The KHSAA Board of Control met via Zoom on Tuesday to lay out and approve a new plan regarding the start of the upcoming seasons and scheduling of fall sports.
The board got right to business, stating that while teams will be limited to 71/2 hours during the first week, official practice for cross country, volleyball, soccer and field hockey can begin Aug. 24.
Interscholastic competition can begin Sept. 11.
Soccer’s postseason will have its first three rounds condensed into two weeks and start Oct. 12.
Cross country, field hockey, and volleyball’s postseason schedules will remain the same.
The board approved that Competitive Cheer and Dance can also begin Aug. 24 while recommending that all activity be outdoors where safety equipment and conditions will allow.
Football will also begin practice Aug. 24, with Sept. 11 set to be when schools can have interscholastic competition.
The first round of football playoffs will be pushed back a week to Nov. 13 and 14 with state championships set for Dec. 11 and 12.
In order to further the safety of students and coaches, there will be a limit on players that can dress for interscholastic competition.
Cross country can have 10, field hockey can have 24, football can have 60, soccer can have 24, and volleyball can have 15 per contest.
The board also approved a motion affecting play against teams from out of state.
They stated that until further notice, KHSAA member schools may only play schools located in Kentucky or located in a county that directly borders Kentucky.