New dates released for high school athletes returning to the field

The Maine Principals Association announcing new dates for return to play for high school athletes this fall.The MPA’s Interscholastic Management Committee met this morning and announced it is accepting the recommendations from the MPA’s Sports Medicine Committee.Among those recommendations the beginning of the fall sports season will be moved from August 17th to September 8th. The first countable games will now be pushed from September 4th to September 17th. The preseason is shortened from three weeks to two weeks and it will be up to each sports committee to determine the length of season and a plan for a post-season. Those committees will also develop rules modifications for their sport in conjunction with the NFHS recommendations.The MPA’s memo to schools added that schools and leagues are encouraged to develop regional schedules if possible. Because schools might be impacted by the virus, schools will be allowed to alter their schedules during the season. The new phases for MPA Summer Guidelines are now: Phase III August 3-August 23 and Phase IV from August 24-September 7.

The Maine Principals Association announcing new dates for return to play for high school athletes this fall.

The MPA’s Interscholastic Management Committee met this morning and announced it is accepting the recommendations from the MPA’s Sports Medicine Committee.

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Among those recommendations the beginning of the fall sports season will be moved from August 17th to September 8th. The first countable games will now be pushed from September 4th to September 17th.

The preseason is shortened from three weeks to two weeks and it will be up to each sports committee to determine the length of season and a plan for a post-season. Those committees will also develop rules modifications for their sport in conjunction with the NFHS recommendations.

The MPA’s memo to schools added that schools and leagues are encouraged to develop regional schedules if possible. Because schools might be impacted by the virus, schools will be allowed to alter their schedules during the season.

The new phases for MPA Summer Guidelines are now: Phase III August 3-August 23 and Phase IV from August 24-September 7.