Red Knights are Staying Safe while Staying Active

Red Knights are Staying Safe while Staying Active

For many BSM athletes, July has marked the first opportunity for teammates to practice together since the COVID-19 stay-at-home protocols began in March. As BSM training camps take place, they look remarkably different than previous summers in order to keep the safety of our students at the forefront.

All participants must follow the “BSM Athletics/Activities COVID-19 Summer Training Safety Procedures” that were created in alignment with the Minnesota Department of Health as part of Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan. Despite the challenges, coaches and students alike have been eager to make the most of their time together.

Coaches were asked how their first week reunited with their teams went. Girls’ lacrosse coach Ana Bowlsby said, “It was awesome to see our returning players and our new players arrive! I'm already counting down the days to the season starting again in the spring!”

Chris Harnack, head coach of the junior legion baseball team, says players are not taking this summer and the games they are allowed to play for granted. “One big highlight for us was making it to a tournament championship game in Minnetonka for baseball after only three practices.” He admires the individual work players put in at home while in quarantine.

BSM Athletics and Activities Director Jerry Pettinger has had a very busy, yet exciting summer: “Over 40 BSM coaches, and over 600 athletes, have been involved in workouts and training. Daily pre-screening of athletes as well as redesigning many workouts has been a challenge, but the BSM community has stepped up and hit a home run this summer. So proud of our parents, students, and coaches on the great communication that has allowed our summer programs to thrive.” 

We love seeing our Red Knights working hard doing what they love while adhering to safety measures that keep our community healthy and well.