As School Districts prepare their Return to School Plan for the upcoming school year, the Maine Principals’ Association has been committed to exploring the possibility of offering all fall activities. The MPA follows the guidance provided by the Governor’s Office, Maine CDC, and the Maine Department of Education. The MPA’s Interscholastic Management Committee acts on recommendations from the MPA’s Sports Medicine Committee regarding their hopes to have a falls sports season. This is a bulleted list of decisions made to hopefully support schools in their return to school and sports.
· The start of the Fall Sports Season has been delayed until Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
· Cumberland and York County Superintendents have set the date for their schools to begin summer activities to coincide with Phase IV of the MPA Summer Guidelines, August 24, 2020.
· Phase IV of the MPA Summer Guidelines, for fall teams only, will run from August 24 – September 7, 2020.
· Phase IV Activities are to be limited to conditioning, strength training, agility, and individual skill development. Individual sport specific activities and equipment will be allowed.
· Training and conditioning may begin to include sport specific/team oriented NON-COMPETITIVE drills utilizing one or more athletes but maintaining distancing.
· Field hockey goalies (in full gear) must undergo an acclimatization to heat protocol prior to exercise and activity in the goal.
· No form of competition (including 1v1 drills) is allowed.
· Limit of two hours of activities per student per day.
For more information, please visit the Maine Principals' Association website at Maine Principals' Association.