The California Division of Public Well being this week modified its youth sports activities tips to permit for groups to play all through the state with out restrictions, which boosts the probabilities of there being playoffs and postseason occasions this spring for highschool sports activities.
The up to date CDPH tips now permit for “inter-team competitions, meets, races, or related occasions” with different groups throughout the state. Groups now not should be in “bordering” counties with a purpose to compete in opposition to one another.
The ban on out-of-state competitors stays, as does the ban on tournaments or competitions involving greater than two groups.
The CIF Southern Part on Monday, April 12 will announce if there will probably be postseason competitions for groups taking part in this spring within the Season 2 group. That group consists of basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, observe and area, swimming, tennis, golf, boys volleyball and lacrosse. All of these sports activities are presently taking part in.
The L.A. Metropolis Part can also be anticipated to announce quickly its plans for postseason occasions this spring.
The postseason was canceled for the Season 1 sports activities, together with soccer, in January to offer these groups extra time to play common season video games since their seasons had been delayed for a number of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Soccer season within the CIF-SS ends April 17 and ends Might 1 within the Metropolis Part.
The CDPH tips nonetheless ban competitions involving greater than two groups, which might cease sports activities akin to observe and area, swimming, tennis and golf from with the ability to maintain a few of their giant postseason occasions.
If the spring sports activities playoffs and championships are canceled, which appears much less doubtless now, there was discuss that top colleges can be allowed to conduct their very own native tournaments, which might function space championships as a alternative.