UPDATE: High school football, volleyball to move on to spring, MSHSL is considering additional sports season


Eric Chaloux of KSTP reports that the move was decided by a 13-5 vote.

There will be a shorter season, fewer games and no scrums. A post-season plan has not yet been determined.


In an updated vote, a motion to postpone volleyball to March 15 to May 15 was approved.

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A motion to move volleyball to the suggested “fourth season” deadline (March 15-May 15) received a tied vote, meaning the motion failed, reports Eric Chaloux of KSTP.

A motion to start the volleyball season on August 17 was also not passed, Chaloux reports.

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Football was approved to start on August 17.

Eric Chaloux of KSTP reports that the season will feature fewer games – one to two games per week – as well as local games only and no scrum. Post-season play has yet to be determined.


A “fourth season” concept is under discussion. Eric Chaloux of KSTP reports that this could move some teams’ fall sports from March 15 to May 15. Traditional spring sports teams would then play after May 15.


Eric Chaloux, of the KSTP, reports that the MSHSL voted to allow girls in tennis, cross-country and swimming, with a shorter season and fewer games.

The game of the tournament remains uncertain.

Meanwhile, Chaloux reports that a decision on volleyball has yet to be made.

An earlier version of this report appears below.

On Tuesday, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) will discuss its options for fall sports.

It is a decision that affects more than 240,000 high school student athletes.

Gov. Tim Walz, along with state health and education officials, created guidelines for schools, but when it comes to sports, Walz said it was not his decision to to take.

If Minnesota follows Wisconsin, fall sports will take place, but they will be different. For example, it may be more difficult to play contact sports, such as soccer. Not only would this affect so many student-athletes, but the MSHSL would also face a big deficit if certain sports do not play.

Money aside, the Return to Participation Task Force says its top priority is the safety of students and staff. This is just one of the many guiding principles the task force uses to make a decision.

Others are to ensure that programs are treated equally, to align participation with how state agencies decide how to learn this fall, and to ensure that guidelines are applied consistently. consistent manner.

From now on, here’s what Walz says:

“I’m going to leave the best science, the best data available, and then the high school league and these athletic directors will determine that.” Our goal is again to use this best data, which we did in the summer, we saw sports being played out, and I think (Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner) Jan (Malcolm) you Looks like we haven’t seen high transmission among those who play this, and I think that will impact their decision. ”

Many states are moving forward with low-risk fall sports, such as tennis.

The task force will present all options to the board on Tuesday evening.


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