MPA Sends Reminder About Hands-Off Period

Coronavirus Update 3/17

Below is the memo from the MPA sent to schools this morning

This memo is being sent out to schools to help clarify the delay of the spring sports season.  As the entire state deals with the Coronavirus Disease, and the impact that it is having on all Maine schools, we wanted to send out a statement regarding how each of you can assist us during this down time. 

We would ask each school to treat this time similarly to how you would treat the hands-off time between seasons and during the two-week period in early August.  There should not be any organized team activity between now and the start of the spring season.  Coaches should not be organizing individual workout plans for their athletes and there should be no expectation that athletes participate in any type of an organized training program. 

Please know that as soon as we can begin the spring sports season that we will do so, but during this very uncertain time that we ask each of you to help us out by following these guidelines.

With all of the uncertainty facing all sports, Maine Milesplit will be soon be releasing some generic training templates for distance & sprinters since communication with coaches doesn't come for another 5 weeks. Social distancing will be required if there is going to be a 2020 outdoor season so always keep that in mind along with all other guidelines being touted by the CDC, as well as the state of Maine.

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