MSHSL plans for winter and spring seasons

Garrett Short
Created: December 03, 2020 06:58 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors met Thursday morning to discuss options regarding the winter and spring athletics seasons.

The board mainly focused on a schedule. With the current orders by the state restricting youth athletics, the board put together three different options for the winter and spring athletics seasons.

The first model has winter sports beginning practices Dec. 21, if the state's order ends on time. Each winter sport would have their schedule shortened by a week, with hockey being cut by two weeks and basketball by three weeks.

The second model plans to start winter practices on Jan. 4 if the order is extended. It would shorten every winter sport by three weeks, with hockey shortened by 4 weeks and basketball by five.

The third model starts winter practices on Jan. 18. Five weeks would be taken from every sport, with six taken from the hockey season and seven from the basketball schedule.

Every model was approved, now it's a waiting game to see if the state's executive order gets extended before the MSHSL Board of Directors selects one.

As for the possibility of state tournaments for winter sports, the board will vote on those at a later time.

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