01/14/2021 CHS ATHLETICS UPDATE

At this morning’s meeting of the CIAC Board of Control, members reviewed and approved the CIAC Winter Sports Plan. The complete plan can be viewed at  https://casci.ac/6390.

The first practice date for winter sports has been set for no sooner than Tuesday, January 19. Games may begin on or after Monday, February 8. Twelve regular-season games will be permitted in girls and boys basketball, boys ice hockey, girls gymnastics, and boys swimming.  A postseason experience in all sports will be allowed from March 15-28. Those experiences will be championships at the league level. In order to maximize the number of game opportunities for all schools, no CIAC state championship tournaments will be held in the winter sports season.

Boys and girls indoor track teams will be limited to practice with indoor/outdoor meets considered no earlier than March.

The winter sports of wrestling, competitive dance and competitive cheer are classified by the Connecticut Department of Public Health as high-risk activities, and thus will be limited to small group conditioning and non-contact skill-building. The low-risk sports of sideline cheer (no stunting, lifts, or tumbling) and exhibition dance (no lifts, stunting, or tumbling) may continue, provided participants wear masks and formations maintain six feet of distance between athletes.

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The following information is based on the most recent CIAC and Department of Public Health recommendations and guidelines.  Below is a list of practices we must follow in order to continue with our sports programming. 

  • Coaches and Athletes must wear masks to and from practices and conditioning.
  • Athletes and Coaches will maintain at least 6 feet distancing during practices and all communication to athletes.
  • Coaches will perform Daily Health Screening prior to entering practice.
  • No spectators will be allowed at practices, and limited spectators will be allowed at contests.  We have cameras on our main game field and West Gym  You can access the NFHS Network to see contests at those locations.  Directions on how to log in are found below.
  • Athletes must have their own water bottle and it needs to be labeled with their name on it.
  • Please have parents arrive for pick up promptly, as we do want to encourage the safest environment possible.
  • Any questions/ concerns please contact the athletic department at 203-250-2552

Here's how to see contests on the NFHS Network:

    1) Visit www.NFHSnetwork.com

    2) Search for Cheshire High School  and go to our page

    3) Select Subscribe and Follow directions

You may also add the NFHS app to your phone



Welcome to Cheshire High School's Department of Athletics

Dear Parent/ Guardian and CHS Athlete:


Welcome to the Cheshire High School Department of Athletics. This web site is provided to give information on the Cheshire High athletic program.  It should serve as a guide for all athletes and parents throughout your involvement in the Cheshire athletic program. We at Cheshire are proud of the rich tradition of Cheshire athletics. The sense of pride by our parents and community is noted by the support they give to our athletic program. Our coaches are dedicated to provide the best possible athletic program to our athletes. We strive to give our athletes a positive experience and help them develop as they grow into  young adults.


In order for our program  to be successful it requires all stakeholders to support the objectives of the athletic department. These objectives  include good sportsmanship and fair play, support of the coaches and athletes, student before athlete and strong school pride. Together we all win.


With hard work and dedication comes great rewards. I welcome all athletes to set high standards and strive to be your best.  Most of all, be proud to be a Ram.


Steve Trifone

Director of Athletics   



Cheshire Athletics