Fall Sports Pushed Back to August 17

From the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA):

June 30, 2020

Dear Superintendents, Principals, ADs and Support Staff:


In response to Governor Doug Ducey’s executive order for the state of Arizona, the AIA will delay the resumption of all school-related athletics and activities until August 17. This will push back the starting dates of practice for all fall sports and activities, and delay the start of the competition seasons.
 
With the new timeline in place, member schools will not receive the surveys regarding reopening procedures as per the previous correspondence (first and third weeks of July). The principals will receive surveys at a later date to more closely coincide with the state’s target date of reopening schools.
 
The governor’s executive action means members will continue to operate under summer rules as per AIA Bylaws and Sports Policies until schools are officially reopened.
 
Arizona is still currently in first phase of statewide reopening. Additionally, member schools should continue to follow the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee’s recommendations for phase 1 activity.
 
Exact dates for the beginning of competition will not be finalized until the AIA gathers much-needed information from the schools to present to the AIA Executive Board for consideration. If revised timelines for the fall interfere with the winter sports season, those schedules will also be addressed at a later date.

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