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GMSAA FOOTBALL 2020 UPDATE: Monday, June 8, 2020
The Georgia High School Association will begin allowing workouts and training with restrictions by its member schools starting on Monday, June 8th. Remember our programs are made up of voluntary coaching staff, team moms, team administrators, equipment personnel and many, many more parent volunteers. All those volunteers are necessary to help make sure our return to workouts goes without an incident. Please communicate with your parents and participating players prior to participating in conditioning workouts. You have below a number of guidelines to help maintain the safety for the parents, players and numerous volunteers. In addition, our GMSAA COVID-19 PARTICIPATION WAIVER is in place for your use.
The Georgia Middle School Athletic Association suspended all activities in spring with response to the GHSA and Member School Districts. The GMSAA has voluntary workouts returning on Monday, June 8th and run throughout the summer, except for the “Dead Week” (Sunday – Saturday) in which the Fourth of July falls. Our current start of the fall football season for the GMSAA is set for Monday, July 20th, with the first week of practice in helmets only. The first day of full contact is set up for Monday, July 27th. These dates are subject to change.
Here are the updated GMSAA guidelines for returning to voluntary conditioning workouts on Monday, June 8, 2020:
GMSAA SUMMER VOLUNTARY WORKOUT GUIDELINE SUGGESTIONS:
GMSAA FOOTBALL SUMMER MEETING DATE: TBA.
The Georgia Middle School Athletic Association (GMSAA) is the largest residence based middle school football program in the country with more than 4,500 student-athletes. At the GMSAA a student-athlete must play for the program of the high school district they live in. This allows the high school coaches to start developing their kids at the 6thgrade level as opposed to their freshman year in high school. The high school coaches are encouraged by GMSAA to run the same offense and defense as the high school giving the middle school players great knowledge of plays and concepts prior to entering the 9th grade.
At the GMSAA, we also enforce our by-laws in a very strict manor allowing for the highest level of safety and coach’s knowledge of concussion protocol and procedure. The GMSAA is committed to our athletes along with their growth and knowledge of the game. Our board of directors and region managers have more than 100 years of experience in coaching the fundamentals of the game, player safety, and leadership in the community. Being a GMSAA member is an honor for both the member programs and the league. We have had thousands of athletes move on to the high school, college, and professional ranks and we stand by our “Commitment to Excellence”.
With regular season games running for 9 Saturdays from the end of August until the end of October and playoffs running until the week before Thanksgiving, 100 percent of the home game gate and concession money are kept by the program. This is a very big cash infusion for the member high schools.
If you are a high school without a competitive middle school football league, the GMSAA can offer you the highest level of competition in the country. We have proven that being a GMSAA member creates a stronger and more competitive high school program. Our teams are consistently ranked at the top of the state both middle school and high school. Please reach out to us to learn more about creating a stronger high school football program as we will welcome you with open arms.
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If your school has a website through Sports Engine. Then you are most likely A MEMBER of Sports Engine, you must become a member of the GMSAA website:
Now you may use the many features of the GMSAA website.
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