For Winter sports, the Council approved resuming practices on Dec. 9 if permitted by the MDHHS, with Winter competition to begin Jan. 4.

The MHSAA understands where COVID numbers were trending, and that’s why we have been supportive of the order to pause. But these Fall sports deserve closure, and this strategy provides the best opportunities without further interruptions to a normal course of training and competition.  A very small percentage of our teams remain active in our Fall tournaments, depending on the sport, also limiting potential exposure to the virus across the state. Meanwhile, by waiting until January to begin Winter competition, the Council is allowing our teams to continue activity but also restricting the mixing of communities to further promote reducing COVID spread.

The Council meets again on Dec. 4 for its annual Fall Meeting, and at that time will consider possible tournament adjustments necessary due to the shortened Winter competition season. 

Thank you.


Mark Uyl

MHSAA Executive Director