Nicholas Robinson, Director of Sports Information
SILOAM SPRINGS – Student-Athletes, Parents, Supporters and Fans:
As we approach the beginning of the Fall 2020 term, the athletics landscape looks different. Throughout all of our planning, the health and safety of our student-athletes and our athletics staff have been and continue to be the priority.
Our entire staff remains positive and is thinking creatively as we plan conditioning and practices. The NAIA (our athletics governing body) has moved the championship calendar to the spring semester for our soccer, volleyball and cross country teams. As we receive the new dates for championships, we will formulate our spring semester schedules and practice plans.
For this fall, we believe it is important for our student-athletes to compete in sport. The physical, mental and emotional benefits that come as one works as a part of a team is very valuable in a time like this. We also know that they have not had organized practices and competitions since mid-March, so we want to use a phased-in approach to preparing for competition.
At this time, we plan to follow the schedule below, while also constantly evaluating and revising where needed:
At this time, we do not have any final decisions from the NAIA or from our conference regarding basketball or track and field; nor do we have a final plan for the timing of our conference cross country meet or our JV Volleyball competition schedule. We will post competition schedules on our website as they are finalized and use our social media platforms to announce any revisions or changes to our plan.
The Golden Eagle is North America’s largest bird of prey, extremely swift and can dive at speeds of more than 150 miles per hour. They are resilient and always ready for a challenge. May we mirror our namesake during this unique 2020 year, but most importantly look to Jesus Christ as we unite to weather this storm together.
Director of Athletics
John Brown University