The John Nett Center is open up for modified summer programs which have the option to run through August 7.  Here is a letter from AD Haun with more information and another letter addressing the new mask policy issued by the City of Winona.

There will be no charge to participate in any of our summer programs this year; our coaches are volunteering their time.  Once the student is registered, your coaches will contact you regarding the specific activities.  To minimize interactions, there will be only one activity in the John Nett Center at a time.  Athletes are expected to sign up twice a week for their desired activities.  Please remember that we have a limited number of slots available, so if you sign up, we need you to commit to attending.  I realize that some athletes want to register for more than two sessions per week.  Limiting the registration during this initial sign up will allow the maximum amount of athletes to participate.  You are welcome to supplement your workouts with at home exercises and other opportunities.  

To minimize the number of people using doors at the same time, all people entering the JNC need to use the 360 Vila St. Doors.  Students should arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled sessions, and they will wait outside the 360 Vila St. doors until their pre-screening and temperature check are completed.

When leaving the facility, all people need to use the 7th street or parking lot doors.  

In order to discourage multiple users from touching a shared surface, drinking fountains/water stations in the John Nett Center will ONLY be used for filling water bottles.  All students should bring their own water bottle.

Students are NOT to use the restrooms in the JNC at this time. In an emergency, restrooms will be available.

The following programs will be offered:

Strength Training, Grades 7-12, Maximum of 15 athletes during each time slot
John Nett Center
Days: Monday-Thursday mornings
Time Slots: 7:00-8:00, 7:30-8:30, 8:00-9:00, 8:30-9:30, 9:00-10:00, 9:30-10:30, 10:00-11:00

Strength training groups will begin in the gym for 30 minutes of dynamic warm up.  They will transition into the weight room for the final 30 minutes.  

Basketball, Boys, Grades 5-12, Maximum of 24 athletes during each time slot
John Nett Center
Days: Grades 5-8 Monday and Wednesday. Grades 9-12 Tuesday and Thursday.  
Time Slots 5:30-6:20PM, 6:30-7:20PM
Head coach, TJ Lowe,

Basketball, Girls, Grades 5-12, Maximum of 24 athletes during each time slot
John Nett Center
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Time Slots: Grades 5-8, 2:30-3:30.  Grades 9-12, 3:40-5:00
Head coach, Pat Bowlin,

Volleyball, Girls, Grades 5-12, Maximum of 24 athletes during each time slot
John Nett Center
Days: Monday-Thursday
Time Slots: Grades 5-8 11:45-12:45, Grades 9-12 1:00-2:20
Head coach, Laurie Broghammer,

Girls Soccer, Grades 7-12, Maximum of 24 athletes during each time slot 
Cotter Fields
Days: Grades 7-9 (Monday/Wednesday), Grades 9-12 (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) - Grade 9 can choose either session.
Time Slots: Grades 7-9 (10:00AM-11:15AM), Grades 9-12 (7:30AM-9:00AM)
Head coach, Marie Barrientos,

Tennis Boys & Girls, Grades 7-12, Maximum of 12 athletes during each time slot
Cotter Outdoor Tennis Courts
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time Slots: Girls 5:45-6:45,  Boys 7:00-8:00
Head coach: Jeff Besek, and Anne Besek,

No changes will be made to the schedule/registration that was sent out in early June. If you’re interested, please contact the head coach.
Head coach, Seth Haun,

Boys Soccer
More information to come on potential dates in late July
Head coach, Peter Bagshaw,

If you’re interested in learning more about speech or need some material for the summer, please contact Coach French.
Head coach, Amy French,

The safety guidelines put in place for this are the same that all coaches and students are expected to follow.    

  • If anyone has underlying health conditions that makes them more vulnerable to contacting COVID-19, do not participate in these workouts.
  • If students or parents do not feel safe having the student attend workouts, they should stay at home.
  • All students and coaches will complete a daily health survey and have their temperatures taken upon arrival at the facility.  
  • Students are allowed to participate only if they have negative results in their pre-screening and temperature check.
  • Anyone who reports positive symptoms will not be allowed to work out and should leave immediately and contact their primary care physician.  This information will also be shared with Cotter administration.
  • Students will not be permitted to wait in the facility before or after their sessions.  
  • It is very necessary that parents sign their child up here (do not plan to show up without signing up, first).  
  • Registrations will be handled through Sport Engine.  If you are new to Cotter, you will need to create an account.
  • Athletes are to bring their own water bottle and should NEVER share it with another student.
  • No food will be allowed, except for medical reasons.
  • Locker rooms will not be available; students are to arrive in their appropriate workout gear.
  • Appropriate clothing/shoes should be worn at all times to minimize any transmitting of sweat onto surfaces or equipment.
  • No personal equipment, clothing, or gear are to be left on school grounds.  Along with this, all pads, equipment, clothing are to be washed daily by the athlete.
  • Everyone will follow social distancing guidelines put in place by the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • Workouts will be closed to spectators.
  • Face coverings if they can reliably wear, remove, and handle the cloth face covering throughout the day.  The wearing of a face mask is not required during physical activity.

Remember that all of these workouts are optional. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s coach or myself.


Summer Facilities Plan

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all. To ensure that, we have developed a Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the Cotter Schools COVID-19 Summer Programming Preparedness Plan for Facility Use here. This document will be updated as new information becomes available, so please check back often. 


AD Seth Haun has sent communications to parents regarding the opening of our facilities. You can read the most recent email here