Fall practice may begin as early as the second Thursday preceding Labor Day (i.e., August 23, 2018). No team may have more than 10 single practice sessions (i.e., "double sessions" count as two single practice sessions), through and including the Friday prior to Labor Day.
The Winter season must not begin before the first Monday after Thanksgiving.
The Spring season must not begin before the third Monday in March.
The MIAA will be partnering with Direct Athletics for all on-line entries in Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Track. This process is currently being used by the MA State Track Coaches Association (MSTCA) for all meets and has worked well.
Please also see the User Guide & Help that is part of the Direct Athletics website for additional assistance and information.
Any coach who is listed on Certified coaches from 2010 and prior needs take the NFHS Online Pole Vault Safety Course. Please send a copy/proof of completion to rkates AT ndahingham DOT com and will update certification. Must be completed by start of the outdoor season.
See NFHS Rule 6 - Editor's Note: Effective with the Spring '07 season, all references and diagrams will reflect one standard sector at 34.92 degrees in the shot put and discus.
The throwing area MUST be roped off and clearly marked.
Injuries are most common during warm-ups. A certified official should run warm-ups. The throwing sector should be open to groups of throwers and then closed while javelins are retrieved. Once the sector is clear it can be opened for further warm-up throws.
Javelins, when not in use, should be placed on a rack or laid down flat on the ground.Injuries occur when athletes accidentally walk into the back tip of the javelin.
All javelins being used in competition must have the IAAF sticker on it showing that it is one of the "new" (only javelin acceptable for competition) javelins.
Officials and coaches cannot emphasis safety regarding the javelin enough.
For your information, here are the groups within Paralympics Track and Field as provided by Ms. Sellers.
Amputees – Arm and leg (arm has to be above the wrist)
Cerebral Palsy – Variations but most common will be athletes with an arm or leg affected (usually the arm is tucked and wrist turned down and/or the leg is turned in and the athlete walks on his/her toes, this is a very general description)
Dwarf – Dwarf class is composed of throwers
Visually impaired – Goes from blind to having to read a cell phone three inches from the face
Wheelchair athletes – Running and throwing
Intellectually disabled – Three events (1500 meter run, long jump and shot put)
Congratulations to the recipients of the MIAA 2017 Cross-Country Sportsmanship Award:
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional HS Girls - East D4
Lexington High School Boys - East D1
Melrose High School Girls & Boys - East D4
Grafton High School Girls - Central D1
Hampden Charter School of Science Girls - West D2
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017-18 MIAA/MSTCA Indoor Track Sportsmanship Award:
Joan Doherty Team Sportsmanship Award for Girls Indoor Track
Division IV Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School
Division V Seekonk High School
Ralph Lord Team Sportsmanship Award for Boys Indoor Track
Congratulations to the recipients of the MIAA 2017 MIAA/MSTCA Chris Lane Team Sportsmanship Award:
Div 3: Dennis-Yarmouth Reg HS Girls
Div 1: Westfield High School Girls
Liaison - Dick Baker, MIAA, Assistant Director
District A Mr. Scott Young, Assistant Principal, North Reading High School Mr. Tom Gallagher, Athletic Director, Ipswich High School
District B Dr. Matthew Janger, Principal, Arlington High School Mr. Tom Zaya, Athletic Director, Reading Memorial HS
District C Dr. Jamie Chisum, Principal, Wellesley High School Mr. Peter Rittenburg, Athletic Director, Brookline High School
District D Mr. Chris Costa, Assistant Princiapl, Joseph Case HS (Swansea) Mr. William Tilden, Athletic Director, Old Rochester Regional HS (Mattapoisett)
Mr. William Evans, Principal, North Brookfield HS Mr. Tim Johnson, Assistant Principal, Hopedale High School Mr. Ben Benoit, Athletic Director, Parker Charter Essential School(Devens) Mr. Mike McCaffrey, Athletic Director, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
District F Ms. Gina Johnson, Athletic Director, Pioneer Valley Regional School (Northfield) Mr. John Goda, Athletic Director, Holyoke Catholic High School
District G Mr. Jeremiah Ames, Assistant Principal, Hoosac Valley HS (Cheshire) Mr. Keith Thomson, Athletic Director, Lee Middle/High School
District H Mr. Joseph Stuart, Athletic Director, Cristo Rey Boston (Dorchester) Ms. Kristen McGill, Assistant A.D., Notre Dame Academy (Hingham)
Coaches' Representatives Mr. James Hoar Mr. Frank Mooney
Officials' Representatives Mr. Chris Lane Mr. Thomas Meagher
MASS Mr. Gregory Myers
MASC Mr. Tassos Filledes
At-Large Mr. Joseph LeMar Mr. Garcia Dalzon, East Boston High School
July 12, 2017 - Sub-Committee Only - 9:00am
November 20, 2017 - Committee Meeting - 12:00pm
March 1, 2018 - Committee Meeting - 11:00am
June 8, 2018 - Committee Meeting - 12:00pm
**Tournament Directors will meet 90 minutes prior to each meeting in the resource room
TRACK SEEDING DATES: ALL SEEDINGS ARE OUTSIDE OF BUILDING
Fall Tournament Directors - October 3, 2017 at 10:00am
Winter Tournament Directors - January 31, 2018 at 10:00am
Spring Tournament Directors - May 2, 2018 at 10:00am
Indoor, Outdoor Track & Cross Country - Eastern MA & State Division I Michael Meagher
Indoor & Outdoor Track - Eastern MA Division II Rick Kates
Indoor & Outdoor Track - Eastern MA Division III Irwin Cohen
Indoor & Outdoor Track - Eastern MA Division IV Edward Hichborn
Outdoor Track - Central MA Charles Butterfield
Outdoor Track & Cross Country - Western MA Thomas Stewart
Cross Country - Central MA Pete McCauliff
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