A proposal to delay the start of the winter high school sports season on Jan. 15 will be voted on at 1 p.m. Nov. 24 during a meeting of the Kansas State High School Activities Association, according to a press release sent Wednesday by the KSHSAA.

The Executive Board of the KSHSAA voted unanimously to send their proposals to the KSHSAA Board of Directors.

Among the proposals:

• Debate and Scholars Bowl competitions would be allowed virtually only;

• Winter practices may continue through Dec. 22, with all KSHSAA risk mitigation protocols strictly enforced;

• The Winter Moratorium would be extended from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, with practices resuming Jan. 4;

• The resumption of winter sports tentatively set for Jan. 15;

• A limited amount of fans would only be allowed starting Jan. 29 through the remainder of winter competition;

• Mandatory universal masking with exception to athletes in competition and officials during live action;

• No invitational tournaments.

Furthermore, high school basketball would be limited to just 13 games per team. Swimming would have only six competitions and wrestling would allow a maximum of 12 events and 20 competitions.

Middle school restrictions would include no competition in December and from Jan. 1-14, and no events with more than three schools participating, with strong encouragement to encourage intramural play only.

A summary of these recommendations is also available via www.kshsaa.org/public/covid/pdf/winteractivityproposalppt.pdf.

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