The following statement was released by the Central Athletic League on August 28, 2020:
The Central League, in concert with our district leadership teams, will be taking its direction from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Chester and Montgomery County Health Departments, and the Governor's office by postponing the start of athletic competitions.
The Central League will stay in constant contact with the PIAA to work collaboratively and advocate on creating alternative solutions for our student athletes in order for them to participate in interscholastic competitions. It is our hope the PIAA will provide the Central League with alternative solutions, which we will communicate to our communities in the near future as more guidance is brought forth from the PIAA and the Health Departments. These solutions could include shortened, competitive schedules for each athletic season beginning in January.
The Central League realizes the critical importance of physical activity for our students' emotional, psychological, social well being, and mental health. With this in mind, we strongly suggest that school districts continue their voluntary off-season workouts in accordance with their School Board approved health and safety plans.