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Challenges of Downtime from Sports

by Matthew Myrvik, PhD, CMPC Clinical Sport Psychologist Medical College of Wisconsin

Whether it is fourth-and-goal or down by five points with one minute left in the game, sports is filled with challenging situations. As coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread, the lives of youth athletes will be met with many more challenges.

NFHS Offering Free Online Courses for Officials

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Current high school sports officials, as well as individuals interested in joining the officiating ranks, will be able to access online education courses on the NFHS Learning Center for FREE through July 1, 2020.

Governor Issues Stay at Home Order

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers issued a Stay at Home order today, effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and extending to Friday, April 24, 2020.

Board Cancels Annual Meeting; Postpones Decision on Spring Sports Seasons

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control voted to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting and to delay making a determination on the continuation or cancellation of the spring sports seasons and tournaments at a special meeting today.

Boys Basketball 3-Point Challenge Qualifiers Honored

Due to the cancelation of all remaining winter sports seasons, which included the 2020 WIAA Boys & Girls 3-Point Challenges, the WIAA Board of Control and executive staff is honoring all 10 girls contest finalists, as well as the 13 boys that were still in contention for a spot in the contest. 

Girls Basketball 3-Point Challenge Qualifiers Honored

Due to the cancelation of all remaining winter sports seasons, which included the 2020 WIAA Boys & Girls 3-Point Challenges, the WIAA Board of Control and executive staff is honoring all 10 girls contest finalists, as well as the 13 boys that were still in contention for a spot in the contest. 

Two Weeks in March Have Been Maddening in High School Sports

by Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations

March Madness took on another meaning for everyone in the sports world in the last couple of week – weeks like none other in the history of organized sports with the acceleration of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States.

Governor’s Executive Order Suspends Spring Sports Seasons

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers’ executive order issued Friday, March 13, 2020, closes all public and private schools, and suspends all school spring sports activities indefinitely beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

WIAA Cancels All Remaining Winter State Tournament Series Events

STEVENS POINT, Wis. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association determined all remaining games of the State Girls Basketball Tournament, and the boys basketball sectional finals and the State Tournament will be canceled in response to the evolving concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Kohl Center Not Available for State Boys Basketball Tournament; Board to Consider Next Steps

 STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic has been informed that the Kohl Center will not be available for State Boys Basketball Tournament scheduled for March 19-21.

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