MSHSL cancels spring sports and activities


Ana McMahon, Sports Editor

In tandem with Governor Walz’s announcement on April 23 to continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has decided to cancel all spring athletics and fine arts for the remainder of their season. With this, all participation in an MSHSL event is prohibited.


With this announcement being put into place, spring activities are now technically “out of season”, meaning coaches cannot participate in any sport-specific instruction with their team(s). Due to this, many athletic directors are working with the MSHSL board to try and adjust this, including Eagan’s athletic director, Sandra Setter.


Due to the cancellation of all spring activities, the district is working on a plan to reimburse those who had already paid fees through FeePay. We are sad to see so many activities canceled, but are hopeful for the health of those around us, knowing that MSHSL made the right decision. More information can be found on the MSHSL website.


Update: On April 28, MSHSL announced that coaches may connect with participants via electronic communication, provide individual or optional individual skills training via electronic communication, connect with supported participants who are challenged by COVID-19, and may conduct virtual end of season activities like virtual exit interviews and virtual banquets. These are all effective between April 28 and May 29. With this, coaches must include the Activities Administrator on all communication to participants. The summer waiver period for all coaches is scheduled to begin on June 1 through August 7, with a no contact period of July 3 through July 5.