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CCS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR PHASED RETURN TO HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC AND PERFORMING ARTS WORKOUTS

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This mandatory form (NCHSAA Initial Screening Questions for Students to Participate in Athletic Activity During COVID-19) must be filled out, signed by both parent and student, and turned in on the first day of  workouts. This form must be completed, signed, and dated on the actual first day of workouts and not before.

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    WORKOUTS BEGIN 9/14

    By HINSON 09/09/2020, 5:45pm EDT

    ATHLETIC WORKOUTS WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 14

    We will return to Fall Sports Workouts on September 14th for Volleyball & Cross Country.  They will look much different than they have in the past. Please click here for complete details: SUMMER GUIDELINES

    ***If you are interested in participating in VB or XC Workouts, please email the coach before Friday at 4pm. 

    Volleyball: veronica.sanders@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    Cross Country- jonathan.preston@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

     

    As we approach the September 14th date, please keep in mind EVERY ATHLETE will have to have the following things completed:

    ****ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON September 11th at 11:59 PM***

    We are closing the registration for fall workouts so our team can prepare to safely move forward with logistics for the 1st day of returning to play.  Registration will open back up early the next week***

    1.  Online registration completed- (click here to register)

    2.  Valid, current physical on file at school-(must have had physical after March 1, 2019)- Contact your fall coach to check on physical if you have any questions. 

    3.  COVID-19 Monitoring Form signed by athletes and parents (click here for the form)

    4.  Athletes must have a mask to wear to and from workouts- NO EXCEPTIONS!! 

    5.  Athletes must have a water jug/bottle.   We cannot provide water during the current restrictions.

    6. Bathrooms will be closed during this time.  EMERGENCY USE ONLY!! 

     

    IF ANY OF ITEMS 1-5 ARE NOT COMPLETED, THE ATHLETE WILL BE SENT HOME!!

    ADIDAS ONLINE TEAM STORE- OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 31

    By Coach Hinson 08/20/2020, 1:00pm EDT

    HELLO TIGER FANS!! 

    Here is a store for you to purchase some MP Gear since we can not purchase at football games on Friday Nights! 

    Buy some for your family, your neighbor, or your friends.  

    STORE CLOSES AUGUST 31st!!

    Mt. Pleasant Store- click here

    NCHSAA Amends 2020-2021 Athletic Calendar

    By Coach Hinson 08/12/2020, 5:45pm EDT

    NCHSAA announces amended 2020-2021 athletic calendar.  Here is the story below!! 

    https://www.nchsaa.org/news/2020-8-12/nchsaa-announces-amended-2020-2021-athletic-calendar

     

    SUMMER WORKOUTS- PPD UNTIL AUGUST 10

    By Coach Hinson 07/16/2020, 4:00pm EDT

    Summer workouts for high school fall sports and bands will be postponed until August 10, 2020. This decision is being made out of an abundance of caution. 

    Our decision to delay summer workouts aligns with Governor Roy Cooper’s directives for the state regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as the numbers of positive cases of coronavirus continue to rise. 

    As always, Cabarrus County Schools will continue to follow the guidance of health officials to protect the health and safety of our students and staff. 

    We look forward to getting our athletes back on campus safely and will update you should these plans change. 

    NCHSAA Postpones Fall Sports- September 1st.

    By Coach Hinson 07/15/2020, 1:00pm EDT

    Please see link below for the complete story of NCHSAA postponing Fall Sports until at least September 1st.  

    NCHSAA ARTICLE

    If you have any questions, please email Brad Hinson at bradley.hinson2@cabarrus.k12.nc.us 

    SUMMER WORKOUTS- PPD UNTIL JULY 20

    By Coach Hinson 07/01/2020, 4:45pm EDT

    CCS to Postpone Summer Athletic Workouts Until July 20

    Summer workouts for high school fall sports and bands will be postponed until July 20, 2020. This decision is being made out of an abundance of caution. 

    Our decision to delay summer workouts aligns with Governor Roy Cooper’s directives for the state regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as the numbers of positive cases of coronavirus continue to rise. 

    As always, Cabarrus County Schools will continue to follow the guidance of health officials to protect the health and safety of our students and staff. 

    We look forward to getting our athletes back on campus safely and will update you should these plans change. 

