New York Public High Schools Postpone Football, Volleyball And Cheer Until March

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that football, volleyball and cheer seasons have been postponed.


The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that football, volleyball and competitive cheer seasons have been postponed until March due to concerns about the coronavirus.

“We’ve spent two days speaking with nearly 500 athletic directors across the state and it’s clear that administering high-risk fall sports during the COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant challenge for our member schools,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA executive director. “These are unprecedented times and, unfortunately, difficult decisions will have to be made to address this ongoing crisis.”

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The start date for the spring sports season has also been moved from March 15 to April 19.

Low and moderate risk fall sports practices are still scheduled to begin Sept. 21. Those sports include girls tennis, cross country, girls swimming and diving, boys and girls soccer and field hockey.

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