Restrictions eased for preps
High school athletes will be able to participate in sport-specific activities starting Monday. The Illinois Department of Public Health has approved the Illinois High School Association’s next phase of return to play. It’s called Phase 4 to match the state’s Restore Illinois plan.
Athletes had been limited to conditioning workouts in groups of 10. In Phase 4, groups of 50 are allowed, and balls and other gear can be used. Coaches will be allowed 20 contact days with their teams that must be used before Aug. 9.
Each school district must approve the move into the next phase. Chicago Public Schools have not allowed athletes to work out in any capacity so far.