WESO 2020 Cancellation Notice

Following the recommendations of the Health Department and State Authorities ordering the closure of schools and organizations/businesses to cancel large events, the WESO board has made the decision to cancel WESO 2020. While we know this cancellation will be disappointing to our students, coaches, and volunteers whom have already begun preparing, we must put the health and safety of our community first.

WESO is not planning to make any changes for the 2021 season, so teams can retain and reuse their resources. Head Coaches, please take necessary steps to ensure all equipment and materials are safely stored prior to the end of the school year.

Upon request, WESO is prepared to provide a refund for registration fees. However, if your school is able to forgo a refund, these fees will be applied to our fixed costs and to offset expenses already incurred through distribution of equipment and supplies provided in January and workshops that have already been held.

Teams and Practices; Background Checks

  • Q: Does WESO have a stance on whether coaches can hold practices in their homes?
    • A: No
  • Q: Does WESO have insurance for coaches and team members?
    • A: No
  • Would a school district or WESO be liable for accidents at home practice?
    • WESO would not be liable. Contact your school district for their answer to that part of the question.

In general, WESO does not dictate where or how to run your practices. It does not require a certain method of student registration or team selection – each school determines its way of doing that.

WESO does require photo and liability waivers for all students participating in the WESO tournament. See the Forms and Documents page for a copy.

Finally, we strongly encourage all Ann Arbor public school coaches to fill out and turn in the background check form (found on the Forms and Documents page), and we encourage non-Ann Arbor public school parents to find out what their school’s policy is on background checks and follow it before conducting practices.