MIAA’s COVID-19 Task Force Releases Fall Sports Modifications
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association released the sport-specific modifications that on Thursday were unanimously approved by the association's COVID-19 Task Force.
iBerkshires.Com reports the state governing body previously had moved football and Unified basketball, considered high-risk sports for transmission of the novel coronavirus, to the association's "Fall II" season, slated for Feb. 22 to April 25, in hopes that public health conditions will allow play at that time.
All of the remaining MIAA-sanctioned sports Friday learned what their seasons might look like. Four of those sports are contested by Berkshire County schools: cross country running, golf, soccer and volleyball.
The fall sports season, which normally gets under way in mid-August, was pushed back to allow pre-season practices to begin on Sept. 18, two days after the commonwealth's deadline for the start of classes in a school year also delayed by the pandemic.