The Missouri State High School Activities Association Board of Directors have voted to grant relief of portions of the MSHSAA By-Laws that include summer limits on contact between coaches and student-athletes.
Dependent upon approval from local and state health officials, the MSHSAA Board voted to make the summertime dead period and the summer limits on contact optional for the summer of 2020.
This would mean a school may choose to comply with this “dead period” or to allow teams to hold activities. The decision also relieves portions of the By-Laws which limits teams to 20 days of contact during the summer. Member schools may allow teams to have more than 20 days of contact in which any coaching or instruction in the skills and techniques of any sport takes place.
The Board of Directors also voted to allow seniors to be viewed as enrolled students through the summer, which allows them to represent their high schools in summertime interscholastic competition. The vote applies to this summer only.