- Dale Duff Reporting ([email protected])
The Maine Principals’ Association has made the call on high school fall sports. Soccer, field hockey, golf and cross country are a go but with certain limitations.
The MPA plan calls for football and volleyball games to be played in the fall. Football can do 7 on 7 flag or touch in the fall and will try to hold a season in spring. Volleyball can practice outdoors in the fall but the season has been moved to the spring with dates to be determined.
Soccer and field hockey will hold regional regular season games and no playoffs.
Golf and cross country are cleared for statewide play.
The MPA had given the green light to football and volleyball as part of its ‘return to play’ plan two weeks ago. State agencies balked at the plan and asked to review guidelines for the entire plan. State officials call volleyball a ‘higher risk’ sport because it is played indoors and also labels football as a ‘high risk’ sport.
MPA officials and state officials met again yesterday to hammer out guidelines and came to the consensus on what sports can and cannot be played this fall.
Ultimately, it will be a local school decision whether any of the sports will be played in their own community this fall.
Check out the complete MPA fall sports plan, click here Return to Competitive Athletics and Activities – final