An Update from NJSIAA on the High School Spring Sports Season
As the Coronavirus pandemic still has local schools closed, sports are also shut down with plenty of uncertainty for seniors looking to play their final high school season.
The state of Pennsylvania has already shut down the spring sports season...
But the state of New Jersey isn't quite ready to go down that road....yet
Here is the latest from the NJSIAA:
The return-to-school date and related public health guidelines will continue to determine the viability of a spring sports season. As noted, NJSIAA is committed to doing whatever is possible to provide New Jersey’s student-athletes with some type of spring season.
Along with our leagues and conferences, NJSIAA has determined and communicated with member schools that if competitive events are possible, they will conclude no later than June 30. Various models have been established based on potential return dates that range from mid-May to the end of that month, and leagues and conferences will be given substantial scheduling flexibility.
Depending on the eventual date of return, a modified tournament may be offered, subject to availability of venues and ability to comply with any health-related restrictions that may still be in effect. At this stage, based on the return date, post-season play could range from a sectional tournament to only regular season play without a post-season.
All sports, except golf, would be subject to a six-day, mandatory practice period.
NJSIAA will continue holding teleconferences and virtual meetings with leaders of our various leagues and conferences to monitor the situation and assess options.
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