MITCA Covid-19 Fall Sports Update

Your MITCA board has been in close contact with the MHSAA throughout
our quarantine including several meetings since the governor’s statement last week.

We have been sharing thoughts and ideas on 2020-21 sports seasons as
well as offering support to help the fall XC season operate smoothly.

We would like to share with you a statement by MHSAA director Mark Uyl
made Thursday, July 2nd. He begins speaking at about 2:15 and concludes
at about 43:30. We encourage you to take the time to watch it all.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WBGN3biQa8nhfrA3naM9aaJDmESvuxOm/view?usp=sharing

When the MHSAA makes the decision by July 24th on what will happen
this fall, MITCA will be representing your voice as we move forward.
There will be a committee of XC coaches helping the MHSAA adapt to
changes we face in protocols and procedures for meets and practices
due to COVID-19.

We also have a group of coaches preparing a free, online mini clinic
to help coaches and athletic directors understand how to proceed with
these changes. The online mini clinic will take place the week prior
to the season start.

We are waiting with you to hear the announcement by the MHSAA. When it
is made, MITCA will be ready to ensure that our athletes have the best
possible athletic experience this year.

We will be sending another email after the MHSAA announcement to help
clarify and explain the effects on cross country for this fall.

At this time we are still planning on conducting the Fall 2020 Cross
Country Clinic on November 12, 13 & 14 in Mt. Pleasant at the Comfort
Inn. We are holding off on registration until we are confident that
the Clinic can happen and we look forward to sharing with you news of
our plans in the coming weeks.

The best way we can all help the state move to the point where school
and sports are possible is to encourage friends and families to wear
masks when in public, maintain social distance, stay home when sick and wash hands often.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you,
MITCA Executive Board

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