(7-21-20) The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association released a 38-page restart proposal document Tuesday outlining what high school football could look like during the 2020 pandemic.

The proposal has been forwarded to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for consideration.

OHSFCA press release:

“With the uncertainty surrounding the State of Ohio during the Coronavirus pandemic, it has become clear that there needs to be a voice from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association concerning the ability of the 709 schools in Ohio playing 11-man football to compete in the fall of 2020.”

 

Click to access OH36742721.PDF

 

Highlights:

  • Full-contact practice would be lowered from 30 minutes to 18 minutes per day (9 minutes of 11 vs. 11 offense and 9 minutes of 11 vs. 11 defense). This is limited to just two days a week during the season.
  • All coaches and fans would be required to wear a mask.
  • Sideline space would be increased from 50 to 80 yards
  • Individual water containers would be required
  • Scrimmages would be limited to two teams
  • Practice reporting time would be staggered for different players
  • Groups would be split up into 9 or less at practice
  • No handshakes at games, and only one person per team for the coin toss
  • No player can exhibit signs of coronavirus within 72 hours of competition
  • Fans cannot stand along the fence and will receive temperature checks before coming into the game.