Minnesota State High School League member schools may continue to provide participation opportunities for spring
sport and activities programs.
Until April 6, 2020:
Participation in spring sports and activities is limited to practice and tryouts only;
Scrimmages, competitions, practices, training sessions or participation with other member school programs is
School administration at their discretion, may place more restrictive limitations on practice and participation.
As COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, the MSHSL will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does this apply to non-athletic programs?
A: Activity programs can continue to meet and prepare. However, they may not participate in contests or competitions.
Q: How does this limitation impact cooperatively sponsored programs?
A: Cooperatively sponsored programs may continue to practice within these limitations.
Q: Does this impact the length of the season?
A: There is not any change in the length of each spring sport season
Q: Can programs practice or train on Sundays?
A: No. League bylaws do not allow any coach and student contact on Sundays.
Q: May programs participate in out-of-state training trips during the spring sport season?
A: A program may train out-of-state with school and MSHSL permission. However, scrimmages and contests may not
take place. A scrimmage is defined as practicing or training with a program from another high school.
Q: If school closes can practice still be held?
A: The decision to allow practice is a local control decision to be made by school administration.
Q: How are Visual Arts, Music and Speech events impacted?
A: Inter-school participation or competition is not allowed.