SSAC Postpones Soccer And Volleyball Until Spring 2021

Thursday, July 30, 2020
The Southern States Athletic Conference announced that the men's and women's soccer and volleyball championships and regular season conference games will be postponed to spring 2021, with the men's and women's cross country championships remaining in the fall. Institutions maintain autonomy to practice and compete in non-conference contests in the fall.
 
This follows the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Council of Presidents' decision to postpone fall national championships to spring 2021.
The SSAC M&W Cross Country Championships were left in the fall since many of those student-athletes compete in indoor and outdoor track & field in the winter and spring.
 
Mike Hall, SSAC Commissioner: "We feel postponing our soccer and volleyball championships to the spring is the right call due to the current challenges in our geographic footprint. This gives our schools the flexibility to focus on resuming in-person classes this fall, while also keeping the student-athletes engaged."
 
The Basics
  •        New dates for spring championships will be announced as soon as possible, once the NAIA sets the new qualification deadlines
  •        Championships being moved to the spring are volleyball and men's and women's soccer
  •        The SSAC and its member schools continue to develop COVID policies and guidelines
  •        The NAIA is working on temporarily adjusting rules related to eligibility and seasons of competition to allow for the new split season

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