2020-21 NJCAA Updated Plan of Action - Updated 08/17/2020:
Charlotte, NC - The NJCAA Board of Regents met Tuesday to discuss the most updated plan of action for the 2020-21 academic year as it relates to COVID-19. Following the Board of Regents' vote, there have been changes made to multiple dates and locations in the 2020-21 NJCAA Updated Plan of Action, originally released on July 13, 2020.
The most recent plan of action shifts the NJCAA Division III women's tennis sports season to the spring with its championship taking place alongside the NJCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship on May 14-16, 2021 at Peachtree City Tennis Center in Peachtree City, GA.
The NJCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III Men's & Women's Cross Country Championships will be held on November 14, 2020, at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, IA.
Along with the adjustments to competition and championship dates, the NJCAA has provided information as it relates to scrimmage and practice dates and allowances in the fall which can be found in the NJCAA 2020-21 Sports Procedures chart.
The original article released 07/13/20
Charlotte, NC – Following the recommendations from the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents, the NJCAA has announced its adjusted plan of action for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year. Following the Board of Regents' vote on Monday, a majority of competition will be moved to the spring semester.
"Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes," stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. "Through a unified effort from our Presidential Advisory Council, the Board of Regents, and leadership staff, our most recent plan of action provides a path that keeps our student-athletes competing at the highest level with proper safety measures in place. As we move forward as an association, we will continue to provide opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches, and all those involved with the NJCAA to be safe and successful."
The most recent 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 in the fall as well as Division III women's tennis.
All winter sports competitions 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. Men's and women's bowling and men's and women's indoor track and field will be held at the beginning of March.
Spring sports competition remains intact with minor adjustments to dates. These sports include baseball, softball, beach volleyball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, track and field, and men's and women's tennis.
Along with the adjustments to competition season and championship dates, the NJCAA has provided information as it relates to scrimmage and practice dates and allowances in the fall.
Championship dates are subject to change based on championship facility availability.
For all NJCAA COVID-19 updates, visit: NJCAA COVID-19 Homepage