2020 Cross Country Update & More!

Hello,

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

Cross Country Season Update

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

and here: https://www.mhsaa.com/Portals/0/Documents/BXC/2020finals/2020-XC-Considerations.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 E-Board