Please see message below from CIAC
Below is a press release that will be going out to media in a few minutes regarding CIAC spring sports that came as a result of the teleconference we held this morning with school, athletic and governmental leaders. We wanted to share it with you first, it will go to media shortly. There will also be a brief video accompanying the release on our social media platforms.
Following an online meeting with nearly 70 school, athletic and governmental leaders CIAC reached a consensus that canceling the entirety of the spring sports season is premature at this time. There is a strong desire to provide student athletes some spring athletic experience if possible. Any plan for spring sports will need to adhere to the guidelines from the Governor’s office, Department of Education and health experts regarding the potential reopening of schools to establish a specific time frame.
“These are unprecedented challenges for our schools, and it is of the utmost importance that we provide answers and a structure to support our membership and maintain the possibility of a spring sports experience for our student-athletes,” CAS-CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini stated. “CIAC understands the value of providing students a spring sports experience, if possible. However, the health and safety of our communities must remain at the center of our decision making.”
The online meeting discussion emphasized that while student-athletes may want to begin preparations for a potential season that respecting the recommendations for social distancing and avoiding group activities prior to the approved time will aid in keeping athletes safe and allow for the season to begin in a timely manner if approved. The uncertainty of the timeline for school openings requires the understanding that any plans to begin spring sports will be fluid and should have the ability to reflect the different needs of different school communities.
Dear Athletes and Parents,
I want to keep sharing information with all of you as I get it. The CIAC will be meeting on Wednesday and the Athletic Directors in the SWC will be meeting on Thursday to discuss spring sports.
Yesterday the Governor announced that all schools will be closed until March 31st. This can be extended based on what will happen over the next few weeks.
I hope that we will be able to get out on the fields some time in April or in May. I also hope that hopefully the CIAC will extend the season into late June rather than keep the dates in Early June like in the past. I assure you that the CIAC will make the a decision that is in the best interest of all students and to keep everyone safe.
I will update the website as soon as I get any information. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. Please stay safe!!
3/12/2020 2:45 pm
There are some very difficult decisions being made by our administrators that are in the best interest of our students.
Today we met as a league and we spoke with the CIAC as well. Several of the SWC schools are already out for a couple of weeks. As of right now we will continue as planned with conditioning and spring practices. However, this could change at anytime. I have asked Winter Sports teams to postpone banquets at this time.
We still do not have all of the answers to many questions and I will provide those answers and soon as I can.
My feeling is that we will start Spring sports at a later date. The CIAC just sent out an email stating that they will be meeting regarding spring sports soon and will give us information at that point. As most of you have seen the NBA, the NHL and many College basketball League Tournaments have been canceled, as well as the IVY league and New England Small College Athletic Association have canceled Spring Schedules. I believe that the CIAC made the right decisions to protect our Athletes and cancel the rest of the Winter Tournaments.
At this time I do not know if Spring sports will be cancelled. We are working to ensure that our number 1 goal is met and that is to keep all of our Athletes, Coaches, Speculators and all others involved safe.
I have asked coaches to be in constant communication with athletes and parents to keep them informed with information as I communicate to them. As soon as I receive new information I will post updates here as well.
Our Number 1 concern is the safety of your child. Any student who does not want to participate in conditioning or practices at this time can miss with no penalty.
Stephen Baldwin, CAA
Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health
Brookfield Public Schools
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health
Phone: 203 775 7725 Ext 7792
The Brookfield High School community believes that the Interscholastic Athletic Program contributes significantly to preparing our students for becoming productive, contributing citizens to our society. Interscholastic Athletics provides an exceptional opportunity for personal growth as it will foster appropriate physical, social and emotional development, character, integrity and leadership as well as confidence, self esteem and a positive self image. Student-athletes learn to accept responsibility for both success and failure while recognizing their individual strengths and limitations. Athletes also learn about valuable qualities such as, dedication, responsibility, accountability, respect, commitment, hard work, self discipline, personal sacrifice and fair play. Brookfield High School is a Class Act School and follows the CIAC Class Act School Guidelines.
Student-athletes will learn the importance of unity, loyalty, camaraderie, teamwork, spirit and sportsmanship.We believe that participation in a wide variety of activities is a vital part of the student-athletes’ educational experiences. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, the program, the student body, the community and to the students’ themselves.
These experiences contribute to the development of learning skills and emotional patterns that enable the student to make maximum use of his or her education. Though wins and losses are often indicators of the level of success, the real triumphs are often those that teach skills needed for effective decision-making and commitment throughout life.
Thank you all who came out in support of Maddie!! What a great night!!
Congratulations to Jenna Joshi who scored her 1000 career point on January 8th against Joel Barlow. She also set school records with 39 points in a game and a record 10 3 pointers in a game.