The California Community College Athletic Association Board of Directors approved a contingency plan Thursday that moves all sports, including football, to 2021.
The CCCAA released three possible contingency plans in June. Each plan was dependent on which phase of reopening California would be in from the COVID-19 pandemic by mid-July. As California’s cases continue to spike, the CCCAA Board of Directors elected to adopt the most drastic contingency plan.
“I know I speak for the entire CCCAA Board that moving Fall athletics to Spring 2021 is a huge disappointment,” said Dr. Erika Endrijonas, Board Chair and President of Pasadena City College in a statement on the CCCAA website. “However, the need to keep our student-athletes and the amazing coaches and athletic trainers who work with them safe was simply the only option available with the virus spiraling out of control across the state.”
As a result of the contingency plan, all CCCAA sports will have a 30% reduction in the maximum number of contests or competition dates that they are currently permitted. There will also only be regional postseason competitions. The formats for those will be released at a later date. The CCCAA will not have state championships in 2020-21.