CIF Northern Part finalizes sports activities, league schedules
The CIF Northern Part sports activities schedule and faculty leagues for the 2020-2021 season has been finalized, Commissioner Elizabeth Kyle stated on Tuesday.
The 2020-2021 season has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Jap Athletic League consisting of Shasta, Enterprise, Foothill, Crimson Bluff, Chico and Nice Valley will proceed conventional matchups of going through each other in soccer, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball.
U-Prep will likely be within the Northern Athletic League for soccer with Central Valley, Anderson, Yreka, Lassen and Orland. West Valley, in soccer solely, will transfer to the Butte View League to compete towards Sutter, Gridley, Las Plumas, Oroville, Corning and Wheatland.
The remainder of West Valley’s sports activities packages will stay within the Northern Athletic League.
Chico and Nice Valley will be the one colleges within the Northern Part allowed to compete for state championships in soccer and soccer.
Native colleges like Shasta, Enterprise, Foothill, West Valley, Anderson, U-Prep, Central Valley and Crimson Bluff will transfer right into a three-season system. The system Jap Athletic League and Northern Athletic League sports activities directors got here up with, will enable for college students who play a number of sports activities to transition from season to season.
“The best choice was to go along with the three seasons so (the scholars) would not need to make decisions between totally different sports activities,” EAL Commissioner Scott Fairley stated. “They might nonetheless be just about completed with one sport earlier than the subsequent one begins.”
Soccer follow will formally begin on Dec. 14 with the primary recreation on Jan. 7. The CIF Northern Part ultimate will happen both March 5 or March 10. Basketball will tip off on Feb. 22 and wrestling can begin tournaments on March 29.
The diminished overlap will imply much less stress on athletes who would possibly take into consideration taking part in two sports activities without delay, in accordance with Fairley.
“You are solely allowed to do 18 hours of sports activities (every week),” Fairley stated. “So to attempt to do two sports activities makes it very tough to get the competitors and follow on the similar time.”
EAL and NAL packages will be allowed to compete for state championships in volleyball, baseball, softball, wrestling, monitor and discipline, cross nation, swim and dive, golf, aggressive cheerleading and tennis.
No CIF Northern Part groups will likely be eligible to compete in a state championship for basketball in the course of the 2020-2021 season.
Redding Christian can have a spring sports activities season. The Lions’ 8-man soccer league will start on March 5. Volleyball will begin on March 1. Baseball and softball will begin Could 7.
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