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New IHSAA Commissioner confident HS sports to return this fall

Bobby Cox, the commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, is retiring later this summer. His final season with the IHSAA has been tough, having to cancel the boys basketball postseason tournament in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, and being forced to wipe away the entire spring season.


However, the man who will replace him, Paul Neidig, is already hard at work with the IHSAA's three-phase plan to return to high school sports this fall.



The IHSAA teamed up with the Indiana Department of Education to form a three-phase plan for

There are some restrictions. For example, weight rooms can only be at 50% capacity at one time. Those restrictions will be lifted on July 20. That's when Phase Two begins, and teams can officially start practices.



On August 3, girls golf, which normally starts earlier than other fall sports, can begin competition. All other sports, like football, volleyball, soccer, and cross country, will start competition on August 15.