The Illinois High School Association has sent off its proposal for the second phase of a return to sports plan involving fall practices and competitions.
Executive Director Craig Anderson tells Regional Radio News says things are still uncertain because they have not received approval from the Illinois Department of Public Health, however, the 'Stage 2' guidelines have been sent off to the IDPH for approval.
Anderson hopes to have all fall sports but the situation will likely dictate restrictions in place. He explains they are looking to receive guidance and approval for expanded training opportunities for their athletes and coaches.
Several states around Illinois have reopened their youth programs and in Iowa, their high school baseball and softball seasons are returning. Anderson keeps close tabs on how those are being operated and says he has a good working relationship with other directors to help in formulating the IHSA plans.