KHSAA Provides New Timeline for Decision on Fall Sports

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The future of high schools sports throughout the state of Kentucky got a little bit clearer today as the KHSAA’s Board of Control met in Covington to discuss guidelines for the rest of the summer, as well as the potential start of most fall sports next month.

The Board of Control ultimately voted to continue limited practices for high school fall sports for the next two and a half weeks. The lone exception is the sport of golf, which will continue as planned with its full-practices starting on July 15 and competitions beginning on July 31.

While Commissioner Julian Tackett says he is committed to having some semblance of sports this fall, he remarked that it does not appear wise to take any steps towards more activity than what is allowed under the current Stage 3 guidelines.

In addition, the KHSAA voted to limit athletes to six hours of practice time per week, through August 2nd.

The target date for a return to normal practice is August 3rd, but with football’s regular season scheduled to begin less than three weeks later, on August 21, a delay in the start of the regular season seems imminent.

Commissioner Tackett said the Board of Control will plan on meeting again later this month to determine the official status of the remaining fall sports, including football, here in the Commonwealth.