STEVENS POINT – At its September meeting, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) found alternate state tournament sites for several sports.
Earlier in the month, the University of Wisconsin-Madison informed the WIAA it was not allowing state tournaments to be held on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Girls’ golf will be held at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, girls’ swimming and diving at Waukesha South High School, the Division 1 girls’ team and individual tennis tournaments at the Lake Geneva Tennis Club in Lake Geneva and the Division 2 girls’ team and individual tennis championships at the Sports Core in Kohler.
In other action, the board granted coaches additional unrestricted out-of-season contact during the school year and before the start of their respective season.
A one week, no-contact period immediately before the start of the season remains unchanged.
The additional coaching contact is limited to a school’s student-athletes, and it may not involve students or teams from outside the school.
Coaches of teams in the alternate fall sports seasons and the spring sports seasons are now allowed 15 contact days, and winter sports coaches are allowed five contact days.
No out-of-season coaching contact during the school year was afforded to traditional fall sports coaches that have started their season.
The board voted to permit schools to schedule varsity games after elimination from the tournament season and to allow lower levels to schedule games during the entire tournament series.
Also, the board adjusted eligibility rules for this year to ensure student-athletes can participate in the alternate fall sports season after graduation.
The board officially banned the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) products without a prescription from a licensed health care professional.