Section VI announced after a review of post-card polling results by member schools, the fall sports season for low-stakes sports will begin on Monday.
More than 70 provinces submitted votes, with 67 pledging in support for the start date Monday, which is the time Governor Andrew Como proposed. However, school districts can make their own decisions about whether they are willing to follow this guidance.
Low-risk sports include cross-country skiing, soccer, hockey, golf, girls ’swimming, girls’ gymnastics and girls ’tennis.
“I’m really happy for the kids. I’m so happy they’ll be able to compete this fall,” said Richard Gray, Frontier Sports Director.
The department conducted a survey of school districts, and a first round was scheduled for last week to find out the best date to start playing sports in the fall. September 21st, September 28th and “others” are presented as options. There were five options initially, with the polls initially including high-stakes sports football, volleyball and competitive cheerleading, but these sports were moved to March by the New York State Athletics Association on the same day the forms were submitted by the counties.
Last Friday, Division VI announced that it would conduct a post-card ballot vote to determine the start date for fall sports, with votes counted during a Wednesday’s Sports Council meeting.