First Practice Dates For 2017-18 School Year The NAAD announces the official First Practice Dates for the 2017-2018 high school sports seasons. a. Fall Sports – August 14, 2017 except Football (August 7, 2017) b. Winter Sports – November 17, 2017 c. Spring Sports – March 5, 2018 Locations and practice times will be released at a later date. Middle school and Freshman sports seasons will be determined and released at a later date as well.