Late yesterday, the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Board of Regents approved a “plan of action” for fall and winter sports. While the plan is quite detailed, we would like to share the following highlights:
- The plan of action shifts all close-contact fall sports to the spring semester. These sports include football, men’s and women’s soccer, and court volleyball. The NJCAA cross country championships for all three divisions and half marathon championships will remain as their originally scheduled dates, as well as Division III women’s tennis.
- All winter sports competition will begin in January with a majority of championship seasons moved from March to April. These sports include men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, and swimming and diving.
- Spring sports competition remains intact with minor adjustments to dates. These sports include baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, track and field, and men’s and women’s tennis.
- The NJCAA plan does allow for fall and winter sports teams to conduct team practices and a limited number of scrimmages.
President Cathleen McColgin and Dean of Students/Director of Athletics Don Dutcher are planning to meet with coaches this week to discuss the NJCAA plan, as well as our institutional plans related to athletics. Coaches will be reaching out to their respective student-athletes with more detailed information as it is available.