Following CIF State’s announcement that high school sports in California will not return until December 2020 at the earliest, the Central Section released their sports calendar for the 2020-2021 school year on Monday.

The three traditional high school sports seasons – fall, winter and spring – are now scheduled to be played between December and June and will be condensed into two seasons, fall and spring.

Football, cross-country, boys volleyball, girls volleyball, and water polo are set to start practice on Dec. 14. Contests for those sports can begin on Dec. 28, except for football games, which can start on Jan. 7.

Here is the complete Central Section sports calendar for 2020-2021 and commissioner Ryan Tos’ statement on the announcements.

Note that for all fall and spring sports, the effective “Summer Period” begins immediately, starting July 20 and going through December 12.

CIFCS FALL SEASON DATES

BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY
Practice Start Date – Monday, December 14th
First Contest Date – Monday, December 28th
Sit Out Period Date – Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
Last League Contest – Thursday, March 11th, 2021 (70 days)
CIF State Championships – Saturday, March 27th, 2021

FOOTBALL
Practice Start Date – Monday, December 14th
First Contest Date – Thursday, January 7th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Monday, February 8th, 2021
Week 10 (last league game) Contest Date – Friday, March 19th, 2021
CIF State Championships Bowl Games – Friday/Saturday, April 16th/17th, 2021

BOYS AND GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Practice Start Date – Monday, December 14th
First Contest Date – Monday, December 28th
Sit Out Period Date – Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
Last League Contest – Thursday, February 25th, 2021

BOYS AND GIRLS WATER POLO
Practice Start Date – Monday, December 14th
First Contest Date – Monday, December 28th
Sit Out Period Date – Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
Last League Contest – Thursday, February 25th, 2021

CIFCS SPRING SEASON DATES

BADMINTON
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 6th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – February 8th – February 20th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, February 22nd, 2021
First Contest Date – Monday, March 8th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Last League Contest – Saturday, May 8th, 2021

BASEBALL
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 27th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – March 1st – March 13th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, March 15th, 2021
First Contest Date – Saturday, March 27th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Friday, April 30th, 2021
Last League Contest – Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 20th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – February 22nd – March 6th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, March 8th, 2021
First Contest Date – Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Friday, April 23rd, 2021
Last League Contest – Monday, May 27th, 2021
CIF State Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, June 18th/19th, 2021

COMPETITIVE SPORT CHEER
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 27th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – March 1st – March 13th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, March 15th, 2021
First Contest Date – Monday, March 29th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – TO BE DECIDED
Last League Contest – TO BE DECIDED

BOYS AND GIRLS GOLF
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 27th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – March 1st – March 13th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, March 15th, 2021
First Contest Date – Saturday, March 27th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Friday, April 30th, 2021
Last League Contest – Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
CIF State Championships – Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

BOYS AND GIRLS LACROSSE
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 27th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – March 1st – March 13th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, March 15th, 2021
First Contest Date – Monday, March 29th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Monday, May 3rd, 2021
Last League Contest – Saturday, June 5th, 2021

BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 6th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – February 8th – February 20th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, February 22nd, 2021
First Contest Date – Monday, March 8th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Saturday, April 10th, 2021
Last League Contest – Thursday, May 13th, 2021

SOFTBALL
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 27th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – March 1st – March 13th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, March 15th, 2021
First Contest Date – Saturday, March 27th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Friday, April 30th, 2021
Last League Contest – Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

BOYS AND GIRLS SWIMMING/DIVING
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 20th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – February 22nd – March 6th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, March 8th, 2021First Contest Date – Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Last League Contest – Friday, May 21st, 2021
CIF State Championships – Friday/Saturday, June 4th/5th, 2021

BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 6th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – February 8th – February 20th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, February 22nd, 2021
First Contest Date – Monday, March 8th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Monday, April 12th, 2021
Last League Contest – Saturday, May 15th, 2021

BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 27th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – March 1st – March 13th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, March 15th, 2021
First Contest Date – Saturday, March 27th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Friday, April 30th, 2021
Last League Contest – Friday, June 4th, 2021
CIF State Championships – Friday/Saturday, June 25th/26th, 2021

BOYS AND GIRLS WRESTLING
Off-Season/Outside Agency Period – December 14th – February 20th, 2021
Preseason Conditioning Period – February 22nd – March 6th, 2021
Practice Start Date – Monday, March 8th, 2021
First Contest Date – Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Sit Out Period Date – Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Last League Contest – Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
CIF State Championships – Thursday, June 10th, 2021 – Saturday, June 12th, 2021

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