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On July 16, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) voted to delay the official start date of the fall 2020 sports season and cancel the fall 2020 regional and state championships.

In a statement, NYSPHSAA also announced that they are preparing to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NYSPHSAA decision includes:

  • delaying the fall sports start date until Monday, Sept. 21;
  • cancelling the fall regional and state championship events;
  • waiving the seven-day practice rule;
  • encouraging geographic scheduling for games and contests; and
  •  offering off-season conditioning workouts, where permitted/if applicable.

The full NYSPHSAA statement can be accessed here.