The Office of Athletics has made it official that we’ll be suspending athletic competition through January 1. The “Return to Play” Committee is still meeting every Tuesday to discuss alternatives moving forward. There’s much discussion about how to give each athletic team an opportunity to compete after January 1. Please read their statement below.
Gregory D. Isaacs
In accordance with Governor Wolf’s recommendations that were made on August 6th, the Philadelphia Public League will be suspending all interscholastic athletic programming through January 1, 2021. If guidelines released by the Governor’s office change, or are updated in a way that would allow programming to resume prior to that date, we reserve the right to revisit our decision and provide further guidance on a safe return to play. Our focus in the immediate future will be on developing a robust virtual program this fall to engage our student-athletes in a meaningful way as it pertains to NCAA Eligibility, sport leadership programming, post-secondary readiness, and health and wellness programming, in addition to creating a plan to provide individualized skill building and fitness workouts when permitted to resume safely.
James Patrick Lynch, Ed.D.
Division of Athletics
President | Philadelphia Public League