It’s Game on For Fall Sports at Cooper Despite Distance Learning Model
The Robbinsdale School District chose a “Distance Learning Plus” model for the start of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fall athletes in the sports being offered at Cooper (and district neighbor Armstrong) will be allowed to participate despite not being physically on campus during the school day.
School districts that choose distance learning or hybrid models can allow athletic participation.
That would not be the case for districts with COVID-19 numbers that require distance learning only.
Cooper Activities Director John Oelfke says schedules have been re-drawn with fewer games to meet state guidelines, with Cooper’s Metro West Conference choosing to play only conference opponents.
The district is working on expanded activity bus routes to help athletes get to and from school for practice sessions and games. In the past those buses only ran to bring students home since they were already at school.
Football and volleyball in Minnesota were moved from this fall to next spring.
Fans will not be permitted at swim meets this fall, and there will be a limit of 250 people total at soccer games.
An announcement about the statewide adapted athletics program is expected early next week.
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