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UNA suspends preseason football camp; will host Voluntary Physical Activity Segments

Preseason camp for the UNA Lions has been put on hold in Florence due to COVID-19 concerns.

FLORENCE, Ala. — The University of North Alabama Football team has put preseason camp on hold  due to the uncertainty of the 2020 college football season. Members of the team can still workout in small groups during Voluntary Physical Activities Segments.


On Saturday, our football leadership council expressed COVID19 concerns to our staff. With the NCAA announcement last Wednesday, other institutions canceling games, and other conferences considering a spring season, there are more questions about the 2020 season than we have answers. Our hope is to have more clarity by August 14. 

Therefore, we have established, for football, a hybrid model known as a Voluntary Physical Activities Segment (VPAS). VPAS will continue until at least August 14. During the VPAS, small groups (12 or less) will be established for those individuals who desire to voluntary continue their physical conditioning in preparation for the upcoming season. All team and position meetings will be conducted in-person with physical distancing protocol and face covering being required. If the ability to physically distance does not exist, then the meeting will be offered virtually via Zoom.

We all remain committed to moving forward together and providing our student-athletes and our staff with a safe environment. We will make every attempt to structure a meaningful football experience for this fall, while while remaining focused on health and safety. This hybrid model (VPAS) will allow our student-athletes individual autonomy, while providing an opportunity to get physically and mentally prepared for the upcoming season. 

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