DC STATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATON EXTENDS SUMMER DEAD PERIOD
Washington, DC – The DC State Athletic Association has extended its summer dead period for
athletics, DCSAA Executive Director Clark Ray announced today.
With the District of Columbia in a Public Health Emergency through July 24, 2020, the summer dead
period will start today and continue while the Public Health Emergency is in place.
“While we are eager for the return of high school athletics, it is not yet time for our student-
athletes to return to the practice fields or competition,” Ray said. “We are continually monitoring
the situation, but at present the benefits do not outweigh the risks. It is important for all us to
stay safe and remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19.”
During the dead period, high school teams are not permitted to conduct in person
Skill Development Sessions or any other in person team-related functions.
To learn more about the District of Columbia State Athletic Association,
please visit www.dcsaasports.org.
About the District of Columbia State Athletic Association
The mission of the District of Columbia State Athletics Association (DCSAA) is to serve member
schools and the maximum number of their student-athletes by providing leadership and support for
interscholastic athletic programming that will enrich the education experiences of all
The DCSAA preserves and promotes the educational significance of interscholastic athletics by:
• Providing for fair competition between member schools;
• Promoting sportsmanship and ethical behavior;
• Establishing and enforcing standards of conduct for student-athletes, coaches,
administrators, officials and spectators;
• Protecting the physical well-being of student-athletes and promoting healthy adolescent
• Promoting participation of female and disabled students on member teams.