The start of the California high school sports won’t start until December or January due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the California Interscholastic Federation announced Monday.
In releasing a new sports calendar, the state’s governing body for high school sports might be giving the state’s more than 800,000 athletes their best opportunity to have a sports season in the 2020-21 school year. With a summer surge in coronavirus, most California public and private schools plan to begin the academic year with online classes.
“This is the best possible plan we have with what’s going on to give students an opportunity to participate,” said Vicky Lagos, the Los Angeles City Section commissioner. “There are going to be issues in terms of facilities and multiple-sport athletes, but this is the best scenario for the most people. I have confidence the schools and coaches will work it out among themselves. My take from coaches is they want the opportunity to participate and be with the kids.”
“We are continuously monitoring the directives and guidelines released from the Governor’s Office, the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health, and local county health departments and agencies as these directives and guidelines are followed by our member schools/school districts with student health and safety at the forefront,” the CIF said in a statement. “As these guidelines change, CIF sections may allow for athletic activity to potentially resume under the summer period rules of the local section.”
The new schedule of dates for the CIF Los Angeles City Section was posted online Monday morning. The sports calendar for the 2020-2021 school year is expected to be approved by the CIF Los Angeles City Section’s executive committee on Wednesday.
Check Here CIF Sports Calendar for the 2020-2021