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Minnesota Adds Boys Volleyball as Sanctioned High School Sport for 2024-25

Rules • May 18, 2023

BROOKLYN CENTER, MINNESOTA (May 18, 2023) – The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Representative Assembly met in early May and approved a proposed amendment to include Boys Volleyball as a sanctioned interscholastic sport beginning with the 2024-25 school year. The amendment passed by exceeding the two-thirds majority requirement, receiving 39 votes in favor of sanctioning. In 2022, a proposed bylaw amendment to sanction Boys Volleyball as an interscholastic sport fell one vote short of approval during the Representative Assembly process.

Since that decision in 2022, the Boys Volleyball proposed bylaw amendment followed a path back to the Representative Assembly through a Board of Directors-approved Adoption of Programs Task Force, a group tasked to review and outline processes and pathways for emerging activities and sports. In December of 2022, the Board of Directors approved Boys Volleyball for emerging status in the 2023-2024 school year. The Board of Directors, then, with unanimous support, sent the Boys Volleyball proposed bylaw amendment to the Representative Assembly for consideration.  

With the approval of the Boys Volleyball bylaw amendment, Minnesota becomes the 25th state association to sanction the sport. Nearly 2,000 participants are currently playing through the Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball Association.  

This summer, the MSHSL, through a task force of member school representatives, will begin the process to determine when the Boys Volleyball season of competition will take place.  

“This is another milestone day in the League’s rich history of supporting member schools and their students,” said Board of Directors President Troy Stein, activities director at Edina High School. “The Representative Assembly was very reflective and thorough in their consideration of the proposed bylaw amendments that were before them today.”  


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