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MSHSAA Fall Sport No Contact Period
MSHSAA Fall Sport No Contact Period
Jason Haines
Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Missouri State High School Activities Association By-Law 3.15 requires a Fall Sports No Contact Period 7 days prior to the first possible day of practice. 

"3.15.1 b : Fall Sport No-Contact Period: The seven days prior to the first allowable practice date for the fall season shall be a seasonal no-contact period in which no “contact” as defined in By-Law 3.15.1.c takes place between school coaches of MSHSAA sponsored fall sports and students enrolled in the member school, or who will be enrolled in the member school
during the upcoming school year.
3.151 c:  Definition of Contact Day: A day of contact is defined as any date on which any coaching or instruction in the skills and techniques of any sport takes place, regardless of whether activity-specific equipment is used. Any of the following would count as a day of contact – school competition, non-school competition, practice, review or chalkboard sessions, open facility, camp/clinic, evaluation events, group lessons, private lessons. Conditioning/Strength activities will not count as a contact day, as long as the activity adheres to the provisions outlined in By-Law 3.14.6.a - h. Simply being at a school facility will not count as a day of contact unless both coach and student are there and the sport (as defined above) is
taking place."

This year the dates for such No Contact Period are August 2-8 for HS Sports of Football, Girls Golf, Softball, and Cross Country.  The No Contact Period for JH Sports of Football, Softball, and Cross Country are from August 9-15.

The First day of HS Fall Sports Practice is August 9.  The First day of JH Fall Sports Practice is August 16.  

There will be a mandatory Player & Parent meeting for all FALL sports & Cheer on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 5:00 pm in the Dome.  This meeting will allow parents and participants to meet with the coaches and make sure they have the proper paperwork filled out to start practice on August 9.  More information will be coming on this meeting at a later date.