The NJCAA (National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association) has chosen to move 90% or their fall sports to the spring. The sports affected are Football, Men's and Women's Soccer and Volleyball. These have been pushed to early January with other sports like basketball and golf moving further back in the year. Sports that will carry on, as usual, will be Cross Country, Half Marathon and Div 3 Tennis.
“Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes,” stated Dr Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. “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.”
There has been some backlash from this decision, the hardest hit will be football with most NJCAA players relying on the Fall semester to get their NCAA or NAIA transfers in.