KEY DATES CALENDAR

IHSAA publishes dates for the activity year ahead to include: first practice, first competition date, quantity of playing dates, quantity of scrimmages, postseason lead-up dates, and finally state tournaments or championships.

Schedules are subject to change, with updates announced through the digital Calendar page and/or News for each activity. 

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2023-24 ACTIVITY YEAR

FALL 2023

GOLF – FALL

 

  Class 4A
First Practice August 7
First Competition August 10
Competition Dates 12
Scrimmages One
Postseason Lead-up October 2 or 3
State Championship October 6-7

CROSS COUNTRY

 

  Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice August 7 August 7 August 7 August 7
First Competition August 21 August 21 August 21 August 21
Competition Dates 10 10 10 10
Scrimmages None None None None
Postseason Lead-up October 18 October 18 October 19 October 19
State Championship October 27 October 28 October 28 October 27

FOOTBALL

 

  Class 5A Class 4A Class 3A
First Practice August 7 August 7 August 7
First Competition August 24 August 24 August 24
Competition Dates 9 9 9
Scrimmages 1 after 10 days of practice 1 after 10 days of practice 1 after 10 days of practice
Postseason Lead-up Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 9 Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 11
State Championship November 17 November 16 November 17

 

  Class 2A Class 1A Class A Eight-Player
First Practice August 7 August 7 August 7 August 7
First Competition August 24 August 24 August 24 August 24
Competition Dates 8 8 8 8
Scrimmages 1 after 10 days of practice 1 after 10 days of practice 1 after 10 days of practice 1 after 10 days of practice
Postseason Lead-up Oct. 20, 27 Nov. 3, 11 Oct. 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10 Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 9 Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 2, 8
State Championship November 17 November 16 November 16 November 16

WINTER 2023-24

SWIMMING

 

  Single Class
First Practice November 6
First Competition November 20
Competition Dates 12
Scrimmages 1–Anytime During Season
Postseason Lead-up February 3
State Championship February 9-10

WRESTLING

 

  Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice November 13 November 13 November 13
First Competition November 27 November 27 November 27
Competition Dates 15 15 15
Scrimmages 3 Prior to State Duals 3 Prior to State Duals 3 Prior to State Duals
Postseason Lead-up Jan. 30 (Duals), Feb. 10 (Districts) Jan. 30 (Duals), Feb. 10 (Districts) Jan. 30 (Duals), Feb. 10 (Districts)
State Championships Feb. 3 (Duals), Feb. 14-17 (Traditional) Feb. 3 (Duals), Feb. 14-17 (Traditional) Feb. 3 (Duals), Feb. 14-17 (Traditional)

BOWLING

 

  Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice November 6 November 6 November 6
First Competition November 20 November 20 November 20
Competition Dates 12 12 12
Scrimmages None None None
Postseason Lead-up February 13th February 13th February 13th
State Championship Feb. 19 (Team), Feb. 20 (Individual)  Feb. 19 (Individual), Feb. 21 (Team) Feb. 20 (Team), Feb. 21 (Individual) 

BASKETBALL

 

  Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice November 13 November 13 November 13 November 13
First Competition November 27 November 27 November 27 November 27
Competition Dates 21 21 21 21
Scrimmages 3–Anytime During Season 3–Anytime During Season 3–Anytime During Season 3–Anytime During Season
Postseason Lead-up Feb. 19, 23, 27 Feb. 19, 22, 26 Feb. 12, 15, 20, 24 Feb. 9, 12, 15, 20, 24
State Tournament March 4-8 March 4-8 March 4-8 March 4-8

SPRING 2024

TRACK & FIELD

 

  Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice February 19 February 19 February 19 February 19
First Competition March 4 March 4 March 4 March 4
Competition Dates 16 Meets 16 Meets 16 Meets 16 Meets
Scrimmages 1 – After 1st Practice 1 – After 1st Practice 1 – After 1st Practice 1 – After 1st Practice
Postseason Lead-up May 9 May 9 May 9 May 9
State Championship May 16-18 May 16-18 May 16-18 May 16-18

GOLF – SPRING

 

  Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice March 11 March 11 March 11
First Competition March 20 March 20 March 20
Competition Dates 12 12 12
Scrimmages One One One
Postseason Lead-up Sect. May 7 or 8; Dist. May 13 or 14 Sect. May 7 or 8; Dist. May 13 or 14 Sect. May 7 or 8; Dist. May 13 or 14
State Championship May 20-21 May 20-21 May 20-21
State Coed June 3 June 3 June 3

TENNIS

 

  Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice March 11 March 11
First Competition March 25 March 25
Competition Dates 12 12
Scrimmages 2- one before 1st competition 2- one before 1st competition
Postseason Lead-up May 8, 11, 15 May 8, 11, 15
State Championships May 21-22, 30-31 May 21-22, 30-31
State Coed June 4 June 4

SOCCER

 

  Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice March 11 March 11 March 11 March 11
First Competition March 25 March 25 March 25 March 25
Competition Dates 15 dates; 2 may be multi-team 15 dates; 2 maybe multi-team  15 dates; 2 maybe multi-team  15 dates; 2 maybe multi-team 
Scrimmages 2 2 2 2
Postseason Lead-up May 14, 20, 22 May 14, 20, 22 May 13, 20, 22 May 13, 20, 22
State Tournament May 29, 31, June 1 May 29, 31, June 1 May 29, 31, Jun 1 May 29, 31, June 1

SUMMER 2024

BASEBALL

 

  Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice April 29 April 29 April 29 April 29
First Competition May 13 May 13 May 13 May 13
Competition Dates 40 40 40 40
Scrimmages 3-After 1st Practice 3-After 1st Practice 3-After 1st Practice 3-After 1st Practice
Postseason Lead-up July 12, 15, 17 July 12, 15, 17 July 6, 9, 13, 16 July 6, 9, 13, 16
State Tournament July 22-26 July 22-26 July 22-26 July 22-26
Herff Jones. Champion has a ring to it.

