‘Fall II’ seasons start for soccer, different college sports activities in Mass. – Boston Information, Climate, Sports activities
METHUES, MASS. (WHDH) – Fall sports postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic officially started their season on Monday with safety logs.
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association voted last month to approve sport-specific changes for the Fall II season to allow cheerleading, soccer, indoor track, and uniform basketball to run from February 22nd to April 25th.
Cross-country skiing, dancing, golf, field hockey, soccer, swimming and diving, and volleyball have all been approved by the MIAA for the Fall I season, but some local districts may have decided to move it to the Fall II season.
The schools cleared the snow from the soccer fields at the weekend in order to prepare for the start of the season. It’s the first time some teams have trained in 15 months and the players have said they are more than ready.
“We want to feel normal again,” said Milton High School football captain Alex Perez. “To play soccer or to practice, nobody fears it for a second. We all just want to feel normal. “
To curb the spread of the coronavirus, athletes have to wear masks, there are no benches or changing rooms and games have fewer spectators.
Milton football coach Steve Dembowski hopes the new restrictions will keep students safe.
“We’ll be safe and keep the kids as socially as possible while we’re still playing,” he said. “We will follow all security protocols and hope for the best.”
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