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Roughriders Postpone Athletic Competition Until Spring 2021 Featured

No soccer or volleyball this fall. 


Big Idea
  • Roughriders postpone all athletic competitions until Spring 2021
  • Yavapai College still plans to have four sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball
  • Safety of student athletes is the department’s number one focus
  • NJCAA shifts all close-contact fall sports to Spring 2021

Prescott, AZ (July 14, 2020) – After meetings with NJCAA, ACCAC and Yavapai College campus leadership, the Roughriders have decided to postpone all athletic competitions until Spring 2021.
 
"We have spent a lot of time this summer evaluating what Athletics would look like during this COVID-19 pandemic, and we felt that it would be best to postpone Athletics until it is safer to return to play," said YC Athletics Director Brad Clifford.
 
"It has been a difficult balance between safety—with growing number of cases in Arizona—and the student athlete's desire to play."
 
Decisions on how Spring 2021 will look for the four sports at Yavapai College—Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball and Softball—Is still to be determined, but the safety of student athletes will remain the department's number one focus.
 
For any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Athletics Director Brad Clifford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 
 

 

2020-21 NJCAA Updated Plan of Action

Charlotte, NC – Following the recommendations from the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents, the NJCAA has announced its adjusted plan of action for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year. Following the Board of Regents' vote on Monday, a majority of competition will be moved to the spring semester.

"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."

The most recent plan of action shifts all close-contact fall sports to the spring semester. These sports include football, men's and women's soccer, and court volleyball. The NJCAA cross country championships for all three divisions and half marathon championships will remain as their originally scheduled dates in the fall as well as Division III women's tennis. 

All winter sports competition will begin in January with a majority of championship seasons moved from March to April. These sports include men's and women's basketball, wrestling, and swimming and diving. Men's and women's bowling and men's and women's indoor track and field will be held at the beginning of March.

Spring sports competition remains intact with minor adjustments to dates. These sports include baseball, softball, beach volleyball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, track and field, and men's and women's tennis.

Along with the adjustments to competition season and championship dates, the NJCAA has provided information as it relates to scrimmage and practice dates and allowances in the fall.

Championship dates are subject to change based on championship facility availability.

 


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