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Section VIII ATHLETICS
 
SECTION VIII ANNOUNCES 2021 SPORT SEASON DATES • 9/22/2020, rev. 10/1/2020

Section VIII would like to announce the sport season dates as outlined below for the upcoming winter, fall and spring seasons set to begin in January 2021:

Winter Sports Season
Monday, January 4, 2021 - Friday, February 26, 2021 (47 day season)
B/G Basketball*, B Swim/Dive, B/G Bowling, Competitive Cheerleading*, Rifle, Wrestling*, Gymnastics, B/G Fencing, B/G Indoor Track
 
Fall Sports Season
Monday, March 1, 2021 - Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (45 day season)
Football*, B/G Soccer, G Tennis, B/G Cross Country, B Badminton, B/G Volleyball*, Cheerleading*, Field Hockey, G Swim, B Golf
 
Spring Sports Season
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Monday, June 14, 2021 (46 day season)
Season may be extended if Regent Exams are not scheduled​
B/G Lacrosse*, Baseball, Softball, B Tennis, B/G Track and Field, G Badminton,
G Golf, B Golf
 
* Sports listed with an asterisk are defined by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) as "higher risk" sports. Although they are included in the sport seasons listed above, further guidance from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and the Governor's Office is required before a return to play.
 
NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER RELEASES COVID-19 FAQS
Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify the following changes to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full time in a collegiate institution during the 2021-22 academic year. View the entire document here or visit www.ncaa.org for additional information.
 

A MESSAGE TO OUR NASSAU COUNTY STUDENT-ATHLETES...

 
BRUSH UP ON YOUR FOOTBALL STATS
Can't wait for football season? Put on your favorite jersey and settle in with a copy of the Section VIII Football Record Book! Special thanks to Section VIII Historian Joseph Giannotti for his dedication to this project. REVISED OCTOBER 2020
 
SEND AN E-CARD TO A STUDENT-ATHLETE!
BSN Sports is offering a digital e-card service to help coaches reach out to their teams in a meaningful way. Visit www.bsnsports.com/ib/ecard to send fully customizable digital cards to athletes (including pictures). Whether it’s simply telling kids they care, congratulating seniors on great careers or consoling athletes about seasons cut short, this is just one small thing we can do to show support.  Thank you, BSN Sports!

 

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