If districts want, fall sports could spring forward as KSHSAA offers possible timelines

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansas State High School Activities Association board of directors on Friday (Aug. 28) will consider alternative timelines if districts want to move fall sports to spring.

The 3 p.m. meeting will be conducted virtually on KSHSAA’s youtube channel here. Here is a link to the agenda and here are the backup materials, including the dates of the potential alternative seasons.

Some districts have gone forward with the traditional sports schedules, others have delayed their seasons, while some are considering moving their seasons around to postpone the more contact-oriented sports because of high localized infection rates.

Under the KSHSAA alternative, football would move from an August-November schedule to a shorter March-April season with no state level playoffs. Volleyball would move from August-October to March-April, also with no state tournament.

According to guiding principles from KSHSAA, participation in the alternative season is optional and participation in the traditional fall season is encouraged if it can be done within local health guidelines.

 

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