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CHSAA Rolls Out 4-Season Plan

August 6, 2020 / Athletic AdministrationFootball
The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) announced an alteration to its approach of the varsity sports season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green rolled out a four-season calendar for the 2020-21 school year during a press conference earlier this week, shared via CHSAANow.com. The move will mean shorten seasons and see sports like football and boys soccer take place in the spring.

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The decision was made after lengthy collaborations with Gov. Jared Polis, the CHSAA Resocialization Task Force, the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, the state’s COVID-19 Response team, the Colorado Department of Public Health, and the CHSAA Board of Directors.

“The health and safety of our student participants, coaches, officials, and essential personnel, including volunteers is a primary concern for the return of interscholastic athletics and activities,” Blanford-Green said in the press conference. “We are very grateful for the state, health, and educational leaders for their shared commitment of a return to these highly beneficial education programs when it is deemed safe for all school communities.”

The new high school sports calendar splits the sports year into four seasons that end in late June. Season A, consisting of boys golf, softball, boys tennis, and cross country, will begin on August 3, August 10, and August 12, respectively, and conclude by October 17. Season B, consisting of basketball, hockey, skiing, spirit, girls swimming, and wrestling, will run from January 4 through March 6, following a temporary moratorium on athletic activity to examine data from the fall season.

Season C, consisting of field hockey, football, gymnastics, boys soccer, unified bowling, and girls volleyball, begins on March 1 and ends on May 1. The modified calendar concludes with Season D, consisting of baseball, girls golf, lacrosse, girls soccer, girls tennis, swimming, boys volleyball, and track and field. Practice will start on April 26 and the championship games will be held on June 26.

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Each season will be roughly seven weeks long as the regular season, postseason, and the number of teams to qualify for the playoffs will all be reduced.

To read the full story from CHSAANow.com and find out the full details of Colorado’s four-season schedule, click here