2021 Competition Season Update

2021 Competition Season Update

September 2020

September 9, 2020
The NCFCA team and our COVID Task Force continues to monitor and assess the situations around the country as we look forward to the season. As of today, the working plan outlined in June is still our goal for the season. Please watch for updates each month in the newsletter and on this page. We appreciate your prayer and patience as we continue to navigate uncertainty while actively planning for another exceptional season of preparing Christian young people to be ambassadors for Christ!

Online Competition Update

June 2020
The details below were originally outlined in communication from Exec Director, Kim Cromer, on June 2, 2020.

Our working plan for next season

We are excited to get back to our traditional onsite tournaments and the community experience they provide, and we also recognize the need for an online system to ensure that competition can go on no matter the circumstances in the various parts of the country. 

For the 2021 competition season, NCFCA will offer a combination of online and onsite tournaments. This blended approach will help us to manage local and state regulations, unexpected facility closures, and sudden sweeping cancellations beyond our control that result in significant cost to our league and our families. By reducing the financial, logistical, and medical constraints of attending onsite tournaments, we come alongside our families who have been impacted by the unprecedented events of this year. We will also provide a unique opportunity for students to practice what will surely be a much-needed skill: the art of connecting in a meaningful way on an online platform.

After much prayer and consultation, our working plan for next season is outlined below. Of course, we will continue to monitor situations across the country as the summer moves into fall. We will share updates with you each month in the newsletter.

Regional or District Qualifying TournamentsAt least one online tournament and up to three onsite tournaments per region or district (as possible)
National Qualifying TournamentsThree online National Open Tournaments (January – March)
Moot Court TournamentsThree online Moot Court Tournaments 
Regional ChampionshipsOne traditional, onsite Regional Championship
National ChampionshipOne traditional, onsite National Championship

The 2021 Qualification System will accommodate both online and onsite participation equitably.