The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, the governing body for high school sports in the state, met with its Executive Committee for the first time in 2021 on Wednesday. — NJSIAA (@NJSIAA) August 20, 2020 1/ NJSIAA updates plan for returning to play August 20, 2020 – It’s game on! Practically speaking, this means that spectators are prohibited. Ice hockey, the only sport that will begin before 2021, will open practices on Dec. 14 and games on Jan. 4. Open questions about how to move forward with high school sports — especially now, amid a second wave of COVID-19 in New Jersey and more restrictive crackdowns — had focused on third-party facility use (ice hockey, bowling, swimming) and how schools, especially smaller ones, could handle multiple indoor sports being moved to any season, Maguire said. ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (Nov. 19, 2020) – The NJSIAA’s Sports Advisory Task Force – the statewide group of athletic administrators tasked with developing return-to-play protocols for New Jersey high school sports – today issued its final plan for the winter sports season. After COVID-19 wiped out last spring’s high school sports season, the NJSIAA announced a plan Friday that could see spring sports return to a near-normal schedule in 2021. Phil Murphy, are not subject to change. “New Jersey should be proud of its student athletes, coaches, administrators, and all those who make high school sports possible,” Maguire added. Events are currently limited to two teams in wrestling, swimming, indoor track and gymnastics, but that measure is subject to change, the memo said. Here's the only way to save HS wrestling in 2021 — move it to the spring, NJ.com has a plan to save the N.J. high school wrestling season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dec 11, 2020. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, the governing body for high school sports in the state, pivoted from its initial plans for the winter sports season, identified this year as “Season 2,” as it was described in the NJSIAA’s plan that was released in the summer, on Thursday, when it announced the wholesale changes to its winter plans in a memo to member schools. That pause sunset as of January 2, 2021, so that practices and competitions of organized, competitive, NJSIAA WINTER 2020 2021 UPDATE Return to Play Season 2 & Season 3. The total maximum events for all sports will be 15 events during the regular season. Follow him on Twitter @BrianDeakyne. Colleen Maguire, the Chief Operating Officer of the NJSIAA, announced at the association’s Executive Committee meeting in November that a decision on the winter sports season would be made by Nov. 20. Winter Sports will start practice on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Winter high school sports, which were expected to begin in two weeks in New Jersey, won’t have any games until 2021, presumably a response to growing concerns about the surge in COVID-19 cases. Submitted by on Wed, 01/27/2021 - 9:25 AM Salem Tech is looking to add games/matches for Boys & Girls Basketball as well as Bowling. 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Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. At last, the 2021 Garden State high school fencing season is upon us. ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (Nov. 19, 2020) – The NJSIAA’s Sports Advisory Task Force – the statewide group of athletic administrators tasked with developing return-to-play protocols for New Jersey high school sports – today issued its final plan for the winter sports season. All Rights Reserved. Basketball, fencing and bowling will now start with practices on Jan. 11, games on Jan. 26 and the postseason will end on March 6. The NJSIAA said it is moving forward with its Season 2 for high school sports after Gov. Teams will be limited during Season 2, Season 2A and Season 3 to three games/competitions per week. The following is the 2020-2021 winter sports calendar (Download Here). There was no mention in the memo about the individual wrestling postseason. Spring sports schedules will be released before December 11th according to this release; the season will likely extend through June. Last week, NJ Advance Media. Championship competition for girls is sponsored in basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, volleyball, and wrestling. Unlike fall sports, which mostly began and are ending at the same time, the NJSIAA has split winter sports into three groups, labeled Season 2, Season 2a and Season 3. NJSIAA will host post-season competition from Friday, February 5, 2021 … As was the case in the fall, the potential for play is ultimately based on everyone working together to keep our communities safe and healthy.”. The hockey schedule remains unchanged due to contractual obligations with rinks and the potential for significant financial repercussions associated with rescheduling ice time.”