NYSPHSAA Announces Updated Dates for High School Sports To Begin
Today, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced that the high risk winter sports season will begin on January 4th, and low to moderate risk sports will begin on November 30th as previously announced.
The low to moderate risk sports that will begin at the end of this month include bowling, gymnastics, indoor track and field, skiing, and swimming and diving.
The report stated that State Officials will re-evaluate the high-risk sports by December 31st to make sure they are safe to resume. The higher risk sports that are scheduled to start on January 4th include basketball, competitive cheerleading, ice hockey, wrestling, and volleyball. The fall sports that would have been taking place now like football, volleyball, and competitive cheer, are schedule to start April 1st with spring sports scheduled to begin on Monday April 19th.
There will be safety procedures put in place including checking the temperature of everyone involved, and people not playing the game will have to wear masks.
As someone who has fond memories of playing sports in high school, I really felt bad for the class of 2020, especially the athletes that didn't get to play sports their senior year. I hope for the athletes and their parents, that all the sports will return and everyone can safely enjoy them.