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Latest update: November 30, 2020

Originally published: March 17, 2020




The IHSAA is beginning the 2020 winter sports seasons as currently scheduled. First practices are set to begin for bowling and swimming on Nov. 9, and basketball and wrestling on Nov. 16.

In Iowa’s Unified Activities programs – IHSAA, IGHSAU, IHSMA, and IHSSA – each member school and participant may determine which activities they sponsor or join every school year.


Overall Winter Sports Guidance

  • Originally published: October 20
  • Latest update: November 19
    • Includes FAQs, spectators limitations, etc.







  • Winter Guidance
  • December 3 Update: Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, the 2021 IHSAA State Swimming Championships will not be held at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The meet’s substitute site will be announced as soon as possible. The state meet is currently scheduled for February 13, 2021.




Both baseball (boys) and softball (girls) are considered summer sports in Iowa. Following a May 20 proclamation from Gov. Kim Reynolds and guidance from the Iowa Department of Education, the IHSAA and IGHSAU announced a June 1 return for baseball and softball. First competition dates may be as early as June 15. Further sport-specific guidance will be issued by the IHSAA and IGHSAU.


  • COVID-19 Related Withdrawals From Postseason
    • Class 4A: Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson; Dowling Catholic, W.D.M.; Dubuque, Senior; Muscatine; Southeast Polk
    • Class 3A: Knoxville
    • Class 2A: Sibley-Ocheyedan
    • Class 1A: BCLUW, Conrad; North Butler, Greene; North Tama, Traer; Northwood-Kensett; St. Mary’s, Storm Lake; Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction
      • Last update: 10 a.m., July 14

We worked with the IGHSAU in try and provide these spring activities for student-athletes. However, through guidance from Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Department of Education, and public health authorities, these sports were cancelled as of April 17. 


The Iowa High School Athletic Association works to coordinate, develop, direct, oversee, and promote boys’ high school and junior high sports and activities across the state of Iowa. The IHSAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers free membership to all high schools in Iowa that are recognized by the Department of Education.

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  • Wanted listings available
    • At the bottom of our Coaches & Administrators page, we have inputs available for “Games Wanted” and “Officials Wanted” to be used by member schools. With challenges sure to arise with adjusted schedules, this resource is available for you to use and IHSAA staff will continue to share events on that page.
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