Important Athletic Notice
The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) / Sac-Joaquin Section (SJS) recently announced the changes that will be made to the 2020-21 sport calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new sport calendar was developed by the Section Commissioners and the State CIF Office as well as with input from Coaches, Athletic Directors and School Administrators.
All sports were divided into two seasons of play (Season #1 and Season #2) instead of the standard three seasons of play (fall, winter, and spring). The breakdown is as follows:
Season #1 includes the following sports: cross country (men and women), volleyball (men and women), water polo (men and women), D7 Soccer (men and women), and football. Season #1 will have the following start dates for official tryouts:
12/07/2020 – Football, Cross County
12/14/2020 – Volleyball, Water Polo, Soccer (LGA)
Season #2 includes the following sports: baseball, basketball (men and women), golf (men and women), soccer (men and women), softball, swimming/diving (men and women), tennis (men and women, coed), track and field (men and women), wrestling (men and women). Season #2 will have the following start dates for official tryouts:
02/01/2021 – Golf, Tennis
02/22/2021 – Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Coed Tennis (NHS)
03/08/2021 – Swimming/Diving, Baseball, Softball
03/15/20201– Track and Field
It is understood that this set-up is not ideal for multi-sport athletes, it does allow full seasons of sport with minimal crossover between the two seasons of sport. We will work closely between our multi-sporters to alleviate as much stress as possible. Facility issues were also considered by the CIF in order to avoid the cancellation of specific levels of sport or programs. This is only a one year adjustment due to the pandemic and we will return to a normal, three season sports season (fall, winter, spring) the following year.
Athletic Directors/Coaching Staff will adjust their game schedules, practice schedules, and training regimens to best prepare the student-athletes for this adaptation of the schedule. For Conditioning this fall, please refer to our ‘Phased Return to Athletics’ plan for each site.
See below for Natomas High School’s Season #1 game schedules:
NUSD Athletic Director