NEWTON, NJ—The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, NJSIAA, released an update earlier today, which stated that the spring sports season would be extended until June 30.
After having a remote meeting with the league and conference officers, and keeping in mind the potential return-to-school date, the NJSIAA announced the following modifications for the spring sports season:
- The spring sports season will be extended to June 30, but will not extend beyond that
- Prior to resumption of interscholastic competition, student-athletes in all sports, with the exception of golf, will be required to have six days of practice and one day of rest. After the first three days of practice, student-athletes may participate in scrimmages that will count towards the six days of practice.
- If athletics are permitted to resume prior to May 25, the NJSIAA will run modified sectional tournaments in late June. Additionally, schools may continue interscholastic competition up until June 30, outside of participation in sectional tournaments. The NJSIAA understands that some sports may be limited by venue availability and public health guidelines and orders.
- If athletics are permitted to resume after Memorial Day, May 25, the NJSIAA will not run any sectional tournaments. The Leagues and Conferences may locally host interscholastic competitions and schools may participate in interscholastic competition until June 30.
The NJSIAA reminds everyone of the mandatory, no in-person contact restrictions that are in place, and that these restrictions apply to all sports, regardless of season.
They will continue to consult with leaders of the league and conferences to access all options, with an eye on conducting a safe and productive spring sports season.
Further guidance and updates will be provided as information from the Governor’s Office and public health officials becomes available.
“We are dedicated to providing student-athletes with a spring season within the bounds of what is safe and practical for our member schools.”