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1 month ago @ 2:18PM

MHSAA Cancels 2020 Spring Season

The 2020 Spring Athletic Season has been Canceled by the MHSAA

With the COVID-19 Pandemic and Governor Whitmer's Executive Order issued on Thursday, April 2nd, the MHSAA has canceled the 2020 Spring season.

No words can express how the TK Athletic Department feels during this time. We are truly heartbroken by this news and we are thinking about the TK Trojan student-athlete during this time. For those who are lucky enough to be able to play again, WE WILL PLAY AGAIN! But those who are Seniors, we are sending our love and hope to you as you face the realities of never donning a TK Trojan uniform again. Please know that we are with you and hope that you all stay safe and healthy during these trying times.

TK Athletic Facilities - Per MHSAA and TK Admin, ALL TK athletic fields and venues continue to be CLOSED and OFF LIMITS until further notice. This includes 4-man workouts, group workouts, and team meetings. Please respect this order for your health and safety. During this time, please feel free to reach out to your coaches or strength coach Mr. Ruger for workout plans and individual drills that can be completed at home. 

Pay to Participate Refunds - The TK Athletic Department will be working on a plan to refund any student-athlete "Pay to Participate" payment who ONLY intended to participate in the 2020 spring season. Remember, a student-athlete who participated in a Fall or Winter season and intended to participate this spring does not qualify for a refund. Students pay a one time fee in TK to participate and are encouraged to participate in as many sports as possible. 

Summer Sports Camps - Youth, MS, and HS Sports Camps are currently on hold as well and more information will come out about these traditional camps as information becomes available.

MHSAA Statement: 

MHSAA Cancels Remainder of 2019-20 Winter & Spring Seasons

EAST LANSING, Mich. – April 3 – The Michigan High School Athletic Association has canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 Winter and Spring sports seasons, in compliance with the Thursday (April 2) “state of disaster” directive by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closing school buildings and moving education online for the remainder of the school year to help decrease the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

This will be the first school year to not see MHSAA Finals played in multiple sports since 1942-43, when World War II led to the elimination of Finals in most sports.

The MHSAA on March 12 suspended its girls and boys basketball, girls gymnastics, boys ice hockey and boys swimming & diving tournaments amid COVID-19 concerns. All activity in all sports was halted March 13. Spring sports to that point had begun practice, but not competition.

The MHSAA’s Representative Council approved during its Winter Meeting on March 27 a series of concepts for completing the Winter tournaments and an abbreviated Spring season, contingent on the lifting of a statewide quarantine. The closure of school buildings into June made those possibilities void.

The MHSAA’s Executive Committee, comprised of officers of the larger Council, affirmed the decision today (April 3) to cancel the remainder of this school year’s activities.

“We are heartbroken to not be able to provide these opportunities for Michigan’s student-athletes, and especially seniors. We continue to hear from dozens asking us to hold out hope. But safety always must come first, and Governor Whitmer is making courageous decisions to safeguard the people of our state,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said. “We understand as much as anyone how much school sports mean to athletes and their communities. We had ideas and hopes for finishing Winter and Spring and helping bring some sort of normalcy after this long break. But this is the correct decision, and we will play our part in bringing schools and communities together again when the time is right.”

“For now, we cannot state strongly enough that all students, staffs and others follow the guidelines established to slow the spread of this virus – we all must do our part.”

Because the five Winter sports were not able to conclude with Finals, no champions will be awarded in those sports for 2019-20. However, championships won at earlier rounds of those tournaments (District or Regional) will continue to stand.

The MHSAA will in coming weeks provide guidelines and other information pertinent to this unusual offseason as attention is turned to preparing for Fall 2020.

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