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WIAA pushes back practice start dates

The WIAA Executive Board took action on July 7, 2020 to push back the start date for fall sports. The action was taken in an attempt to relieve pressure on member schools as they prepare for the opening of schools to in-person and/or online learning. The current dates to commence fall sports practices are September 5 for football and September 7 for all other sports. These starting dates (Saturday and Monday of Labor Day weekend) allow for contests to begin as early as September 18.

On July 21, the Executive Board will review other options for fall sports should further delays become necessary, with an announcement to be made on July 22. In the interim, a planning committee made up of Executive Board members, WIAA staff, and representatives from WIAA member schools will review possible options and make recommendations.

The Executive Board recognizes this recent action creates many questions, and it will work to provide answers on July 22. In the interim, we suggest schools avoid any rescheduling of games in Arbiter until a decision is made on how the delayed start impacts the fall season.

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