Californias governing body for high school sports said Monday that the 2020-21 seasons will begin no earlier than December.
The California Interscholastic Federation said the normal fall, winter and spring sports seasons will be condensed into two seasons.
The federation set time frames for most playoffs and championships. Football will complete its playoffs and championships by mid-April. Actual regular season and playoff schedules will be set separately.
Decisions by state and local health authorities will determine whether games are actually played.
California is currently seeing soaring rates of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued strict guidelines that will require most of Californias 6.7 million K-12 students to at least start the coming school year with online classes.
The Oregon School Activities Association executive board this week is holding its annual three-day summer meeting this year through video conferencing and is expected to have an announcement about Oregon high school sports by Friday. Among the scenarios being considered is moving the traditional fall sports to winter or spring.
For now, practices still are scheduled to begin Aug. 17, but its extremely unlikely the OSAAs current calendar will remain in place.
Two weeks ago, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association pushed back the start date for fall practices to Sept. 5 for football and Sept. 7 for other sports. The WIAA will decide soon whether further delays are necessary.