MIAA unveils sport-by-sport guidelines for fall

MIAA unveils sport-by-sport guidelines for fall
KOKOMO, IN - AUG 22: A Western Panthers cheerleader is seen during the game against the Kokomo Wildkats at Kokomo High School on August 22, 2020 in Kokomo, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

BOSTON — High school athletes are getting more information as to what their season may look like. There are still a lot of unknowns, but the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) outlined what it expects from its first season of sports amid a global pandemic.

You can read the rules modifications for fall sports at the links below:

You can read the MIAA’s full guidance here.

Cities in the state’s high-risk or red category may not play school sports and the organization created a “floating” season to address sports that may need another time to be played.

MIAA 2020-2021 H.S. Sports Seasons:

  • September 18 to November 20: Fall Sports
  • November 30 to February 21: Winter Sports
  • February 22 until April 25: Fall Sports II aka "floating season"
  • April 26 and end July 3: Spring Sports

The MIAA also approved:

  • No Fall or Fall II post-season tournaments
  • Travel will be limited for the fall season
  • Out of season coaching will be allowed, as approved by each school’s principal
  • Student-athletes will be allowed to take part in all four sports seasons

The earliest practices can begin is September 18.



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