 

2024-25 ACTIVITY YEAR

FALL 2024

GOLF – FALL

 

  Class 4A
First Practice August 12
First Competition August 15
Competition Dates 12
Scrimmages One
Postseason Lead-up October 7 or 8
State Championship October 14-15

CROSS COUNTRY

 

  Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice August 12 August 12 August 12 August 12
First Competition August 26 August 26 August 26 August 26
Competition Dates 10 10 10 10
Scrimmages None None None None
Postseason Lead-up October 23 October 23 October 24 October 24
State Championship November 1 November 1 November 2 November 2

FOOTBALL

 

  Class 5A Class 4A Class 3A
First Practice August 12 August 12 August 12
First Competition August 29-30 August 29-30 August 29-30
Competition Dates 9 9 9
Scrimmages 1 after 10 days of practice 1 after 10 days of practice 1 after 10 days of practice
Postseason Lead-up Nov. 1, 8, 15 Nov. 1, 8, 14 Nov. 1, 8, 16
State Championship November 22 November 21 November 22

 

  Class 2A Class 1A Class A Eight-Player
First Practice August 12 August 12 August 12 August 12
First Competition August 29-30 August 29-30 August 29-30 August 29-30
Competition Dates 8 8 8 8
Scrimmages 1 after 10 days of practice 1 after 10 days of practice 1 after 10 days of practice 1 after 10 days of practice
Postseason Lead-up Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 16 Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15 Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 14 Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 13
State Championship November 22 November 21 November 21 November 21

WINTER 2024-25

SWIMMING

 

  Single Class
First Practice November 11
First Competition November 25
Competition Dates 12
Scrimmages 1 – Anytime During Season
Postseason Lead-up February 8
State Championship February 14-15

WRESTLING

 

  Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice November 18 November 18 November 18
First Competition December 2 December 2 December 2
Competition Dates 15 15 15
Scrimmages 3 Prior to State Duals 3 Prior to State Duals 3 Prior to State Duals
Postseason Lead-up Feb. 4 (Duals), Feb. 15 (Districts) Feb. 4 (Duals), Feb. 15 (Districts) Feb. 4 (Duals), Feb. 15 (Districts)
State Championships Feb. 8 (Duals), Feb. 19-22 (Traditional) Feb. 8 (Duals), Feb. 19-22 (Traditional) Feb. 8 (Duals), Feb. 19-22 (Traditional)

BOWLING

 

  Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice November 11 November 11 November 11
First Competition November 25 November 25 November 25
Competition Dates 12 12 12
Scrimmages None None None
Postseason Lead-up February 18 February 18 February 18
State Championship Feb. 25 (Team), Feb. 26 (Individual) Feb. 24 (Individual), Feb. 25 (Team) Feb. 26 (Team), Feb. 24 (Individual)

BASKETBALL

 

  Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice November 18 November 18 November 18 November 18
First Competition December 2 December 2 December 2 December 2
Competition Dates 21 21 21 21
Scrimmages 3 – Anytime During Season 3 – Anytime During Season 3 – Anytime During Season 3 – Anytime During Season
Postseason Lead-up Feb. 24, 28, March 4 Feb. 24, 27, March 3 Feb. 17, 20, 25, March 1 Feb. 14, 17, 20, 25, March 1
State Tournament March 10-14 March 10-14 March 10-14 March 10-14

SPRING 2025

TRACK & FIELD

 

  Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice February 24 February 24 February 24 February 24
First Competition March 10 March 10 March 10 March 10
Competition Dates 16 Meets 16 Meets 16 Meets 16 Meets
Scrimmages 1 – After 1st Practice 1 – After 1st Practice 1 – After 1st Practice 1 – After 1st Practice
Postseason Lead-up May 15 May 15 May 15 May 15
State Championship May 22-24 May 22-24 May 22-24 May 22-24

GOLF – SPRING

 

  Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice March 17 March 17 March 17
First Competition March 31 March 31 March 31
Competition Dates 12 12 12
Scrimmages One One One
Postseason Lead-up Sect. May 14; Dist. May 19 Sect. May 14; Dist. May 19 Sect. May 14; Dist. May 19
State Championship May 27-28 May 27-28 May 27-28
State Coed June 10 June 10 June 10

TENNIS

 

  Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice March 17 March 17
First Competition March 31 March 31
Competition Dates 12 12
Scrimmages 2 – 1 before 1st competition 2 – 1 before 1st competition
Postseason Lead-up S&D: May 14; Team: May 17, 21 S&D: May 14; Team: May 17, 21
State Championships S&D: May 28-29; Team: June 3-4 S&D: May 28-29; Team: June 3-4
State Coed June 10 June 10

SOCCER

 

  Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A
First Practice March 17 March 17 March 17 March 17
First Competition March 31 March 31 March 31 March 31
Competition Dates 15 dates; 2 may be multi-team 15 dates; 2 maybe multi-team 15 dates; 2 maybe multi-team 15 dates; 2 maybe multi-team
Scrimmages 2 2 2 2
Postseason Lead-up May 20, 27, 29 May 20, 27, 29 May 19, 27, 29 May 19, 27, 29
State Tournament June 2, 4, 6 June 2, 4, 6 June 2, 4, 6 June 2, 4, 6