Wildcats News · Spring Sport Update 4/8/20


Sent from the OHSAA today…

Information Relative to Spring Sports & Beyond

First, we continue to stay in close contact with the state’s leadership relative to stay-at-home orders. Additionally, we continue to collaborate with the OASSA to make certain we have each other’s support as it relates to a return to school and activities. A few important updates/reminders:

–        If schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, spring sports will be cancelled in Ohio

–        The mandatory No-Contact period remains in place until at least May 1. No practices or group workouts may occur through this date.

–        No-contact does not mean ‘electronic’ communication is not permitted. In fact, we encourage coaches to maintain correspondence, provide workouts, etc. to INDIVIDUALS.

–        The dates below for a spring season/tournaments are tentative. We are continuing with the Governor’s optimistic direction that schools will re-open on May 4. We will adjust accordingly. However optimistic this may be, we must PLAN for the return even if that ends up changing.

–        With a current return on May 4, the following schedule has been adopted for spring sports. Specific information relative to Sectional and District Tournaments, playing dates, seeding procedures, game sites, will all be provided in communications from the respective six District Athletic Boards.

–        If for any reason specific sites are shut down due to governor’s orders, ALL sites will be shut down and a tournament will not be held.

Restructured Spring Sport Dates

BASEBALL
Non-Interscholastic Date May 4
Acclimation Period May 4-8
Season Begins May 9
Tournament Entry/Withdrawal May 11
Tournament Entry/Withdraw w/penalty May 12-15
Tournament Draw/Coaches Meeting May 17
Sectional Tournaments* May 23-30
District Tournaments June 1-6
Regional Tournaments June 11 & 12
State Tournament June 19-21
Season Concludes June 27

* Sectional competition shall NOT begin earlier than the date provided.

SOFTBALL
Non-Interscholastic Date May 4
Acclimation Period May 4-8
Season Begins May 9
Tournament Entry/Withdrawal May 18
Tournament Entry/Withdraw w/penalty May 19-22
Tournament Draw/Coaches Meeting May 24
Sectional Tournaments* May 30-June 6
District Tournaments June 8-13
Regional Tournaments June 15-20
State Tournament June 25-27
Season Concludes July 4

* Sectional competition shall NOT begin earlier than the date provided.

TRACK & FIELD
Non-Interscholastic Date May 4
Acclimation Period May 4-8
Season Begins May 9
Tournament Entry/Withdrawal May 25
Tournament Entry/Withdraw w/penalty May 26-29
Tournament Draw/Coaches Meeting May 31
District Tournament June 9-13
Regional Tournament June 17-20
State Tournament June 26-27
Season Concludes June 27
TENNIS
Non-Interscholastic Date May 4
Acclimation Period May 4-8
Season Begins May 9
Tournament Entry/Withdrawal May 18
Tournament Entry/Withdraw w/penalty May 19-22
Tournament Draw/Coaches Meeting May 24
Sectional Tournament* May 30-June 6
District Tournament June 8-13
State Tournament June 18-20
Season Concludes June 27