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Coronavirus Youth Sports Updates

 

Coronavirus Sports: Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Sports

As college sports, professional leagues, and high school and club teams have been forced to make difficult decisions around the safety of sporting events and activities, athletes, families and coaches have been left wondering exactly what these changes mean for the future. 

NCSA has worked to gather a list of the latest news and information relevant to the youth sports community in order to help all those impacted.

We’ve assembled the latest research, recommendations and guidelines from state and federal agencies as well as local school districts to help those in our community make more informed decisions during this challenging time. 

We will continue to update these resources. For any immediate questions, please email updates@ncsasports.org.

Get additional information by visiting some of our other coronavirus resources below:

 

 

Official sources of coronavirus information

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a pandemic on Wednesday March 11, 2020. Many countries are grappling with a rise in confirmed cases. In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people to be prepared for disruptions to daily life that will be necessary if the coronavirus spreads within communities.

High school sports and club sports coronavirus information

The club and high school sports communities are responding to the Coronavirus recommendations by postponing or canceling events. The below resources aggregate the status and recommendations of the official governing bodies for high school and club athletics. For the official status for a specific event or location, it is best to contact the event’s operator directly for the most up-to-date information. 

If your youth sporting event(s) has been impacted and is not listed, please share with us at updates@ncsasports.org so we can add it to our resource list.

 

Club sports coronavirus information

The response to coronavirus varies from state to state, which means some clubs sports teams are continuing to run as scheduled while others are making tough decisions to postpone and cancel events. As club sports associations continue to announce changes to their schedules, this section will be updated.

AAU Sports

IMG Academy

USATF

USA Baseball

USA Basketball

USA Field Hockey

USA Football

USGA

USA Hockey

US Lacrosse

USA Softball

USA Swimming

USA Volleyball

USTA

USA Water Polo

USA Wrestling

US Youth Soccer

 

View the complete list of club sports associations.

 

High school sports coronavirus information

High School Athletic Associations are postponing and canceling events and seasons as the guidelines for responding to coronavirus change. School districts across the country have begun to take precautionary measures both in and outside of the classroom to protect students and the community. High school athletic associations continue to monitor the status of the coronavirus and take necessary action, we will update this section with the latest on postponed and cancelled sporting events.

California

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Louisiana

Massachusetts

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

Washington

 

View the complete list of high school athletic associations.

 

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The impact of coronavirus on ACT/SAT testing 

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted more than just the sports world. Along with school closures, upcoming standardized test dates have been canceled nationwide. For student-athletes, academics and athletics go hand in hand, since college coaches evaluate potential recruits’ GPAs and test scores as much as their athletic skills. The articles in this section cover the latest news related to SAT, ACT, AP and other standardized testing schedule changes.

 

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Events updates related to COVID-19 and coronavirus

The spread of coronavirus has impacted professional and amateur sports at every level. To limit the spread of coronavirus, the CDC has recommended that effective March 16, all large events and mass gatherings consisting of in-person events of 10 people or more be canceled or postponed for the next 15 days. Youth sporting events have been impacted at every level, including camps, combines, showcases and tournaments run by national governing bodies and individual event operators. Though most have followed the CDC’s guidance, some are continuing to move forward with scheduled events and are closely monitoring the situation at both national and local levels.

Below you’ll find updates from various event operators across the nation, whether they are canceling, postponing or moving forward with their spring events.



Sport-Specific Coronavirus Resources

Baseball

Golf

Swimming & Diving

Basketball

Hockey

Tennis

Beach Volleyball

Lacrosse

Track and Field

Esports

Rowing

Volleyball

Field Hockey

Soccer

Water Polo

Football

Softball

Wrestling



Baseball

  • Triple Crown Arizona Spring Championships Session 3: March 19-22, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Phoenix, Mesa, Fountain Hills, Queen Creek, Casa Grande, AZ (Canceled). Updated March 16
  • Crossroads Baseball Series - College Showcases: Multiple, Multiple (No Change). Updated March 16
  • Baseball Factory - All Events Through 3/29: Multiple, Multiple (Postponed). Updated March 16
  • 2020 National High School Invitational: April 1-4, Cary, NC (Canceled). Updated March 12
  • Futures Series: April 17-19, Melissa, Texas (Canceled). Updated March 12

View more baseball event updates

 

Basketball

View more basketball event updates

 

Beach Volleyball

  • Southern California BNQ #1: March 21, Hermosa Beach, CA (Postponed). Updated March 12 
  • GEVA Spring BNQ: March 28, Aberdeen, NJ (Postponed). Updated March 12
  • Santa Cruz BNQ:  March 28-29, Santa Cruz, CA (Postponed). Updated March 12
  • HP Tryouts: March 20, Hermosa Beach, CA (Canceled). Updated March 12
  • HP Tryouts: March 27, Santa Cruz, CA (Canceled). Updated March 12

