Student National Athletics

 

CAIS schools foster fitness through opportunities to participate in sports and physical activities.

CAIS Student Athletic Tournaments 2022-2023

In response to the pandemic, there were no CAIS Athletic Tournaments during the 2021-2022 school year. CAIS has been working with the Athletic Directors Executive (ADEX) volunteers during the year to review procedures and to plan for the future. Survey research in January 2022 indicated a willingness of schools to participate in athletic tournaments for the 2022-2023 school year. As we have seen throughout the pandemic and again the past few weeks, the pandemic landscape across the country continues to be unpredictable.

The emergence of the BA.2 variant and the potential for a 6th wave is a growing concern. Participant safety is of the utmost importance for all CAIS events, particularly for students and coaches traveling from across the country.

For Host Schools, months of preparation are required to plan for October and November tournaments. We anticipate that commitment and actual participation in fall athletic tournaments may be difficult. This puts both Host Schools and CAIS in a challenging position. 

For these reasons, CAIS has made the decision that no CAIS Athletic tournaments will be held in fall 2022. A decision for winter 2023 tournaments will be made in the fall, 2022.

We are grateful for the continued work of the ADEX and will continue working to plan for future tournaments when it is safe to do so.