Panthers News · MHSAA Winter Sports Update – 1/22/21

The following statement is from the MHSAA in regards to today’s announcement from the Governor’s office and the updated MDHHS order.


Dear MHSAA Community,

Governor Whitmer’s press conference this morning included brand new information for the MHSAA and member schools relative to winter contact sports.  We did not anticipate this delay in winter contact practices and competition, and today’s announcement has created many new questions. That being said, we are currently working to obtain further information on the MDHHS order.

There are no changes to current winter sports practices in basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling as those activities can continue with no physical contact, using social distancing and face masks.   The same is true for fall and spring sport 4-player workouts being able to continue now.

The Representative Council and our staff will be using the next few days to gather all information and discuss current options.  Know that the MHSAA remains FULLY committed to winter and spring sport seasons as this latest set of hurdles will require continued creativity in finding the way for both remaining seasons to be played.

Further information with updated details will reach you early next week.

Thank you.

Mark Uyl
MHSAA Executive Director
Phone: 517-332-5046