Restarting School Athletics and Activities

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Restarting School Athletics and Activities (14 July 2020)
The directors of several athletic programs and associations in the US and abroad discuss the challenges facing schools and districts that are restarting or planning to restart school athletics and other activity programs.

Carol Dozibrin, Executive Director, New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association (NHADA)
Martin Halpin, Athletics and Activities Director, Western Academy of Beijing, China
Mike Lunney, Incoming Executive Director, Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL)
Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director, National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
Lamar Reddicks, Athletic Director, Milton Academy, Milton, Massachusetts, USA
David Utterback, Athletic Director, Brewer High School, Maine, USA


Summary and links to "return-to-sports" guidance published in each state (NFHS)

NFHS membership survey - "return-to-sports" plans (spreadsheet)

Guidance for State Associations to Consider in Re-opening High School Athletics and Other Activities (NFHS, May 19, 2020)

Considerations for Youth Sports (CDC)

School Reentry Considerations (SHAPE America)

NHADA Return to Play Task Force COVID-19 Guidelines and Supporting Documentation (June 24, 2020)

Health/PE/Coaching Resources for all grade levels, Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD)

Globetrottin' ADs Summer Conference - July 22, 2020

Brewer athletic administrator proposes a switch in high school sports seasons (Bangor Daily News, 12 June 2020)

Alternative Options to Traditional Sport Seasons (David Utterback, Athletic Director, Brewer High School, Maine)

National State of the Game (David Utterback, Athletic Director, Brewer High School, Maine)

Sports Advisory Task Force that consolidates the traditional calendar for scholastic athletics (Bridgewater Courier News, 9 July 2020)

The Ivy League cancels football and all other sports for the fall semester (CNN, 8 July 2020)

COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for Athletes, Coaches, Parents, and the Sport Community (Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s (AASP))

How to clean your gym (National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM))

COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators (free online course,

COVID-19 Return-to-Sport Considerations for Secondary School Athletic Trainers (National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA))

Massachusetts Safety and Reopening Standards for Businesses and Other Entities Providing Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities (6 July 2020)