The IHSA released their plans for the 2020-21 Sports Seasons that would move Football & Volleyball to the Spring following a press conference today by Governor Pritzker where he announced new Illinois Department of Public Health restrictions for "all youth and adult recreational sports, including, but not limited to, school-based sports (IHSA & IESA), travel clubs, private leagues and clubs, recreational leagues and centers, and park district sports programs."
The IHSA 2020-21 Sports Seasons are tentatively Scheduled as follows:
Fall (August 10 - October 24) - Golf & Cross Country
Winter (November 16 - February 13) - Basketball
Spring (February 15 - May 1) - Football, Volleyball
Summer (May 3 - June 26) - Baseball, Softball, Track
As you can see this is a drastic change from normal with Football and Volleyball being moved to the Spring, the addition of a Summer season, and all seasons being shortened.
This information is new this afternoon. The administration will work to process this as quick as possible as this has a great effect with regards to the sports referenced and also will have a great effect on the scheduling of other activities including Marching Band, Cheer, Dance, etc.
The IESA who cancelled Baseball, Softball, and Cross Country on Friday, did not have this information at the time they made their decision and have stated they are reviewing those decisions based on the new information.
Mr. Ross will be on WMMC at 8:20 a.m. to discuss these guidelines at first glance.
More detailed plans and schedules will be released as they are developed.
All is subject to change in the current environment.
Thank you for your patience as always.