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MIAA Meeting Highlights Regarding Spring Tournament Structure – April 6, 2020

 

Tournament Management Committee Meeting Highlights Regarding Spring Tournament Structure – April 6, 2020

 

The TMC held a conference call meeting on April 6, 2020 to continue discussion regarding the structure of a spring tournament, per the charge given by the MIAA Board of Directors (BOD) on March 30th. Members of the TMC, spring sport committee chairs, MIAA spring liaisons and media partook in the conference call.

 

The understanding is clear by the Association and its members that they will follow the expectations and orders put forth by Governor Baker in relation to COVID-19.

 

There still is hope that schools will go back into session on May 4th, however, with new challenges becoming evident daily, the fluidity of this pandemic continues to be evident. The personal safety and well-being of the MIAA family and community is paramount. Thank you all for your efforts to support social distancing in an effort to #slowthecurve. Together we will make a difference.

 

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

 

MOTION: Golf will have a cutoff and entry due date of June 11th at 8:00pm for regular season competition. Sectional tournaments may begin June 15th. (Desi V./Dave L.)    APPROVED 12-0

 

MOTION: Track and Field will have a cutoff date of June 21st at 6:00pm with entries received by June 22nd.  Sectional meets will be scheduled for June 27th and June 28th. The Pentathlon is scheduled for June 25th (Jared S./Jeff N.)    APPROVED 12-0

 

DISCUSSIONS

 

Spring sport committee chairs and liaisons shared their support and are agreement with the decisions from the TMC April 2nd meeting regarding the structure of potential spring tournaments.  The committees are appreciative of the work by the TMC.

 

The structure and format for organizing track tournaments will be reviewed by the Track and Field Committee with a recommendation brought forward to the TMC.

 

Due to the daily adaptations to state issued guidelines and recommendations the TMC did not choose to establish a date at which spring tournaments would not be conducted. This topic will be reviewed at the next TMC meeting.

 

The next TMC virtual meeting is scheduled for April 16, 2020