    SUMMER WORKOUTS- UPDATE 6/26

    By Coach Hinson 06/23/2020, 8:30am EDT

    ***UPDATE***

    We are still prepping for a July 6th return to VOLUNTARY Fall Sports Workouts.  They will look much different than they have in the past. Please click here for complete details: SUMMER GUIDELINES

    ***Football is the only sport choosing to workout during Phase One- if interested in workouts, make sure you have contacted Coach Johns- michael.johns@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

     

    We are still prepping for a July 6th return to VOLUNTARY Fall Sports Workouts.  They will look much different than they have in the past.  

     

    As we approach the date, please keep in mind EVERY ATHLETE will have to have the following things completed:

    ****ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON JUNE 30th at 11:59 PM***

    We are closing the registration for fall workouts so our team can prepare to safely move forward with logistics for the 1st day of returning to play.  Registration will open back up early the next week***

    1.  Online registration completed

    2.  Valid, current physical on file at school-(must have had physical after March 1, 2019)- Contact your fall coach to check on physical if you have any questions. 

    3.  COVID-19 Monitoring Form signed by athletes and parents (not yet published)

    4.  Athletes must have a mask- NO EXCEPTIONS!! 

    5.  Athletes must have a water jug/bottle.   We cannot provide water during the current restrictions.

     

    IF ANY OF THE 5 ITEMS LISTED ARE NOT COMPLETED, THE ATHLETE WILL BE SENT HOME!!

     

    We are working with the CCS Task Force and our MPHS Task Force to produce videos and information sheets that will be shared with our communities to help navigate the process beginning July 6th.

    Updated- INFORMATION CENTRAL- SUMMER WORKOUTS/FAQ'S

    By Coach Hinson 06/11/2020, 3:00pm EDT

    2020-21 Athletic Information

    Off Season workouts are confirmed to begin on 7/6/2020.  These are open and voluntary for FALL SPORTS only.   We will participate in workouts under the guidelines of CCS and the Cabarrus Health Alliance.  Schedules are TBD and will be posted by Friday, June 26th- YOU MUST BE REGISTERED ONLINE TO PARTICIPATE IN VOLUNTARY WORKOUTS!! 

    **Currently, fall tryouts are scheduled to begin as normal, on 8/1/2020.  Tryout schedules will be announced as confirmed

    Contact info for each sport:

    Football:  Mike Johns- michael.johns@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    Cheer:  Becky Daquila- rebecca.daquila@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    Volleyball:  Blair Sanders- veronica.sanders@cabarrus.k12.nc.us 

    Soccer:  Dave Durham- david.durham@@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    XC:  Jonathan Preston- jonathan.preston@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    Tennis: (Women's):  Leslie Gray-leslie.gray@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    Golf: (Women's)  Gordon Preddy- gdpreddy0105@gmail.com

    1.  Online Athletic Registration: Online athletic registration for the 2020-21 school year was up & running as of June 3rd.  Registration is required every year.  Please register using this link as early as possible: MPHS Online Athletic Registration.

    2.  NCHSAA Pre-participation Medical Information Form: If your student athlete had a physical on or after March 1, 2019, they will not need the “doctor part” of NCHSAA’s pre-participation medical information form.  Please note that the form is 2-sided.  One side is the doctor exam, the other side is completed by the parent and athlete.  The parent/ athlete side of the medical information form is still required for participation in 2020-21 and is included in the online registration forms.

    3.  NCAA Division 1 & 2 Eligibility and Grades: For those student athletes wanting to compete at the NCAA Division 1 or Division 2 level, please reference the linked document published by the NCAA on how student athletes’ core course grades will be handled for the COVID-19 pandemic.  I encourage you to read the document and pay close attention to the pass/fail information on the top of page 4 as this impacts students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11.  If you have questions, I encourage you to contact the NCAA at the number on the top of the front page. NCAA Eligibility Center - COVID-19

    4.  2020-21 Season Passes:  The current plan is to begin selling season passes on August 1st.  This year, Mt. Pleasant HS will be using  Mobile Ticketing through Ticket Spicket for its season passes(there will be no hard cards).  You will be able to purchase your season pass from your own home and have it available on your phone immediately.  Your pass will be on your phone and presented at the ticket gate upon entrance to MPHS athletic events.  More information on season passes and Ticket Spicket will be shared closer to the August 1st time period.

