CHSAA COVID-19 Updates


August 7, 2020

Message Update from CHSAA-Commissioner, Rhonda Blanford-Green:

Happy Friday!

Congratulations to the many schools that participated in opening day of the CHSAA 2020-2021 competitive season. We are in the middle of a negative social and media cycle that will subside as the fallacy of operating business as usual becomes the reality.

I would caution against believing click bait articles and state association numbers for resuming. I communicate with my national colleagues weekly and many are hopeful but less than optimistic that they will conduct football this fall. Many keep pushing back resumption dates to keep the criticism at bay. Their main concerns are starting, stopping and cancelling their seasons. Three state associations adopted an incremental resumption model similar to Colorado’s yesterday. The RMAC after reporting a full resumption of all fall sports(last week) changed course and announced yesterday that they were cancelling all fall sports.

 Our programs aren’t isolated by a school’s district decision for what is best for their students but a 100 foot lens that encompasses western, mountain, eastern, southern, northern, plains, metro, public, private, charter, socio-economics, and diverse populations.

We are currently positioned to provide all 29 athletics and activities in 2020-2021 with a seasons, play-offs and championship events per the state’s trajectory models. Is anything 100% assured? No but decisions made by our state and health officials can’t be disregarded by our desire to push traditional norms. Our kids and coaches this past spring and even today, just want to be back on the course, field, courts, polls, and stages. Season of play (football) is secondary to safely resuming participation and supporting the social, emotional and well-being of all our students through education-based activities.

Below is my OP-Ed shared today on CHSAANow!


August 4, 2020 Update:

CHSAA 2020-21 Activities Calendar

The resumption of all activities and athletics are subject to change based upon any changes to national, state or local guidelines related to COVID-19. Sport-specific details will be communicated by Thursday.

For more information, please click CHSAA.

Season A

Sport PracticeFirst CompetitionChampionship (Tentative)Max Contests
Cross Country8/128/1510/177
Boys Golf8/38/610/5 & 10/6198 holes
Boys Tennis8/108/139/25-9/26See bulletin
Softball 8/108/1310/1016

Season B

Sport PracticeFirst CompetitionChampionship (Tentative)Max Contests
Basketball1/41/73/616 (4A/5A);13 (1A-3A)
Ice Hockey1/41/7TBD13
Skiing1/41/72/26See bulletin
Competitive Spirit1/41/7TBDN/A
Sideline Spirit1/4N/AN/AN/A
Girls Swimming1/4 1/7TBD7 + league
Wrestling1/41/73/67 duals + 7 days

Season C

Sport PracticeFirst CompetitionChampionship (Tentative)Max Contests
Field Hockey3/13/4TBD10
Football2/223/45/87
Gymnastics3/13/4TBD8
Boys Soccer3/1 3/4TBD10
Unified Bowling 3/13/4TBD6
Girls Volleyball3/13/45/116

Season D

Sport PracticeFirst CompetitionChampionship (Tentative)Max Contests
Baseball 4/264/296/2616 (2A-5A);13 (1A)
Girls Golf 4/264/29TBD198 holes
Boys Lacrosse4/264/29TBD10
Girls Lacrosse4/264/296/2310
Girls Soccer4/264/29TBD10
Boys Swimming4/264/29TBD7 + league
Girls Tennis4/264/296/11-12See bulletin
Track and Field4/264/29TBD8
Boys Volleyball 4/264/296/1916

Activities

ActivitiesPracticeFirst CompetitionChampionship (Tentative)Max Contests
Student LeadershipFollowing a typical schedule.
Student LeadershipFollowing a typical schedule
MusicFollowing a typical schedule
Speech – Festival10/11/30
Speech – Tournament11/13/20


July 31st Twitter message from CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Greenon:


CHSAA

The Colorado High School Activities Association is a voluntary association of more than 350 member schools that includes public, private and charter schools. CHSAA has been the state’s governing body of high school sports and activities since 1921. Its mission is to serve its membership through the advancement of, and the student’s participation in, interscholastic activities, which are an integral component and a complement to the educational goals of its member schools. The CHSAA sponsors championship events in 27 boys’ and girls’ sports and events in student council, music and speech. Over 58% of the state’s students participate in at least one activity sponsored by the CHSAA.

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