Salem High School Fall Sports Announcement

Salem High School Fall Sports Announcement
Posted on 09/16/2020
Salem witchSalem High School Fall 2020 Athletic Department Update
Effective September 16, 2020
Based on the recent guidelines established by the EEA, DESE, MIAA,NEC the following has been established for the Fall 2020 Season

Boys & Girls Soccer, Golf, and Cross Country will take place this Fall Season.  Tryouts/practices will begin the week of Monday, September 21st.  More detailed tryout and practice schedules to follow.

Football, Football Cheering, Girls Volleyball, and have been moved to the MIAA Fall 2 Season, with tentative season dates of 2/22/21-4/25/21.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED AS SPECIFIED BY MIAA SPORT SPECIFIC RULE MODIFICATIONS for all participants and coaches at practices and games. 

Water Bottle(s): Players should bring their own water bottle and water as we are not allowed to have shared jugs/bottles

Hand Sanitizer: Bring your own hand sanitizer to be used in between drills, after practice is over.
All student-athletes participating in a fall sport must have an IN-PERSON physical within the last 13 months (must be dated 8/21/19 or later) on file with the athletic office. The physical can be emailed to Sconnolly@salemk12,org  Despite the pandemic, the Massachusetts DPH will NOT accept physicals via telehealth for fall sports participation.

The NEC Varsity Teams will participate in a 10 game interscholastic schedule this fall, with the exception of Cross-Country (5 Meets).  All JV teams with the expectation of Cross-Country will participate in a 10 game interscholastic schedule this fall. 

Schedules will be made to the best of the leagues ability to have the following parameters for game days
Girls & Boys Soccer on Tuesdays & Fridays
Girls & Boys Cross Country on Saturdays
Golf matches will be played during the week based on golf course availability.
Make-ups maybe played on Sunday

Attendance at all practices and games will be strictly monitored. Every participating student-athlete will be required to answer 10 questions relative to COVID screening with their coach before the start & conclusion of every practice and game during the 2020 Fall Season. For away games, teams will be screened before boarding the bus for the away venues and before returning. 

In an effort to remain in compliance with all Massachusetts State Laws relative to large person gatherings, the NEC will only permit two(2) family members as spectators per student-athlete at each HOME contest only. No visiting spectators will be allowed at contests for AWAY games. 

Attendance protocols will be strictly enforced in all locations.  Masks and social distancing will be expected for all spectators in attendance  

Salem High School will offer the following teams for the Fall 2020 season (actual registrations and interest will determine the final team offerings).
The number of participants per team may be limited this Fall 2020 season due to COVID 19.

Practice Schedule:
September 21st-25th
Girls Soccer 3:30-5:00 McGrath (Upper Field)
Boys Soccer 3:00-4:30 McGrath (Lower Field)
Golf 2:15-5:00 Ole Salem Greens
Cross Country 3:00-4:30 Salem High School (Lower Field)

All information in this document is subject to change. Thanks for your patience as we work through these challenging times. We look forward to seeing our student-athletes on the field soon!

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