Announcement From Athletics 8-4-20
For Immediate Release
Waseca Public Schools August 4th, 2020
Joseph Hedervare Email Joe 507-835-5470
Statement regarding Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Fall Sports
Today, the MSHSL announced that two traditional fall sports, Football and Girls Volleyball, have had their seasons postponed until March 2021 due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus. In the same announcement, the MSHSL confirmed that five other sports will start as scheduled. Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Cross Country Run, and Girls Tennis are all scheduled to begin their preseason practices on August 17th.
All activities offered during the Fall will have a noticeable reduction in the number of contests played, limitations will be placed on the number of contests per week, tournaments and invitational events have been banned, and the format for a post season or a season culminating event has yet to be determined.
Football and Girls Volleyball will be moved to what many are calling a “fourth season” which is tentatively scheduled for March 2021. The thought behind this is that the MSHSL can squeeze in another season between winter and spring sports. The addition of this season will also push back the beginning of spring sports in 2021 and would push back the end of the summer sports season into July.
Finally, a decision was made to allow all spring sports along with Football and Volleyball to have limited practice only contact during the fall sports season. The window for contact with student-athletes, along with the duration of the window, are still to be determined.
Tomorrow Big South Conference activities administrators will meet to discuss changes to the schedules, rules, and procedures for Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Cross Country Run, and Girls Tennis. Please stay tuned for further information.
Additionally, registration for Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Cross Country Run, and Girls Tennis will be available online by the end of the week. Please look for further information regarding registration for these activities in the near future.