MIDVALE, Utah (March 24, 2022) – The Utah High School Activities Association will be adding a new sanctioned sport to its offerings in the 2023-24 school year.


The UHSAA Board-of-Trustees voted Thursday to add the sport of Boys’ Volleyball to the Association’s list of sanctioned activities, with state tournament competition beginning in the Spring season of the 2023-24 academic year. The sport was added according to the Association’s ‘Emerging Sports Policy’.


The sport of Boys’ Volleyball is the fifth sport the Association has sanctioned since the 2016-17 academic year, the year that both Boys’-and-Girls’ Lacrosse were added. In subsequent years, the Association has also sanctioned Girls’ Wrestling and Competitive Cheerleading. 


The sports of Boys’-and-Girls’ Lacrosse began state competition in the 2019-20 academic year, while Girls’ Wrestling held its first state championship event in February 2021. Competitive Cheerleading will host its first sanctioned state championship event in the 2022-23 academic year. 


The UHSAA is the leadership organization for high school athletic and fine arts activities in Utah. Since 1927, the UHSAA has led the development of education-based interscholastic athletic and fine arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The belief is these activities are an essential part of the high school experience and go a long way to improving academic performance and producing better citizens... Read More