Executive Order No. 55, first announced this past Tuesday, was signed by Tennessee Gover. Bill Lee Friday, making contact during practice now permissible in the sports of football and girls' soccer, according to the TSSAA.
Other fall sports, including golf, cross country and volleyball were not affected by the State of Emergency Order that prohibited contact sports.
After months of building and debating contingency plans, the high school sports season might…
Although contact practice is now permissible, the regulations and requirements for practice and competition adopted by the Board of Control at their July 22 meeting are still in place for all sports and must be followed.
Girls' soccer remains as originally scheduled after the order and the first matches can be held Aug. 17, with the state championships to be played Oct. 28-31 in Murfreesboro.
Tennessee now has a roadmap for both high school football and girls’ soccer in the fall.
Football teams were allowed to begin heat acclimatization on July 20. Each athlete must complete heat acclimatization (2 days of helmets only, 3 days in helmets and shoulder pads) before practicing in full equipment, which is now permitted.
First games for football are scheduled for a Aug. 21 start.