During an April 20th meeting, it was announced that the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) Board of Directors approved the creation of two new steering committees. These committees will explore and implement esports and girls’ softball into SDHSAA programs.
“E-sports is an emerging activity in our state,” said SDHSAA Executive Director Dan Swartos. “We see it as a cost-friendly way to include kids who may not be involved in other activities.”
According to the SDHSAA executive director, these committees are scheduled to meet this summer to create an outline for the implementation of these two new sports. If approved, these sports could be sanctioned and ready to be played by the beginning of the 2022 academic year.
(All information was provided by Brookings Register)