NEW JERSEY — With the cancellation of spring sports activities, the NJSIAA, the governing physique of highschool sports activities within the state of New Jersey, is starting to sit up for the autumn of the 2020-2021 tutorial 12 months.
“Given the present stage of uncertainty, NJSIAA is – at the moment — offering normal, short-term steering and knowledge,” the company stated in a press release. “On the similar time, the group is growing numerous situations and plans associated to a possible, fall return to high school and sports activities. NJSIAA strongly believes that college students – each as people and as a workforce — are properly served by applicable, digital interplay with their coaches.”
Thus, for the interval from Could 11 to June 15, NJSIAA will allow all college district-approved coaches to have digital contact with all present highschool student-athletes. This would be the case with any and all sports activities, together with fall and winter sports activities.
Athletic administrators have been inspired to speak with administration relating to digital contact plans, with the understanding that protected, applicable communication between coaches and student-athletes have to be a precedence.
There may be an exception, nonetheless for incoming freshmen: any communication with present eighth grade college students – past dialogue of begin dates, sign-ups, and physicals – is presently prohibited.
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