Section Ill Athletics announces Interscholastic Athletics Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year

Please see the press release below from the NYSPHSAA

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Section III Athletic Council convened today to postpone the 2020-2021 Indoor Track and Field season. The governing body of Section III also approved the sport season dates for the remainder of the 2020 – 2021 school year. These projected dates are predicated upon additional guidance expected from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health. Our member schools anticipate clearance and clarification on how to safely conduct indoor athletic competitions during the coronavirus pandemic. At a prior Section III Executive Committee meeting, the Executive Committee approved the cancellation all Winter and Fall II Sectional competition hosted by Section III due to current NYSDOH limitations on large group gatherings and lack of available indoor facilities.

Winter Sports Season – No Sectionals
Monday, December 14, 2020 – Sunday, February 28, 2021
BIG Basketball*, Ice Hockey*, B Swim/Dive, BIG Bowling, Competitive Cheerleading*, Rifle, Wrestling*, BIG Winter Volleyball*, Skiing.

Fall II Sports Season – No Sectionals
Monday, March 1, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021
Football*, BIG Soccer, G Tennis, BIG Cross Country, BIG Volleyball*, Competitive Cheerleading*, Field Hockey, G Swim, B Golf, Gymnastics.

Spring Sports Season – Sectionals TBA
Monday, April 19, 2021 – Monday, June 30, 2021
Season may be adjusted if and when Regent Examinations are scheduled.
B Lacrosse*, G Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, B Tennis, BIG Track and Field, BIG Golf.

*  Leagues will establish their own modified sport seasons dates.

*  Sports listed with an asterisk are defined by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) as “higher risk” sports. Although they are included in the sport seasons listed above, further guidance from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and the Governor’s Office is required before a return to play.

The Section III Executive Committee and Executive Director will continue to monitor additional guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), New York State Education Department (NYSED), and New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) as circumstances change.