With great sadness, and heavy hearts we have all deliberated and decided as a group the best and safest decision, this year is to cancel our youth football season.
Our decision was based on the Governor Beshear’s “Healthy at Work” document which issues guidelines for all youth sports 5th grade and below. This document will not allow our youth football leagues to travel and play games due to the way COVID-19 spreads. Our local Health Department also gave us guidance that we should adhere to this document as it has not been updated to fully allow “high contact” youth sports to normal play.
The KHSAA put out a document that said the “Healthy at work youth guidelines” specifically governs youth sports only (5th grade and below) and the KHSAA document governs high school and middle school sports only.
If you haven’t read these two separate documents that are being used to govern these two separate levels of football, we implore you to take some time and read the information for yourself to get the full understanding.
Please see for yourself, everything detailed in these documents and what all it entails for middle and high school sports to be able to have a season. Then, see how the youth document explains, in thorough detail, what all the youth athletes cannot do while adding they cannot have competition (play games) or travel outside their community.
Read how much man power it’s going to take to follow all the guidelines properly to ensure the safety of your kids, the coaches, and this community.
Thank you to the gentlemen in the photo for taking time to work together to make the best decision to keep our community safe.
Jason Sanders (Youth Football Director, Taylor County Schools)
Dale Estes (Head Football Coach, Campbellsville High School)
Chris Goodin (District Athletic Coordinator, Taylor County Schools)
Lynn Kearney (Youth Sports Director, Campbellsville Independent Schools)