In anticipation of more Coronado High School sports activities possibly getting the green light to begin play soon, Coronado High School (CHS) Athletic Director Robin Nixon encourages Coronado athletes to check frequently for announcements about which activities will open and when, as they will be on a sport-by-sport basis with short registration periods.
Nixon works closely with the state’s high school athletics governing body, California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). CIF determines which sports might be next to open abbreviated seasons under modified play. CIF moved some sports that are traditionally in the fall or winter seasons to an abbreviated spring season.
Nixon emphasizes that circumstances change daily, but that it appears as if more sports may open soon. She suggests that athletes do three things: check the Islander Sports Foundation (ISF) website for what sports are now listed in the spring season; get physical forms signed and dated after June 1, 2020; and check ISF social media posts daily, including Instagram (@islandersports) and Facebook (Islander Sports Foundation) for CHS sports updates. ISF will also update through CHS communications and local media.
“We are optimistic now that more sports may start in a month or less,” says Nixon. “In light of this, we are trying proactively to get the word out that registration may open soon for certain sports.”
Some non-contact outdoor sports are currently under way. These include cross country, golf, swim, and tennis. CIF is finalizing decisions now regarding which sports will follow. A possibility exists that not all sports on the spring season list may open for play.
The list of sports now being considered for spring play is on the Islander Sports Foundation website at islandersportsfoundation.com under the “Spring” tab. The “More” tab includes the registration link, as well as links to the required physical form to be printed, signed, and uploaded. Only jpeg, png and pdf files are accepted for uploads. Some newer cell phones take photos in heic formats, which will not upload to the registration site. So, if the person registering takes a photo of a physical form instead of scanning it, it is advised to check the photo’s file format. In order to minimize or avoid any delay, Nixon suggests that students prepare now. She indicates that it is normal for her to need to follow up with certain registrations due to missing documents, uploading issues, or other clarifications.
“I can’t tell you how much we are looking forward to getting kids back into sports. As with most situations related to COVID-19, there will be modifications, but I am confident that parents and students will be happy to see more athletic activities start again.”