From Coach Blade: Update

Monday, April 27, 2020

Good morning,

I wanted to try and send a note updating everyone. The TSSAA sent out a memo last week to all coaches.   What we do know is that the summer schedule has not been altered as of yet.  The dead period time remains the same as always at this point. The last week of June and first week of July is the dead period.  The start of the season has yet to be changed.  There has been news in the NCAA and NFL about pushing back the start of the season but as of now the start of the season has not been changed.  The bad news…we have no official word on when we can begin practicing or meeting as a team again.

Every athlete is under the same uncertain situation right now.  My recommendation is to keep finding a way to get your workouts in. There are numerous at home, body weight, type of exercises you can be doing.  Most importantly, stay safe and healthy!  This is an unprecedented time in all our lives but we will get through it.  If you know of any one that is not getting emails, have them email me at  so we can get them added to the contact list.  If you have nay questions, feel free to email me as well.

Go Eagles!

Scott Blade
Head Football Coach
Independence High School