ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) released its "Return to Play" guidelines on Fri., July 10, which essentially pushed back the start of the 2020 fall season one month, while eliminating half of the rounds of the state playoffs. If there is a change in the Governor’s Road Back, Restart and Recovery Plan for Education regarding in-person schooling in the fall, the NJSIAA will be equipped with contingency plans.
After NJSIAA imposed a "summer recess period" from Aug. 29 to Sept. 13, where teams will only be able to meet virtually, all sports would be allowed to start practices on Sept. 14, with games slated to start two weeks later. The first sport that is allowed to resume is girls tennis, which can begin matches on September 28. All sports, except football, would be allowed to begin on October 1. Football will kick off its season on Fri., Oct. 2.
Girls tennis will end their season on October 23, with football playing its final games of the regular season on Nov. 7. All other sports can end Nov. 12.
Post season dates have been set for Oct. 26 to Oct. 31 for girls tennis, Nov. 13 through Nov. 22 for all other sports including football. Football will be allowed to have its traditional Thanksgiving Day games.
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