WILSONVILLE, Ore. — The Oregon School Activities Association Executive Board met today and chose to adjust the sports calendars for the 2020-21 season.
The main changes in the calendar are the extension of Season 1 which allows schools to practice on their own if local health guidelines allow. It now extends until February 21.
The fall sports will now take place in season 2 with practices for all sports except football starting on February 22. Football practices are set to begin on February 8 if the sport is removed from the governor's list of prohibited sports. Cross Country and soccer seasons should begin on time because they are allowed under the current health guidelines. Volleyball, as an indoor sport, is only allowed in counties with Lower, Moderate, or High-Risk designations under the Governor’s County Risk Level Guidance.
“Today’s decision by the Executive Board is another reminder of the impact the pandemic has had on Oregon students and schools,” said Peter Weber, OSAA Executive Director. “While disappointed that we need to adjust our original schedule, we believe that keeping three distinct seasons, albeit in shortened seasons, maintains potential opportunities for all students moving forward.”
Here's a full look at the adjusted OSAA Activities Calendar: