NCISAA will play fall sports, but with no fans

NCISAA will play fall sports, but with no fans

The N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association has allowed its members to play a delayed fall sports season with games starting in mid-September.

Wayne Country Day School and Wayne Christian are NCISSA members.

The association announced in a memo that all sports, including football, will be played. Sports considered “low-risk” by the NCISAA, including cross country, golf and tennis, can start playing games on Sept. 8.

While “moderate risk” sports — soccer and volleyball — can play their first games on Sept. 14.

Football games can start on Sept. 21. However, as of now, fans will not be allowed to attend any games — indoors or outdoors.

The county’s public high schools have to wait until February to play football after the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Aug. 12 that it was delaying the start of the fall sports season. The NCHSAA will allow cross country and volleyball to start on Nov. 16.

The NCISAA Trustees also approved an Alternate Season Option, which allows its member schools to forgo playing any Fall sports during the Fall and then play sports from Feb. 22 – Apr. 19.

The NCISAA has created minimum standards that all member schools must follow for fall sports, and all dates are subject to change.