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Re: MAC Freedom League
« Reply #3570 on: July 25, 2020, 09:32:14 am »
I believe it's Oct 1st actually. Schools that are willing can do practices, I guess.

Yikes!! So in a little more than two months, a school could put 18 men and 18 women, plus coaches, on to a 90 foot long basketball court................and a team like Messiah could place 40 wrestlers in a small wrestling room, grappling, touching and breathing all over each other?

I just don't see it...........not with the numbers getting worse in PA.

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Re: MAC Freedom League
« Reply #3571 on: July 25, 2020, 10:07:59 am »
I imagine local guidelines will preclude most teams from practicing. I imagine, though, a place like Colby, in a low sighted state, with commitments to test everyone on campus twice a week, they might like to do one or two practices a week to prepare for a possible season. I talked to one coach who plans to divide his team into small groups so they can do more specific work with positional groups and individuals. After all there's no cap on the time coaches can put in, just athletes.

You've also got schools that will be closed entirely from Thanksgiving to February. They won't be penalized the 60 odd practices they'd miss.
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Re: MAC Freedom League
« Reply #3572 on: July 25, 2020, 01:47:29 pm »
I imagine local guidelines will preclude most teams from practicing. I imagine, though, a place like Colby, in a low sighted state, with commitments to test everyone on campus twice a week, they might like to do one or two practices a week to prepare for a possible season. I talked to one coach who plans to divide his team into small groups so they can do more specific work with positional groups and individuals. After all there's no cap on the time coaches can put in, just athletes.

You've also got schools that will be closed entirely from Thanksgiving to February. They won't be penalized the 60 odd practices they'd miss.

That makes sense Ryan!! I also feel terrible for the seniors in high school who have had their fall seasons cancelled. Those players who were on the radar of college coaches as juniors should be fine, relatively speaking. But the kid who grew this summer and might have received some nice D-III or even D-II (PSAC) attention is screwed. The good students within that group will move on to college. the kid that really wanted to play might walk on or go the JUCO route (not talking NESCAC kids here of course.......that board would mock me for suggesting that ;) ).

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Re: MAC Freedom League
« Reply #3573 on: July 25, 2020, 02:04:25 pm »
I imagine local guidelines will preclude most teams from practicing. I imagine, though, a place like Colby, in a low sighted state, with commitments to test everyone on campus twice a week, they might like to do one or two practices a week to prepare for a possible season. I talked to one coach who plans to divide his team into small groups so they can do more specific work with positional groups and individuals. After all there's no cap on the time coaches can put in, just athletes.

You've also got schools that will be closed entirely from Thanksgiving to February. They won't be penalized the 60 odd practices they'd miss.

That makes sense Ryan!! I also feel terrible for the seniors in high school who have had their fall seasons cancelled. Those players who were on the radar of college coaches as juniors should be fine, relatively speaking. But the kid who grew this summer and might have received some nice D-III or even D-II (PSAC) attention is screwed. The good students within that group will move on to college. the kid that really wanted to play might walk on or go the JUCO route (not talking NESCAC kids here of course.......that board would mock me for suggesting that ;) ).

 Some of those NESCAC kids actually take a 5th year(post-grad) before arriving on campus.   ::)

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Re: MAC Freedom League
« Reply #3574 on: July 25, 2020, 04:54:38 pm »
I imagine local guidelines will preclude most teams from practicing. I imagine, though, a place like Colby, in a low sighted state, with commitments to test everyone on campus twice a week, they might like to do one or two practices a week to prepare for a possible season. I talked to one coach who plans to divide his team into small groups so they can do more specific work with positional groups and individuals. After all there's no cap on the time coaches can put in, just athletes.

You've also got schools that will be closed entirely from Thanksgiving to February. They won't be penalized the 60 odd practices they'd miss.

That makes sense Ryan!! I also feel terrible for the seniors in high school who have had their fall seasons cancelled. Those players who were on the radar of college coaches as juniors should be fine, relatively speaking. But the kid who grew this summer and might have received some nice D-III or even D-II (PSAC) attention is screwed. The good students within that group will move on to college. the kid that really wanted to play might walk on or go the JUCO route (not talking NESCAC kids here of course.......that board would mock me for suggesting that ;) ).

 Some of those NESCAC kids actually take a 5th year(post-grad) before arriving on campus.   ::)

Some..........no doubt ;)

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Re: MAC Freedom League
« Reply #3575 on: July 25, 2020, 04:56:04 pm »
Not just NESCAC.

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Re: MAC Freedom League
« Reply #3576 on: August 10, 2020, 05:05:04 pm »


The off season has hit August and with it has come news of Division III Fall Championships being canceled for the same reason Winter Championships were derailed and Spring Championships pulled earlier this year: COVID 19 Pandemic.

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