still building their conditioning capacity. In volleyball, while the activity is anaerobic, skill work should still be conducted in a manner that reflects a progression to full speed play. In field hockey, soccer, and volleyball a full team scrimmage may be scheduled beginning September 18th. Playing time for athletes at game speed during the scrimmage should be managed to reflect the completion of a 3- week conditioning progression.

Sept 24 – Nov 15 (Full team) 2-hour practices. Coaches should be aware of student-athletes’ conditioning level and account for additional progressions on an individual basis. Sept 24 – Nov 15 games may be played.

Cross Country



Aug 27 – Sept 23: Cross country coaches should design a 3-week conditioning progression that places runners in small cohorts that can maintain 6 feet of social distancing while training.

Sept 24 – Nov 8: Athletes will begin competing in races on Sept 24. Coaches should continue to monitor the conditioning progression of their athletes and only enter them into races when they are prepared to run.

Swimming

Aug 27 – Sept 23: Swim coaches should design a 3-week conditioning progression that places swimmers in small cohorts that can maintain 6 feet of social distancing while training.

Sept 24 – Nov 8: Athletes will begin competing in meets on Sept 24. Coaches should continue to monitor the conditioning progression of their athletes and only enter them into meets when they are prepared to swim the distance of their event.