Winter break is here: No competition until Jan. 2, practice also restricted

George Washington Smoky Hill boys basketball

(Marcus Gipson/Jmariahimages.com)

AURORA — Winter break has arrived, and with it comes the annual break from competition, as well as restriction around practice time.

No teams are permitted to hold a competition or scrimmage from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Competition may resume on Jan. 2.

Additionally, no team is permitted to practice on the following dates:

  • Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 26, Dec. 27, Dec. 29 (a Sunday) and Jan. 1.

Teams may have voluntary practice on Dec. 28, Dec. 30 and Dec. 31. Emphasis on voluntary. No coach may hold a mandatory practice over those dates.

This is all according to bylaw 2310.4.

Here is a date-by-date breakdown of the winter break:

Winter break info

  • Dec. 24: Winter break begins. No games, meets or matches, and no practices.
  • Dec. 25: No competition, no practices.
  • Dec. 26: No competition, no practices.
  • Dec. 27: No competition, no practices.
  • Dec. 28: No competition. Voluntary practice permitted.
  • Dec. 29: No competition. No practices, as it is a Sunday.
  • Dec. 30: No competition. Voluntary practice permitted.
  • Dec. 31: No competition. Voluntary practice permitted.
  • Jan. 1: No competition, no practices.
  • Jan. 2: Winter break ends, normal calendar resumes.