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DCSAA Extends Summer Dead Period

By DCSAA Staff, 05/28/20, 12:00PM EDT




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.

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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 
lifestyles; and
• Promoting participation of female and disabled students on member teams.