Officials from the Michigan High School Athletic Association have confirmed winter sports in the state will begin on time, with guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Representative Council of the MHSAA confirmed during its meeting Thursday (Oct. 22) that 2020-21 winter sports will begin on time. The board also approved guidelines that schools must follow to limit the spread of COVID-19 during those sports.
Most high school sports traditionally begin practice the first three weeks of November, with games starting in mid-November and the first weeks of December.
Start dates for middle school winter sports seasons are determined by local leagues and conferences. Many are set to begin during the next few weeks.
Sport-specific guidelines for all Winter sports will be posted early next week to their respective sport pages on the MHSAA website, officials said.
A number of precautions have been put in place, including for competition limits, numbers of spectators allowed and face coverings. The guidance also specifically addresses equipment and facilities for each sport.