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2021-2022 Basketball Officials Interpreters Bulletin Now Available

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With a new high school basketball season starting, the latest bulletin from the Connecticut basketball rules interpreters is now available. Click here to view the bulletin in full. The Connecticut High School Basketball Rules Interpreters have developed this “Bulletin” as a communication resource to share among basketball officials, athletic directors and coaches.  Our objective is to promote a common understanding to the rules that regulate the game of high school basketball.

CIAC Sports Dynasty Final Results

CIAC Sports Dynasty Final Results

It’s a question with no “right” answer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun letting high school sports fans weigh in on the question to try and determine the top CIAC Dynasty of the first 100 years of the CIAC. For more than two months fans have helped narrow the field to the finalContinue Reading

Athletes Come Together In Support Of Charitable Cause

Amidst uncertainty, disruption, and disappointment no one would blame high school athletes for reverting to self-pity and withdrawing. Yet the self-motivation, competitive drive and teamwork that are undoubtedly part of the makeup of high school athletes has led to something else. It has led many, and we do mean many, teams to turn at leastContinue Reading

Guidance For Girls Volleyball Season

The CIAC with approval from our Sports Medicine Committee has recommended the use of face coverings in the sport of volleyball to mitigate aerosolization risks of person-to-person spread of infectious droplets.  This requirement to wear face coverings was presented to the Connecticut Department of Public Health at a meeting on Friday, September 11. CIAC has receivedContinue Reading

CIAC Football Board of Control Update

CHESHIRE, Conn. – At its September 16, 2020, meeting, the CIAC Board of Control reaffirmed its September 3 decision to cancel full contact football for the 2020-2021 school year. This decision was made in alignment with the Connecticut Department of Health’s recommendation that football is a high-risk sport and should not be played this fall.Continue Reading

CIAC Fall Sports Update Following CIAC Board of Control Meeting

CHESHIRE, Conn. – At its September 3 meeting, the CIAC Board of Control reviewed DPH’s response to its August 28 letter requesting support of (1) modifications which lower the risk of indoor volleyball; (2) low to moderate risk activities in football; and (3) an opportunity to re-assess the viability high risk full contact football basedContinue Reading

CIAC Fall Sports Plan Update Press Conference

CIAC Fall Sports Plan Update Press Conference

CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini held a press conference at the CIAC office on Thursday, August 27 to provide an update on the CIAC Fall Sports Plan. The full press conference is available in three parts below.   

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 emphasizeContinue Reading

CIAC Statement Following Release of DPH Position

CIAC Statement Following Release of DPH Position

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC appreciates the detailed position provided by DPH this morning on the topic of fall interscholastic athletics. As has been stated throughout this process, the Board of Control will review any new information as soon as it becomes available, and it will be doing that with these recommendations in detail. After reviewingContinue Reading

Fall Sports Update 8.12.20

Fall Sports Update 8.12.20

CHESHIRE, Conn. -The CIAC Board of Control met at 2PM on Wednesday August 12 as part of its planned review of the official fall sports plan, which was approved on July 30. The Board commends the work of the individual CIAC swimming, volleyball, football, field hockey, cross country, and soccer committees for their work inContinue Reading