Indians News · GHSA Clarifies Summer Rules On Groups Of 20, Simultaneous Workouts

Saying that he’s received “no shortage of calls, texts and emails” since lifting his ban on sports activities last week, GHSA executive director Robin Hines sent a memo to his 450-plus member schools Thursday clarifying a few rules about summer conditioning, which can begin June 8.

Some member schools asked if they could have more than one group of 20 working out at the same time but in different parts of the school campus. The answer is no. Workout groups must be staggered if they are working on the same contiguous campus.

“You cannot have a group from one sport in the weight room and another from the same sport on a field on the same campus,” said Hines, but he added, “If your middle school … is on an entirely different campus/facility, a second group from the same sport could conditioning at that location.”

Hines also clarified that athletes could not participate in conditioning for multiple sports. They must pick one. “There should be no student-athlete in multiple conditioning groups,” Hines said.