Sports Update August 3, 2020
June 25, 2020
Good day NOBLE Nation,
It is our hope that this letter finds you well. We share this message to provide you with up-to-date information regarding district summer athletics plans. York County Superintendents recently agreed that there will be no face-to-face athletic work with students, including skills training no earlier than at least Monday, August 3rd. This also includes non-athletic student activities. It is also important to note that this date is subject to change. A few other important notes:
(1) We will not be alone in this decision; other counties are close to making the same determinations.
(2) It is possible you will see the Maine Principals’ Association release guidelines for a July 6th start date for face-to-face, non-sport specific physical conditioning. The guidelines restricting face-to-face activities no earlier than at least Monday, August 3rd by the York County Superintendents supersedes the MPA guidelines.
(3) While we cannot meet face-to-face, coaches from ANY season are allowed to communicate with students virtually. Coaches can send workouts to students; however, they cannot encourage or require students to do any activities together, rather, only activities that can be conducted individually or with family members.
(4) Prior to August 3, organized practices are not allowed for district athletics or activities. Non-school clubs will also follow the current restrictions concerning organized activities, if those activities are scheduled to occur on school grounds.
We understand that you are all eager to get started. We are confident coaches are working hard to provide you with the best guidance during this difficult situation. Ultimately, it’s up to each individual student-athlete to do his /her part. Encourage each other, check-up on your teammates, make sure they are working hard but also that they are doing well; it’s important that we take care of each other during this time.
Stay safe, work hard, and STAY NOBLE!
MSAD #60 Administration