It's all about a numbers game when discussing IHSA "return to play" guidelines. The state is expected to move to Phase 4 under the governor's Restore Illinois plan on Friday and that will mean Stage 2 for the IHSA outline, which is pending approval from the Illinois Department of Public Health. IHSA Stage 1 "return to play" started earlier this month and the policy allows for strength, conditioning and speed workouts for groups of ten or less. Stage 2 would allow for team related activities says the IHSA's Sam Knox.
Stage 2 for IHSA "return to play" would mean outdoor and indoor gatherings of 50 or fewer players, coaches and officials. It would also allow for athletic contests and practices, again all pending IDPH approval.