The IHSAA has suspended all athletic practices and events until May 1. They have also removed “in-season” status for our spring athletes. This allows athletes to participate in NON-school spring sports activities, until May 1. The association also reduced the qualifying amount of practices to 5 upon our return. This makes Thursday, May 7th the first day schools can hold competitions.
Below is the official announcement from Mr. Bobby Cox, IHSAA Commissioner.
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 athletic 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. 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.