The KHSAA Board of Controls held their Summer Meeting and Work Session on Friday, June 10.
Commissioner Julian Tackett stated, “We are hopeful that 2019 and 2021 look alike, but 2020 is not going to look like anything we’ve ever seen and we’ve got to prepare ourselves for anything that may happen.”
The KHSAA voted to keep the current guidelines in place through Sunday, August 3.
“What they’re able to do now, they can continue doing for approximately three more weeks,” Tackett said.
The board also voted to limit each student-athlete to six hours per week of practice.
Golf will be allowed to begin official practices on July 15 with competitions to start on time on July 31. Tackett stated, “With minimal effort, social distancing can work. The nature of that game allows people to socially distance.”
“Our next stage for us will be to start to talk about contests,” Tackett said. He said data will drive when the different sports begin competition and they are focusing on the seven fall sports, adding they will not all start at the same time.
“We’re playing this fall…we’re going to participate in athletics and activities this fall,” Tackett said. “We don’t know what it’s going to look like, but we’re going to.
“If our state wants high schools sports, you’re gonna to have to do what the CDC recommendations on masking, on distancing, on hand washing,” Tacket said.
A decision on the start of seasons will be addressed when the board convenes again, currently set for July 28.
You can view the meeting on the KHSAA YouTube Channel.