The N.C. High School Athletic Association is lifting its dead period June 15. That will allow its more than 400 teams to begin summer activities in one week, commissioner Que Tucker told the Charlotte Observer Monday morning.
Tucker said the NCHSAA Board of Directors met via video conference call Friday and made the decision.
Tucker said individual school systems can then make their own decisions about whether or not to begin. Football teams, for example, would be allowed to participate in non-contact drills.
Tucker said the NCHSAA is eliminating the dead period, for this year only, that would run July 20-26. That’s normally when the N.C. Coaches Association holds its weekly coaches clinics and East-West All-Star games. Those events were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The move is a first step toward getting the Fall Sports Season moving forward including most school’s primary money-maker, football on the field.