VHSL releases Championships +1 schedule update


2019-2020 Lion's Roar Staff

Junior Kendall Hyer drives towards the goal against Albemarle during the 2019 season.

Jacob Bundrick

On Sept. 17, the VHSL released new information regarding sports and activities for the 2020-2021 school year. The new schedules are as follows:

“Championships + 1” Condensed Interscholastic Plan (full schedule attached)
Season 1 (Winter) December 7 – February 20 (First Contest Date – December 21)
-Basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, swimming and diving, wrestling
Season 2 (Fall) February 4 – May 1 (First Contest Date – March 1)
-Competition cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball
Season 3 (Spring) April 12 – June 26 (First Contest Date – April 26)
-Baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and field
Academic Activities (December – June)
-Theatre, Scholastic Bowl, Forensics, Debate, Robotics, Film Festival, Creative Writing,
Publications Evaluation, and Multimedia Contest.

Additionally, all sports will play a condensed season consisting of 60% of the normal amount of games/competitions played. For example, basketball teams normally play 22 games; this season, they will play 14. Every sport will have a state championship. The “Championships +1” schedule allows one week for region tournaments and one week for the state tournament. Teams who do not participate in region tournaments are allowed to schedule one game/contest and complete it during the week designated for regional tournaments.