Based on Chancellor White’s May 12th announcement that the vast majority of CSU courses will be virtual for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year, and with utmost consideration for the health and welfare of our students, coaches, staff, faculty and communities, CCAA member institutions have determined that NCAA sport competition will not occur during the fall of 2020. The CCAA member institutions will continue to advocate strongly to maintain NCAA championship opportunities for all of our student-athletes, including our fall sports, during the 2020-21 academic year and recommend competition resume when it is safe and appropriate to do so for all of its members. Additional information regarding plans for athletics in fall and spring will be communicated as soon as it becomes available.
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It’s expecting that many organizations will follow the lead and cancel the fall season. If you haven’t read the Covid 19 and the future of college soccer article then we highly recommend it as it’s already a low blow the the seasons to be suspended, but imagine if soccer was taken out of many school’s programs. indefinitely.
What about player eligibility?
The most important question of all, if schools will continue to have classes online which obviously would help the student’s eligibility for progressing as a freshman – sophomore – junior – senior – graduation, but how exactly would this work for the student – athletes? This gets tricky because not only do the schools have to worry about the player’s eligibility, but how about the players that are on an athletic scholarship? Many players rely on sports to fund their education, and if there will not be any sports for the Fall season, then how would this work for the players?