An acclimatization schedule has been approved for lower-risk winter sports, and contact days are available to fall, spring and summer athletics on an unlimited basis.
Lower-risk sports can compete out of conference, medium-risk sports can compete within conferences and higher-risk sports can hold intra-team scrimmages.
Lower-risk winter sports will receive a season start date soon, while the likelihood of events being held in higher-risk sports this school year continues to decrease.
The IHSA Board of Directors' latest meeting resulted in no change to the status of high school sports, which have been paused since mid-November.
IHSA board statement: "February seems like a realistic timeline to have sports resume statewide."
Wednesday's IHSA Board of Directors meeting is expected to include discussion about scheduling athletic seasons for the remainder of this school year.
IHSA officials hope to have low-risk winter sports in competition after the new calendar year begins, but basketball remains in a state of flux.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Monday also approved club sports-related rules that will allow for some flexibility in multiple ventures.
When asked again Wednesday about the status of postponed fall sports, Illinois' governor stood firm on the delay of those ventures until springtime.
Outside hitter has been a force on last two Sabers volleyball teams, but a position change may be in order when she arrives at Columbus.
IHSA representatives on Monday released a document indicating guidelines for and addressing questions about the organization's new fall contact days.
Football, volleyball and boys' soccer players wanting to stay in competition this fall can turn to any of the still-active IHSA sports being offered by their schools.
IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson indicated last month postseason events may take on more of a regionalized approach. If they happen at all.
Pair of local prep volleyball standouts are finding ways to stick with their main sport — or another athletic venture — despite IHSA volleyball being moved to the spring.
'It’s going to be important for coaches to share those days and get those kids something to do but we’re not wearing them out,' Unity athletic director and football coach Scott Hamilton said.
The following sports are among those that will happen in the spring, between Feb. 15 and May 1: Football, volleyball, boys' soccer.
With the IHSA Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, local coaches weighed in on different fall sports scenarios the group could consider.
The IHSA on Friday will take another step toward determining the fate of Illinois' 2020 fall high school sports, with organization representatives slated to meet with leaders of both the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education on that day.