LHSAA Releases Revised Fall Sports Event Guidelines


By Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana High School Athletic Association released additional information regarding event guidelines for sports this fall.

In a memo sent to member schools by Executive Director Eddie Bonine, the association outlined certain regulations and guidelines pertaining to football, volleyball, cross country and swimming.

Notable recommendations implemented for the sport of football now state that scrimmages and jamborees are no longer an option this fall. The association had previously mentioned the possibility of preseason contests taking place the week before the Oct. 8 regular season start date.

Team boxes are now extended an additional ten yards to each team’s respective 15-yard line. Within the box, only essential personnel is permitted and all must wear a mask and maintain a six foot distance at all times. Players, when not playing, must also wear a mask.

Also noted was that football teams would have the option of playing a bowl game as an “extra” contest should it not make its respective playoff field. 

For olympic fall sports, similar guidelines were also established. You may read more about each sport’s guidelines by clicking HERE.