The North Coast Section has followed suit with other sections in the CIF and has released their calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.
In examining the most effective way to deliver Fall, Winter and
Spring sports for the 2020-2021 school year, the decision was made to condense three seasons of sport
into two seasons of sport, primarily to help with the spacing between particular sports and the overlap of
certain sports between seasons.
It is important to point out that no reduction in the number of contests has taken place, meaning that a sport that generally allows 24 contests and 2 scrimmages during a normal season is still allowed the same number of contests. Schools can still play a full schedule as normal, although it is unlikely.
“All of us know the importance of education-based athletics to our student-athletes, schools, and communities. This calendar
considers the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of those students that we are so fortunate to serve in our section and throughout the state. This upcoming school year will require creativity, flexibility, and working together to best serve those student-athletes. Finally, I want you to know that from start, the focus has been on those young men and women, and I commend everyone involved for never wavering from that. This calendar and the revisions that go with it are about our students!” said NCS Commissioner Pat Cruickshank.
Athletes will be permitted the opportunity to play multiple sports in one season. For example, if someone plays basketball, they can also play Baseball/Softball in the same season. Also, the CIF will allow athletes to play in outside organizations during their high school seasons for the 2020-2021 school year only.
Here’s the Football calendar:
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE: DEC. 14, 2020
FIRST DATE SCHOOLS CAN PLAY A GAME: JAN. 6, 2021 (Week 0)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF: MAR. 20, 2021 (74 days)
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS: MAR. 26/27, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS: APR. 2/3, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS APR: 9/10, 2021
CIF NOR-CAL REGIONALCHAMPIONSHIPS/BOWL GAMES: APR. 16/17, 2021
Read the full release below.
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