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Fall Sports:  Spectators and Online Ticketing

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Dear Western Albemarle Families,

In these uncertain times, we all want to return to our normal activities.  For many of our students and families, Virginia High School League (VHSL) athletics are certainly one of those activities.  However, in order to offer VHSL athletics programs, Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) must follow the provisions outlined by our local health officials, the Governor’s office, and the VHSL.  To do so for the upcoming Season 2 (Fall) season, the following guidelines have been developed.

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) has released the guiding document, “2020-2021 Guidelines for Return to Participation.”  This document establishes adjustments allowed for teams to conduct VHSL athletics and activities.  It includes input from the VDOH and VHSL Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, and a number of sport-specific national organizations. Currently, we are planning to operate Season 2 (Fall) events based on attendance mandates per the Governor’s Executive Order #72

Changes to the public health situation may necessitate changes to the below guidelines.  Thank you for helping us provide a safe and healthy environment for all spectators, student-athletes, coaches and staff for our ACPS athletics events.

Regards,

Deb Tyson, Albemarle High School
Matthew Pearman, Sr., Monticello High School
Steve Heon, Western Albemarle High School

Schedules

  • Updated contest schedules are available online at www.wahswarriors.com.
  • Schedules are subject to change.

Live Streaming

  • All schools on our schedule are making efforts to offer live streaming to as many events as possible.  Many schools are using the NFHS Network, which does require a subscription with monthly and annual options.  While ACPS plans to install NFHS Network cameras in the coming months, at this time events in Albemarle County are hosted on YouTube Live at no cost.
  • To access the links to live streaming on game day, visit www.wahswarriors.com, click ‘CALENDAR’ and look for the LIVE camera icon next to the event of interest.

Concessions

  • Concessions will not be available for any Season 2 (Fall) contests. No outside food/drink will be permitted.

Transportation

  • Students are permitted to utilize private transportation to and from away contests.
    • Students/parents should communicate with coaches regarding transportation choice.
    • Students will prescreen/temperature check before boarding buses.
  • Buses will be provided for away contests. Capacity is limited to 50% for distancing.
  • Activity Buses (schedule on school’s website) for practice are available at the following times…
    • Through March 12 - Arrive at 6:00pm, Depart at 8:00pm.
    • After March 15 - No pre-practice transportation. Depart at 7:30pm


GUIDELINES FOR CONTESTS AT ACPS SCHOOLS (1 spectator per athlete).                                             Spectator limitations may vary with other Jefferson District schools/sites.

FIELD HOCKEY - VARSITY

1 Spectator per Varsity Field Hockey player (Online ticketing info below).  Varsity spectators may enter the Stadium 15 minutes prior to start of the Varsity game; allowing time for JV spectators to exit.  EXCEPTION:  SENIOR NIGHT:   2 Guests per Senior. Designated game TBD - Contact coach for details.   Masks required. Social distancing in stands.

FIELD HOCKEY - JV

1 Spectator per JV Field Hockey player (Online ticketing info below). JV spectators may enter the Stadium 15 minutes prior to start of the JV game.  JV spectators are asked to vacate the Stadium at the end of the JV game to allow Varsity spectators to enter.  Masks required at all times per ACPS Mask Policy. Social distancing in stands.

FOOTBALL - VARSITY

1 Spectator per Varsity FB player (Online ticketing info below). Varsity spectators may enter the Stadium 15 minutes prior to the start of the Varsity game.  WAHS Band members and WAHS Cheerleaders may attend but count in attendance allotment as spectators.  EXCEPTION – SENIOR NIGHT:  2 guests per Senior for Varsity Football, Band and Cheer.  Designated game TBD – Contact coach for details. Masks required at all times per ACPS Mask Policy. Social distancing in stands.

BAND & CHEER

In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order #72, Band and Cheerleaders are not considered players. 
As such, they are considered spectators and do not receive a guest for Varsity Football games. 
EXCEPTION: SENIOR NIGHT - Designated game TBD.
Masks required at all times per ACPS Mask Policy. Social distancing in stands.

FOOTBALL - JV

1 Spectator per JV Football player (Online ticketing info below). 
Cheerleaders may attend but must count in attendance allotment as spectators.
Masks required at all times per ACPS Mask Policy. Social distancing in stands.

BOYS & GIRLS
CROSS COUNTRY

1 Spectator per Cross Country runner IF the host site permits spectators. 
 

GOLF

1 Spectator per golfer. Home course for WAHS is Old Trail. 
Masks required at all times per ACPS Mask Policy. Social distancing in stands.

VOLLEYBALL - VARSITY

1 Spectator per Varsity Volleyball player for ‘Home’ team only (Online ticketing info below). 
Varsity spectators may enter the gym 15 minutes prior to the start of the Varsity match; allowing JV spectators time to exit. 
EXCEPTION:  SENIOR NIGHT:   2 Guests per Senior.  Designated game TBD - Contact coach for details. 
Masks required at all times per ACPS Mask Policy. Social distancing in stands. 
Upon entering, spectators will be health screened/temperature checked.

VOLLEYBALL - JV

1 Spectator per JV Volleyball player for ‘Home’ team only. (Online ticketing info below).
 JV spectators are asked to vacate the gym at the end of the JV match to allow Varsity spectators to enter.  Masks required at all times per ACPS Mask Policy. Social distancing in stands. 
Upon entering, spectators will be health screened/temperature checked.

 

ONLINE TICKETS via TicketSpicket
 

  • All ticket sales are contactless (online only). NO CASH SALES at the gate.
  • No Complimentary passes will be accepted in Season 2 (Fall) -  includes ACPS Employees, VHSL, Senior Gold cards, etc.  All admissions must be purchased online.  Exception: Senior Nights
  • All online ticket sales are final unless the game is canceled.  When a game is canceled, the reimbursement process will be shared via e-mail.
  • Visiting and Home teams will receive a specific game code for online ticket sales for each game.
  • HOW TO PURCHASE ONLINE TICKETS:
    • Go to www.wahswarriors.com, click ‘TICKETS’, and create a TicketSpicket account.
    • Download the TicketSpicket app on your mobile device. The app is available in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play. 
    • Click “BUY TICKETS”
    • Type in “Western Albemarle”, Make sure that you have the correct Team/Date/Time.
    • ACPS is limited to 1 ticket per athlete.  A game specific access code will be provided by your athletic department that will allow guests to purchase 1 ticket.  Other schools may have different limitations, which will be shared when finalized.
  • WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE GATE of Game/Event/Contest
    • Before getting to the Ticket/Check Table, access the tickets via the app on your mobile device. The app will prompt you to display your tickets.
    • The app will ask “Are you at the gate?”. Enter ‘Yes’.
    • The app will ask “Do you wish to use all tickets or select tickets?”. Select your preference.
    • The app will ask to “Press and hold the green button to validate?”. Once validated, it will ‘rip’ the ticket on the screen.
    • DO NOT ‘RIP’ THE TICKET UNTIL ASKED TO DO SO!!!
    • You will be asked: “Who is your athlete?”
  • Online Tickets FAQ’s
    • What if I am at the game but cannot access my tickets?
      • As long as the ticket is purchased, we have the ability to check you in.
    • Can I use a screen shot of the tickets or just show my code to gain entry?
      • NO!  You must have the actual ticket on your mobile device.
    • What about ‘Away’ game tickets?
      • The ‘Home’ school is responsible for all ticket sales.  We will keep students and parents informed, through coaches and/or through direct communication from the Western Albemarle athletics office, with ticket information for away events.