Kurt Kummer, Director of Athletics
Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Athletic Trainer
Ann Dupre, Administrative Assistant
With the official announcement coming yesterday from the MIAA Board of Directors, the Fall Sports High School Interscholastic season start date has now been postponed until September 14. The Hockomock League supports the MIAA decision and is working diligently to prepare itself for the safe launch to the Fall season. Please use the following link to see the Hockomock Leagues Statement.
https://hockomockleague.blogspot.com/2020/07/hockomock-league-statement-on-fall.htmlThe North Attleboro Athletic Department has been working weekly with all schools in the Hockomock League. Together we have all been working with the MIAA Covid Task Force, our local Board of Health and our Park and Recreation Departments to create the safest environment for our Student Athletes and their families. Here in North Attleboro our outside facilities at the high school are open. This includes all grass fields, the turf field, the track, tennis courts, outside basketball courts and the entire campus. Everyone who uses them does so under their own personal responsibility.Dear Families,
We are now in Phase III - Step 1 according to State guidelines. In the Phase III - Step 1 guidelines, it lists what sports are high risk, moderate risk and low risk. It also explains the Department of Public Health guidelines regarding social distancing, gathering size, masks and cleaning protocols to be implemented as revelvant across each activity. Here are some highlights pertaining to athletics:
Expansion of Activity
Sports activities expanded based on each sport’s “risk level” and the “level of play.” (see next 2 slides).
Group size: maximum of 25 players or participants on a single playing surface/area/court for team/group sports.
Spectators: Must socially distance and wear face coverings. No spectators allowed for sports/activities played by individuals 18 years old and older.
Expansion of Activity
Same restrictions as outdoor sports, plus:
Facility capacity restricted to 40%.
Spectators: limited to 1 per player under 18 years old provided that facility has the capacity and space for spectators to socially distance. No additional spectators.
Locker rooms: may open at 50% capacity
Group sizes: Remain limited to 10 people per group with a minimum of 12 feet between groups.
Shuttle services: Allowed to operate at 50% vehicle capacity with all passengers wearing face coverings
Group Permits: may be issued for groups and events in alignment with group size and activity guidelines and social distancing requirements.
Group size: limited to 12 people including staff/instructors for organized events. More than 1 group allowed if 12+ feet between groups.
Sports: Facilities may open for expanded sports activities. See “Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities” guidance.We will continue to adhere to the govenors guidelines as the state continues to reopen.
Non-Discrimination Policy: The North Attleboro Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. Respect · Collaboration · Hard Work · Accountability · Independence
Spring Sports and Spring Tournaments cancelled for the remainder of 2019-2020 School Year
April 24, 2020
In accordance with Governor Charles Baker’s announcement Tuesday that Massachusetts schools will be closed to in person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) regretfully has cancelled all spring sports and spring tournaments.
Today’s decision by the MIAA Board of Directors was difficult, disappointing, and one that was deferred for several weeks as Association staff, Association members from the Tournament Management Committee (TMC) and the Board worked aggressively to construct optional structures to save the opportunity for our MIAA 80,000 student-athletes to enjoy a spring season.
Despite this disheartening but unavoidable action, it is paramount to applaud our constituents, principals, athletic directors, coaches and student-athletes for their positive power of example and cooperation during this unprecedented crisis. The “life lessons” inherent in the games we play will be our resiliency to provide mental and physical strength to focus on the discipline and teamwork to make a difference in the challenging chapters in the Game of Life. #OneTeamOneMIAA