COVID Guidelines for Alpine, Nordic Seasons

The Maine Principal's Association released the COVID-19 season guidelines for winter sports.  The School Sports Guidance: Return to Competition for Competitive Activities in Maine for winter sports has been updated and approved by the MPA Interscholastic Management Committee.  Here are the highlights:

-December 7th is the first practice for skill-building drills or conditioning.

-December 14th: Team-based practice with physically distanced group activities

-January 11th: Competition between teams from the same geographic area

-Participants in school sports – All athletes, coaches, officials, staff -- must wear face coverings during practices and competition

- In Alpine skiing, spectators are allowed in accordance with the state’s mass gathering guidelines. The finish zone should be widened to promote physical distancing

-In Nordic skiing, mass starts have been eliminated and interval starts are encouraged. If using a wave start, no more than five skiers are allowed. The finish zone should be widened and fans will be allowed.

CLICK HERE to read the Alpine Skiing Return Season Guidelines

CLICK HERE to read the Nordic Skiing Return Season Guidelines

CLICK  HERE to read the MPA Return to Competition for Competitive Athletics and Activities