Prep Sports: State Agrees on Mandated Summer Week Off

By: Nathan Bloechl —¬†sports@kilj.com

Radio Iowa — Starting this summer, there will be a week off designated for family time for Iowa high school athletes, coaches, and those involved with music and speech.

The week of July 25th is designated as Family Week, so there will be no practices for athletes or participants in music and speech.

The state baseball tournament will go on as scheduled during the last week in July at Principal Park in Des Moines. Next year, IHSAA Director Tom Keating says the summer baseball and softball seasons will be starting in mid-May.

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is cooperating with the boys athletic association in the Family Week program, he says, and the same goes for the Iowa High School Music Association.