KSHSAA proposes to delay winter sports until Jan.

The Kansas High School Activities Association’s Executive Board unanimously approved a proposal to alter the winter sports schedule. That proposal would push winter sports competition back until January 15. Right now, teams can still practice until December 23. No contact between coaches, athletes and schools is permitted between December 23-31. 

On Wednesday, the KSHSAA Executive Board received and reviewed data regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the interscholastic activity programs. In recognition of the recent rapid deterioration of Kansas health evidenced by elevated positivity rates, an overburdened health care system, and moving interscholastic activities indoors, the Executive Board unanimously supported proposing these alterations for consideration by the full Board of Directors. 

The KSHSAA Board of Directors will discuss these proposals during a special meeting to be held virtually, November 24th at 1:00 pm. Details of the meeting will be sent to the Board of Directors.

Items in the proposal:

Delay competitions for all winter activities until Friday, January 15.

Winter activity practice may continue where appropriate to do so through December 22. All KSHSAA risk mitigation protocols strictly enforced.

Extend Winter Moratorium. Dec. 23 – Jan. 3; practices to resume Jan. 4; restrictions eliminate contact between coach/athlete/school and no school facility use.

No fans for competition, January 15-28.

Limited fans Jan. 29 through remainder of winter competitions.

Mandatory universal masking with exception to athletes in competition and officials during live action.

No invitational tournaments.