View more beach volleyball event updates

 

Esports

  • EDGE - Experiential Development for Gaming and Esports: April 4, Los Angeles, CA (No Change). Updated March 16
  • Esports Competitive Development Camp: June 8-11, Lakewood, CO (No Change). Updated March 16
  • New York Tech League of Legends and Esports Development Camp: June 27-28, Old Westbury, NY (No Change). Updated March 16
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College Esports Camp: Overwatch: July 12-16, Sparkill, NY (No Change). Updated March 16
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College Esports Camp: League of Legends: July 19-23, Sparkill, NY (No Change). Updated March 16

View more esports event updates

 

Field Hockey

  • 2020 Indoor Pan American Cups/Indoor World Cup Qualifier: March 25-29, Lancaster, PA  (Postponed). Updated March 11
  • Boys Blast Series: April 3-5, Charlotte, NC (Postponed). Updated March 13
  • California Cup | USA Field Hockey Sanctioned Event: May 22-25, Thousand Oaks, CA (Postponed). Updated March 13
  • Junior Premier Outdoor League: April 4 - June 7, Multiple (Canceled). Updated March 17
  • Discover Field Hockey: April 3, Estero, FL (Canceled). Updated March 17

View more field hockey event updates

 

Football

  • 2020 Rivals Camps Series: Multiple, Multiple (Postponed). Updated March 12
  • Several FBU Camps (Postponed). Updated March 13
  • Chris Sailer Kicking Camps - Spring Kicking Camp: March 15, Seattle, WA (Postponed) Updated March 13
  • Chris Sailer Kicking Camps - Spring Kicking Camp: March 22, San Francisco, CA (Postponed) Updated March 13
  • My Football Evaluation - MFE Elite Pro Day #1: April 4, Pittsburgh, PA (Postponed) until 5/2 Updated March 16

View more football event updates



Golf

  • PJGT Mayfair Country Club Event: March 21-22, Sanford, FL (Postponed). Updated March 14
  • PJGT Plantation Palms Junior Open: March 28-29, Land 'O Lakes, FL (No Change). Updated March 16
  • PJGT Plantation Palms 1&Done: March 28, Land 'O Lakes, FL (No Change). Updated March 16
  • PJGT Eagle Creek Spring Junior Open: April 4-May 5, Orlando, FL (No Change). Updated March 16
  • PJGT Eagle Creek Spring 1&Done: April 4, Orlando, FL (No Change). Updated March 16

View more golf event updates

 

Ice Hockey

  • USA Hockey National Championships - High School: March 26-30, Mansfield, TX (Canceled). Updated March 11
  • USA Hockey National Championships - Youth Tier I 14U: April 1-6, Chicago, IL (Canceled). Updated March 11
  • USA Hockey National Championships - Youth Tier I 15 Only: April 1-6, Plymouth, MI (Canceled). Updated March 11
  • USA Hockey National Championships - Youth Tier 16U: April 1-6, Rochester, MI (Canceled). Updated March 11
  • USA Hockey National Championships - Youth Tier I 18U: April 1-6, Rochester, MI (Canceled). Updated March 11

View more hockey event updates

 

Lacrosse  

  • Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships: May, Round Rock, TX (Canceled). Updated March 13
  • US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament: May 23-24, Bel Air, MD (Canceled). Updated March 13
  • US Lacrosse TryLax events: Multiple, Multiple (Postponed). Updated March 13
  • WPLL Futures: March 29, Princeton, NJ (Postponed). Updated March 16
  • WPLL Futures: April 5, West Chester, PA (Postponed). Updated March 16

View more lacrosse event updates

 

Rowing

  • US Rowing U19 Women's ID Camp: March 29, Oak Ridge, TN (Canceled). Updated March 13
  • US Rowing U19 Women's ID Camp: March 29, Boston, MA (Canceled). Updated March 13
  • US Rowing U19 Men's ID Camp: March 29, Boston, MA (Canceled). Updated March 13
  • US Rowing U19 Women's ID Camp: March 22, Chicago, IL (Canceled). Updated March 13
  • US Rowing U19 Men's ID Camp: March 22, Washington, D.C. (Canceled). Updated March 13

View more rowing event updates

 

