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Spring Sports 

 MPA Play-offs 

Events calendar:


Softball

( Class C ) 

Pre-Lim -

Quarter-Finals -

Semi-Finals

Regional Final

State Final


Baseball

( Class C ) 

Pre-Lim -

Quarter-Finals -

Semi-Finals

Regional Final

State Final


Boys Varsity Lacrosse

( Class C  South) 

Pre-Lim

Quarter-Finals 

Semi-Finals 

Regional Final 

State Final 


Boy/Girls Outdoor Track 

( Class C) 

Western Maine Conference Championships 

State Class C Meet 







 



 



















R.W. Traip Academy Athletics
      
If you have questions please contact Mike Roberge AP/AD (CAA) 

call - 439-1121 x104 

email - mroberge@kitteryschools.com


If you have questions for the Athletic Trainer - Victoria Saunders

call - 439-1121 x136

vsaunders@kitteryschools.com


ATHLETIC UPDATE 


September 11th, 2020


I am forwarding information that was sent out by the Maine Principals Association yesterday afternoon. It describes what sports will be offered this fall and what modifications that are being made for each sport that is being played to make it as safe as possible.


Sports Specific Information:

1. Football - Moved to early spring season. Possible opportunity to play 7 on 7 (Flag) and or practice drills and skills this Fall.


2. Soccer and Field Hockey - Will play regional schedule (8-10) games no playoffs or state championships


3. X-Country and Golf - Able to play a state schedule and State Championships will be held


We are anxiously awaiting Governor Mills county designation rating as that will determine next steps. If York County is designated GREEN we will move forward with Fall Sports as soon as possible. If York County remains in YELLOW all Sports will be delayed (No Practices/Competition) until we move back to Green status.


As soon as more information is made available I will let you know.


Thank you for your patience during this difficult process.


Mike Roberge

AP/AD (CAA)

R.W. Traip Academy


MPA INFORMATION BELOW:


Greetings from the MPA Office, 
  
We are pleased to announce the approval of School Sports Guidance: Return to Competition for Competitive Activities in Maine.  Click here for a copy of the final document.  We would like to thank the Office of the Governor, the Department of Education, the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, and Maine School Management Association for their work in aligning these guidelines.  Please note that the individual sport guidelines may be found in the appendices at the end of the document. 
  
A few points of clarification: 
  
·           Prior to starting any school-based activity each school must receive approval from their local governing board.  Ultimately, the decision to sponsor these activities will be made at the local level. 
  
·           Schools should consider developing a consent and assumption of risk document outlining the risks associated with participating in a school-based activity, including the increased risk associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  
·           All coaches, paid and volunteer, must complete the free Covid-19 course called Covid-19 for Coaches and Administrators currently available on the NFHS Learn platform at https://nfhslearn.com/. It is recommended that athletes and officials also watch the video. 
The MPA will not be able to sponsor tackle football or volleyball this fall.  We will continue to work with both sport committees to try and provide a season in the late winter/early spring. 
  
To keep students active and engaged, schools may provide a 7 vs 7 flag or touch football program this fall.  Schools may also promote competitions like Punt, Pass, and Kick or some form of an Ironman Competition to find a way to keep students involved. 
  
Volleyball, if played outside, may also be an activity that could be offered this fall. 
  
No inside practices are to be held this fall. Should there be inclement weather, teams may not move inside for a practice. 
  
Should a county be designated yellow or red, there should be no practices or games held until which time they are designated green. 
  
Schools must follow the Governor’s Executive Order on gathering size limits, currently set at 100 people outdoors, or fewer if distancing rules cannot be accommodated. 
  
·           Schools must follow the Maine CDC recommendations for reporting when a person involved in school sports is confirmed positive for COVID-19 or a close contact of such a person (see the Standard Operating Procedure for Investigation of COVID-19 in Pre-K-12 Schools in Maine that is posted on the Department of Education website).  
All athletes, other than those involved in the game, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must always wear a mask.  This includes officials wearing a mask during the contest. 
  
Sideline cheer has been identified as a moderate risk activity and may be offered as a fall activity (outdoors only).  
  
Each sport has developed “Sport Specific Guidelines” that align with the “School Sports Guidance: Return to Competition for Competitive Activities in Maine” document that was recently approved.  These guidelines may be found in the appendices at the end of the Return to Competition document. 
  
Each fall activity has a revised bulletin that addresses the fall season.  These may be found on the MPA website. 
  
Along with the “School Sports Guidance: Return to Competition for Competitive Activities in Maine” each school must follow all local rules and policies as they apply to the use of facilities, including locker rooms, transportation, operational considerations, cleaning and disinfecting, and the use of shared objects.





August 25th, 2020

We are expecting a decision from the Maine Principal's Association and the Superintendent's Association on Thursday afternoon (8/27) or Friday morning (8/28) regarding Fall Sports. As soon as details are shared I will be sure to email students and parents ASAP. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.


