WIAA Publishes Guidelines for High School & Middle School Summer Athletics

Posted on 6-25-2020

STEVENS POINT, Wis. –  The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association has released guidance and recommendations for member high schools to resume summertime athletics programming and other activities beginning July 1st, 2020.

The recommendations are best practices when returning to summertime sports activities in accordance with state, local and tribal restrictions and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Federation of State High School Associations.

“Within what has been a rapidly changing and evolving environment, we’ve done our best to research, examine and assemble the best advice we could identify,” Executive Director Dave Anderson said. “This mission and responsibility is larger than just sports.”

The WIAA has shared these guidelines with athletic directors, principals and district administrators of all member schools.

It will be the decision of each school’s district administrator to determine if athletics and other activities may operate in compliance with state, local and tribal health department directives as determined by each community’s most current level of risk. The health and safety of student-athletes, staff and community remains the top priority in determining all return-to-play considerations.

The “Guidance for Summer Activities” can be accessed on the WIAA website at:  www.wiaawi.org. Navigate to the “Health” page link at the top of the homepage, and navigate to the “Infectious Disease” page.

The WIAA, as defined by its Constitution, is a voluntary, unincorporated, and nonprofit organization. The membership oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 513 senior high schools and 49 junior high/middle level schools in its membership. It sponsors State Championship Tournament Series for boys and girls. For more information, please contact the WIAA office at (715) 344-8580.