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NHSACA, NCA postpone 2020 convention and clinic

April 29, 2020 / Coaching
The National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA), in conjunction with the Nebraska Coaches Association (NCA), announced this week that its annual national convention and multi-sport clinic is postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 convention and clinic, set to be hosted in Lincoln, NE on July 19-23, was pushed back to July 26-29 in 2021, according to an issued press release.

nhsacaAll individuals and groups participating in the 2020 events will be contacted by the NHSACA and NCA regarding the postponement and the processes we will follow for each component of the convention and clinic week events, the press release read.

“Over the past three months the Executive Committee of the NHSACA, working with the Executive Board of the NCA, has worked diligently to prepare for the NHSACA/NCA convention and clinic and to face the real possibility that this convention may need to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” David Dougherty, executive director of the NHSACA, said in the release. “While protecting the health and safety of everyone involved in this convention & clinic is the overriding consideration, the desire to host the NHSACA’s  56thannual convention where we honor our nationally recognized coaches and hall of fame inductees along with the excitement and importance of the NCA’s clinic bringing in thousands of coaches for education and all-star participants for games resulted in numerous, difficult discussions.”

He went on to add this is the first time in the 56 years of the convention that the organizations would be unable to host the event.

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“As a result of these discussions, we have reached the heart-rending decision [to postpone the convention]. Because of the ramifications this presents to attendees, all-star participants, hotels, banquet facilities, and others we could not delay this decision any longer,” Dougherty said.