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Important COVID-19 Information & Guidelines

Fall practices may begin Monday, July 27, 2020 based upon guidelines set forth in the most recent update from the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISSA) on Monday, July 20. Athletic Directors in the Metrolina Athletic Conference (MAC) followed up and spent time that same week clarifying the information and guidelines received.

All NCISSA dates, protocols, and guidelines addressed below are subject to change pending North Carolina State Mandates.

This summer the WCCS Athletic Department issued Covid-19 related guidelines from NCISSA and from WCCS. We have consolidated these guidelines into one set from NCISAA that will also include guidelines specific to our school. Please click on the link below to access the NCISAA/WCCS Guidelines for Practice.

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Important COVID Related Dates for Athletics

  • Monday, July 27 – Per NCISSA By-Laws, Fall Sports may begin – in Stage 2.

  • Monday, August 3 – NC Governor’s announcement that may impact the guidelines and following dates. (See note below).

  • Monday, August 10 – Full practice may begin in fall sports and, per NCISSA guidelines, will operate under Pre-Covid-19 regulations. Each school community may operate under stricter guidelines. If/when/where WCCS has different guidelines we will communicate those guidelines.

  • Monday, August 24 – Scrimmages may take place.

  • Monday, August 31 – Interscholastic contests may commence.

NC Governor's Upcoming Announcement Regarding Moving the State of NC to Phase III

All activities from Monday, August 10 going forward are contingent upon the Governor (NC) moving the state of North Carolina to Phase III. This announcement is anticipated the week of Aug 3. As you are probably aware, Covid numbers in the Charlotte area have been climbing. With that in mind, we encourage you to hold these dates loosely. Another way of saying this is: Fall sports will remain in Stage 2 until North Carolina is moved to Phase III.

Transportation for Athletic Events

This information will be shared once we have a clearer picture from our governing bodies.

Athletic Practices

In order to begin practice, there are some forms that must be current and on file in the WCCS Athletic Office. You can find these forms on our WCCS Athletic Resources Page. Each specific team will be sending out a communication to their respective teams regarding their full practice schedule.

Week of July 27 Athletic Practices

If you are not in communication with a coach and need that information, please contact us in the Athletic Office.

Rich Engle, Director of Athletics -, 803.325.5468

Marcy Krueger, Assistant to the Director of Athletics -, 803.328.5468