Athletics and Other Activities

The California Department of Public Health recently released new guidelines for youth sports, which will resume once school starts on August 20 and will follow state guidelines, including physical distancing of six feet and skill, agility and conditioning activities only with no contact.  Coaches and schools will provide more information after the start of school.

The guidance does not permit team competition, but does allow for individual or team physical conditioning and training and physical education where physical distancing can be maintained and ideally outdoors. Indoor physical conditioning and training is allowed only in counties where gyms and fitness centers are allowed to operate indoors.  Please see the CDPH Youth Sports Guidance (PDF) for further details.

Activities where there is increased likelihood for transmission from contaminated exhaled droplets—such as singing, yelling, chanting, blowing wind instruments —are not permitted for in-person instruction at this time.

Click here to read more about the new California Department of Public Health guidelines and click here to read the CIF 2020-21 sports calendar media statement.