Hawks News · 2020-2021 VHSL Sports and Academic Competition Schedule


Below is the currently approved VHSL athletic and academic activity schedule for the school year. Please be aware that the schedule is still subject to change. The VHSL approved a condensed schedule with teams playing 60% of their normally scheduled games.

          Virginia High School League FY 2021 Athletic/Academic Activity Calendar
Season 1 – Winter Sports
Activity Number of Contests MPR First Practice First Contest Region Start Region Deadline VHSL Semi-Finals VHSL Finals
Basketball 14 8 12/07 12/21 02/08 02/13 02/16 02/20
Gymnastics 6 8 12/14 12/28 02/01 02/06 NA 02/12-13
Indoor Track 6 8 12/14 12/28 02/01 02/06 NA 02/13*
Sideline Cheer NA 20 12/07 01/06+ NA NA NA NA
Swim & Dive 6 8 12/14 12/28 02/01 02/06 NA 02/13
Wrestling 8 8 12/14 12/28 02/01 02/13 NA 02/18-20
 

*Class 1 & 2 – Dates and venue TBD, Class 3 & 4 – Dates March 1&2 at Liberty University, Class 5 & 6 – Dates March 1 & 2 at Virginia Beach Sports Center

 

+ Sideline Cheer – Teams may begin cheering 12/21, but January 6 is the first day stunting is allowed

 

Season 2 – Fall Sports
Activity Number of Contests MPR First Practice First Contest Region Start Region Deadline VHSL Semi-Finals VHSL Finals
Competition Cheer 3 20 02/04 03/01 04/05 04/10 NA 04/17
Cross Country 6 8 02/15 03/01 04/12 04/17 NA 04/23-24
Field Hockey 10 8 02/15 03/01 04/12 04/17 04/20 04/22-24
Football 6 15 02/04 02/22 04/07 04/17 04/24 05/01
Golf (Boys) 8 NA 02/15 03/01 04/12 04/15 NA 04/19
Golf (Girls) 8 NA 02/15 03/01 NA NA 04/21-22 04/26
Volleyball 12 8 02/15 03/01 04/12 04/17 04/20 04/23-24
 
 

Season 3 – Spring Sports
Activity Number of Contests MPR First Practice First Contest Region Start Region Deadline VHSL Semi-Finals VHSL Finals
Baseball 12 8 04/12 04/26 06/14 06/19 06/22 06/26
Lacrosse 9 8 04/12 04/26 06/14 06/19 06/22 06/26
Soccer 10 8 04/12 04/26 06/14 06/19 06/22 06/26
Softball 12 8 04/12 04/26 06/14 06/19 06/22 06/26
Tennis 10 8 04/12 04/21 05/20 06/05 06/07 06/11-13
Track & Field 6 8 04/12 04/26 06/7 06/12 NA 06/18-19
  
Academic Activities
Activity First Level Deadline Next Level Deadline VHSL Finals
Theatre

(All Classes)

02/06 02/20 03/4-8
Scholastic Bowl 01/30 02/13 02/27
Forensics 02/20 03/06 03/27
Debate 03/27 04/10 04/23-24
Robotics Submission Deadline 04/30 05/29
Film Festival Submission Deadline 04/01 06/05
Creative Writing Submission deadlines 03/15
Publications Evaluation Registration and Receipt of Broadcast, Magazines, Newsmagazines, and Newspapers 06/15

Registration and Receipt of Spring delivery Yearbooks: Registration and Book 06/15

Registration and Receipt of Fall Delivery Yearbooks:  Registration 06/15; Book 09/30

Registration and Receipt of Online News 10/15

Multi Media Contest Submission deadline 06/15