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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 athletics and activities experiences. It is understood that the guidelines do not fully mitigate any COVID-19 risk and, therefore, school districts, parents, athletes, coaches, and officials should make individual determinations on when it is safe to return. School districts should consult their local departments of public health prior to implementing a return to in-person athletics or activities.

The guidance does not change any previous decisions of the CIAC Board of Control or other CIAC regulations. It can be downloaded from the CIAC website via the following link – https://casci.ac/5713.

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

CIAC Board of Control Meeting Update

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Following today’s meeting of the CIAC Board of Control, CIAC is providing a detailed update on COVID-19 related actions. Please click the following link for the full update: https://casci.ac/5591.

CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athlete Stories – 2019-20

CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athlete Stories – 2019-20

Every year since the spring of 1984, CAS-CIAC has brought together some of the best and brightest high school athletes in Connecticut for the CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athlete Banquet. The schools choose two seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary, whose personal standards and achievements are a model to others, and who possess high levelsContinue Reading

CIAC Spring Sports Update

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Following today’s meeting of the CIAC Board of Control, CIAC is providing a detailed update on the spring sports season. Please click the following link for the full update: https://casci.ac/5549

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

Emotional Intelligence CAS Conversation

Emotional Intelligence CAS Conversation

Dr. Marc Brackett, an expert on social and emotional intelligence, joined CAS-CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini for a discussion on how to help students through this challenging time. 

Unified Sports Participant Message – Stay Unified Stay Safe

Unified Sports Participant Message – Stay Unified Stay Safe

Unified Sports athletes and teammates offer thanks to those keeping us safe, and share the important message — stay Unified, stay safe. 

Student Message – Stay Home, Stay Safe #CTWillPlayAgain

Student Message – Stay Home, Stay Safe #CTWillPlayAgain

Eleven high school student athletes from across Connecticut share an important message. Stay home, Stay safe. #CTWillPlayAgain

CIAC Spring Sports Update Regarding COVID – 19

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Following an online meeting with nearly 70 school, athletic and governmental leaders CIAC reached a consensus that canceling the entirety of the spring sports season is premature at this time. There is a strong desire to provide student athletes some spring athletic experience if possible. Any plan for spring sports will needContinue Reading