Red Hawk volleyball, basketball seasons to start Jan. 11

Red Hawk volleyball, basketball seasons to start Jan. 11

HICKORY, N.C. — Following today's announcement from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), both fall and winter sports at Catawba Valley Community College will shift into the spring semester.

The NJCAA announced its 2020-21 Plan of Action on Monday afternoon, shifting most of its fall and winter sports seasons to a Jan. 11 start date, including Catawba Valley Community College women's court volleyball and men's and women's basketball seasons.

"I applaud the NJCAA in making sure they put the student-athlete first on their decision making," said Catawba Valley Athletic Director Nick Schroeder. "It was important to make a change to keep our students, staff and fans safe. However this move will still give student athletes an opportunity to compete. While there is no perfect decision, I have faith in my coaching staff to maintain the environment of elite competition and high standards of academics even in this unique 2020-21 school year."

NJCAA football and both men's and women's soccer seasons will also shift to the spring, but NJCAA cross-country and half marathon championships are unaffected by this change and will remain in the fall.

Below are some highlights for each sport with dates and information on the season.
 
Baseball
Fall Practice: Sept. 10 through Nov. 8

Spring Season
Practice start: Jan 10, 2021
Competition start: Jan 22, 2021 (Max 56 games)
District Tournament: Must be complete by May 23, 2021
World Series: May 29 to June 5, 2021
 
Men's and Women's Basketball
Fall practice: 60 consecutive day period between Sept. 15 and Dec. 15.

Spring Season
Practice start: Jan 11, 2021
Competition start: Jan 29, 2021 (Max 22 games)
District Tournament: Must be complete by April 10, 2021
National Championship: Starts on April 19, 2021
 
Softball
Fall practice: Sept. 10 through Nov. 8, 2020.

Spring Season
Practice starts: Jan 10, 2021
Competition start: Jan 22, 2021 (Max 30 dates)
District Tournament: Must be complete by May 19, 2021
World Series: May 25 - 29, 2021
 
Volleyball
Fall practice: Sept. 1 through Oct. 30, 2020.

Spring Season
Practice starts: Jan 11, 2021
Competition start: Jan 29, 2021 (Max 21 dates)
District Tournament: Must be complete by April 3, 2021
World Series: April 15-17, 2021