Bob Goldring, Interim OHSAA Executive Director
As has been done previously, we wanted to provide updated information on the plan to begin our sports seasons on August 1.
First, we continue in conversations with the Governor’s Office on our plans to ensure we are in concert. Secondly, initial data received from our membership survey has been shared and is helpful to both the Governor’s Office and ours in the decision making. Additionally:
1.) We are on track for the low/non-contact sports of golf, girls tennis and volleyball to begin practices on August 1, with school vs. school scrimmages and contests to follow per their normal OHSAA permissible dates and regulations.
2.) We are on track for the contact sports of football, soccer, field hockey and cross country to begin practices on August 1. We are waiting for more guidance from the Governor’s Office and Department of Health on when school vs. school competition can begin and are hopeful of that permission being granted for our normal contest dates later in August. To that end, school vs. school scrimmages are SUSPENDED. We do not anticipate that suspension changing soon and there remains the possibility that no scrimmages will be permitted in the contact sports of football, soccer and field hockey. We will certainly keep you updated if that changes.
Note: We continue to have conversations regarding the status of field hockey and/or cross country being placed
into the low/non-contact category. Again, we will certainly keep you updated if that changes for either or both sports.