Growing Optimism Enabling Officials to Plan for Essential Summer Workouts (SI)

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>>Fresh off a ruling this week to allow on-campus workouts in June, NCAA leaders are now turning their attention to the latter portion of the summer calendar. Decision-makers are exploring a preseason practice proposal that includes NFL-style OTAs and a four-week camp that would be required before schools can begin their season.

While this approach may put some early-season games in jeopardy—state orders could prevent some schools from starting practice by early August—officials believe it is necessary for the health and safety of athletes. Though still in the early stages of consideration, the plan is another sign that leaders are moving college football further along the path to an on-time kickoff.<<

>>For example, Oversight Committee members are discussing the potential to grant programs in early July the freedom to resume normal summer activities, referred to as “required” training in which coaches can interact with players. That would lead into a six-week program starting in mid-to-late July that would incorporate two weeks of NFL-style OTA practices before a four-week camp in August. Teams kicking off on Week 0, Aug. 29, would begin OTA practices July 18. For those kicking off on Labor Day, they’d start July 25. OTA-style practices—glorified walk-throughs with a football—would give coaches time with players outside of the film room, at least partially making up for the loss of spring practice. A whopping 52 of 130 FBS programs never started spring practice before the virus froze the nation.<<
 

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Ok State and Alabama brought the teams on campus and a bunch of players tested positive.
 
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Yeah but still
Well, this is going to be interesting because they are testing everyone and they have to know there are going to be asymptomatic cases. I hope they treat it the same as these players have an injury and they will be out (quarantined) for 14 days and then return to practice instead of "OMG 5 players have Covid and we need to shut down all sports and cancel all on campus school!!"
 
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Inside Notre Dame football's plan to bring players back to campus

>> The football players will live at the on-campus Morris Inn in single-occupancy rooms this summer until moving into their fall-semester residences. They’ll also have all their meals at the Morris Inn this summer.

This is a football-only plan. The plan for athletes to return in other sports will be formulated at a later date.

Testing, retesting, contact tracing, monitoring, quarantining, isolation when needed, and COVID-19 education are all part of the big picture. In fact, once student-athletes arrive, they’ll be quarantined for a length of time (0-7 days) to be determined by how they arrived on campus (car/plane, etc.) and where they came from.<<

>>Notre Dame’s plan for those who test positive or present symptoms before a workout is to isolate the players at a private location, away from the Morris Inn. Contact tracing then kicks in as well.<<
 

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Ok State and Alabama brought the teams on campus and a bunch of players tested positive.
Most believe, given the dates, they contracted it before arriving on campus.
Yeah but still
Well, this is going to be interesting because they are testing everyone and they have to know there are going to be asymptomatic cases. I hope they treat it the same as these players have an injury and they will be out (quarantined) for 14 days and then return to practice instead of "OMG 5 players have Covid and we need to shut down all sports and cancel all on campus school!!"
But that was the goal. The sooner they bring them back to campus and pseudo-isolate them, the sooner the players can be quarantined from the rest of the team and be given time to recover. Plenty of open dorm space during summer.

What they really wanted to avoid was having a break out of the teams in Aug/Sep when camps get hot and heavy and games start.
 
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Well, this is going to be interesting because they are testing everyone and they have to know there are going to be asymptomatic cases. I hope they treat it the same as these players have an injury and they will be out (quarantined) for 14 days and then return to practice instead of "OMG 5 players have Covid and we need to shut down all sports and cancel all on campus school!!"
Sure sounds like it will depend on individual University leadership:
 
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No UCMB this year, at the request of the university. :( (We just heard as alumni)
 

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