The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) postponed the start date of fall sports until Aug 24, after FHSAA Board of Directors last month voted 11-4 to do so.
The move comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FHSAA supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.
The association’s staff is working to come up with alternate plans for the 2020-2021 school year and will present such a plan to the board during the week of Aug. 10.
In corresponding action, the Pasco County school district has gone a step further — announcing it has pushed back the beginning of all fall sports to Sept. 7, meaning tryouts for all middle school and high school sports won’t begin until then.
The Hillsborough County school district moved the start of its fall sports season to Aug. 10.
Fall sports affected include bowling, cross-country, football, golf, swimming and diving, and volleyball.