CIF North Coast Section releases adjusted 2020-2021 high school sports calendar; football practice starts Dec. 14

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.

Practices for cross-country, football, volleyball, water polo, field hockey, and gymnastics can all begin on Dec. 14. Football contests can start as early as Jan. 6.

View the complete CIFNCS 2020-2021 calendar and announcement. Here are the key dates for every sport:

NORTH COAST SECTION FALL SEASON DATES

CROSS COUNTRY (BOYS & GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – DEC. 14, 2020
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – JAN. 27, 2021 (45 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – MAR. 13, 2021 (90 days)
NCS ENTRIES DUE – MAR. 14, 2021 (11:59 PM)
NCS CHAMPIONSHIPS – MAR. 20, 2021
CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – MAR. 27, 2021

FOOTBALL
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – DEC. 14, 2020
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – FEB. 11, 2021 (37 days)
WINDOW FOR SCHOOLS TO PLAY ONE SCRIMMAGE, PROVIDED INDIVIDUALS HAVE HAD AT LEAST 10 DAYS OF PRACTICE DEC. 25, 2020 – JAN. 2, 2021
FIRST DATE SCHOOLS CAN PLAY A GAME, PROVIDED THE TEAM HAS HAD AT LEAST 14 DAYS OF PRACTICE AND INDIVIDUALS HAVE HAD AT LEAST 10 DAYS OF PRACTICE – JAN. 6, 2021 (Week 0)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – MAR. 20, 2021 (74 days)
NCS POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – MAR. 20, 2021 (10 PM)
NCS AT-LARGE & SEEDING MEETING – MAR. 21, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS – MAR. 26/27, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS – APR. 2/3, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – APR. 9/10, 2021
CIF NOR-CAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS/BOWL GAMES – APR. 16/17, 2021

VOLLEYBALL (BOYS & GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – DEC. 14, 2020
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – JAN. 20, 2021 (38 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – FEB. 27, 2021 (76 days)
NCS POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – FEB. 27, 2021 (10 PM)
NCS AT-LARGE & SEEDING MEETING – FEB. 28, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND – MAR. 2/3, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS – MAR. 5/6, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS – MAR. 9/10, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – MAR. 12/13, 2021
CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Final Date) (Girls)/CIF NOR-CAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Final Date) (Boys) – MAR. 20, 2021

WATER POLO (BOYS & GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – DEC. 14, 2020
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – JAN. 20, 2021 (38 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – FEB. 27, 2021 (76 days)
NCS POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – FEB. 27, 2021 (9 PM) NCS AT-LARGE & SEEDING MEETING – FEB. 28, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND – MAR. 3/4, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS – MAR. 6, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS – MAR. 10, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – MAR. 13, 2021
CIF NOR-CAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Final Date) – MAR. 20, 2021

FIELD HOCKEY
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – DEC. 14, 2020
SOPSIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – JAN. 18, 2021 (36 days)

GYMNASTICS
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – DEC. 14, 2020
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – JAN. 18, 2021 (36 days)

TRADITIONAL COMPETITIVE CHEER
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – Determined by School
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – 50% of Season
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION – Determined by School
CIF INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – APR. 17, 2021

NORTH COAST SECTION SPRING SEASON DATES

BADMINTON
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – FEB. 22, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 4, 2021 (42 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – MAY 15, 2021 (83 days)
NCS ENTRIES DUE – MAY 16, 2021
NCS BRACKET DEVELOPMENT – MAY 16, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIPS – MAY 22, 2021
CIF NOR-CAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – MAY 29, 2021

SOCCER (BOYS & GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – FEB. 22, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 4, 2021 (42 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – MAY 15, 2021 (83 days)
NCS POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – MAY 15, 2021 (10 PM)
NCS AT-LARGE & SEEDING MEETING – MAY 16, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND – MAY 18/19, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS – MAY 21/22, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS – MAY 25/26, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – MAY 28/29, 2021
CIF NOR-CAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Final Date) – JUNE 5, 2021

SWIMMING & DIVING (BOYS& GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – MAR. 8, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 14, 2021 (38 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – MAY 22, 2021 (76 days)
NCS ENTRIES DUE – MAY 23, 2021 (1:15 PM)
NCS SEEDING MEETING – MAY 24, 2021
NCS DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS – MAY 27, 2021
NCS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS – MAY 28, 2021
NCS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – MAY 29, 2021
CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – JUNE 4/5, 2021

