Today the IHSAA released a directive saying they intend to stage an abbreviated Spring Sports Program. The provisions are contingent on a return to school on May 1st.
From this point forward UNTIL May 1st- ALL IHSAA spring sports should follow IHSAA BYLAW 15.5 During School Out of Season.
To: Member School Principals and Athletic Administrators
From: Bobby Cox, Commissioner
Re: Spring Sports Updates
Good afternoon. With today’s announcement from Governor Holcomb closing all Indiana schools until at least May 1, 2020, we are announcing the following adjustments to the spring athetic seasons.
Currently, we still intend to stage an abbreviated spring sports program. The provisions to follow are contingent upon a return to school including approved gatherings of multiple students by May 1, 2020.
From this point forward until May 1, 2020, all IHSAA spring sports (Track & Field, Unified Track & Field, Softball, Baseball, Boys Golf and Girls Tennis) are now to revert to IHSAA By-Law 15-2, During School Year Out-of-Season.
This allows parents and students to make an independent determination to seek activity that is non-school sponsored while schools are out of session. (So this gives you permission to start up with your travel teams – but will have to cease once we begin our games May 7th hopefully)
This is NOT an invitation to begin a limited contact period or conditioning which is school sponsored and against the directive of our Governor.
If we are able to resume on May 1, 2020, the number of separate days of practice necessary to participate in any interscholastic event, including contests shall be set at five (5)
We trust these accommodations allow our students the ability to maintain a certain level of fitness during this time of school closure and hopefully return to competition yet this spring. We appreciate and thank you for your support and understanding during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. Be safe and healthy.