This is a reminder, as many of our Winter sports were set to start today, that all athletic events and practices are on hold at this time. The State Health Department announced Sunday evening that sporting events were to be cancelled for three weeks as part of the “Pause to Save Lives” plan. The MHSAA then released a statement of their own saying all practices and events were to be suspended, effective immediately through at least December 8. You can read the MHSAA statement below:
Dear MHSAA Community,
With Governor Whitmer’s announcement this evening, all school sports activities (practices and contests) are suspended effective immediately through at least Dec. 8 or until these new orders are amended.
This means the three ongoing fall tournaments, girls swimming & diving, volleyball and football, have been suspended. The MHSAA will be exploring all options to complete these three remaining Fall tournaments. At this same time, discussions will take place to revise Winter sports plans that will include updated practice and competition calendars. As we have promised since March, the MHSAA will continue to be transparent and flexible while sharing information and updated timelines once those are set. Our goal since June remains unchanged as we will continue to plan for three sports seasons that can all be completed during the 2020-21 school year.
The MHSAA supports the actions needed by our state government and health department leaders. All of us need to do our part now to reverse the concerning COVID numbers in Michigan to give all of our students the chance to participate, practice and compete again as we have been able to do safely since August.
The only allowed coach-player contact and activities for all sports (fall, winter and spring) is virtual communication and meetings through at least Dec. 8 or until these new orders are amended.
We will continue to provide regular updates over the coming days and weeks.
MHSAA Executive Director