TENNIS (BOYS & GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – MAR. 8, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 11, 2021 (35 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – MAY 15, 2021 (69 days)
NCS TEAM POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – MAY 15, 2021 (9 PM)
NCS TEAM AT-LARGE & SEEDING MEETING – MAY 16, 2021
NCS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND – MAY 18/19, 2021
NCS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS – MAY 20/21, 2021
NCS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS – MAY 25/26, 2021
NCS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – MAY 28/29, 2021
CIF NOR-CAL TEAM REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Final Date) – JUNE 5, 2021
DEADLINE FOR LEAGUES TO DETERMINE QUALIFIERS FOR SINGLES/DOUBLES – TBA
FINAL DATE FOR SINGLES/DOUBLES COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS –TBA
NCS POSTSEASON SINGLES/DOUBLES APPLICATIONS DUE – TBA
NCS SINGLES/DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS – TBA

WRESTLING (BOYS & GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – MAR. 8, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE (Fall Sport) – APR. 15, 2021 (34 days)
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE (No Fall Sport) – APR. 18, 2021 (31 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN LEAGUE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT/NCS/CIF – MAY 19, 2021 (73 days)
DEADLINE FOR LEAGUES TO DETERMINE DUAL TEAM QUALIFIERS & AT-LARGE APPLICATIONS DUE – MAY 19, 2021 (10 PM)
DUAL TEAM COMPETITION (Student Team) – MAY 22, 2021
DEADLINE FOR LEAGUES TO DETERMINE INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS – MAY 29, 2021
NCS GIRLS ENTRIES DUE – MAY 29, 2021 (5 PM)
NCS BOYS ENTRIES DUE – MAY 29, 2021 (11:59 PM)
NCS SEEDING MEETINGS – MAY 30, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIPS – JUNE 4/5, 2021
CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – JUNE 10-12, 2021

BASEBALL
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – MAR. 15, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 25, 2021 (42 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – JUNE 5, 2021 (83 days)
NCS POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – JUNE 5, 2021 (10 PM)
NCS AT-LARGE & SEEDING MEETING – JUNE 6, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND – JUNE 8/9, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS – JUNE 11/12, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS – JUNE 15/16, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – JUNE 18/19, 2021
CIF NOR-CAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Final Date) – JUNE 26, 2021

BASKETBALL (BOYS & GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – MAR. 15, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 21, 2021 (38 days)
FOUNDATION GAME DATE – MAR. 30, 2021
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – MAY 29, 2021 (76 days)
NCS POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – MAY 29, 2021 (10 PM)
NCS AT-LARGE & SEEDING MEETING – MAY 30, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND – JUNE 1-3, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS – JUNE 4/5, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS – JUNE 8/9, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – JUNE 11/12, 2021
CIF NOR-CAL REGIONAL/STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Final Date) – JUNE 18/19, 2021

COMPETITIVE SPORT CHEER (STUNT)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – MAR. 15, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 23, 2021 (40 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – JUNE 1, 2021 (79 days)
NCS POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – JUNE 1, 2021 (10 PM)
NCS AT-LARGE & SEEDING MEETING – JUNE 2, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIPS – JUNE 5, 2021
CIF/USA CHEER INVITATIONAL – JUNE 12, 2021

GOLF (BOYS & GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – MAR. 15, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 19, 2021 (36 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – MAY 25, 2021 (72 days)
NCS POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – MAY 25, 2021 (8 PM)
NCS AT-LARGE MEETING – MAY 26, 2021
NCS DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONSHIP/INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIER – Week of MAY 31, 2021
NCS DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP – Week of JUNE 7, 2021
CIF NOR-CAL REGIONAL/STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – JUNE 23, 2021

LACROSSE (BOYS & GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – MAR. 15, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 21, 2021 (38 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – MAY 29, 2021 (76 days)
NCS POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – MAY 29, 2021 (10 PM)
NCS AT-LARGE & SEEDING MEETING – MAY 30, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND – JUNE 1, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS – JUNE 3, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS – JUNE 8, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – JUNE 10, 2021

SOFTBALL
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – MAR. 15, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 25, 2021 (42 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – JUNE 5, 2021 (83 days)
NCS POSTSEASON APPLICATIONS DUE – JUNE 5, 2021 (10 PM)
NCS AT-LARGE & SEEDING MEETING – JUNE 6, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND – JUNE 8/9, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS – JUNE 11/12, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS – JUNE 15/16, 2021
NCS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – JUNE 18/19, 2021
CIF NOR-CAL REGIONALCHAMPIONSHIPS (Final Date) – JUNE 26, 2021

TRACK & FIELD (BOYS & GIRLS)
FIRST DATE OF PRACTICE – MAR. 15, 2021
SIT-OUT PERIOD DATE – APR. 25, 2021 (42 days)
FINAL DATE OF COMPETITION OTHER THAN NCS/CIF – JUNE 5, 2021 (83 days)
DEADLINE FOR LEAGUES TO DETERMINE QUALIFIERS – JUNE 5, 2021
NCS AREA MEETS (Redwood Empire, Bayshore, Tri-Valley & Class A) – JUNE 12, 2021
NCS MEET OF CHAMPIONS – JUNE 18/19, 2021
CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – JUNE 25/26, 2021

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