LHSAA cancels spring sports

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The governor’s office and the state health department have mandated a 30 day suspension of schools, school activities and facilities. If this timeframe holds true, it would not further impact the remainder of the 2020 spring sports’ regular season and postseason play.

We will keep all processes in place for postseason play. If the spring championship season extends for any period of time, the LHSAA will be ready to conduct tournaments in their entirety. The earliest possible date for the resumption of competition will be Tuesday, April 14 unless otherwise notified. At this time the association will respect all decisions made by schools and school districts in regard to practices during this time of suspension. Yet, we strongly recommend all LHSAA member schools and non-regulated club/travel/non-school athletic programs follow the Governor’s mandate of social distancing and cease practices and play immediately. Our first objective is to get students back into the classroom and then have them return to the athletic arenas when appropriate.

All LHSAA constitution and bylaws in the handbook will continue to be applied including, but not limited to, independent team rules, inter-squad scrimmages and practices, workouts and individual training sessions.

We will continue to monitor the communications from the governor’s office, as well as the state health department, and consider recommendations as they come.