CIF Officially Announces 2020 Spring Sports are Cancelled

CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti says spring sports won’t continue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

SouthPasadenan.com News | CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti has announced spring sports won’t continue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Recent statements issued by Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, regarding schools turning to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) does not see an avenue for the spring sports season to continue.

“As such, in consultation today with the 10 section commissioners, the decision has been made to cancel spring section, regional, and state championship events,” said CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti.”We understand this is disappointing for everyone involved in education-based athletics and empathize with our student-athletes and all who are impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.”

Nocetti added, “Our top priority is everyone’s ongoing health and safety during this challenging time, and we all look forward to the day when education-based athletics resumes.”