Dear MHSAA Community,
Earlier today, the MHSAA Representative Council met to finalize the first dates of practice and competition for spring sports. All remaining dates for winter and spring sports are now set and our clear goal is both seasons will proceed as scheduled through June 19.
The Council has set the first allowable date for spring sports practice on Monday, March 22 with the first allowed date of competition for all spring sports four calendar days later on Friday, March 26. This decision was based on feedback received from the survey of athletic directors in which 74% favored a delay of practice for at least one week, along with input from spring coaches associations and member school communication. All spring tournament dates will remain as originally scheduled with the last set of Finals taking place on June 19 for baseball, softball and girls soccer.
Note that the Council eliminated the preseason downtime restrictions for spring sports in 2021. Out-of-season activities currently permitted for spring sports including general conditioning with unlimited numbers of students, 4-player workouts with rotations and open gyms/facilities may continue uninterrupted through March 21. Remember that face masks must be worn at all times in all sports except wrestling and swimming & diving under current MDHHS orders.
It is our hope that this will be the final instance where dates have been moved and rescheduled during the 2020-21 school year. Please continue to do all the things necessary in keeping everyone involved in school sports safe and healthy by following all published MHSAA safety protocols and MDHHS epidemic order requirements.