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IHSA Pausing All Winter Sports

This morning the IHSA Board of Directors met to discuss the current state of athletics in Illinois.
In order to adhere with the executive order mandated by the governor Tuesday, the IHSA officially approved pausing all winter sports activities by November 20th.
“All IHSA sports and activities will cease by November 20 for what we hope is a short-term pause,” said IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson. “Given the rising COVID-19 cases in our state and region, we support the Governor’s mitigations and believe it is imperative for everyone in the state to do their part in following them so that we can return to high school sports participation as soon as possible.”
The Board also approved a special meeting December 2nd to keep updated on the mitigation situation. The IHSA will have their regular meeting December 14th. They hope to determine start dates for winter sports at that time.
Other decisions release by the board deal with what is allowable and what isn’t allowable for member schools.
There is to be no strength and conditioning before or after school however if it is associated with P.E. class individual schools can choose to continue with those classes.
Schools cannot conduct open gyms however outdoor activities can continue as long as they are limited to ten people. Coaches count against that maximum number.
For winter sports, a coach may conduct one-on-one workouts with athletes.

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