In a statement issued March 16, the Nebraska School Activities Association suspended all activity practices until March 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, competitions are suspended until April 2.
The statement went on to say that the suspensions may be extended should conditions warrant.
All member schools and student-participants are expected to adhere to the NSAA Constitution and Bylaws activity manuals during this time
According to Gothenburg Athletic Director Marc Mroczek, there are two specific bylaws that directly impact any student who may be participating in a spring sports season.
The first is bylaw 3.5.1, which states that any student who participates in any athletic contest other than as a representative of his or her high school during the season of the sport involved becomes ineligible to represent his or her school for one or more contests for the remainder of the season.
The second is written in the approved rulings and interpretations for bylaw 3.5.2, which states that during a season of a sport, a student is permitted to take individual instruction from a person other than a high school coach. Group instruction, practices with outside teams and tryouts for outside teams other than as part of a college or university or recruiting visit, however, are not permitted.
As more information becomes available, official updates will be posted on the NSAA website and the NSAA social media platforms.
The Gothenburg Leader will work to provide updates as they become available.