As the COVID-19 continues to evolve around us and discussions are picking up about the resumption of collegiate athletics, NWAC will need to continue its flexibility in responding to and planning for our future return to competition. Following are some guiding principles for the NWAC as we entertain one day going back to college campuses and enjoying our student-athletes compete again.
Immediately after the cancelation of 2020 spring sports, NWAC staff, executive board members, college presidents, regions, and sport committee chairs have been in consistent dialogue surrounding fall sports. NWAC has conducted surveys of administrators, reviewed potential multiple fall sport scenarios, and stayed in touch with our peer conferences (CCCAA and NJCAA), as well as four-year conferences (NCAA and NAIA) to gain as much information and plan accordingly. All done so when a decision is made regarding fall sports, NWAC has been comprehensive in our efforts.
The NWAC Executive Board has targeted the mid of June as a possible time when a formal decision on fall sports will be made. That decision will call for all involved to be patient, flexible, and creative. Whatever the decision, it may not sit right with some, but it will be well thought out, and done in the best interest of most. Whether it is March 15, May 6, or June 18, those same traits need to be at the foundation as the NWAC moves onward.
For the full document please see: https://www.nwacsports.org/covid19