The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council held a special meeting May 1 and Executive Director Charles Breithaupt provided an update on the high school sports scene as the summer …
The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council held a special meeting May 1 and Executive Director Charles Breithaupt provided an update on the high school sports scene as the summer months draw near.
"Even though we lost the spring seasons and the basketball tournament, we are hoping that we can resume sometime this summer with our offseason conditioning programs and non-school opportunities to work with students," Breithaupt said at Friday’s meeting.
The UIL officially canceled the remainder of activities on April 17 and Breithaupt said plans are being developed both for a regular return to school in the fall as well as a delayed return.
"We are both making plans for the regular start of school and our activities and then if there is a delayed start what we might do," Breithaupt said. "We're also planning for what might happen if we start and have to stop again. If that does happen our staff is up to the task. Our plans are focused on the 2020-2021 season."
Finally, the executive director said the UIL will follow the lead of professional sports organizations once more and more can resume normal competition.
"We're not going to start any practices in the summer until we see that the NFL, college football, NBA, MLB or any of the pro sports (resume). None of those have resumed play," Breithaupt said. "I saw that Little League Baseball canceled the Little League World Series. So, that tells you that across the world activities have been canceled. We're not going to get ahead of the curve, we're going to make sure our students are safe, just as you are."