Based on a new document from the Governor, the Illinois Elementary School Association has reversed an earlier decision canceling fall activities like golf, softball, baseball and cross-country. An All Sports Guidance document from Governor Pritzker's office placed these sports in a “lower risk” category. After learning this, the IESA Board of Directors approved a plan for the return of regular season contests in these sports and a limited state series. This was announced Friday, July 31.
Softball, Baseball and cross-country may begin practices August 3, but the first game or contest on August 15...and not before. Any contests scheduled before August 15, will be canceled.
A regional only level of the state series in softball and baseball will be held the week of September 21. A sectional only level for cross-country will be held between October 10 and 17. A sectional only level for golf will occur on Wednesday, September 9.
Additionally, the Board okayed a plan for modified seasons in all remaining IESA sports and activities. This plan is fluid and could change at any time due to the pandemic.