Soccer 

  • 2020 Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield: Through April 20, Multiple (Postponed). Updated March 13
  • 2020 Generation adidas Cup: April 4-11, Frisco, Texas (Canceled). Updated March 12
  • 2020 id2 National Selection International Tours: March 13-24, NJ (Postponed). Updated March 9
  • USL Championship: 2020 Season, Tampa, FL (Postponed) (30 days). Updated March 12
  • Milwaukee Kickers Club All Events: Through April 6, Milwaukee, WI (Canceled). Updated March 13

View more soccer event updates

 

Softball

  • Softball Factory - All Events Through 3/29: Multiple, Multiple (Postponed). Updated March 16
  • SBD Tournaments - Louisville Spring Thaw: March 21-22, Louisville, KY (Canceled). Updated March 16
  • PGF National Qualifier - 12U: March 27-29, Modesto, CA (Postponed)/Will be (Rescheduled). Updated March 16
  • PGF National Qualifier - 12U: April 4-5, Las Vegas, NV (Postponed)/Will be (Rescheduled). Updated March 16
  • PGF Non-Owned Events (National Independent Tournament Operators): Multiple, Multiple PGF Recommends Suspension for all events through 4/6. Updated March 16

View more softball event updates

 

Swimming & Diving

  • USA Swimming Speedo Sectionals: March 26-29, Buffalo, NY (Canceled). Updated March 13
  • USA Swimming Eastern Zone Age Group Championships: April 1-4, Webster, NY (Canceled). Updated March 13
  • All Y-USA-hosted in-person events : Through April 30, Multiple (Canceled). Updated March 12
  • YMCA Short Course Nationals: Through April 30, Multiple (Canceled). Updated March 12
  • YMCA Diving National Championship : Through April 30, Multiple (Canceled). Updated March 12

View more swimming and diving event updates

 

Tennis

  • ITF All Events: Until June 8, Multiple (Postponed). Updated March 18
  • The Easter Bowl: March 28-5, Indian Wells, CA (Canceled). Updated March 16
  • 2020 Ojai Tennis Tournament: April 22-26, Ojai, CA (Canceled). Updated March 16
  • USTA All Events: Through April 20, Multiple (Suspended). Updated March 13
  • USTA Midwest: Through April 20, Multiple (Suspended). Updated April 13

View more tennis event updates

 

Track & Field

  • 2020 USATF Masters Indoor Championships: March 13-15, Baton Rouge, LA (Canceled). Updated March 9
  • 2020 USATF Hershey Youth National Indoor Championships: March 20-22, Staten Island, NY (Canceled). Updated March 10
  • 2020 New Balance Nationals Indoor (NBNI): March 13-15, New York, NY (Canceled). Updated March 11
  • 2020 New Balance Nationals Outdoor: June 18-21, Greensboro, NC (No Change). Updated March 16
  • NSAF 2020 Iron Wood Throws Classic: May 29-30, Coeur d'Alene, ID (No Change). Updated March 16

View more track and field event updates

 

Volleyball

  • Mid-East Qualifier: Through March 22, Indianapolis (Canceled). Updated March 11
  • Pacific Northwest Qualifier: March 21-23 and March 27-29, (Canceled). Updated March 11
  • Red Rock Rave: Through March 22, Misc. Postponing all events through 3/22. Updated March 12
  • 2020 AVCA Small College Beach Championships: April 17-19, Tavares, FL (Canceled). Updated March 16
  • 2020 AVCA Spring Conference: May 7-10, Fairfax, VA (Canceled). Updated March 16

View more volleyball event updates

 

Water Polo

  • 2020 ODP Girls National Championship: March 13-15, Riverside, CA (Postponed). Updated March 12
  • 2020 FINA Men's and Women's Intercontinental Tournament: April 28-3, Indianapolis, IN (Canceled). Updated March 16
  • USA Water Polo Division III Women's National Championship: May 8-10, Southern, CA (Postponed). Updated March 16
  • Week three of the 2020 National League: April 4-5, Thousand Oaks, CA (Canceled). Updated March 16
  • National League Championship/Fisher Cup: May 16-17, La Jolla, CA (Canceled). Updated March 16

View more water polo event updates

 

Wrestling

  • USA Wrestling All Events: Through April 6, Multiple (Canceled). Updated March 16
  • USA Wrestling Regional and National Events: Through April 20, Multiple (Postponed). Updated March 16
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wrestling: April 4-5, University Park, PA (Postponed). Updated March 13
  • Northwest Regionals : March 28-29, Centralia, WA (Postponed). Updated March 16
  • 2020 Northwest 16U Junior Regional Championships: March 28-29, Centralia, WA (Canceled). Updated March 12

View more wrestling event updates

 

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College campus closures from coronavirus - information

The spread of coronavirus has compelled colleges and universities across the country to cancel in-person classes and on-campus events. Many classes are moving online indefinitely. Multiple institutions have also decided to close their on-campus housing in order to help slow the spread of the virus. The NCAA has canceled the remaining winter and all of the spring seasons. They also recommended all college discontinue with official or unofficial college visits for recruits. Below you’ll find updates from various colleges and universities about their closures. 

