The National Junior College Athletics Association has decided that football season will now be pushed back to the Spring of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision was announced Monday on Twitter following the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents.
With approval from the Board of Regents, the @NJCAA has announced its updated plan of action for the 2020-21 academic year that will move a majority of competition to the spring semester.
— NJCAA (@NJCAA) July 13, 2020
Not only did football get pushed back to the spring but also men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball will be played in 2021.
NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Christopher Parker made this statement following the meeting:
“Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes. 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.”