BJA plans to hold tryouts for our fall interscholastic sports (Grades 6–12) beginning on Tuesday, September 1. Teams will be chosen by the end of the week.
Games are to begin on Tuesday, September 8. Game schedules will be posted on our website later this week. Schedules will likely be more flexible than ever before because of COVID-19 health and safety requirements now added to the typical issues such as soccer games being rained out.
With over 125 of our secondary students typically participating in interscholastic sports, we have proceeded cautiously and carefully, evaluating health and safety conditions on a daily basis.
Our decision to postpone tryouts and games for the month of August was based on multiple factors. First, in late July and early August, COVID-19 case numbers and positive results were trending upward in the Greenville area. In addition, we needed to focus on opening our school year safely and efficiently without the complexities involving interscholastic athletics. We also referenced BJU’s COVID task force information and had guidance from BJU medical personnel related to starting seasons for BJU Bruins teams.
As we begin our season, we will use a variety of modifications and protocols that we believe will best ensure a successful season.
We believe that we are now able to wisely hold athletic tryouts, and they begin September 1. We will continue to monitor health and safety conditions and make adjustments as necessary for practices and competitions.
Volleyball (Academy Gym)
MS Girls Tue, Thu, Fri 3:30–5 p.m.; Wed 3:30–4 p.m.
JV/Varsity Girls Tue, Thu, Fri 5–6:30 p.m.; Wed 4–4:45 p.m.
JV/Varsity Boys Tue, Thu, Fri 6:30–8 p.m.; Wed 4:45–5:30 p.m.
MS Boys Tue–Fri 3:30–5 p.m.; Lower Fields
SCACS/NACA Tue–Fri 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Field 2
Cheerleading (Gr 9–12)
Tue–Fri 3:30–5 p.m. Choir Room
Cross Country (Gr 6–12)
Tue–Fri 3:30–5 p.m. Track
As there is no try-out for Cross Country, Mrs. Uwarow met briefly this afternoon with interested participants. Other interested participants may contact Mrs. Uwarow for more information.
Turn in forms to appropriate coach at tryouts on Tuesday, September 1.
Required before participating in any tryout: Athletic Participation Form
Required for athletes selected for any team: Trip Permission Form (Grades 6–8; Grades 9–12) and Concussion Form
Required for athletes selected for a JV or Varsity team: SCACS Liability Waiver
Questions? Contact Coach Harwood with questions or scheduling difficulties.
We hope to see your student at tryouts!
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