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Sports Update from Athletic Director Mr. Morales
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Monday, February 08, 2021

My name is Mr. Morales.  I am your new athletic director at Pioneer Valley High School.  I am happy to share with all of you, our athletic department is currently offering what the California Department of Public Health refer to as Purple and Red Tier sports.

Purple Tier sports are cross country, golf, tennis, swimming, track and field.  
Red Tier sports are baseball and softball.  

Under the California Department of Public Health we are following guidelines and modifications which were created to allow for the safe participation of student-athletes during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Most importantly, SMJUHSD is following guidelines that follow best practices and recommendations from the CIF, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and will continue to remain within the scope of all state public health orders.

Safety is our number one priority.   

If you wish to participate in a P.V.H.S. sport, we encourage you to contact/email a P.V.H.S. head coach.  They are listed below by sport.  

Men and Women’s Cross Country – Mr. Magni

Men’s Golf – Mr. Martinez

Women’s Golf – Mr. Guzman

Men’s Tennis – Mr. Ilac 

Women’s Tennis – Mr. Ilac

Men’s Swimming – Ms. Brafman 

Women’s Swimming – Ms. Brafman

Men’s Track – Mr. Alberry 

Women’s Track – Mr. Magni 

Baseball – Mr. Smith 

Softball – Ms. Sewell

Please note, state law requires students have a 2.0 GPA in order to play sports. In addition, you must have a current physical and registered on Dragonfly to participate.  

COVID-19 continues to pose a severe risk to communities and requires all people in California to follow recommended precautions and adapt the way they live and function in light of this ongoing risk. The California Department of Public Health guidance provides direction on outdoor and indoor youth and recreational adult sports activities to support a safe environment for these sports. The guidance applies to all organized youth sports including school- and community-sponsored programs, and privately-organized clubs and leagues — and adult recreational sports (hereafter youth and adult sports). 

General Guidance for Youth and Adult Sports Participants, Coaches, and Support Staff

Face Coverings

  • Participants in youth and adults sports should wear face coverings when participating in the activity, even with heavy exertion as tolerated, both indoors and outdoors (unless the face covering could become a hazard), and face coverings must be worn when not participating in the activity (e.g., on the sidelines).

Physical Distancing

  • Participants in youth and adult sports should maintain at least six feet of distance from others to the maximum extent possible, including when on the sidelines. Coaches should avoid contact with participants and facilitate physical distancing between participants to the maximum extent possible (e.g., staggered starts instead of mass starts for races).


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