    5.  COVID-19 Resources:  Please click on the link below for some valuable information provided by Atrium Health.  Covid Resources

    6. Why do I need a “blue card” to tryout or practice?  To avoid lost paperwork and confusion, your child will need a blue card (also known as a “ticket to play”) before they are allowed to participate in a team tryout or practice. This "blue card" system is managed by our Athletic Training staff and ensures all proper paperwork has been completed before your child joins a team. It also allows our coaches to coach and not be bogged down in paperwork. For blue card questions, please email head ATC Rachael Thompson at rachael.thompson2@cabarrus.k12.nc.us. Please note at this time, due to Covid-19 concerns and our campuses being closed, card pickup/distribution procedures are not yet available.

    7. What paperwork is required to receive a blue card? current physical and all required online participation forms must be completed. 

    8. What if we’ve already planned a vacation during August? If you know you have a vacation coming up during August, that information needs to be shared with your coach well in advance. In certain circumstances, especially football, players must have a minimum number of practice days completed in order to participate. Again, please refer to the contact list above and contact your coach NOW to avoid any misunderstandings during the season.

    9. Why is it mandatory to attend a team coaches meeting? The NCHSAA requires each coach to hold a preseason meeting with all parents. Your attendance is required. At this meeting, team specific information will be addressed. These will be scheduled by the coach and each team’s meeting time and date will vary. The mandatory concussion meeting is also required by the North Carolina General Assembly as part of their Gfeller-Waller legislation.

    10. When is our first game? Game schedules will be available on the Mount Pleasant HS Athletic website. You should also follow us on Twitter @MPTigerPride, Instagram @mphs_athletics for the latest athletic news, changes, cancellations, etc.

    11. What are admission prices to our games(new for 2020)?
    V Football: $7.00
    JV Football/Soccer/Volleyball: $6.00

    12. What are “team shops?”  In an effort to provide our parents, players and fans an opportunity to purchase higher-end, brand name Tiger merchandise (Adidas) at below-retail costs, we partner with Dale's Sporting Goods to offer online options to make those purchases. Your coach will have this information available if your team is offering a team shop this season. Team Shops allow us to offer items which would otherwise not be cost-effective for our Athletic Boosters Club to keep on stock in our Spirit Store. Your purchases through team shops allow our athletic program to buy our uniforms at discounted prices, keeping our Tigers looking good on the fields, courts, mats, pools, tracks and courses.

    MPHS ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

    By Coach Hinson 04/23/2020, 3:45pm EDT

    2020 MPHS ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

    Here is the information for the 2020 MPHS Athletic Booster Club Scholarship.... please fill out the form and submit to apply for this year's $500 Male & $500 Female Scholarship.  

    DUE DATE HAS PASSED!

    THANK YOU FOR THE STUDENT-ATHLETES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

    If you have any questions, email Athletic Director Brad Hinson at bradley.hinson2@cabarrus.k12.nc.us 

    ATHLETICS PPD THROUGH MAY 18

    By Coach Hinson 03/23/2020, 4:45pm EDT

    By Nick Stevens, HighSchoolOT Managing Editor

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The future of the high school sports spring season and the basketball state championships became more bleak on Monday afternoon.

    Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a press conference on Monday afternoon that schools statewide will be closed until at least May 15. Shortly after, N.C. High School Atheltic Association Commissioner Que Tucker announced all NCHSAA athletics would be suspended until at least May 18.

    "I'm not ready to give up on this year of school, however we know the effects of this pandemic will not subside any time soon," Cooper said, adding that if guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention changes, his executive order closing schools could also change.

    Tucker said the governor and other state leaders will offer guidance over the next few weeks, which the NCHSAA board of directors will use to inform future decisions.

    "Such decisions will include the possible resumption of spring sports competition and the possibility of holding the state basketball championships," Tucker said. "While we remain hopeful that we will be able to resume competition, particularly for our senior student-athletes, we also recognize the need to protect the health and safety of our students, coaches and the communities we serve."

    Earlier in the day, Tucker released a statement that addressed what the NCHSAA may do if school does not resume later this academic year.

    “We are continuing to assess the COVID-19 situation that has closed schools and forced suspension of interscholastic athletics," NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker said in a written statement on Monday afternoon.

    The general rule of thumb for high school sports is if school is closed, athletics don't happen either. There have been exceptions to that rule during extended closures before, but Tucker thinks that's unlikely in this case.

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