. In what’s becoming a hallmark of her tenure, Maguire also released a video Thursday, addressed specifically to student-athletes, explaining that over 80,000 of them competed in the fall season. Of note, the spring season is likely to extend through June. The new layout has pushed back the start of the winter track and field season to February 16th and there will be no NJSIAA Championship events this coming season for track and field. Voorhees' Lewis Fernandes reacts after pinning West Essex's Bardhyl Gashi in the 2019 285-pound final of the NJSIAA championships at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.Andrew Mills | For NJ Advance Media. The biggest changes: Wrestling season will shift to Season 3 for a start in March and no Season 2 sports will have NJSIAA-sponsored postseason tournaments. “We remain keenly focused on providing New Jersey’s student athletes with the opportunity to participate in sports, and given current health data and modeling, we believe pushing the schedules back ensures the best opportunity for our kids,” said Colleen Maguire, the NJSIAA’s COO. Here’s the full memo released by the NJSIAA (use this link if accessing through Twitter or Facebook). She urged them to focus on what they were able to do, rather than on what they weren’t, and she urged them all - particularly seniors - to thank the many people she says were responsible for making the fall season happen. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. The NJSIAA announced that winter sports … The NJSIAA, which governs most New Jersey high school sports, had planned to allow winter sports teams to begin practice Dec. 3. “During our fall season, NJSIAA member schools successfully engaged approximately 80,000 student-athletes across 5 sports. In response to the recent COVID-19 surge in the state, the NJSIAA, New Jersey’s … “NJSIAA will continue to consult with DOH to determine if multi-team or multi-game events will be permissible; however, we expect decisions on expanding the scope of participants and/or teams will not be made until closer to the start of the season,” the memo said. ... 2020 and end on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The NJSIAA issued a statement following Governor Phil Murphy's pause on winter sports which covers youth through adult programs. NJSIAA will host post-season competition from Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 through Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. There will no NJSIAA-sponsored postseason for any sports in Season 2 or 2A, including basketball and ice hockey. Brian Deakyne may be reached at bdeakyne@njadvancemedia.com. ... 2021 at 7pm ahead of the winter storm. © 2021 Advance Local Media LLC. Under Executive Order 196, indoor practices and competitions are limited to 10 persons, however, if the number of individuals who are necessary for the practice or competition, such as players, coaches, and referees, is greater than 10 persons, the practice or competition may proceed. Wrestling will take place in Season 3 — a period that was previously carved out for girls volleyball and gymnastics, fall indoor sports that couldn’t be played in October and November. Thank you for relying on us to provide the journalism you can trust. A memo, shared with all NJSIAA member schools, provides greater detail on the current plan. 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The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association on Thursday announced significant delays in the start of winter sports because of COVID-19 concerns. Here’s what Season 2, and winter sports, look like now: These changes, which the NJSIAA made in consultation with local health officials and Gov. NJSIAA – How we return to HS Sports . The postseason for the hockey season will end Feb. 16. “The staggered winter schedule is based on feedback from health officials, anticipated capacity limitations as well as the availability of facilities which are used by many of our winter sports. A decision on spring dates will be announced by Dec. 11, the memo said, and it is expected that season will extend through the month of June. Winter high school sports in New Jersey will not begin until the new year. After losing an entire season in 2020, athletes in spring sports will be back in action in 2021. While post-season play is under consideration, and will be determined at a later date, for wrestling, gymnastics and girls volleyball (the sports that start practicing in March), there will be no NJSIAA-sponsored post-season for any other winter sports. Today, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (NJSIAA) Sports Advisory Task Force released its Return-to-Sports Plan, which provides detailed schedules for fall and winter sports. 