Chapel Hill, N.C. — The N.C. High School Athletic Association still recommends schools use pods at skill development sessions, but will not have a statewide requirement on the size of the pods.
According to an email update sent to member schools on Tuesday morning, the NCHSAA recommends schools use pods at workouts and follow local guidelines to adjust the size of the pods.
Pods are small groups of players who workout with each other each day. This limits the number of athletes exposed to one another, so if one athletes contracts COVID-19, it is easier to conduct contact tracing to determine which athletes may have been exposed to the virus.
Since June 15, when the NCHSAA allowed schools to resume workouts, teams and schools have been required to workouts in pods. Initial guidelines from the NCHSAA required the pods consist of the same 5-10