Practice dates vary by league
By Tim Clinton
While traditional fall sports practices are allowed Monday by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, actual start dates will vary.
They are also very tentative.
Like first year Kennedy Catholic athletic director Don Hoffman said, "It depends on a lot of things."
Especially Covid, which has sidelined sports since March of last year, although they are currently allowed in summer workout mode.
"We're aligned with the league and we're allowed to do whatever is best this year," Hoffman said.
Kennedy Catholic and Mount Rainier are in the Class 4A North Puget Sound League, and its football practice opening dates are tentatively set for March 1 for football and March 8 for all other fall sports.
The Class 3A Metro League that includes Ballard, Chief Sealth and West Seattle is currently looking at a Feb. 22 football start date, while Seattle Christian and the Class 1A Nisqually League are aiming for Feb. 8.
Evergreen, Highline and Tyee are now in the Class 2A portion of the Kingco Conference along with Foster.
That league is set to open football practices Monday with other sports to follow Feb. 8.