In July, when it was announced that there would be no intercollegiate athletics competition for Springfield College during fall 2020, the void this absence would create for our student-athletes was categorical. The campus thrives on the energy and structure provided through intercollegiate athletics.
Teacher-coaches, support staff, and administration remained committed to providing the student-athletes an outlet to play the sports they love. Through creativity and expertise, teacher-coaches adjusted and modified practices, adhering to institutional, state, and NCAA guidelines. While training opportunities in the strength and conditioning facility looked different, our student-athletes engaged in productive and safe workouts.
While not much that took place this semester was typical, our student-athletes displayed the leadership, toughness, and resilience needed to remain engaged and to prepare for competition when that time comes.