Hillsborough student-athletes to return to sports on June 15

Cleared athletes can resume conditioning at that time, Superintendent Addison Davis announced.
Plant High Football players work out in June 2019 in Tampa. Hillsborough County student-athletes can return to sports on June 15.
Plant High Football players work out in June 2019 in Tampa. Hillsborough County student-athletes can return to sports on June 15. [ HERRING, ANGELIQUE | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Jun. 5, 2020|Updated Jun. 5, 2020

Hillsborough student-athletes finally have something to look forward to, as the county on Friday announced a return-to-sports start date of June 15.

The announcement came four days after Pasco and Pinellas counties announced their return-to-sports dates. All students-athletes in Pasco can return to voluntary conditioning sessions beginning July 1. Only fall student-athletes in Pinellas can return to voluntary conditioning sessions on June 15.

In Hernando County, meanwhile, the tentative plan is for fall athletes and coaches to return for voluntary workouts June 15. Groups will be limited to 20 (including coaches) for 90-minute sessions, while the lockers and showers will remain closed. It’s all pending school board approval.

Related: Pinellas, Pasco counties set to re-open campuses for student-athletes

The tweet, posted Friday morning from the Hillsborough County Public Schools Athletic Department account, stated, “Superintendent (Addison) Davis has officially announced that cleared HCPS student-athletes can resume conditioning on June 15th per guidelines.

”Coaches will also receive information from their APA (Assistant Principal of Administration) on Monday, the tweet concluded.

Last Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated high schools “should absolutely assume a full high school football season,” in a podcast.

Contact Mari Faiello at Follow @faiello_mari.

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