AISA to start fall sports as scheduled

Published 2:42 pm Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Alabama Independent Schools Association (AISA) will start its fall sports as scheduled.

AISA executive director Michael McLendon wrote a letter to its schools on Thursday.

“In the coming days, the AISA will release safety protocols for fall sports and be available to answer any questions,” McLendon said.

“Of course, as time progresses, safety protocols will likely need to change or be adjusted, and we will need to be flexible as we proceed.”

AISA football and volleyball practice may begin on July 27. Cross country is scheduled to start Aug. 3.

McLendon said volleyball and football teams will be restricted to competition against only one team and multiple team events such as tournaments, jamborees will be prohibited.

Morgan Academy and Meadowview Christian School both have football and volleyball teams in the fall.

Morgan Academy head football coach and Athletic Director Danny Raines said he’s thrilled that fall sports will start on time. “I’m glad we’re getting ready to play,” Raines said. Our kids have worked diligently this summer to get ready to play.”

Meadowview Christian School head football coach, headmaster and Athletic Director Bob Taylor said he’s also thilled that AISA officials came up with a plan. “I’m glad that we have a plan, but like everything else, I’m sure its liable to change tomorrow,” Taylor said. “We needed to have a plan either way.”