The NJ High School Fall sports schedule is being delayed by about a month due to health concerns from the continued effects of COVID-19. The NJSIAA released a statement today giving the complete details noting that student athletes health comes first with making global decisions on sports. The full release can be seen at this link: https://www.njsiaa.org/events-news-media/news/njsiaa-builds-return-play-plan-provides-updates-fall-sports-season
Kudos to NJSIAA for making the right decision. Despite the delay, it appears every effort will be made to have a season and we will wait for further guidance.
“High school sports are school-based, so we need to first ensure all is in order with the opening of our schools,” says Colleen Maguire, NJSIAA chief operating officer. “After that, we can begin playing sports. To be clear, our goal is to return to play – while making sure that health, safety, emotional well-being, and academics come first. We have a different model than some other types of programs that are far smaller in scale and operate independently. We have a duty to ensure that New Jersey’s schools and their more than 1.5 million students and teachers, including 283,000 high school student-athletes, can first return to school and their academics, and then participate in extracurricular activities like sports.”
Hang in there Girls!!! Everything for a reason…