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Caldwell Community College Announces Scrimmages For Softball, Basketball

Caldwell Community College Announces Scrimmages For Softball, Basketball

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will host scrimmages the weekend of Oct. 17 in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball and softball. The scrimmages are permissible under the NJCAA’s Plan of Action and will be closed to the public.

Softball will host Carolina University and Patrick Henry Community College for a round-robin scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 17. At 11 a.m., Caldwell will face Patrick Henry. Carolina and Patrick Henry will play at 1 p.m. and Caldwell will take on Carolina at 3 p.m. to finish out the day.

Men’s basketball will host Davidson County Community College in Saturday, Oct. 17 for a scrimmage that tips off at 2 p.m. The women’s basketball scrimmage versus Louisburg Community College is set to begin after the men’s scrimmage is complete, at approximately 4 p.m.

As part of the NJCAA’s Plan of Action in relation to COVID, all winter sports competition will begin in January with most championship seasons moved from March to April. These sports include men’s and women’s basketball. Spring sports competition remains intact with minor adjustments to dates. These sports include baseball and softball.

Along with the adjustments to competition season and championship dates, the NJCAA has provided information as it relates to scrimmage and practice dates and allowances in the fall.

This fall, men’s and women’s basketball are permitted 60 consecutive calendar days for practice and scrimmages within a window that began Sept. 15 and runs through Dec. 15. Teams are allowed five scrimmage dates in total for the year, with a maximum of two scrimmage dates allowed in the spring. Each scrimmage limited to no more than two outside opponents.

Baseball is permitted 60 consecutive calendar days for practice and scrimmages from Sept. 5 to Nov. 15. A maximum of 15 scrimmages (not dates) against outside competition is allowed and each scrimmage limited to no more than two outside opponents.

Softball is permitted 60 consecutive calendar days for practice and scrimmages from Sept. 5 to Nov. 15. A maximum of seven scrimmage dates against outside competition is allowed and each scrimmage limited to no more than two outside opponents.