The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association stands firmly behind Governor Bill Lee’s shut down of schools and athletics until at least March 31st.
Per a statement from the TSSAA, the TSSAA does not regulate the scheduling of regular season games or practices. However, consistent with the Governor’s statement, and in the interest of the health and safety of competitors, coaches, officials, and spectators, we urge every member school – both public and independent – to follow the Governor’s recommendation and suspend interscholastic athletics through March 31, 2020. This suspension should include games, scrimmages, practices, and organized workouts or conditioning.
Executive Director, Bernard Childress, pointed out that if teams decided not to play any games the rest of the season, that they would be allowed to compete in their district post season tournaments.