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Following the recent announcement from Ontario University Athletics (OUA) outlining the Board of Directors’ approval of 2021-22 league-based sport plans, the conference is pleased to provide further details on the adjusted structures.

In addition to these league-based formats, the OUA is also pleased to announce updates regarding G2/G3 open championships, as recently approved by the Board of Directors.

The approved league and championship formats in place for the 2021-22 season have been developed with key principles that keep the health and safety of all OUA participants at the forefront. Included among these scheduling principles are a reduction in scheduled league competition, a greater emphasis on regional competition, game caps on exhibition play, and training camp alterations to align with semester start dates.

Additionally, the OUA continues to recommend that student-athletes, coaches, and all OUA stakeholders receive their vaccines when able to do so to assist in creating a safe return to competition this season.

All structures remain subject to change based on regional health guidelines, as well as provincial sport organization return-to-play guidelines, to best maintain the health and safety of all OUA participants in the conference’s return to competition.

The OUA will provide further details on specific sport schedules as the province of Ontario continues to progress through the three-step reopening plan.

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