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High school sports: When will public school seasons start in Virginia?

The Locker Room Show | November 29
Posted at 11:59 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 11:59:34-04

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - In July, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) announced plans to postpone all sports until December.

We now know what the high school sports schedule will look like when it begins for Virginia public schools.

Basketball and sideline cheer first practices begin on December 7. All other winter sports (gymnastics, indoor track, sideline cheer, swimming & diving, and wrestling) will start on December 14. Below is each season’s first practice and first contest date schedules. The Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, and Academic Activities full schedules are below.

“Championships + 1” Season 1 Winter Sports Schedule

  • Basketball – First Practice – December 7; First Contest Date – December 21
  • Gymnastics – First Practice – December 14; First Contest Date – December 28
  • Indoor Track – First Practice – December 14; First Contest Date – December 28
  • Sideline Cheer – First Practice – December 7
  • Swimming & Diving – First Practice – December 14; First Contest Date – December 28

“Championships + 1” Season 2 Fall Sports Schedule

  • Competition Cheer – First Practice – February 4; First Contest Date – March 1
  • Cross Country – First Practice – February 15; First Contest Date – March 1
  • Field Hockey - First Practice – February 15; First Contest Date – March 1
  • Football – First Practice – February 4; First Contest Date – February 22
  • Golf (Boys) – First Practice – February 15; First Contest Date – March 1
  • Golf (Girls) – First Practice – February 15; First Contest Date – March 1
  • Volleyball – First Practice – February 15; First Contest Date – March 1

“Championships + 1” Season 3 Spring Sports Schedule

  • Baseball – First Practice – April 12; First Contest Date – April 26
  • Lacrosse – First Practice – April 12; First Contest Date – April 26
  • Soccer – First Practice – April 12; First Contest Date – April 26
  • Softball – First Practice – April 12; First Contest Date – April 26
  • Tennis – First Practice – April 12; First Contest Date – April 21
  • Track & Field – First Practice – April 12; First Contest Date – April 26