It’s almost like an echo, listening to so many high-school coaches speak in recent weeks regarding their teams’ return to competition during the pandemic.
None speak of long term and don’t plan much ahead, instead just hoping to get one more practice or one more game. It really is a one-game-at-a-time approach.
They all know at any time their seasons can be paused or ended in an instant if there is a COVID outbreak regarding their team, or a more general shutdown if positivity rates climb way high.
So those coaches plan for the next practice and competition. Don’t ask much about next week because they haven’t looked or planned that far ahead. Many honestly don’t even look ahead to next week’s opponents.
So far this fall season, being played now instead of September through December when it was delayed because of the pandemic, has been having games for two weeks. So far so good, with few pauses or delays.
May all of that continue, even if it’s really one game at a time.
– Dave Facinoli