FHSAA executive director recommends fall sports starting on Aug. 24

George Tomyn, the executive director of the Florida High School Athletic Association, is recommending that high school sports in the fall start on Aug. 24.

To do that, the FHSAA’s board of directors would have to vote for the first of three options that were being considered for the high school sports calendar this year. Under option 1, the first allowable for practices in bowling, cross country, football, swimming and diving and volleyball would be on Aug. 24 with the first allowable regular season games or meets starting on Sept. 4. 

Tomyn also is recommending two other action items: a consent and release liability waiver for COVID-19 and the ability for schools to start practices earlier than the allowable date upon FHSAA approval

The board of directors meeting, held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville, will have limited seating and the maximum capacity will be strictly enforced under state, local and CDC guidelines.

Comments and questions can be submitted and those received by 8 a.m. on Friday will be shared with the board. In person questions will be taken but people must sign up on site. The email for questions is questions@fhsaa.org.

The meeting is available for the public via this live stream.