SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: On Monday night, the San Antonio Independent School District decided to suspend all summer strength and conditioning camps until further notice and only allow virtual workouts starting on July 6.
The decision was announced by SAISD Athletic Director Todd Howey in a memo to the board of trustees and was later confirmed by district spokesman Leslie Price. San Antonio now joins Northside ISD, North East ISD, Judson ISD, Southwest ISD and Medina Valley ISD in suspending all strength and conditioning camps. All told, these decisions affect as many as 31 schools due to the spike in positive coronavirus cases in the greater San Antonio area.
SAISD’s announcement affects nine schools: Brackenridge, Burbank, Jefferson, Edison, Lanier, Highlands, Sam Houston, Fox Tech and Young Men’s Leadership Academy.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Judson Independent School District, North East Independent School District and Northside School District have joined the Harlandale and Edgewood School Districts in suspending their summer strength and conditioning camps starting on Monday.
The suspension is a result of the alarming increase in positive coronavirus tests in the greater San Antonio area.
Judson head coach Rodney Williams confirmed with the The Fuel, Judson’s student newspaper, that the school district will shut down their strength and conditioning camps at least until July 13 while continuing to monitor the situation. North East School District spokesman Aubrey Chancellor confirmed to KSAT 12 Sports via email on Sunday night that Reagan, Johnson, Churchill, Madison, MacArthur, Roosevelt and LEE high schools will all suspend their strength and conditioning camps starting on Monday for at least one week.
The Southwest Independent School District announced that they are shutting down strength and conditioning camps for the rest of the week. The district made the announcement on Monday via Twitter and said more information on the rest of the camp schedule is soon to follow.
Due to the recent spread of COVID-19, SWISD Strength & Conditioning camp has been canceled for the rest of the week. More information on the rest of the camp schedule will follow soon. Thank you.— Southwest ISD (@swisd) June 29, 2020
JUST IN: Judson Athletics suspends summer workouts. pic.twitter.com/xTcxbI7NJJ— The Fuel (@thefuelonline) June 28, 2020
Northside ISD spokesman Barry Perez said all of their strength and conditioning camps have been closed for the next two weeks out of an abundance of caution.
These are the most recent examples of school districts around San Antonio shutting down since the University Interscholastic League approved the reopening of summer workouts on June 8. Multiple schools have decided to cease workouts on their own over the past few weeks. Harlandale became the first area school district to shut down their summer program on June 17, followed by Edgewood on June 22.
Due to increases in COVID-19 in our area and in the interest of safety, Strength&Conditioning Camp and Skills Training will shut down indefinitely starting Mon 6/29. When we resume we will do so with measures in place for the safety of athletes and coaches. @ilovemychargers— Churchill HS Athletics (@WCRonHarris) June 28, 2020