VHSL continues to fine-tune plans to resume scholastic sports seasons

High school athletes will have a busy few months in the first half of 2021.

Following a special executive committee work session on Monday, August 24, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) released a calendar draft of its condensed sports and activities season. The proposal is strictly a draft and is not the final plan, according to VHSL executive director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun.

“I want to be clear that this work session was not intended to produce a final plan. The purpose of the work session was to provide a draft to the executive committee for the fiscal year 2021 sports and academic season and for the process of building a plan for regular season and postseason,” said Dr. Haun. “The various staff meetings with coaches, athletic directors, principals, and superintendent representatives discussed at length the challenges, including health, safety, and financial considerations of implementing any schedule options…”

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