The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted yet another in-person event for the sporting world. The largest high school coaches association in the nation has been moved to being fully virtual.
The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) announced via Twitter on Monday that its annual THSCA Coaching School and Convention was going to be held virtually. The convention was previously scheduled to be held in San Antonio.
The press release says “This is an enormous disappointment and not a decision we have taken lightly… it was a tough call to make but in our effort to support the preventative protocols set forth by our Texas school administrators, the UIL Executive Staff and governing authorities at both state and local levels, we are choosing to prioritize health and safety first.”
The Coaching School and Convention attracts roughly 13,000 people annually. Due to it being moved to a virtual platform, the Dead Dates of 7/20 and 7/21 have been rescinded allowing coaches to resume regularly scheduled strength and conditioning/sport-specific training.
The full virtual agenda can be found here: https://5c5b26c3-a561-4aa2-