Chapel Hill, N.C. — The N.C. High School Athletic Association released updated guidelines for off-season skill development sessions on Wednesday, which closely mirror the previous Phase 2 guidelines with some additional information.
Skill development sessions are held during the school year each year, but have different rules in place from summer workouts.
“Since the school year has begun, we are now also into that period of time when skill development guidelines must be used. Unlike normal starts to the year, ALL sports are in the off season and are governed by those skill development guidelines,” NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker wrote in an email to member schools on Wednesday morning.
On any given day, a student-athlete is limited 90 minutes of skill development, including weight training or conditioning, warm-ups, cool downs, meetings, video review, breaks, and other similar activities. Skill-development sessions are optional and cannot