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IHSAA: Unless changes come from governor’s office, school-sponsored summer activities in Indiana can commence on July 1

By: MATTHEW B. MOWERY, May 6, 2020, 1:18 pm

Finally, a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.

The Indiana High School Athletic Association issued a memo Wednesday that clarified its position on out-of-season activities, limiting them to school grounds and suspending them through the end of the school closure order on June 30.

But the memo also noted that, if there are no adjustments to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s plans to re-open Indiana before then, school sponsored summer activities can resume on July 1.

Normally, there’s a moratorium week around the July 4 holiday, but the IHSAA is waiving that rule for this year, “in light of the amount of time students have been restricted from school and contact with their teammates and coaches.” 

Until then, however, any school-sponsored athletic activities — which cannot be conducted off-campus, by rule, during the school year (which ends June 30) — are prohibited.