High school sports ‘no-contact’ extended

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association extended the “no-contact period” for high school sports through Sept. 13.

The announcement was made following a unanimous approval by the HHSAA executive board, Monday.

This means that Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation member schools shall have no instructional or developmental sport-specific activity allowed between high school coaches and student athletes.

Applicable start date penalties for violations will be enforced according to HHSAA regulations which include, but are not limited to, the suspension of a coach for part, or the entire season.

The HHSAA member leagues include the KIF, the Big Island Interscholastic Federation, the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, the Maui Interscholastic League, and the O‘ahu Interscholastic Association.

Founded in 1956, the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational athletic organization exclusively dedicated to serving 96 public and independent member high schools throughout the state. The group works cooperatively to support and promote athletics as part of the high school education program.

As the umbrella organization of high school athletics, the HHSAA operates 44 state championships in 18 different sports, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition in addition to providing professional development opportunities for coaches and athletic administrators.

  1. jake August 19, 2020 4:07 pm Reply

    This may not be such a bad thing. Way too much attention and importance is placed on athletics in Hawaii. These kids need math and science, not foul lines and jock straps. After high school, it’s over. You’ll just end up with a star jock on your hands who’s too stupid for college and can’t get a job once his prospective employers get a look at his grades…or his/her criminal record.

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