STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control voted to cancel 2020 spring sports regular-season competitions and the Tournament Series while allowing individual, virtual spring sports coaching to continue until the final day of the 2020 season, which is the final day of the State Tournament for the respective sports.
The cancellation of spring competitions and State Tournaments is in support of Gov. Tony Evers’ ongoing efforts to prevent, suppress and control the spread of the COVID-19 disease. On April 16, the state’s Safer-at-Home order was extended until May 26, 2020 with all public and private K-12 schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year (June 30), which also prohibits all school extracurricular and athletic activities.
The WIAA Board of Control has voted to cancel 2020 the regular season & tournaments. However, in efforts to provide an opportunity for spring teams to practice and compete, the Board also granted 30 days for practice and competition over the summer to include seniors.🚨
Acclimatization rules must still be followed & contact must follow the governor's orders. With the current order in place, no interscholastic athletics may take place until after June 30.
Spring sport coaches can continue with virtual coaching until the conclusion of the respective state tournament's initially scheduled dates.
More details to come.
(Courtesy of Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association)
STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control will discuss the membership’s options for the remainder of the spring sports seasons and for summertime regulations at its scheduled meeting on April 21 via video conferencing.
Gov. Tony Evers extended the state’s Stay at Home order until May 26, 2020, and ordered all public and private K-12 schools to remain closed and interscholastic athletics are prohibited for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year in an announcement made today.
In accordance with Gov. Evers’ new directive, all interscholastic training, practices, scrimmages and contests remain suspended. The WIAA postponed all athletic participation following an executive order issued by the governor on Friday, March 13 that closed all public and private schools on March 18.
We hope you are staying healthy and staying home if possible to do your part in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Hopefully as things improve, we can get back to normal and enjoy softball again!
The Board of Directors and coaches from last year have been receiving questions on a variety of topics relating to the upcoming season. We want to answer as many of them as possible so that there is no confusion. Just remember, while we want to get on the fields and play softball again as soon as possible, we will not do that until it is safe for everyone involved. The safety of our participants and community is our top priority.
Continue reading for more information on the upcoming season, at-home training options, and more!
All remaining Optional Preseason Practices have been canceled for the remainder of April. No decisions have been made yet on events in May and the upcoming summer season. We are hopeful to have a summer season, but the decision is mostly out of our control at this point which is why we are not rushing to make any decisions.
We will continue to post updates as decisions are made or as events are canceled/postponed.
Please follow the advice of health officials to slow the spread of COVID-19 so that things can get back to normal as soon as possible.