Activities Dead Periods

  • Per MSHSAA, the summertime dead period is a period of defined length in which no contact takes place between school coaches/directors of MSHSAA-sponsored activities and students enrolled in the member school, or who will be enrolled in the member school during the next school year.  Further, during the dead period school, facilities are not utilized by enrolled students in connection with any sport or activity governed by MSHSAA.  The dead period is a “no school activities time”;  no open gyms, competitions, practices, conditioning, weight training;  no activity-related functions or fundraisers, camps, or clinics at school facilities or sponsored elsewhere by the school;  no coaches/directors or students may have planned contact other than casual, normal community, non-activity contact.  While there may be sports activities during this time, they must not involve the school coach, the school, or school facilities.  The dead period shall be nine consecutive days in length, and must begin on a Saturday and last through the second following Sunday.

    Summer 2023
    Activities Dead Period (cheerleading, poms, band):  July 1 - July 9, 2023
    Athletics Dead Period:  July 29 - August 6, 2023
    First Day of Fall Sports:  August 7, 2023