02/01/2021 : One Scrimmage Permitted on or after: 02/08/2021 : Opening Day: 02/16/2021 : Online Entries Close (Relay Championship) by: n/a : Online Entries Close (Sectionals) by: n/a : End of Season: 03/27/2021 : Post-Season Meeting: 03/31/2021 Subscribe to NJ.com », Brian Deakyne | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. The Sports Advisory Task Force remains committed to providing as complete of a spring season as possible and will release final spring sports season plans on or before Friday, December 11, 2020. Part Two consists of all medical forms … A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 33 sports. Please consider supporting NJ.com with a subscription. Under the NJSIAA’s new guidance, high school basketball teams will not be allowed to start practice until Jan. 11, with game competition to begin Jan. 26. Postseason play in those sports may be hosted locally by leagues and conferences. Part One is this online registration to be completed by Parent/Guardian. That season will begin March 1 for practices, March 16 for games and end April 24, altered dates from original plans. NEWTON, NJ—The Newton School district has reversed course and decided to move ahead following the NJSIAA winter sports timeline. According to the winter high school sports plan that is scheduled to begin in the new year, swimmers and winter track and field athletes will be allowed to … ** Please note date changes set forth by the NJSIAA and updated  registraion deadlines * * Winter 2020-2021 Team Sports Registration is a Two-Part Process. ... to January 2021 or later. She also detailed much of what was in the release in a discussion about Season 2 and stressed the importance of anti-COVID-19 measures, such as wearing a mask, over the Thanksgiving break. The NJSIAA unveiled a 2021 spring sports calendar on Friday that will provide a full regular season and traditional postseason tournament opportunities for … Competition for all winter sports will begin after the New Year. GMC officials have created a structure for NJSIAA Season 2 competition in the winter sports of ice hockey, basketball and bowling amid the pandemic SUBSCRIBE NOW $3 for 3 months. Game Limitations Competition in all sports will be limited to two events per week; however, two three-game weeks will be permitted. If this exception applies, the number of individuals still may not exceed 25 percent of the capacity of the room in which it takes place, or 150 persons, whichever is less. Our journalism needs your support now. Order No. All rights reserved (About Us). Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce Partners with Bergen County and NJ State Agencies to Bring Hispanic Business Community Resources for Recovery AHORA! The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association's Sports Advisory Task Force announced its schedule for the 2021 spring sports season on Friday morning and it includes a full calendar of games along with an NJSIAA-sponsored postseason. Murphy: Indoor Winter Sports Can Resume Saturday Amid Pandemic - Toms River, NJ - Occupancy restrictions and a ban on out-of-state competition remain in place for both youth and high school sports. Established in 1918, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization comprised of 436 accredited public and non-public high schools. Social Media links. Boys’ championships are determined in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, volleyball, and wrestling. Ice hockey, the only sport that will begin before 2021, will open practices on Dec. 14 and games on Jan. 4. "Multi-sport athletes should be celebrated, and not made to choose between two sports that they love," said Colleen Maguire, COO of the NJSIAA. ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association pushed back the timeline for spring athletes to hit the field in 2021 on Friday. The 2021 start dates for other sports … Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. The winter high school sports season in New Jersey will operate as planned amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. njsiaa 2020-2021 athletic season outline Winter competition pushed into the New Year - The NJSIAA’s Sports Advisory Task Force – the statewide group of athletic administrators tasked with developing return-to-play protocols for New Jersey high school sports – today issued its final plan for the winter sports season. It took some unfortunate cancellations and the start date being pushed back over a month from what it … Guidance for Sports Activities January 12, 2021 Youth and Adult Indoor Sports Pause Executive Order No. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/21). Phil Murphy announced that indoor sports can resume on Jan. 2. 204 (2020) paused indoor organized and team sports practices and competitions as of December 5, 2020. Swimming and indoor track, now in Season 2A will begin with practices on Feb. 1, competitions on Feb. 16 and the postseason will end on March 27. On Thursday, Nov. 19, the NJSIAA announced start dates for winter sports, pushing back their traditional start from the beginning of December for all sports save ice hockey. The following is the spring 2021 scholastic sports calendar: Tournament information for all spring sports will be available no later than February 15. NJSIAA Winter Season Press Release . Multi-team, multi-game and invitational events are prohibited in basketball and fencing. Spring Track & Field NJSIAA Releases Spring Season Schedule. The 2021 Winter Track & Field Season will begin on February 1st! We are not in a conference, so scheduling has been difficult this year. A final decision on the fate of the winter sports season from the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) will come next week as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies in the state. 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