MANILA, Philippines – The 96th NCAA season will be very different compared to previous league years.
During a virtual press conference on Friday, the NCAA Management Committee said that contact sports will not be played under the current COVID-19 situation, which means that basic games such as basketball and volleyball are not in play. the calendar.
The league is looking to play skill-based games for basketball and volleyball rather than playing the sport due to safety protocols.
“I don’t think contact sports will be played this season, so we are really squeezing what we can because people are really looking forward to the usual things that we have been doing before,” said NCAA Management Committee Chair Ms. Vic Calvo Jr., OP in Filipino.
“Contact sports are not allowed, so I guess people will stop speculating about it. We have to adapt. “
The NCAA, for the past few decades, had a tradition of opening its season with two basketball games after curtain-opening ceremonies in the first half. Volleyball was the league’s main event during the second half.
The NCAA will thus begin the 96 season with virtual taekwondo competitions starting on June 14 with poomsae events for the men’s, women’s and youth divisions until the 17th.
Kicks for all three divisions will be played from June 18 to July 5 and all competitions will be held virtually.
“They gave us two options: surrender or stand up. We chose the latter option.” We not only get up, we will get up stronger, ”said Calvo.
“We refuse to be immobilized by COVID and we have to squeeze everything we can.”
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