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Athletics & Recreation Operations Updates

Wed Mar 25, 2020

The Department of Athletics & Recreation is currently abiding by state and university guidelines in response to the coronavirus and as a result all staff are working remotely.  We are making every effort to continue regular services to our student-athletes, recruits, and anyone else that usually does business with us. 

To our student-athletes, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns during this time and frequently check your email for updates from the university.

Below is a hub of information and contacts for any questions you may have.

THE UNIVERSITY

Fitchburg State University is providing regular updates through our university website at the following link.  Click HERE for the primary source of information for all updates;

FACILITIES

At this time, all athletic facilities are closed.  This includes all outdoor fields, the recreation center and Landry Arena.  The Wallace Civic Center is also closed. All MASCAC spring sports and practices have been cancelled.  In addition, there are no intramurals, club sports, or recreation activities at this time.

RECRUITS

To all recruits, we are not currently able to meet with you on or off campus.  However, all of our coaches are checking email, making phone calls and staying in touch with recruits.  There are a lot of ways to use technology to continue the recruitment process so please stay in touch with our coaches!

For a full listing of our coaching staff and their email addresses click HERE.  Or you can also visit our RECRUIT ME page and fill out a recruiting questionnaire.

ATHLETIC TRAINNG

If anyone has any questions or concerns about their current health regarding injuries or general health that they can contact any one of us and we will assist in your followup care. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us via email and we will respond as soon as possible to set up a mode of communication to discuss our plan of action to address your concerns.

 

UNIFORM COLLECTION

Student-athletes are financially responsible for all team issued gear.  We understand that a number of barriers currently exist that may prevent you from returning gear and we will be working with each student-athlete on a solution.  Please email Rick Terrio, rterrio1@fitchburgstate.edu or your head coach and we will provide options for you.

If you still have your uniform, click HERE for contact information on how to return.

PROSPECT CLINICS - POSTPONED

Currently all facilities are closed. Therefore all sport prospect clinics have been postponed indefinitely. Please check back to www.fitchburgfalcons.com for further updates. If you have already signed-up for the clinics, the department will be issuing refunds for anyone that registered.

Men's Soccer - April 5, 2020 - POSTPONED
Women's Soccer - March 28, 2020 - POSTPONED
Field Hockey - March 22, 2020 - POSTPONED

MASCAC CANCELS ALL SPRING CONTESTS (3/16)

The Massachusetts State Universities and the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) have been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak.  Given the increasing number of confirmed cases and restrictions on the size of gatherings and school closures, the MASCAC would not be able to provide a meaningful student-athlete experience. 

As such with heavy hearts, the MASCAC will cancel the spring season and championships.  Please continue to follow CDC and government recommendations and stay safe.  

ATHLETIC BANQUET

In conjunction with the postponement and cancellation of all in-person student activities this spring semester, due to the public health threat of the COVID-19 virus, the senior athletic banquet that was to be held on May 4th has been cancelled.

Fitchburg State understands that this is unfortunate to the seniors and student-athletes that would have been honored, as well as their families and peers who would have been in attendance on this special day.  Our seniors have given so much to our athletic department and we are committed to honoring all of them during these challenging times.

Keep checking our social media and athletic department website for updates on the ways we will continue to celebrate the achievements of our student-athletes.

RECREATION SERVICES

During this time of uncertainty, it is important to take care of yourself - physically, mentally, & emotionally. With the campus transitioning to online learning, we will be providing some helpful links, ideas, etc. from our Recreation Services social media accounts. 

Instagram  | Twitter

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

While all facilities are closed including the Landry Arena All student- athletes can find their teams Strength & Conditioning program on the TeamBuildr app. For questions on the app or your program, contact Coach McGuire, jmcgui12@fitchburgstate.edu

CONTACT US

We encourage you to use email as the primary source of contact with members of the athletic department but we will also be checking voicemail frequently.

Click HERE for our full staff directory.