2020 Fall Sports Return to Activity Plan Released; Season Start Dates Established

2020 Fall Sports Return to Activity Plan Released; Season Start Dates Established

The MSHS Athletic Department, with collaboration from the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), has released its Return to Activity Plan for the 2020 Fall Sports Season.  The plan includes details on the protocol for suspected/confirmed cases of COVID-19, precautionary measures for practices/competitions, required training for coaches and athletics staff, as well as established start dates for the fall sports seasons.

Also included in the Return to Activity Plan is that MSHS athletics teams will be altering its competition schedules for the Fall 2020 regular season to only compete against schools residing in the Upper Peninsula.  This change in scheduling is based on the safety of the individuals involved and our ability to minimize the risk of exposing our constituents (students, staff, fans, etc.) to COVID-19.  A decision on post-season competition will be made at a later date when more information on the potential risk of COVID-19 exposure at those events is known.

While procedures and guidelines will continue to evolve, the Return to Activity Plan represents a sound starting point to resume extracurricular activity in the safest manner possible and assist MAPS as plans to return to school continue to be formed.

Fall Sports Overview:

SportFirst Practice DateFirst Competition Date
Cheer (Fall Sideline)August 10N/A
Cross CountryAugust 12August 21
Dance TeamAugust 10N/A
FootballAugust 10 - helmets only; August 17 - full equipmentAugust 27 (unless notified of altered timeline)
Boys SoccerAugust 12August 24 (unless notified of altered timeline)
Girls TennisAugust 12August 19
VolleyballAugust 12August 24 (unless notified of altered timeline)

Resources for the 2020 Fall Sports Season: