The California Interscholastic Federation announced Monday that the start of high school sports for the upcoming academic year will be pushed back to December 2020 or January 2021.
The three typical high school seasons—fall, winter and spring—will be played between December and June and compressed into either fall or spring seasons.
“This is the best possible plan we have with what’s going on to give students an opportunity to participate,” said Vicky Lagos, the Los Angeles City Section commissioner. “There are going to be issues in terms of facilities and multiple-sport athletes, but this is the best scenario for the most people. I have confidence the schools and coaches will work it out among themselves. My take from coaches is they want the opportunity to participate and be with the kids.”