KHSAA extends limited practice schedule, debates future of fall sports

WATCH: KHSAA Board of Control meeting on possible fall sports guidelines
KHSAA extends limited practice schedule, debates future of fall sports
Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 11:20 PM CDT
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KENTUCKY (WFIE) - The Kentucky High School Athletic Association held a meeting to discuss the future of fall sports on Friday.

Back in May, the KHSAA Board of Control ruled that fall sports could begin practices in a limited capacity starting in mid-June.

KHSAA officials prolonged that ruling and ordered all fall sports to continue with limited practices until at least through August 2.

Players and coaches can have no physical contact during drills. Meanwhile, workouts can only include 50 people or less.

One addition to the ruling, athletes are limited to six hours of practice per week through August 2.

”If our state wants high school sports - you’re going to have to do the CDC recommendations on masking, social distancing, on how hand washing - that’s it,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said. “You are making the choice. You are openly saying regardless of your motivation, whether it’s political or otherwise, you are openly saying, ‘I don’t want us to get back to normal as fast as we could’ when you defy it.”

Golf is the only exception to the vote because of the sport’s natural social distancing.

All other sports though, including football, soccer and volleyball, could be facing a delay at the start of the season.

The KHSAA Board of Control is set to meet closer to the end of the month to discuss it further.

You can watch the entire meeting here.

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