Allow 2020 Spring Sports to Continue Through the Summer

Allow 2020 Spring Sports to Continue Through the Summer

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Nebraska , started this petition to Nebraska School Activities Association

Due to COVID-19, spring sports in the state of Nebraska have already been canceled through May 1. We are petitioning for the NSAA to allow spring sports (baseball, soccer, track and field, girls tennis, boys golf) to flow into the summer months to allow the student/athletes to compete. These student/athletes, especially the seniors, would be extremely grateful for this opportunity. 

The sacrifices these student/athletes made in the off-season should not be for nothing. The hard-work they put in should not go to waste. Being able to compete this summer would allow them to showcase the skills they spent countless hours trying to improve. 

We are asking to NSAA to allow its student/athletes from across the state to compete in NSAA sanctioned events. We are also asking for the NSAA to organize state championships for each sport, just at a later date. The coaches and student/athletes both deserve to see their hard-work come to fruition. 

The first message of the NSAA’s mission statement reads: “To formulate and make policies which will cultivate high ideals of citizenship, fair competition, sportsmanship and teamwork which will complement the member schools’ curriculum programs.” By taking away spring sports, many student/athletes will not be able to benefit from any of these goals. 

By allowing sports to have competitions in the summer, we are also protecting Nebraskans from the spread of COVID-19. If it is eventually determined that is is safe to gather for competitions, then the ability to compete in the summer would be greatly appreciated by the student/athletes. The season could start when it becomes safe to do so, and continue on a normal season schedule until the season concludes at the state championships. 

It would be greatly appreciated if you would consider signing our petition and sharing this with friends and family. Our hope is that the NSAA will consider letting the student/athletes compete in NSAA sanctioned regular season competitions as well as a state championship at the end of the season. 

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