The WIAA Executive Board took action July 21, 2020 to modify the 2020-21 WIAA sports season calendar in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes will create four WIAA-sanctioned seasons and will also move moderate and high-risk team sports, originally scheduled for the fall season, to the WIAA Season 3.
The fall sports of girls’ soccer, volleyball and football will now be scheduled to begin in the early spring of 2021 as part of WIAA Season.
Traditional winter sports will all take place in WIAA Season 2 with the expectation to begin in late December or early January. Traditional spring sports will occupy WIAA Season 4 to end the school year.
Below are the tentative dates of when seasons could potentially start and end, but a final decision has not been determined by the WIAA Board.
“Since March, the philosophy of the WIAA has been to allow students every chance to participate,” said WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman. “We’ve asked our Executive Board and planning committees to be as creative as possible in allowing for those opportunities. These are tough and unprecedented decisions to make, but it has been inspiring to see so many people around the state come together to work on behalf of students”.
WIAA Season 1: Columbia School District does not currently offer these sports.
WIAA Season 2: Basketball Boys and Girls, Wrestling
TENTATIVE START DATE FOR PRACTICE: JANUARY 4th, games begin JANUARY 15th, season ends MARCH 7th
WIAA Season 3: Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Football
TENTATIVE START DATE FOR PRACTICE: MARCH 1st, games begin MARCH 12th for Soccer and Volleyball, Football games begin after the 12th practice. Season ends May 2nd
WIAA Season 4: Tennis, Fastpitch, Track & Field, Baseball, Golf
TENTATIVE START DATE FOR PRACTICE: APRIL 26th, games begin MAY 7th, season ends JUNE 26th.
Middle School Sports will follow the same schedule.
The August 6th fall sports meeting for parents and athletes has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
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