MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – College students are getting again to class, homework, and sports activities this fall.
Fall sports activities are both beginning again up or already underway, and whereas restrictions have eased, many college districts nonetheless have necessities and mandates.
For college districts in Dane County, just like the Madison Metropolitan College District, or the Verona Space College District, masks are again. Athletes and followers will likely be required to put on masks at indoor sporting occasions, no matter vaccination standing. For out of doors sports activities, masks usually are not required for the vaccinated.
One of many greatest adjustments for faculties within the space is the return of followers.
“It’s so superior to see followers again,” stated Joe King, a tennis coach at James Madison Memorial Excessive College. “It’s actually difficult to inform mother and father and members of the family they’ll’t come to assist the athletes, so it’s good to see them again out right here.”
For the highschool’s volleyball coach, Karyn Burcum, one of many huge challenges is college students coming again after a yr away.
Whereas some sports activities handled fluctuating schedules, others noticed seasons canceled totally. For a lot of student-athletes within the MMSD, one of many greatest challenges will likely be making ready for competitors after a lot time away.
“They’d the yr off from a whole lot of these sports activities,” stated Burcum. “So ensuring we’re easing them again in and pushing them appropriately.”
Each King and Burcum stated that everybody is completely satisfied to get again into the swing of the season regardless of the challenges.
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