CURRENT SITUATION :
Usually the college soccer season in the United States begins in August and ends a few days before Christmas. The COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected sporting events around the world, and college sports have been no exception.
There are different entities that regulate college sports and each of them has made decisions regarding their seasons in 2020:
NAIA : This institution let the different conferences make a decision regarding the competition. Several conferences have decided to compete. The national championship (playoffs) will be played in May 2021.
JU CO : It has suspended the 2020 season and has moved the competition to the next semester, which starts in January.
NCAA DII and DIII: Both organizations have suspended the 2020 season and have moved the competition to the next semester, which begins in January.
NCAA DI: The NCAA has 24 conferences, the great majority has suspended the 2020 season and moved the competition to the next semester. The national championship (playoffs) will begin at the end of April 2021. However, some conferences will compete this year and these are :
- Sun Belt
Most college soccer programs will resume their regular seasons starting the second academic semester of academics in the United States, which runs from January through May. Despite the odds, athletics programs continue their recruitment of international students!