• George Shrum

    BHS Athletic/Activity Director (9-12)

    Erin Freeman

    BHS Athletic/Activity Secretary
    (816) 489-7503

    Southwick Stadium
    813 W North Avenue
     
    Joe Maurer Stadium
    554 S Scott Avenue 
    (South side of Belton Middle School)
     
    Yeokum Soccer Field & Tennis Courts
    613 Mill Street

Spectator Guidelines for Activities: Fall 2020

  • After a vote was finalized on Monday, August 24, 2020, the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference made the determination to allow students to participate in extracurricular activities with safety guidelines, limitations, and precautions in place. The restrictions may vary by district and by county, so please check this page of our website before each event.

    The goal of the Belton School District is to create and enforce the necessary precautions to preserve the opportunity for students to participate and “have their season” by providing a safe environment for everyone involved. We appreciate your understanding and adherence to these guidelines and restrictions.

    These guidelines may change based on updated CDC, Cass County Health Department, MSHSAA, and/or KC Suburban Conference recommendations once seasons get underway and competitions begin. 

    *Details related to events in the BMS Forum and BHS Performing Arts Center will be released at a later date.

    Home Events

    General Guidelines

    • Masks are required to be worn at all times by coaches, staff, guests, and spectators. Anyone not complying will be asked to leave.
    • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is expected. 
    • Concessions will be closed and water fountains inaccessible; spectators are asked to bring water or soda bottles. No food will be allowed.
    • No tailgating.

    Football, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball (All Levels, Middle - High School)

    • Temperature checks will be required for admittance.
    • Ticketed admission only:
      • 2 tickets will be given to each student participant.
      • Only ticketed family members will be admitted. At least one ticket goes to an adult, and should a sibling of the participant attend, they are to remain with the adult throughout the event.
      • No general admission or senior citizen free entry. 
    • Band, cheerleading, color guard, and dance teams will perform at all home football games. Each participant in these activities will also receive 2 tickets to each home game for adult family members to attend at no cost.
    • Media personnel will need to show press credentials. 
    • Only staff working at the game will be permitted.
    • Spectators will not be allowed on the field/court after the game.
    • There will be separate entrances, exits, seating, and restroom facilities for spectators from Belton and visiting teams.

    Softball & Tennis

    • Bleachers have been removed; spectators will need to bring lawn chairs or stand.

    Golf & Cross Country

    • Spectators will be expected to sit in lawn chairs or stand. 

    Bocce (Special Olympics)

    • Spectators will not be allowed on the field after the game.
    • Spectators will be expected to sit in lawn chairs or stand. 

    Away Events (All Levels, Middle - High School)

    Each host school will share their guidelines/restrictions based on their school and county health department’s recommendations/requirements. These will vary based on city, county, and district; we already know some will not be able to allow visitor spectators this season. As soon as we receive information related to away events, we will share this information on social media and our school website. 

    Our students have been given the privilege of playing during the pandemic. We need your help to make sure that continues by strictly abiding by the guidelines we have set forth. It is highly likely that throughout the season details regarding tickets and attendance will be subject to change. We know this news may be disappointing to many of you, and we thank you for your flexibility, patience, and understanding.

  • Physicals & Required Forms

    Please advise there has been a change in regard to the MSHSAA Physical Policy. Effective immediately, all physicals are now valid for a period of two years (730 days) from the date of issuance. 

    Required Health Forms, however, are still required to be updated on an annual basis. High School and Middle School students wanting to participate in any MSHSAA sport must have both a valid physical and Annual Required Health Form on file in order to participate in any practice or competition. 

    Please turn these into the BHS or BMS Athletics Office or into their respective coach as soon as possible. No student will be able to participate without both on file. 

    Thanks and we look forward to a great year!

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