Multiple Teams · SDB – Winter Sports Update

Dear Purple Knight Families, 

I wanted to share an important update with you today regarding winter sports: 

All Big 8-member schools have determined that conference competition for winter sports will  not occur until the week of January 25th (at the earliest).  

Some schools in the Big 8 Conference have announced that they will remain in virtual-only  instruction until at least the start of the second semester and will not have winter sports  unless/until they return in-person. 

Please note that the School District of Beloit is not cancelling the winter sports season.  We will leave open the possibility of an earlier return and will start the winter season with  virtual coaching.  

Virtual coaching will begin Monday, November 16th for girls basketball, girls hockey, and boys  hockey. Virtual coaching would begin Monday, November 23rd for boys basketball, boys  swimming, and wrestling. 

The School District of Beloit will implement the following approach to the winter sport  season: 

(Virtual Coaching) – Coaches may meet with their teams in a virtual setting. Only Individual training or workouts may be shared or scheduled on a virtual platform for  synchronous training (stretching, flexibility, warm-up, strength and speed,  conditioning, and mental and sport psychology resources).  

Coaches must follow WIAA Coaching Contact rules. 

No in-person coaching allowed 

No use of School District of Beloit indoor facilities is allowed. 

We will continue to monitor Rock County Health recommendations and guidelines each day.  Our goal is to provide meaningful opportunities for students to interact with coaches while  reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to our stakeholders and in our facilities. 

If you have any specific questions about your student’s sports programs, please reach out to  the head coach or me. You can reach me at my email:


Joel Beard 

Director of Athletics and Activities 

School District of Beloit