Hopefully you are all ready for Cross Country Season to start next Wednesday, August 12th. While there is still a lot of uncertainty to the Fall Sports seasons, as of now we are starting on Wednesday and have a path forward to have meets. We are very thankful for the leadership from the MHSAA that has helped us get to this point.
While there is still some information needed (total numbers, spectators numbers) that we hope will be announced soon, most guidelines for meets have been set. These documents are very fluid and will change throughout the season. If you have not seen them yet they can be found here: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/AD%20Forms/PACKET%20XC.pdf
Some of you may have gotten an E-Mail from MHSAA Assistant Director Cody Inglis yesterday but to make sure that it reaches everyone we are including it in this E-Mail. This is an attempt to answer some of the Frequently Asked Questions and can be found here: http://www.mitca.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/MHSAA-Update1.pdf
MITCA still hopes to host a Webinar with even further explanation and to answer questions. If you still have questions that you are wondering about feel free to drop them in our survey here: https://forms.gle/FHCuvQzWJYuk5UUo7
We apologize for the delay in the Webinar but we want it to be as up to date and correct as it possibly can be. This should hopefully be early next week.
In non-Covid-19 news here is the MHSCA July Newsletter: http://www.mitca.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/MHSCA-July20.pdf
MITCA Members, Cross Country Coaches and Athletic Directors,
We hope this E-Mail finds you, your family and your teams safe and healthy in these trying times. If you have not heard yet the MHSAA announced on Wednesday July 29th that low risk sports(includes Cross Country) can start their season normally on August 12th and the 1st competition being August 21st.
A press release of this announcement can be found here: https://www.mhsaa.com/Portals/0/Documents/AD%20Forms/MHSAA%20Guidance%205.pdf
Additionally sport specific guidelines for each Fall sport were posted. Cross Country guidelines are here: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/AD%20Forms/PACKET%20XC.pdf
MITCA understands that these documents are lengthy and can lead to many questions. Here is some info that we have been able to answer so far, there will be much more coming!
MITCA Answers to questions on MHSAA Guidelines
We will plan to do a Webinar with further details and examples once a few more questions have been clarified.
We do want to hear from our members on what questions you may have. Please fill out the survey below if you have any questions or concerns about the 2020 Cross Country Season. We will answer these to the best of our ability in the Webinar. 2020 Cross Country Questions – https://forms.gle/FHCuvQzWJYuk5UUo7
MITCA also agrees with the MIAAA in support of the MHSAA decision making process through these tough times. More information can be found here: http://www.mitca.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/MIAAA-Support.pdf
Thanks, please stay safe, encourage your teams to wear their masks and continue to practice physical distancing!
MITCA completely supports the MHSCA stance of supporting the decisions the MHSAA is making in these trying times! Please do everything you can to slow the spread of Covid-19 so that High School sports can take place in Michigan! Here is the MHSCA statement of support.
MHSCA Release in Support of MHSAA
Your MITCA board has been in close contact with the MHSAA throughoutour quarantine including several meetings since the governor’s statement last week. We have been sharing thoughts and ideas on 2020-21 sports seasons aswell as offering support to help the fall XC season operate smoothly. We would like to share with you a statement by MHSAA director Mark Uylmade Thursday, … Continue reading
Due to the termination of the K-12 school year in Michigan and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 Mid West Meet of Champions to be held on Saturday June 13th has been cancelled. We are very sorry for all Seniors who have lost out on so many opportunities this season!
The 2021 Mid West Meet of Champions will be held on June 12, 2021.
Please stay safe in these trying times.
Please take a look at the 2020 Track & Field Clinic Recap and congrats to all of our award winners!
Hopefully 2020 is started off great for all of you MITCA coaches out there! Looking for that edge to make the 20s your teams best decade ever? Well come to the 2020 Track & Field Clinic to learn from some great speakers!
Award Winners and Clinic Preview
Online Sign Up
Clinic Main Page
Interested in getting College Credit for the Clinic? Go here!
Don’t forget to reserve your room by January 10th to make sure you get the MITCA Price!
If you are interested in supporting MITCA & Team Michigan at the Mid East & Mid West Meets please check out this Ambrose 101 Club Donation Form.
Finally here is the December MHSCA Newsletter!