Here's What California's School Sports Schedule Will Look Like Next School Year

July 20, 2020
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With everything up in the air amid coronavirus, one of the back-to-school questions has been: what will the school sports schedule look like? We now have a schedule for how sports will play out for student athletes. 

According to Fox 40, the California Interscholastic Federation announced its plan for the 2020-21 sports programs across the state. In conjunction with state and county health officials, the CIF (which is in charge of California's high school sports) came up with the following plan. 

Fall Sports 

  • Volleyball (boys & girls)
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: March 13, 2021
    • *Last day for Regional/State Championships: March 20, 2021
  • Water Polo (boys & girls)
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: March 13, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: March 20, 2021
  • Cross Country
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: March 20, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: March 27, 2021
  • Trad. Competitive Cheer
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: Determined by Section
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: April 17, 2021
  • Football
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: April 10, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: April 17, 2021

The last day for Section Playoffs for Field Hockey, Gymnastics, and Skiing & Snowboarding is determined by Section. 

Spring Sports

  • Badminton
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: May 22, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: May 29, 2021
  • Soccer
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: May 29, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: June 5, 2021
  • Swimming & Diving
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: May 29, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: June 5, 2021
  • Tennis (boys & girls)
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: May 29, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: June 5, 2021
  • Wrestling
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: June 5, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: June 12, 2021
  • Basketball
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: June 12, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: June 19, 2021
  • Golf (boys & girls)
    • Last ay for Section Playoffs: June 12, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: June 23, 2021
  • Softball
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: June 19, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: June 26, 2021
  • Track & Field
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: June 19, 2021
    • Last day for Regional/State Championships: June 26, 2021
  • Competitive Sport Cheer
    • Last day for Section Playoffs: Determined by Section

Outside Competition is temporarily suspended in all sports for the year. 

Read more from Fox 40 here