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NJCAA Updated Schedule Moves Majority of Fall Sporting Competition to Spring

July 13, 2020

VINCENNES, Ind. - The NJCAA announced Monday afternoon the plan for an adjusted schedule for the 2020-2021 sports season. Following a vote by the NJCAA Board of Regents on Monday, the majority of fall sporting competition will be moved to the spring season.

NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Christopher Parker said about the changes, “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.”

Two NJCAA sports offered by Vincennes University will be permitted to continue fall competition, albeit on a different schedule.

NJCAA cross country and half marathon have been permitted to begin practice starting August 1, 2020. Competition for cross country and half marathon is permitted to begin on August 20, 2020. There will be a maximum of 10 competition dates combined for cross country and half marathon. The NJCAA Division I and Division II Men's and Women's Cross Country Championship will be held November 14, 2020 at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The NJCAA Men's and Women's Half Marathon Championship will be held November 17, 2020 at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

NJCAA court volleyball will be moving to an adjusted schedule that permits 60 consecutive calendar days for fall practice and scrimmages between August 15, 2020 and November 15, 2020. Practice for the spring season will be permitted to begin on January 11, 2021. Competition for the spring season will be permitted to begin on January 29, 2021. There will be a maximum of 21 competition dates for the season. All regular season, region, and district competition must be completed by April 3, 2021. The NJCAA Volleyball Championships will be held on April 15-17, 2021.

NJCAA men's and women's basketball will be moving to an adjusted schedule that permits 60 consecutive calendar days for practice and scrimmages between September 15, 2020 and December 15, 2020. Basketball will be allowed 5 scrimmage dates in total for the year, with a maximum of 2 dates allowed in the spring. Each scrimmage will be limited to no more than two outside opponents. Practice for the spring competitive season will be allowed to begin starting on January 11, 2021. Competition will be permitted to begin starting January 22, 2021. There will be a maximum of 22 games played, with all regular season, region, and district championship games to be completed by April 10, 2021. The NJCAA Men's & Women's Basketball Championships are scheduled to begin April 19, 2021.

NJCAA men's and women's indoor/outdoor track and field will be moving to an adjusted scheduled that permits 60 consecutive calendar days for practice and scrimmages between September 15, 2020 and December 15, 2020. A maximum of 2 scrimmage dates will be allowed against outside competition with each scrimmage being limited to two outside opponents. Scrimmage times will not be allowed for national meet qualifications. Practice for the spring competitive season will be permitted to begin on January 4, 2021, with competition starting on January 18, 2021. There will be a maximum of 17 competition dates combined between indoor and outdoor track & field. The NJCAA Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held March 5-6, 2021, with the NJCAA Division I Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships held on May 11-13, 2021.

NJCAA baseball will be moving to an adjusted schedule that permits 60 consecutive calendar days for practice and scrimmages between September 5, 2020 and November 15, 2020. A maximum of 15 scrimmages against outside competition will be permitted. Practice for the spring season is permitted to begin on January 10, 2021. Competition for the spring season is set to begin on January 22, 2021 with a maximum of 56 games against outside competition. All regular season, region, and district competition will be completed by May 23, 2021. The NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series will be held May 29, 2021-June 2-3, 2021.
NJCAA golf will be moving to an adjusted schedule permitting 60 calendar days for practice and scrimmages between September 5, 2020 and November 15, 2020. Practice for the spring season will be permitted to begin on January 10, 2021, with competition beginning on January 22, 2021. The NJCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship will be held on May 18-21, 2021.

The NJCAA's full plan of action for the 2020-2021 season can be found at https://d2o2figo6ddd0g.cloudfront.net/h/u/dk9lnct08xxptv/NJCAA_Updated_Plan_of_Action.pdf

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