LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District (CCSD) is bringing back sports in April and the news couldn’t be sweeter for thousands of student-athletes, parents and staff.
Superintendent Jesus Jara announced at a press conference that spring sports are set to begin on April 3 with competition starting April 16. These sports include track (boys and girls), swimming (boys and girls), diving (boys and girls), baseball, softball, boys golf, and boys volleyball.
CCSD also announced plans to offer intramural sports to supplement fall seasons that were canceled earlier this year. Intramural football will be in full contact and take place between April 5 through May 1, culminating in one intrasquad game lasting one hour.
All other intramural sports will take place between May 3-22.
No spectators will be allowed at any CCSD athletic event with the district saying it will follow all COVID-19 health protocols in the state.
For Rick Murano, this is great news. As the Liberty High School athletic director and head football coach, he said that this will help continue with the training of young kids who want to learn and play the sport.
Trevor Moser is a senior at Legacy High School and while he’s already getting ready for college, many of his classmates will now get the chance to play many more times wearing their school colors.
Many parents and community leaders are also excited after many months of trying to get their kids back on the field.
Many details related to the plan are still being worked out.
CCSD said that more information will be announced in the upcoming weeks.