“Dead Period” For School Sports

TSSAAIt started this week, “Dead Period” for high school athletes. Through July 7 high school athletes and coaches are not allowed to make any contact with each other in what the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association calls the dead period.
It is designed to allow all involved to take a forced break. Student athletes and coaches are dedicated to their sport and commit themselves in preparation of the upcoming season. The TSSAA wants everybody to step away, relax, and get ready for fall practice.
That begins first for golf, which officially starts on the 7th with the first match scheduled for July 21. Other sports can begin conditioning and working out as a team, although football can’t wear pads until July 28.
The 28th is also the first day of full practice for girls soccer, volleyball and cross country. Those three sports can schedule their first games on August 18.
Week 0 for football begins Thursday, August 21, although most teams will play on Friday and some have scheduled for Saturday the 23rd. Coffee County opens the season on the road at Battle Ground Academy, August 22 live on Thunder Radio.