NCHSAA Amended Guidelines, as Phase 2.5 makes Mass Gatherings more abundant and some teams/sports will have more Regular Season Games

Posted by Andy Durham on September 8, 2020 at 1:16 pm under High School | 7 Comments to Read

from the NCHSAA at www.nchsaa.org…..

Good Afternoon,

**********As you know, NC Phase 2.5 went into effect Friday, September 4, at 5:00 pm.**********

In this phase, mass gathering numbers have increased. Effective today, September 8, NCHSAA member schools can abide by those numbers:
a total of 25 persons in an indoor venue;
a total of 50 persons in outdoor venues.

All other sport-specific guidelines remain as indicated in the Modified Skill Development document. As always, your school/LEA may be more restrictive with guidelines and regulations.

The NCHSAA Board of Directors has also been busy reviewing the recommendations from staff and the Ad Hoc Committee relative to the 2020-2021 Sports Calendar. In a Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Modified Sports Regulations and an updated calendar, to include playoff dates, were unanimously approved by Board members.

In addition to playoff dates, the following changes were approved:
Increase season limitation from 10 to 14 meets for Swimming, Cross-Country, and Track & Field
The date for the cheerleading invitational changed from May 1, 2021 to May 22, 2021

We are looking forward to fully resuming sports in November. As always, we will continue to monitor health and safety guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.


  • Spencer Dixon said,

    Well here we are…even the NC Gov has us at Phase 2.5 and GCS, Superintendent and her puppets still have our athletes at Phase 0. Time to open for business GCS. #AlwaysPlayingFromBehind

  • Andy Durham said,

    Our Guilford County teams should have been doing Off-Season Workouts back in June, and no later than July…

    This is not going to be a complete high school sports season…

    Sure they are going to get the seasons all in, but everything could have been handled and processed in a much more efficient way…

    Why not Off-Season workouts right now???

    Can Guilford County not see this???

    In this phase, mass gathering numbers have increased.

    Effective today, September 8, NCHSAA member schools can abide by those numbers:
    a total of 25 persons in an indoor venue;
    a total of 50 persons in outdoor venues.

  • Andy Durham said,

    Southwest Cowboys
    @SWCowboys_Athl

    Come on GCS! Let’s get our athletes back to workouts!

  • GsoSports2 said,

    Well the Superintendent surely doesn’t look like she cares if athletics even happen. Look at her proposal for re-entry from today’s board meeting.

    HS kids possibly not returning to the classroom until 2nd semester in late Jan ’21.

    More and more students athletes are going to jump ship from GCS and go the private/charter route.

  • Andy Durham said,

    FootballScoop Staff
    @FootballScoop

    Well over 1,000 high school football games already played, zero reports of community COVID spread….

  • Spencer Dixon said,

    @GsoSports2 you are correct. It is time for new leadership at the highest level. I was encouraged by several BOE members questioning the late start time for HS students. I just hope they back their concerns up when they vote on 9/24.

  • Same ol' same ol' said,

    For everyone bitching about the GCS superintendent, you elected the clowns on the school board who not only hired her but gave her a contract extension. When are you idiots going to wake up and vote out every single person on the school board? Or maybe run yourselves?

    Yeah, not going to happen because you’re more concerned with which clown party they represent than whether they’re doing the best for our kids. Same old Guilford County, where no one does anything but everyone complains. And, yes, I have run for school board, but was outspent by the usual stooges from both parties.