2020 FALL SEASON STARTING DATES
Under the guidance of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletics Association, along with local and state authorities, Durham Academy Athletics is adjusting the start of the fall athletics season.
July 31: summer workouts for winter and spring teams conclude
Aug. 3–21: fall sports pre-season training (coaches will email team schedules)
Aug. 3–7: morning training sessions
Aug. 10–14: morning training sessions
Aug. 17–21: afternoon training sessions
Durham Academy will not participate in any sports competitions prior to Sept. 1. All scheduled games/contests/meets prior to Sept. 1 will either be rescheduled or canceled.
Our fall sports programs will transition to a voluntary modified pre-season training schedule starting on Aug. 3 and lasting three weeks. Those teams can hold skills and conditioning sessions on weekdays (with morning sessions the weeks of Aug. 3 & 10 and afternoon sessions the week of Aug. 17). DA will continue to follow the Stage Two guidelines from the NCISAA.
Varsity head coaches will coordinate workout schedules in 60- to 90-minute blocks, as student-athletes will still need to be cohorted in groups of no more than 10. Due to space constraints, we ask that only those student-athletes planning to participate in a fall sport attend these workouts. Some sports may limit their participants to Upper School student-athletes only.
Fall varsity head coaches will share specific information (days, times and cohorts) for this Aug. 3–21 pre-season training period with student-athletes and their parents on the program-wide email lists that were created at the beginning of the summer.
All tryouts for fall sports will be held no earlier than the first day of school, Aug. 24.
These preseason training workouts are completely voluntary.
We will continue to communicate with peer institutions, the NCISAA and the state and local government to help guide our decision-making for DA athletics. We are committed to a comprehensive program that will return our student-athletes to the playing fields while still following school, local and state protocols to keep our students safe.