VHSL Suspends Out of Season Practice

The Virginia High School League released its out of season practice guidelines for the remainder of the school year, including the summer, on Friday alongside Phase 1 of reopening the state. Currently, out of season practice and all activities this summer are canceled until further notice.

After receiving numerous inquiries from school divisions, the VHSL says it will continue to follow protocols and guidelines.

The current relaxing of the governor’s stay-at-home order applies only to businesses. Schools remain closed and in-school facility use is off limits.

Once the governor declares schools can reopen and guidelines are provided for the reopening, the VHSL will work with the Executive Committee to draw up protocols and guidelines for resuming athletic activities.

No decision has been made on the fall season yet.

“Every decision will be made in compliance with those orders and will continue to be made with the best interest of our studentathletes and the public,” the VHSL said in its statement on Friday. “Safety will always be our number one priority.”