High school athletes will have an opportunity to play 60% of their regular season starting in December.
The 33 members of the Virginia High School League executive committee unanimously decided on Sept. 17 to adopt a “Championships + 1” plan for sports and activities sanctioned by the organization in the 2020-2021 school year. The first game for season one is set for Dec. 21, season two’s first match is March 1 and season three’s first contest day is April 26.
Under the plan, there will be three seasons. Basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, swimming and diving, and wrestling will compete in the first season from Dec. 7 through Feb. 20. Football, volleyball, golf, competition cheerleading, cross country and field hockey will play in the second season from Feb. 4 through May 1. And baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and field will run from April 12 through June 26.
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