State Issues Guidelines for Youth Sports

Medford, NY - 11/2/19 - Pierson Field Hockey v Babylon in Medford, NY November 2, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant)
Medford, NY - 11/2/19 - Pierson Field Hockey v Babylon in Medford, NY November 2, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant)

In a bit of good news for student-athletes heading back to school in just a few weeks, low-risk fall sports can be played this fall. Meanwhile, interscholastic high-risk sports, like football and wrestling, can only practice, not compete.

Low-risk fall sports, like tennis, soccer, cross country and field hockey, can begin on September 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday. Sports with full physical contact pose a higher risk of transmission spread, he said. Those athletes can practice with no or low contact, but cannot compete against one another until a later date or December 31, he said.

State Issues Guidelines for Youth Sports

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