Category Archives: Press Releases

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  https://casci.ac/6390.

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 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

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

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.   

CIAC August 23, 2020 Update on Fall Sports

CIAC August 23, 2020 Update on Fall Sports

CHESHIRE, Conn – In alignment with positive discussions with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the CIAC Board of Control voted at its Sunday meeting to restart conditioning for all fall sports. On Monday, August 24, schools may return to the conditioning activities that were being conducted since July 6.  On Saturday, August 29, schools may beginContinue Reading

CIAC August 21, 2020 Press Release

CIAC August 21, 2020 Press Release

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC Board of Control met this morning to review last night’s discussion with the DPH and establish a timeline for decisions on the start of fall sports. The CIAC has requested that the DPH consider allowing our member schools to resume the non-contact conditioning workouts which they have been conducting sinceContinue Reading

CIAC 8-20-20 Update Following DPH Meeting

CIAC 8-20-20 Update Following DPH Meeting

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC met virtually this evening with the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The more than two-hour meeting demonstrated the commitment that both the CIAC and DPH share in providing safe, meaningful, interscholastic athletic experiences for our students. The meeting allowed the CIAC to better understand the change in DPH’s position andContinue Reading

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