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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.  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

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

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

Notes for Participating Schools:

  • Sectional competition shall NOT begin earlier than the date provided.
  • If any type of non-interscholastic participation becomes permitted by governors’ orders and has been occurring (which is doubtful) it must be concluded by May 4.