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CIAC Board of Control Approves Winter Sports Plan

At this morning’s meeting of the CIAC Board of Control, members reviewed and approved the CIAC Winter Sports Plan. The complete plan can be viewed at

The first practice date for winter sports has been set for no sooner than Tuesday, January 19. Games may begin on or after Monday, February 8. Twelve regular season games will be permitted in girls and boys basketball, boys ice hockey, girls gymnastics and boys swimming.  A postseason experience in all sports will be allowed from March 15-28. Those experiences will be championships at the league level. In order to maximize the number of game opportunities for all schools, no CIAC state championship tournaments will be held in the winter sports season.

Boys and girls indoor track teams will be limited to practice with indoor/outdoor meets considered no earlier than March.

The winter sports of wrestling, competitive dance and competitive cheer are classified by the Connecticut Department of Public Health as high-risk activities, and thus will be limited to small group conditioning and non-contact skill building. The low-risk sports of sideline cheer (no stunting, lifts, or tumbling) and exhibition dance (no lifts, stunting, or tumbling) may continue, provided participants wear masks and formations maintain six feet of distance between athletes.


CIAC Sportsmanship Conference Set for February 10th – Register Here

We invite you to join us for the CIAC 2021 Sportsmanship Conference, to be held virtually on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 8:30am – 10:00am. Snow date is Wednesday, February 17, 2021.  Register here:   (separate link below for t-shirt order) We’ll welcome interesting guests as well as spotlight video content from Connecticut high school studentContinue Reading

CIAC Honors 16 Class Act Schools with Michaels Cup Award

The CIAC proudly announces a list of 16 Connecticut High Schools being honored with a Michaels Achievement Cup Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. Schools that are part of the CIAC’s Class Act program can be considered for the Michaels Cup Award. The Michaels Cup Committee recognized these exemplary athletics programs for their willingness toContinue Reading

CIAC Board of Control Update – January 7, 2021

CHESHIRE, Conn –   The CIAC Board of Control met this morning to discuss recent communications with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, appraise the current level of in-person learning around the state, and review the COVID mitigating strategies contained in the CIAC Winter Sports Plan. With approval by the board this morning, the initial COVID mitigatingContinue Reading

Danbury’s Patrick Rosetti Named 2021 Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Winner

Danbury’s Patrick Rosetti Named 2021 Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Winner

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Patrick Rosetti, a senior quarterback on the football team at Danbury High School, has been chosen as the 2021 Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Award honoree. He becomes the 12th recipient of this distinguished yearly award, and as Connecticut’s selection he will go forward as a nominee for the National Federation ofContinue Reading

CIAC Board of Control Votes To Postpone Start of Winter Sports Season

The CIAC Board of Control acted this morning to postpone all winter sports to January 19, 2021. The CIAC Board of Control will continue to collaborate with the DPH, Governor Lamont’s office, and the CSMS Sports Medicine Committee in the weeks leading up to the January 19th start of winter practices. CIAC Interscholastic athletics areContinue Reading

CIAC Distributes Cold Water Immersion Tubs to 74 Schools

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced today the distribution of cold water immersion tubs to 74 CIAC member schools throughout Connecticut. The tubs will be used by school athletic departments as a means of emergency treatment for athletes who incur heat illness brought on through participation in sports. New emergency medical guidance requires that victimsContinue Reading

Student Athletes Team Up For “Respect the Rules” PSA

Student Athletes Team Up For “Respect the Rules” PSA

It’s a whole new game when it comes to spectators attending high school sporting events in Connecticut during COVID. Eight fall sport athletes from Bacon Academy, Tolland High School, Avon High School, New Britain High School, Brookfield High School, East Catholic, Brien McMahon High School and Danbury High School teamed up to appear in aContinue Reading

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