July 29th,2020

Due to the recent Maine Principals' Association announcement delaying the start of the Fall Sports season until September 8th, 2020, Traip Academy will be delaying any in person coaching until further notice. Once I receive more information from the MDOE and York County Superintendents group I will be sure to share it with all of you.


July 21st,2020

We are waiting on guidance from the MPA, DOE and Superintendent's on whether some type of summer workouts will be able to begin here in Kittery on August 3rd. As soon as details are shared I will be sure to inform coaches, parents and student athletes.



JUNE 15th, 2020

                                  Traip Academy Athletics Information 

   The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) has established the period from June 15th through July 6th as a period where coaches from all sports can begin to work “virtually” and only virtually with their student-athletes. 

   At some point during the next few weeks, we will receive information from the MPA regarding guidelines for summer sports opportunities beginning on July 6th

  While some organizations (AAU as an example) have started holding practices/games, the goals of the MPA are to ensure that all member schools are following guidelines focused on ensuring that schools have every opportunity to open in the fall and thus providing the possibility of fall season in some form. 

   The Traip Academy coaching staff has been working hard to develop plans for their programs as we have received guidelines from the MPA. To that end, it is important for all returning high school and incoming freshman student-athletes to receive information from our coaching staff. 

   As soon as possiblewe would ask that you connect with the head coaches of the sports in which you plan to participate during the 2020-2021 school year. This will provide our coaches the opportunity to connect with you virtually through July 6th and to share information and updated when they are available. 

   It is important that student-athletes don’t feel overwhelmed by having to complete workouts for more than one sport and coaches will work with them to determine what activities they should be doing during this period of time. 

  Head Coach email addresses are all listed on the athletics website home page and we would ask that you email the coach expressing interest in that sport to move this process forward. Some of you signed up on the Google Forms I sent out earlier the spring. If so the coach has your name.

     Girls Soccer – Michael Jackson - mdjnh@live.com

                             Kristin Oneill  koneill@kitteryschools.com

     Boys Soccer – Mike Macleay – mmacleay90@gmail.com

      B/G X-Country – Kristina Sanborn - ksanborn@kitteryschools.com

     Football – Eric Lane – ericlane_csu@hotmail.com

      Field Hockey – Jackie Driscoll – Jacqueline.driscoll@maine.edu

   Boys Basketball – Ed Szczepanik – eadwoodwork@gmail.com

   Girls Basketball – Jeff Gray - Coachjgray@outlook.com

 

  Moving forward we would suggest that student-athletes and parents follow updates on the  athletics website, Twitter account (@TraipAcademy) and Instagram account (traipacdemy). 

  Athletic Registration information, to be entered in ZippSlip, will be sent out later in August. Athletic fees will be paid at this time as well online.


BEFORE STUDENTS CAN PRACTICE, PLAY or BE ISSUED EQUIPMENT

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE COMPLETED AND/OR SUBMITTED:


1. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION - All student athletes must have evidence on file with the school nurse (Mrs. Burke). Physicals must be updated every 13 months


2. REGISTER ONLINE & COMPLETE FORMS on ZIPPSLIP


3. ACTIVITY FEE - There is a $80.00 fee per sport that can be paid online with a credit card or paid by check/cash dropped off to Mrs. Lombardi in the Traip Academy Main Office. If your student receives reduced/free school lunch the appropriate waiver form must be completed so that information can be shared with Mr. Roberge.



Fall Sports 


Varsity Boys Soccer - Coach Macleay


JV Soccer - TBA



Varsity Girls Soccer - Coach Jackson 

Coach O'Neill

 


B/G X-Country - Coach Sanborn & Coach Rees



Football - Coach Lane



Field Hockey - Jackie Driscoll



Traip Academy Girls Soccer


STATE CLASS C CHAMPS


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If interested please visit the Kittery School Department Website and complete the online application




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TICK SEASON - Make sure you and your student athlete are taking the appropriate steps to protect yourself!


Preventing Tick Bites

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While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active.

Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks

Avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass and leaf litter. Walk in the center of trails.

Repel Ticks with DEET or Permethrin

Use repellents that contain 20 to 30% DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) on exposed skin and clothing for protection that lasts up to several hours. Always follow product instructions. Parents should apply this product to their children, avoiding hands, eyes, and mouth.


Use products that contain permethrin on clothing. Treat clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks and tents with products containing 0.5% permethrin. It remains protective through several washings. Pre-treated clothing is available and may be protective longer.

Other repellents registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may be found at http://cfpub.epa.gov/oppref/insect/. (http://cfpub.epa.gov/oppref/insect/) (http://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html)

Find and Remove Ticks from Your Body

Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within two hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you.

Conduct a full-body tick check using a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick-infested areas. 

Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair.

Examine gear and pets. Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats, and day packs.

Tumble clothes in a dryer on high heat for an hour to kill remaining ticks. (Some research suggests that shorter drying times may also be effective, particularly if the clothing is not wet.)