BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (KEYC) — The Minnesota State High School League board of directors held a special meeting Monday morning and voted to reinstate volleyball and football for the fall season, after initially moving both sports to the spring in August.
The move means both sports can begin official preseason practice Monday, Sept. 28, with the first volleyball and football games scheduled Oct. 8-10.
Teams in those sports actually began practicing last week as part of the offseason training period for the spring season before the latest change.
The board did discuss those workouts, but took no action – meaning those sessions can continue for the time being.
The same goes for the spring sports' fall training sessions, which are set to begin Oct. 5 and end Oct. 24.
Volleyball teams will have an 11-week schedule with a postseason.
Football is going with a six-week regular-season schedule and a two-week postseason slate to be determined at a later date.
The board did come up with section tournament plans for the other fall sports, so there will be some sort of postseason play for all sports taking place this fall, although there are no specific plans for the league holding state tournaments due in part to the COVID-19 restrictions.
As far as winter sports are concerned, no decisions have been made on that front yet. The board is set to meet again for a scheduled meeting Oct. 1.