Indians News · Select winter sports teams to begin practicing during NHSD closure


The North Hills School District has decided to allow select sports teams to begin practicing prior to Dec. 1, when the district’s current temporary closure ends, to allow our student-athletes the chance to compete this winter.

Under the PIAA bylaws, winter sports athletes must participate in 15 practices prior to their first official competition. As such, we have adjusted each team’s first practice date to 15 days before their first scheduled contest.

Specific guidelines and practice start dates have been shared with each team and families will receive communication directly from their coach(es).

All teams must adhere to the district’s approved health and safety plan at all times. Coaches must certify players are healthy with no temperature or COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering the facility.

Masks are now required for everyone at all times including during practices and games. The only exception is swimming and diving when the athlete is in competition in the water and they must put their mask on immediately upon exiting the pool.

The number of students allowed at each practice will also be limited for each team.