Search Site

This search form uses an instant search feature. As you type, search results will appear automatically below the search field. When you've entered you desired search terms use tab to navigate through the available results and hit enter to open the selected page or document.
MPA adjusts winter sports timeline.
MPA adjusts winter sports timeline.
Hermon Athletics
Friday, December 04, 2020

Maine Principals’ Association Updates Winter Sports Guidance


AUGUSTA – The Maine Principals’ Association announced today that team-based practices and team-based scrimmaging for moderate and high-risk interscholastic winter sports, which were originally slated to begin on December 14, 2020, have been delayed until January 4, 2021.


The decision, which was made in collaboration with the Maine School Boards Association, the Maine School Superintendents Association, the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the Mills Administration, comes as Maine continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rate.


The decision, however, allows skill-building drills or conditioning to begin as scheduled on December 7, 2020 with face coverings, physical distancing, no close contact, and in limited numbers when possible. This measure aims to allow student athletes the opportunity to participate in school sports to a limited extent despite the delay in team-based practice and within-team competition.


The State of Maine has also aligned its Guidance for Community Sports Activities to align with these changes.