It’s official: Madison school district won’t have sports in fall; eyes spring opportunity

Jon Masson:

Madison Metropolitan School District athletic directors made it official Wednesday night that the district won’t offer fall sports and won’t offer sport-specific virtual or in-person coaching during the traditional fall dates.

In addition to not holding any fall athletics in person, the district is discouraging students from gathering outside of school grounds to train through Oct. 30.

The expected announcement came during a districtwide virtual meeting broadcast on YouTube on Wednesday night.

The district will look to provide opportunities in the spring based on WIAA guidance for schools that cannot play fall sports and that reflects the district’s school model and public health guidance, according to a release from the school district.