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NCHSAA Updates Guidelines, Playoffs

NCHSAA Updates Guidelines, Playoffs

The NCHSAA Staff have been working closely with the NCHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) on these recommendations for member schools regarding activities that align with NC DHHS directives. The guidance utilizes a phased approach for NCHSAA athletes and is intended to help school administrators, coaches, parents, students, and communities navigate a gradual reopening of high school athletic activities.

The health and safety measures outlined in this plan are formed utilizing the most current CDC, DHHS, and NCHSAA information. It is recognized, however, that the information and circumstances concerning COVID-19 remain fluid and variable. Therefore, these guidelines are subject to change in conjunction with new knowledge of COVID-19 or changing social conditions.

The latest updates include:

Modified Skill Development

  • a total of 25 persons in an indoor venue;
  • a total of 50 persons in outdoor venues.

Created Modified Sports Regulations


In addition to playoff dates, the following changes were approved:
Increase season limitation from 10 to 14 meets for Swimming, Cross-Country, and Track & Field
The date for the cheerleading invitational changed from May 1, 2021, to May 22, 2021