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Fall Sports Update – Board of Control Meeting 8-14-20

Fall Sports Update – Board of Control Meeting 8-14-20

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC Board of Control met today to discuss the communication received from the Connecticut Department of Public Health yesterday.

Following today’s CIAC Board of Control meeting, the board extended an invitation to DPH to meet in the coming week to discuss its recommendations for interscholastic athletics. CIAC will look to emphasize the value of the integration of athletics with the return to education and concerns of equity and consistency between interscholastic athletics and other athletic opportunities. Based on DPH recommendations, the board took the action to pause all in-person interscholastic fall sport activity including conditioning programs which are already underway until Monday, August 24.  Coaches are encouraged to promote virtual safe contact and conditioning with their athletes during the pause so as to not lose the conditioning gains and socialization benefits made during the summer.

CIAC welcomes continued collaboration and input from experts while emphasizing that the safety and health of students is the focus of all decisions. The importance of safely conducting interscholastic athletics remains paramount. Connecticut COVID health metrics show students have been safely participating in athletics across the state throughout the summer and that participation in private or town programs would likely continue throughout the fall if interscholastic opportunities are cancelled. While outside programs have had minimal issues thus far, CIAC believes its collaboration with health experts and relationships with its member schools has lead to a plan providing the best alignment with COVID mitigating strategies and creates the best opportunity for a safe and equitable fall sports season..

CIAC has been consistent throughout the challenges presented by COVID-19 and will continue to consult with its education partners and medical experts and review positions from state leaders in an effort to create interscholastic athletic plans that align with the educational interests of our member schools and provide the safest athletic experience for Connecticut student-athletes.

CIAC Fall Sports Plans

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC has released its plan for a return to interscholastic athletics this fall. A point of emphasis throughout the development of this plan is the fluid nature of planning around COVID. While sports in Connecticut have been successfully running since late June, with COVID health metrics in our state improving alongContinue Reading

Bracket draft

2020 Fall Sports Packets, Divisions & Schedules Now Available

CHESHIRE, Conn. The sports packets, tournament divisions, and regular season schedules for all fall 2020 CIAC sports are now available on CIACsports.com. The sports packets and tournament divisions are available on each individual sports page which are listed by season on the sports page. To view a schedule for any school or specific team, orContinue Reading

Is Silence An Act Of Racism?

Is Silence An Act Of Racism?

Is remaining silent in the face of racial injustice an act of racism? This thought-provoking question was posed at a recent meeting of one of our boards. Whether silence rises to the level of racism is open to debate; but it is, unequivocally and categorically, cowardly and insupportable.

Two Guests Join As CIACcast Returns

Two Guests Join As CIACcast Returns

CIACcast is back with episode 113. Joe Calafiore from Hartford Athletic talks about the new Team of the Week program, and Glastonbury High School Junior Erin Cabana discusses some of her exciting video projects. The latest edition or past editions of the CIACcast can always be found at this page: http://ciacsports.com/site/?page_id=3171, or you can subscribe toContinue Reading

2020 Unified Sports Michaels Cup Awards

The Unified Sports Michaels Cup banquet is always one of the highlights of the CAS-CIAC calendars. The recognition event is a celebration of Unified Sports programs, athletes and teammates across Connecticut. Due to COVID-19 the event was not held this year, but there are still deserving honorees to recognize. Below you can see the studentsContinue Reading

CIAC Spring Sports Update – 5/5/20

CHESHIRE, Conn. -The CIAC’s consideration for any spring sport experience has always been contingent on the re-opening of schools for in-person instruction. This morning, Governor Lamont ordered the cancellation of in-school classes for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Therefore, there will not be a 2020 CIAC spring sports season. The CIAC empathizes withContinue Reading

CAS-CIAC Holding Virtual Scholar-Athlete Banquet

CAS-CIAC Holding Virtual Scholar-Athlete Banquet

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Three hundred and sixty senior student athletes will be recognized in a CAS-CIAC Virtual Scholar-Athlete Banquet airing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, on Fox61 and GameTimeCT.com, Hearst Connecticut Media’s website dedicated to high school sports coverage. The 30-minute special will honor the Scholar Athletes selected by 183 schools for their achievementsContinue Reading

Olivia Deleon-Gaston Inspires As Weaver Scholar Athlete

It’s roughly 2,000 miles from Colorado to Hartford, Connecticut. When Weaver High School senior Olivia Deleon-Gaston was entrenched in the foster care system in Colorado and then in facing down the many challenges that followed, the idea of being a CAS-CIAC Scholar Athlete likely seemed much farther away than even those 2,000 miles. Ultimately, thoseContinue Reading