Dighton-Rehoboth Offers Alternatives to Fall Sports
Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School is planning to offer a voluntary Strength and Conditioning program and a team specific Skills and Drills program for their athletes. “We are hoping that this program will alleviate some of the pressures the kids are feeling with the social and emotional disconnect from being away from their classmates and teammates,” explained Athletic Director Doug Kelley.
The entire program will be held outside and the school’s trainer will be on campus with the athletes. Fall sports have been suspended for the high school as well as the entire South Coast Conference this season due to concerns about Covid-19. The Southcoast Conference superintendents voted earlier this month to move Fall Season 1 to Fall Season 2 ("floating or wedge season") by an 8-2 vote.
Kelley said his staff has been working closely with the Dighton Board of Health and the guidance from the MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) and DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) making sure all safety protocols are in place. “We have crafted a 15 page “Return to Athletics Handbook” filled with valuable safety information that each family will read and sign off on before any participation can take place,” Kelley added.