August 7, 2020
Hercules High School Community,
On Monday, July 20, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and North Coast Section (NCS) released the new athletic calendar for our upcoming 2020-2021 athletic season.
In a typical school year, the athletic calendar consists of three seasons: fall, winter, and spring. However, as we continue to endure COVID-19, the CIF and NCS have reduced these three seasons to two seasons: fall and spring. This year's fall season will begin on December 14, 2020. Spring season will start on various dates (based on the sport) in 2021. (Please see the chart below.)
Although the start dates have changed, there is no reduction in the total number of games an athletic team can play, and the NCS section and CIF state championship games also remain on the calendar.
Undoubtedly, this new calendar will present some challenges for everyone, but please note that the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of California’s student-athletes were strongly considered as it was developed. I will also continue to work closely with our coaches and student-athletes to address any issue which may arise.
In addition to the calendar adjustment, there was one other noteworthy change.
- CIF Bylaw 600-605 Suspended for 2020-2021 School Year - This bylaw prohibits students from participating on a club or AAU team while at the same time participating in the same sport at the high school level. For example, a student-athlete is not allowed to participate on an AAU basketball team and participate on his high school team at the same time. With the change in the calendar, this rule has been suspended, and student-athletes are now allowed to participate on both teams.
As we begin the journey of this new school year, it’s for sure there may be more changes and challenges. I encourage you to continue checking the Hercules High School and CIFNCS.org webpages for more information.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Athletic Director Dean Grecco @ email@example.com
Dr. Paul Mansingh,
Principal Hercules High School
CIF NCS FALL SPORT SEASON
CIF NCS SPRING SEASON
Badminton (Boy’s Girls)
Boys and Girls Volleyball
Boys and Girls Water Polo
Basketball (Boy’s Girls)
Golf (Boy’s & Girl’s)
Soccer (Boy’s & Girl’s)
Swimming (Boy’s & Girl’s)
Tennis (Boy’s & Girl's)
Track & Field (Boy’s & Girl’s)
Wrestling (Boy’s & Girl’s)