From the Office of Athletic Director David Osborn:
The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) made an announcement on Wednesday, May 27, regarding the return-to-practice protocols.
The Smackover-Norphlet School District coaches began the process of setting up the appropriate areas for this return-to-practice today, May 28.
With the restrictions that are in place, there will be some major changes to how a work-out or practice will look at this time, including the use of required personal protective equipment (PPE). The athletic department is in the process of purchasing the required PPE which will be needed to safely follow these regulations.
As soon as all required PPE has been received and all new protocols are in place, an announcement will be made on The Buckaroo Blog and the district website regarding practices, schedules, parent information, etc.
The athletic department is as anxious as our athletes to resume practice! For as eager as we are, the safety of our students and staff must come first.