IPS Athletics has several announcements regarding the winter and fall sports schedules.
Winter Sports Start Dates
Dates for the following winter sports have been released:
- Girls Basketball regular season begins on Nov. 2.
- Boys Basketball regular season begins on Nov. 23.
- Wrestling regular season begins on Nov. 16.
New Swimming Programs
Crispus Attucks High School, Shortridge High School, and George Washington High School will add boys swim teams this year after piloting girls’ teams last year. Arsenal Technical High School will also continue their girls and boys swimming programs.
- George Washington and Crispus Attucks will hold practices at George Washington. Arsenal Tech and Shortridge will hold practices at Tech.
- IPS will hold a series of IPS-only swim meets, with a championship at the end of the season. These meets will likely be held at Tech, with dates to be announced later.
- Teams will be permitted to compete in meets outside of our IPS-only competitions as well. However, with most of our athletes coming in with little or no experience, we want to put them in a position to comfortably develop as swimmers before taking on higher levels of competition.
Sporting Event Attendance
Effective Oct. 19, IPS sporting events adopted county limits on fan attendance at high school athletics contests. Adopting these limits aligns with the reopening of IPS school buildings.
The new limits are 1,500 people or 50% capacity (whichever is less) for outdoor stadium events, and 500 people or 50% capacity (whichever is less) for indoor gym events. Schools will set ticket sales limits based on these requirements and facility capacities. Social distancing of 6 feet and masks will be required for anyone attending. Contact your school’s athletic director for more information.
For specific language from the Marion County Public Health Department, you can read their health orders document. School athletics programs are addressed in item No. 9.
The Indiana Sports Radio Network will livestream a number of IPS games. They have published a schedule with links to upcoming games at www.IPSAthletics.tv.