ROCHESTER, NY - The NJCAA announced Monday afternoon to move the majority of their Fall regular season competition and championships to the Spring. The move impacts men's and women' soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's swimming and diving at Monroe.
"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 NJCAA is permitting teams to practice and possibly scrimmage in the fall as long as institutions are following federal, state, and local guidelines.
"This is the best case scenario for all of our student-athletes. As a staff and within Region III, we discussed at length the possibility of moving our fall sports to the spring and felt it was possible. We still have a long ways to go, but this gives us hope," said Director of Athletics Aaron Bouyea.
All teams will start with a phased approach to training in the fall and build their way to full team practice.