High School Fall Sports Are Coming Back!

West Valley High School’s return to in-person learning has been put on hold, but that hasn’t stopped coaches from getting their student-athletes back onto the practice field. On January 27, WVHS Athletic Director, Jeff Jamieson, announced that the Department of Health, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, and District Nurses have all approved the WV Fall Sports Season. Football will begin on February 16 and all other fall sports will begin on February 22. Registration for Fall Sports will open on February 1.

Football and Volleyball will begin conditioning workouts on February 1 in pods of 6 players. Girl's Soccer will also begin conditioning workouts on February 1, but are not restricted to pods. To be eligible to participate in these workouts, athletes must be registered for Summer 2.0 workouts on Family ID and have a current physical on file in the WVHS office. In addition, masks/face coverings are required for all participants as well as having the Skyward daily wellness screening completed to show the coach. Family ID can be found on the WVHS website under the athletics tab or here.

Football will begin official practices on Tuesday February 16th. Volleyball, Girl's Soccer, Cross Country and Slowpitch Softball, Girl's Swimming will begin official practices on Monday February 22nd. To be eligible to participate in these practices, athletes must be registered for 20-21 Fall Athletics on Family ID and have a current physical on file in the WVHS office. In addition, masks/face coverings are required for all participants as well as having the Skyward daily wellness screening completed to show the coach. Family ID can be found on the WVHS website under the athletics tab or here. This registration is separate from the Summer 2.0 registration.

Football, Volleyball, Slowpitch Softball and Girl's Soccer must wait until the Yakima County has reached phase 2 before competing in official league games against other schools. Cross Country and Girl's Swim will be allowed to compete in official league games after 5 official practices have been completed.

Plan as of 01/29/21: The Big 9 members in the South-Central Region plan to conclude the Fall Sports Season on April 3rd. On April 5th we plan to begin the Spring Sports Season – which will last until May 15th. The Winter Sports Season may begin shortly after and run through June. 

For more information:

West Valley High School Athletics 

Return-to-Play Guidelines.