NJCAA Announces Changes to Fall, Winter Sports Seasons

The National Junior College Athletic Association announced Monday that it is moving all of its close-contact fall sports to the spring and making adjustments to its winter sports season.

Fall sports like football, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer will move to the spring while cross country will still be contested during the fall season.

“Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes,” said NJCAA President and CEO Dr. Christopher Parker in a statement. “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.”

The NJCAA also announced that all winter sports competitions, including men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling, will begin in January, with most national championships moved from March to April.

The spring sports season will remain intact.