GHSA eases restrictions, allowances increased for workout groups
When Georgia High School Association schools were allowed to begin conditioning earlier this month, teams were not allowed to use equipment related to their specific sports. Those rules change next week with workouts on Monday, June 22. Wednesday, the GHSA adjusted their guidance to allow the use of balls during workouts and to allow larger groups of players, coaches, and staff in the sessions. Scrimmages and contact still will not be allowed and sport-specific balls must be sanitized in between sessions. Locker rooms and showers will remain closed. Workouts began earlier this month with a limit of 20 total people including coaches. The limit was raised to 25 this week but will now rise to 50 beginning Monday. The other existing guidelines for student workouts will remain in place. At this point for football, quarterbacks will now be able to throw to receivers but due to social distancing requirements still in place, receivers are not allowed to work against defensive backs. More revisions and changes in the restrictions will be necessary before 7-on-7 or lineman camps can take place. No competition between schools for any sports are allowed at this time.