CHSAA Delays ‘Season B’ Sports As Coronavirus Cases Rise

The start of Season B sporting activities in Colorado has been postponed. The Colorado High School Activities Association( CHSAA )stated that a letter, sent out by the Colorado Department of Public Health as well as Environment, indicates that the season will certainly not be permitted to begin on Jan. 4, 2021.

Season B had actually been set up to begin on that date according to the CHSAA 2020-2021 sports calendar. CDPHE stated that no variations will certainly be offered to CHSAA sports right now.

In the letter, Jill Hunsaker Rye, Executive Director of the CDPHE created, “The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a perpetuity high in regards to condition transmission both in Colorado and around the country. The Colorado School of Public Health approximates that 1 in 40 Coloradans are currently contagious. Health center admissions are steadily raising, as well as the previous 6 weeks have actually created a considerable increase in the variety of fatalities statewide.

With the Thanksgiving holiday simply behind us and also the approaching December holiday celebrations, we are very worried that the price of transmission will certainly remain to enhance.

” Currently, we do not have enough information about what disease incidence and also a hospital stay capacity will look like in January, and also as a result are not able to make a resolution relating to interior senior high school sports in Season B. Season B secondary school sports would run based upon the restrictions in the degree of the Dial in the area in which the school lives. For regions in Level Red, this indicates no interior team sports are authorized.”

” In addition, our top goal for the new year is to support a return to in-person learning. Season B sporting activities are carried out primarily indoors throughout the cooler months, which minimizes the ability to guarantee social distancing. This subsequently may even more promote condition transmission at a time when we require to ensure that trainees and also teachers are safeguarded which in-person learning is the highest possible top priority.

“We welcome an ongoing conversation relating to the indoor requests at a future day as even more colleges safely open their interior centers for trainees.”

CHSAA is recommending a Feb. 1 start date for Season B. CHSAA, CDPHE as well as Gov. Jared Polis’ COVID Response Team strategy to reunite in mid-January to continue discussion of Season B as well as reassess COVID-19 information at the time. Differences will not be taken into consideration before that date.

 Additional Information From CHSAA:

Proposed CHSAA Calendar (based on variation authorization)

Season B:

  • 7 Weeks
  • Practice: January 25
  • Competitors: February 1-March 20

Sports:

  • Boys & & Girls Basketball
  • Boys & & Girls Skiing
  • Boys & & Girls Wrestling
  • Ladies Swim & & Dive Ice Hockey
  • Spirit (Championship Weekend March 25-27)

Season C:

  • 7 Weeks
  • Practice: March 15
  • Competitors: March 22-May 8

Sports:

  • Boys Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Acrobatics
  • Unified Bowling
  • * Football (see days listed below)

Season D:

  • 7 Weeks
  • Technique: May 3
  • Competitors: May 10-June 26

Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Boys & & Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys & & Girls Track & Field Boys Swim & & Dive Kids Volleyball
  • Girls Soccer
  • * Girls Golf (see days below)
  • * Girls Tennis (see dates below)

More details:

  • Football: 9 Weeks (like Season A Football).
    • Practice: March 4
    • Competition: March 15-May 15
  • Ladies Golf: 10 Weeks (same as young boys golf).
    • Method: April 19
    • Competition: April 19-June 22
  • Girls Tennis: 7 weeks (like Season D sports and Boys Tennis).
    • Technique: April 26
    • Competitors: April 26-June 12

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