BLOOMINGTON, IL — For those getting excited about the start of the fall high school sports season in Illinois next month, it might be a good idea to check your emotions — at least until January. In an email to athletic directors across the state Wednesday, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson hinted at the possibility of all sports being delayed until 2021.
In the email, Anderson said the IHSA is considering a schedule that would permit all three seasons of sport activity during the 2020-2021 school year. He states that his organization remains “limited in our ability to offer all of our fall sports this fall.”
Under the current structure, fall sports include: football, field hockey, boys soccer, cross-country, golf, girls tennis and girls volleyball. Virtual competitions are being considered for many of the activities, according to the IHSA.
Patch has reached out to Anderson and the IHSA for comment