Central York School District athletic director Marty Trimmer told the school board he's concerned about field usage next fall as the PIAA moves high school girls' soccer from the spring to the fall.
"This (move) is going to impact our fields," said Trimmer. "Our soccer field remains one of the best in the league," said Trimmer, "but I expect it will be utilized a lot harder at the start of next year."
Trimmer said one reason girls' soccer is being moved is that many college recruitment programs evaluate athletes in the fall; high schools running their girls' soccer programs in the spring were being overlooked.
Renovations? Superintendent Michael Snell said that he will be reviewing the short- and long-term plans for the district's five practice fields with Trimmer and expects some renovations might be required before the start of the fall sports season.
Board member Michael Snyder asked if some adjacent land could be used for additional practice fields, but Snell said that isn't being discussed at this point.
Said Trimmer: "We need to keep in mind that the harder our fields get used, the more it costs us to keep them safe. We need to take a hard look at all the plans."
Further discussion is expected in June.