MSHSL moves football and volleyball to spring
The Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) Board of Directors, at its meeting on August 4, approved moving forward as scheduled with four fall activities. Girls tennis, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls soccer and girls swimming and diving, beginning on August 17 with limitations. The board also approved moving football and volleyball to a modified spring season.
In approving the changes, they used information and framework provided by the Return to Participation Task Force in an earlier meeting. This framework was grounded in the following guiding principles:
Demonstrate health and safety to the greatest extent possible, align with state organizations and agencies around return to learn models, provide an opportunity for education-based participation in each sport and activity, demonstrate equity and fairness, acknowledge financial implications and apply guidelines consistently .
“Our board of directors recognizes the importance of the league’s activities in supporting the mental and physical well-being of our students and have worked very hard to provide some level of participation in all activities. In addition, they recognize their responsibility in focusing on the health and safety of all who participate in or support these opportunities,” said Erich Martens, MSHSL Executive Director.. . .