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Fall Sports Update from the Athletic Director

September 22, 2020

Good morning,

Last evening, the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District approved the Central League Return to Competition plan and updated our Athletics Health and Safety plan, with an amendment allowing coaches to begin official practices as soon as we are able, by a 7-1 vote.

Athletes should expect to hear from their coaches about their teams' practice plans. If your son or daughter is new to a team, please reach out to the head coach of the respective sport, using the coaches directory:

In order to participate, athletes must submit a completed PIAA physical dated after 6/1/2020 and a completed PIAA COVID waiver to their coach. (Please see the links below.)

As our league updates our plan to include more specific details on spectator policies, I will share that information with the community.

For parents who were disappointed that the Central League plan did not include a path to district and state tournaments, please understand that I am still investigating our options on this topic. If circumstances change, I will happily update our coaches.

Thank you all for your flexibility and support over the past several weeks. While we are getting a later start than in a normal year, I believe we can still offer our students valuable opportunities this fall! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

Thanks again,

Pat Clancy


PIAA Physical Form.pdf 

COVID Waiver.pdf 

Central League RT-HSP.pdf 

HSP for Return to Competition.pdf 

9.21 Board Presentation.pdf