DENVER (KDVR) – The Colorado High School Activities Association has announced its plans for sports to resume, and it includes bumping some fall sports to the late winter and early spring.
In a copy of the schedule that was sent to athletic directors and obtained by FOX31, sports are divided into four groups. Season A begins this week and next week, Season B will begin the first week of January, Season C begins in late February and early March and Season D begins at the end of April.
High school basketball will begin practices on Jan. 4, football will begin practices Feb. 22 and baseball will not begin until April 26.
“Spring ball? I don’t know if I’m looking forward to that especially with less games and it’s in the hot weather with helmets and pads. I don’t know,” Jay Barry, a wide receiver for the Denver East High School Angles football team said.
The schedule presents new challenges with different seasons overlapping than an past years. For some student athletes, especially football players, there are also concerns that adjusted schedules could impact college recruitment.
“Now the coaches can’t look at me for my games. I have no film to put on for my senior year,” said Barry, who will likely have to commit to a college before the football season starts.
The chart below shows practice and competition start dates, as well as the expected number of contests and tentative championship dates.
|Season A||Practice||First Competition||Championship (tentative)||Max Contests|
|Boys Golf||8/3||8/6||10/5 & 10/6||198 holes|
|Boys Tennis||8/10||8/13||9/25-9/26||See bulletin|
|Basketball||1/4||1/7||3/6||16 (4A/5A); 13 (1A-3A)|
|Girls Swimming||1/4||1/7||TBD||7 + league|
|Wrestling||1/4||1/7||3/6||7 duals + 7 days|
|Baseball||4/26||4/29||6/26||16 (2A-5A); 13 (1A)|
|Girls Golf||4/26||4/29||TBD||198 holes|
|Boys Swimming||4/26||4/29||TBD||7 + league|
|Girls Tennis||4/26||4/29||6/11-12||See bulletin|
|Track and Field||4/26||4/29||TBD||8|
|Student Leadership||Typical Schedule|
|Speech – Festival||10/1||1/30|
|Speech – Tournament||11/1||3/20|