The Arizona Interscholastic Association and the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) announced that the start of the winter sports season has been pushed back to January 18 in order to help mitigate COVID-19 hospitalizations and improve the opportunity for winter sports to occur. The AIA Executive Board announced the new start date will allow schools to practice for 14 days prior to the start of competition after returning from winter breaks.
“Our focus continues to be on keeping students in school and on the playing field safely. We believe this decision will help us preserve the winter sports season,” Associate Executive Director Joe Paddock said.
This decision will impact all levels of the Canyon View basketball, soccer and wrestling teams.
To read more about the decision, please visit AZPreps365.com.