The traditional winter sports season will be condensed and moved back three weeks, causing a domino effect on rescheduled and traditional spring sports seasons.

The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) delayed the start of Season B sports due to COVID-19 concerns, a move that will also push back the start of Season C and Season D sports.

The decision followed communication from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reiterating that no indoor group sports are allowed in counties under the red level on the state's COVID-19 dial, which currently includes about half of the counties in Colorado. The letter sent to CHSAA from CDPHE Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Rye referenced all-time high levels of disease transmission in Colorado and lack of information about what disease incidence and hospitalization capacity will look like in January when Season B sports would be underway. CDPHE said no variances will be given to CHSAA sports at this time.

CHSAA just completed the Season A sports season on December 5, with football championship games across the state. It was unclear at the beginning of the school year if traditional fall season sports would compete at all. CHSAA initially approved cross country, softball, boy's golf, and boy's tennis to play a modified schedule beginning on time in August but said football and other fall sports would move to spring. The association modified that decision in September, allowing schools the choice to play football either in the fall or the spring. Other traditional fall sports, such as boy's soccer, were pushed to spring.

Season B sports were scheduled to begin on January 4, with practices beginning as early as this week. CHSAA has proposed new start date for a seven-week season for Season B from February 1 to March 20, with practice beginning January 25. Season C would run from March 22 to May 8 with practice commencing March 15 and Season D would run from May 10 to June 26 with practice starting May 3.

Season B sports include:

  • Boy's and Girl's Basketball
  • Boy's and Girl's Skiing
  • Boy's and Girl's Wrestling
  • Girl's Swimming and Diving
  • Ice Hockey
  • Spirit

Season C sports include:

  • Boy's Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • Girl's Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Unified Bowling
  • Football

Season D sports include:

  • Baseball
  • Boy's and Girl's Lacrosse
  • Boy's and Girl's Track & Field
  • Boy's Swimming and Diving
  • Boy's Volleyball
  • Girl's Soccer
  • Girl's Golf
  • Girl's Tennis

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