The Miami Valley League (MVL) Superintendents met today to discuss the current status of fall interscholastic athletics. Given that the current COVID-19 pandemic is going to be with us for the foreseeable future, it was decided that it is in our collective best interest to compete among MVL schools only during the regular season. This decision will allow membership to implement protocols and guidelines for all member schools to follow and allow for a more controlled environment for the student athletes to safely return to competition. Decisions like this are never easy but this gives our students the best opportunity to have a season, given the mandates that must be met and the uncharacteristic times we face. The new schedules will be out soon and will be posted on the website as soon as possible.
One of the concerns that have been expressed with this decision is our teams will not be able to participate in OHSAA post season play. That is not true. All of our teams will be eligible to compete in the OHSAA tournaments and football will be able to qualify for the state playoffs.
MVL Athletic Directors are working to creatively build schedules which provide our athletes the opportunity to play a full schedule if we are able to compete the entire fall. Ultimately, the guiding principle is to maximize participation opportunities for all of our student-athletes.