PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The IHSA Board of Directors gave an updated sports schedule during a special meeting Wednesday.
IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson said they hope to maximize opportunities to spring athletes in light of a canceled season last year.
“Ultimately, the Board adhered to its stated goals throughout the pandemic: providing an opportunity for every IHSA student-athlete to compete safely this year and maximizing opportunities for traditional IHSA spring sports after they lost their entire season a year ago,” Anderson said.
Here is the schedule the IHSA board approved for the rest of the school year:
|Sport||IDPH Risk||Practices Start||Practice Dates|
|State Series||End Date|
|Boys/Girls Basketball||Higher||ASAP||7 dates||No State Series||March 13|
|Boys Swimming & Diving||Lower||ASAP||7 dates||No State Series||March 13|
|Dance||Lower||ASAP||7 dates||Virtual (2/27 & 3/6)||March 13|
|Cheerleading||Lower||ASAP||7 dates||Virtual (3/6 & 3/12)||March 13|
|Boys/Girls Bowling||Lower||ASAP||7 dates||No State Series||March 13|
|Girls Gymnastics||Lower||ASAP||7 dates||No State Series||March 13|
|Badminton||Lower||ASAP||7 dates||TBD||April 3|
|Boys Soccer||Moderate||March 1||7 dates||No State Series||April 17|
|Football||Higher||March 3||1st Game March 19||No State Series||April 24|
|Girls Volleyball||Moderate||March 8||7 dates||No State Series||April 24|
|Boys Gymnastics||Lower||March 15||7 dates||TBD||May 22|
|Boys/Girls Water Polo||Moderate||March 15||7 dates||TBD||May 29|
|Baseball||Lower||April 5||7 dates||TBD||June 19|
|Boys/Girls Lacrosse||Higher||April 5||7 dates||TBD||June 19|
|Girls Soccer||Moderate||April 5||7 dates||TBD||June 19|
|Softball||Lower||April 5||7 dates||TBD||June 19|
|Boys Tennis||Lower||April 5||7 dates||TBD||June 19|
|Boys/Girls Track & Field||Lower||April 5||7 dates||TBD||June 19|
|Boys Volleyball||Moderate||April 5||7 dates||TBD||June 19|
|Wrestling||Higher||April 19||7 dates||No State Series||June 12|
IHSA guidelines will require all student-athletes to participate in masks, except for swimming & diving, gymnasts on an apparatus and outdoor events where social distancing can occur. For all game personnel not participating in the contest to also wear masks and adhere to social distancing.