STEVENS POINT – The WIAA Board of Control approved an extension of the alternate year physical examination period required for interscholastic participation and discussed options to modify operational revenues and expenses at its May meeting Friday.
Membership rules require a physical examination prior to participation in interscholastic athletics and every two years thereafter. The Board’s action allows a one-time extension of the two-year period for student-athletes with physical exams forms already on file. For fall sports in 2020, student-athletes that have had a physical within the past two years may receive an extension into the third year until they are able to get a physical with their primary care physician.
Parents of participants are required to complete the newly-created physical examination extension form and submit the document to local athletic administration. If answers to any of the questions on the form raises medical concerns since the physical form on file, or if a student-athlete has not had a sports physical in the past two years, one will be required before the student-athlete will be allowed to participate in practice or competition.
The Board also verified the dates for the 2021 state boys golf tournament. The championships will be held June 18-19 (Friday/Saturday) at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. The practice round is scheduled on June 17.
The tournament normally teed off in early June but starting with this season the boys state golf tournament was pushed back two weeks as University Ridge also hosts the PGA Champions AmFam Championships. The new date is an attempt to provide a consistent date for the state tournament over the next few years, according to the WIAA.