To all Dade County Athletes/Coaches,
I’m sure I’ve heard a coach say before, “play today like it could be your last”. This saying is truly being felt by several student-athletes all across the nation. Of course, sports seem very small when you see the number of people losing lives due to COVID-19. If we want any chance at resuming life as normal, people of all generations will need to take the safety precautions necessary to defeat this virus, even if it means staying inside or practicing social distancing. Athletes, who are used to practicing, working out, participating in sports events, are certainly having difficulty during these times. You can do it! Some ideas for you: get outside and take a brisk walk, walk your steps at home, do body squats, push ups, or go for a jog. Soon life will be normal again and you’ll appreciate more than ever the opportunity to stand in the batter’s box, make that diving save, or to “turn and burn” on the last leg of that 800 meter run. And for some reason if we don’t get that opportunity to resume sports this season and it saves one life in Dade County, then it was worth it! Please see the note from Executive Director Robert Hines below. Thank you for your cooperation.
DCHS Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
This email is in response to Governor Kemp’s mandatory closure of Georgia’s public schools. The GHSA is an extension of our member schools in providing education-based sports and activities. As such, the mandatory closures of schools will extend to all GHSA sports and activities including practice. Schools are scheduled to reopen on March 31 and we will follow the guidance available to us at that time. The safety of our student athletes and all of those that they come in contact with is our top priority. Thank you for your cooperation and don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.
GHSA Executive Director