NPR

San Francisco Chronicle

College Vine

US News

Forbes

The Atlantic

UNESCO

CNN

NY Times

Curbed

USA Today

See the status of each college campus and their camps updates by state

 

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State level coronavirus information and local rules

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in communities, states are following Federal Guidance on canceling, rescheduling or postponing social gatherings consisting of 10 or more people for the next 15 days (as of 3/16). State and local health organizations are also making frequent updates. This information is extremely important for youth sports organizers and staff responsible for planning sporting events. 

In short, the guidance urges event operators to plan for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 and consider modifying, postponing or canceling large events, with the safety of the community, staff and participants in mind. Though most event operators have followed this federal guidance, some are continuing to closely monitor the situation at local (state, city, county) levels and have not made any decisions to cancel or postpone upcoming events. 

In the case that an event continues as scheduled, the event operator should be prepared with an emergency operations/communications plan, in addition to supplying messages and materials to promote preventative actions, such as extra soap and hand sanitizer. Athletes and their families who attend these events should also follow preventative measures to protect themselves and those around them. 

Here is a complete list of Official State Health Department Websites

To find the most up-to-date information in your state, view the full list of U.S. state and territorial health department websites.

 

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College sports coronavirus information: NCAA, NAIA, and Junior College COVID-19 articles

With the health and safety of student-athletes in mind, the NCAA has canceled all winter and spring NCAA championships and all in-person recruiting through April 15th. However, the NCAA has also agreed to let NCAA member schools make their own decisions regarding the health and safety of their coaches, student-athletes, staff, recruits and communities. Since the NCAA may implement different actions than individual colleges and universities, check this section to stay up on the NCAA’s policies and response.

NCAA cancels all winter and spring championships



NCAA Division 1



NCAA Division 2



NCAA Division 3



NAIA



Junior College: NJCAA & CCCAA 



Other important announcements regarding coronavirus and college sports

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College sports coronavirus news

While the NCAA and individual colleges and sports departments will make announcements about their policy changes and responses to the coronavirus and public safety, media outlets are diving deeper into the response to provide analysis on how this affects student-athletes, potential recruits and families. Reference this section to see updates on developments regarding the coronavirus and college sports.

Other important announcements regarding coronavirus and college sports:

    USA Today

    Inside Higher Ed

    NPR

    24/7 Sports

    CBS Sports

    NY Times

      CNBC

      ESPN

      LA Times

            Sports Illustrated

             

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            Professional sports coronavirus impact

            The coronavirus is not only affecting youth and college sports—professional leagues are also taking precautions and canceling events with public safety in mind. Some have suspended their season and others have delayed the start of their next season. Reference this section to check in on new developments regarding the impact of coronavirus on the largest professional sports leagues. 

            NBA

            WNBA

            MLB

            NHL

            NFL

            MLS

            PGA

            XFL

            MiLB

            ATP/WTA

            NLL

            Live Updates

             

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            General sports coronavirus articles

            From youth leagues to professional leagues, the entire United States sports industry will be impacted by the coronavirus. This section features commentary from media outlets regarding how sports have been affected by the coronavirus, what’s being done in response and how this can affect the sports industry long-term.

            CBS Sports

            CNBC

            CNN

              Sports Illustrated

              ESPN

              LA Times

                NY Times

                USA Today

                The Wall Street Journal

                 

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                The Olympics and coronavirus / COVID-19

                The Tokyo Olympics in 2020 have not been cancelled for Coronavirus yet but they are considering having them without fans. 

                IOC

                NBC News

                ESPN

                USA Today

                USA Sports

                The Washington Post

                NBC Sports

                NY Times

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                In addition to our website resources, we’ve created a youth sports newsletter to provide families with a regular update on new information, as it becomes available. To join our newsletter mailing list, subscribe here. This newsletter will be sent only when there is new information to share.

                 

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                Social media and coronavirus

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                About NCSA

                The impacts of COVID-19 are being felt throughout the sports community. As we head into the spring and summer season, there is a lot of uncertainty into how the youth sports community will be impacted. At NCSA we are believers on the importance of sports first and recruiting experts second. We are making all of our research into the impacts of COVID-19 public to help in any way we can. We will continue to update these materials as updates are necessary. Please send any questions or requests to updates@ncsasports.org.

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