IHSA to continue with boys and girls basketball season

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special board meeting on Oct. 28, where the Board provided the latest information on the IHSA’s winter sports season.

The Board voted to move the sport of wrestling from the winter season to the summer season, which will run from April 19 to June 26, 2021.

In addition, the Board took action to follow the guidance of the IHSA Sport Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and will allow boys and girls basketball to begin practices, per IHSA Return to Activities 2.0, on Nov. 16. Contests can begin on Nov. 30th within an Illinois COVID Region or within a conference. As a part of the mitigation plan, masks will be worn by all players, coaches, and officials during play. Boys and girls basketball teams will follow team limitations allowing a maximum of 31 games. It will become a local school decision to determine if a school will allow their basketball teams to participate following the guidelines developed by the SMAC.

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.