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Texas high school athletes may participate in strength and conditioning starting in June if plan is approved

The UIL said in a statement it would release more details regarding the plan for schools to follow within the week.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) is working on a plan to allow limited strength and conditioning for high school sports, starting on June 8.

KVUE was sent this statement via email from the UIL Tuesday: 

"UIL is aware of Governor Abbott’s May 18 announcement and is actively working with appropriate state officials to allow schools to begin limited summer strength and conditioning and marching band activities on June 8, 2020. As soon as the details of that plan are finalized, UIL will release them to schools to allow time to plan and prepare for bringing students back to campus for these purposes."


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This comes after the UIL announced on April 17 it had canceled all remaining 2019-2020 spring activities and state championships after Gov. Greg Abbott closed schools for the remainder of the academic year. 

“Our staff had been working hard on plans to resume activities this spring, but without schools in session, interscholastic activities cannot continue,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt on April 17. “Our highest priority during this challenging time is ensuring the health and safety of our students and communities and making progress in the containment of COVID-19 in Texas. We are now turning our attention to the 2020-2021 school year.”

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