The NCAA has extended the dead period for recruiting to June 30th. This announcement has coincided with the NCAA decision to not provide standard start dates for NCAA athletics.
What does this mean?
It means schools and states will control when, and IF athletics will take place this season. IF, is a very real possibility.
There will not be NCAA sports if Universities do not have students on campus. Yes, you read that correctly. No students, no sports.
Now more than ever it is critical to have a plan in place to survive this chaotic event. Now more than ever it is critical to be able to think outside the box, and look at different options for next season.
If your NCAA program doesn’t play and you are taking classes on line, there are places you can play and maintain your amateur status.
If your Junior program relies on ticket sales and they cant have fans in the building, you need a new option. There are options available.
If your professional team cant have fans, you likely wont be playing, but you have options too.
No matter what side of the fence you are on, whether you think COVID is too dangerous to play or not, Government officials will make the determination of if you will play this year. Then league and team officials will decide if they can proceed under those new government regulations.
Don’t be one of the ones caught without a plan. We are planning for players every day.
Joseph Kolodziej – Adviser