Festus among schools holding summer sports camps

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Jefferson County schools are looking to get back to sports with summer camps at the start of July.

Festus High School will start holding camps for soccer, basketball and volleyball on July 1st, with other sports to follow later in the month.

Festus athletic director Eric Allen says they’ve listened to health experts and worked with their guidelines to come up with phases of return.

Different sports will practice on different parts of campus in order to maintain social distancing, and coaches will be asked to enforce social distancing and sanitize equipment often at practices.

Allen says, while health and safety are the primary concerns, he and the Tiger coaches are trying to give the kids back what they lost in the spring.

Festus athletes who want to work out at team camps will need to sign a waiver saying they will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms every day before being allowed to practice.

The waiver is available at the parent portal on the school’s website, festus.k12.mo.us.

To hear the full interview with Tigers athletic director Eric Allen, click play below.