California on Monday issued guidelines for youth sports programs that effectively bar competitions, tournaments and assemblies by school teams and club and recreational teams.
The concern is that they require close contact or promote congregating among young people, parents and coaches.
Practices and conditioning will be limited and ideally should be held outdoors, the guidelines state. Permitted exercises are for building individual skills, such as running drills and body-weight exercises.
Last month, the California Interscholastic Federation, which governs high school athletics, announced that the fall sports season would be pushed back to 2021.