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The WIAA Executive Board voted Tuesday to amend the current season schedule for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, opting to delay the start of WIAA Season 2 to February 1 and shorten each WIAA Season to seven weeks in length.
Director of the WIAA District 8 Herb Rotchford breaks down the new delay in Washington's high school sports calendar.
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As we inch closer to the scheduled resumption of high school sports in Washington, the state's governing board has further revised its criteria for returning to play this school year with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor’s Office and Washington State Department of Health issued new guidance for returning to education-based sports and activities on Tuesday, using the statistical benchmarks of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in a given county, as well as the percentage of positive tests.
Late Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released a set of revisions to the four-season sports calendar it announced on July 21.
On Tuesday, coaches across the state of Washington heard the news they’d been waiting for – since March, really.
The Director of the WIAA District 8 Herb Rotchford talks about the 2020-21 sports season calendar and what we as a community can do to ensure a successful year for our high school athletes.
The Director of WIAA District 8 Herb Rotchford talks about the 2020-21 sports season calendar and what we as a community can do to ensure a successful year for our high school athletes.
With much of the state still mired in “Phase 2” of Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phase Safe Start Washington plan in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Tuesday announced some drastic changes to the high school sports calendar with the hopes of conducting seasons and culminating events for each of the sports it offers.
The same pandemic-related questions that have bedeviled professional and college sports are front and center for high school administrators across the country – and they are far more complicated.
On Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activates Association delayed the start of practices for fall sports until the first week of September, a holdup of more than two weeks from the original starting time for fall practices.
Switching the fall and spring seasons? Not starting high school sports until January? These are both options the WIAA is exploring for the upcoming school year. Rob Jesselson sits down with the Director of the WIAA District 8 Herb Rotchford to talk about the possible changes we could see this year due to COVID-19.
On Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced it was delaying the start of fall sports practices.
In April, Greater Spokane League organizers – made up of member schools’ principals and athletic directors – split the job of GSL/District 8 director into two positions for the upcoming school year.
This was going to be a hectic year for the Greater Spokane League regardless of the public health crisis.
At this point, there seems to be a lot more questions than answers when it comes to high school sports returning this fall. The WIAA released a new Return to Play Protocol earlier this week. Kamiakin Athletic Director Casey Gant helped me piece together some of those answers.
The WIAA issued guidelines for the state's high school sports to return to play this fall. It doesn't – rather, can't – answer the question everyone wants to know: When will it be safe for our kids to play again?