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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

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Register Now For Student Leadership Conference

Register Now For Student Leadership Conference

CAS-CIAC is holding a Zoom summer leadership event in partnership with inCourage titled “Choices Count” on August 11 at 1 p.m. Former NFL player Ray Rice will serve as the featured speaker in the event which provides an inward and outward journey for high school leaders. Registration is open now at the following link: casci.ac/5842 andContinue Reading

Thank You To The Class of 2020

Thank You To The Class of 2020

Before we turn the page on the 2019-20 school year, members of the CAS and CIAC Boards have a simple message to share with the Class of 2020. 

Watch The Michaels Jewelers’ 2020 Unified Sports Cup Awards

Watch The Michaels Jewelers’ 2020 Unified Sports Cup Awards

The final installment of CIAC’s virtual banquet series is now available. The Michaels Jewelers’ Unified Sports Banquet could not be held this year, but we still wanted to honor the award winners. Please check out the video below honoring the great achievements of the honorees. Unified Sports Connecticut is a partnership of Special Olympics Connecticut andContinue Reading

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.

inCourage Helps Improve Communication, Commitment & Leadership In Sports

inCourage Helps Improve Communication, Commitment & Leadership In Sports

inCourage provides original, engaging videos to help improve communication, commitment and leadership in sports. We’ve got easy solutions to frustrating challenges. Check out all the blog posts at https://teamblog.incourage.com/blog or choose specific topics below. Or check out all their great resources for building a better sports culture at https://www.incourage.com Sports Is A Great Unifier Sports have consistentlyContinue Reading

CIAC Resocialization of Interscholastic Athletics & Activities Guidance

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC, in conjunction with the Connecticut State Medical Society Sports Medicine Committee, has released guidance for the resocialization of interscholastic athletics and activities programs. The document was also vetted by CAPSS, CABE, CAAD, and the CATA. The document is intended to provide guidance on considerations for safely returning to interscholastic athleticsContinue Reading

CIAC Statement On Office Of Civil Rights Decision

CHESHIRE, Conn. –  After an administrative investigation, the United States Office for Civil Rights has taken the position that any participation by any transgender female athlete in girls’ high school track and field deprives cis-gender girls of a meaningful opportunity to participate in violation of Title IX.  These same issues are the subject of aContinue Reading