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WIAA says contact days can begin July 1Submitted: 06/18/2020
WIAA says contact days can begin July 1
Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein
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agoldstein@wjfw.com

- The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) has allowed school districts to proceed with summer contact days at their own discretion.

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the WIAA said that they hope school districts can "allow students to participate in scholastic athletics and activities in any and all situations where it can be done safely."

Contact days to make up for the cancelled spring sports season may start on July 1. Each school can use up to 30 days for practices and/or scrimmages against local competition, so long as they include seniors.

The WIAA has not made any decisions about fall sports yet.

To read the full list of WIAA recommendations, click the link below.




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