HCS middle and high school athletic programs are governed by the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL). Health and safety guidelines for athletics are provided by the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL). The return of team sports comes with specific guidelines to be followed. This information has carefully been compiled and surmised by a task force of representatives from the League staff, SC Superintendents, member school athletics directors and coaches, and the SCHSL Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC). Additionally, the information has been reviewed and vetted by the SC Department of Education’s AccelerateED Task Force, DHEC, and discussed with a representative from the SC Governor’s office.
Fall athletic team training and conditioning will resume on Wednesday, August 5. HCS will follow all SCHSL, SC DHEC, and CDC guidelines for social distancing. Student-athletes will be divided into “pods” of no more than 15 athletes and one coach per session. Athletes will be required to bring their own water bottles, remain 6 feet apart from other participants, and wear a face covering when not actively involved in the session. All equipment utilized will be cleaned after each participant’s use.