Today, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Board of Directors voted to reconsider its previous decision regarding postponing fall activities. Volleyball and football will now return to play this fall. The MSHSL says the plan fits within COVID-19 guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health with approved volleyball and football seasons beginning on Sept. 28.
On Sept. 22, the Suburban East Conference Activity Directors will meet to discuss more specifics about football and volleyball scheduling. As of right now, fall practices for football and volleyball will remain in place. Please note that October 15 and 16, 2020 may include scheduled games.
We are reviewing the decision from the MSHSL and are working to determine the following:
Whether football will be played within the district or section
The process for allowing spectators for volleyball and football
How the return to football and volleyball will impact other fall activities (such as marching band, pep band, performance dance and sideline cheer)
How the return to football and volleyball will impact winter sports (more information by Oct. 1)
Scheduling for spring sports practices
The season will start Sept. 28
The regular season will be 11 weeks in length with two games per week.
Competition will be against conference schools
First week of competition will be the week of Oct 5
Students will need to re-register for volleyball and pay the $170 fee along with registration for the season.
More guidance will be provided regarding club volleyball and MSHSL volleyball seasons overlapping.
The season will start Sept. 28
The season will play six regular season games and some form of section competition
The first varsity game will be Oct. 9. Lower level games at this point are unknown.
Students will need to re-register for football and pay the $170 fee along with the registration for the season.
The MSHSL Board of Directors is a group of activities and/or athletic directors, superintendents, principals and other specialized individuals that have experience in activities from various regions across the state of Minnesota.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this latest adjustment to fall sports.
Woodbury Activities Department will follow Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Education, Center for Disease Control and Minnesota State High School League guidelines for return to participation.
Programs are will provide Preparedness Plans to families and participants one day prior to the start of the season via email and available by asking the Advisor/Coach/Director or Activities Office for a copy.
Prior to coming to tryouts or practice, Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must complete a daily self-report conducted prior to each day's session. screen their child.
respiratory check (affirm they do not have a new cough and no shortness of breath/difficulty breathing),
exposure check (affirm they have not been in contact with a potential or diagnosed COVID-19 case), and
other symptom check (affirm they don’t have any other undiagnosed COVID-19 symptoms;
During the registration process all families must electronically sign off on three documents.
Please make sure your student has a current physical, which can be checked by going under the Health tab of your Parent Portal account. Physicals are good for three years. If you are looking for specific try out information, please look under the sports website for more detailed information.
Physicals can be emailed, faxed, or brought into the Activities Office. Please email to Kari Tschida at: