Multiple Teams · MHSAA Update August 20 – Montabella Volleyball Season and Football Practice Update


The MHSAA announced there is still no change in Regions 1-5 and 7, in which Montabella (Region 2: The Grand Rapids Region – see this link for the entire state) falls into; Montabella is still not allowed to practice indoors or have competitions for volleyball until further notice.  The MHSAA stated they are waiting on the Governor’s Office to give the green light for opening facilities and spectator capacities.  As of now, the high school volleyball teams will continue to practice outdoors and await further information to move practices indoors and begin competitions.

Football, which was postponed to the spring on August 14, was given the okay to hold 16 voluntary coach led practices starting on Monday, August 24 with helmets only until October 31.  There is to be no competition or scrimmage between teams of other schools and all activities must be held on school premises.  All guidelines previous utilized during the week of August 10-16 shall be followed during these 16 voluntary practices.

All Spring Sports teams may hold 16 voluntary practices with coaches starting on September 8 until October 31.  No competition or scrimmages are allowed with other schools.  These activities must be held on school premises.  Guidance for each spring sport will be available on the MHSAA website starting on September 1.

For Winter Sports, 4-player workouts are still permitted but must be done outside.

Sideline Cheer are allowed until October 25.  Activities must follow the protocol of using face coverings, physical distancing and no stunting, and will be outdoors.

Middle School Volleyball will be allowed to begin practices Monday, August 24, but will be outdoors.


For more details on the MHSAA announcement, please follow this link to read the full article.