For the 2020 Season only, due to rising numbers of Covid 19, the MAC has voted to shift from 2 sites in the semifinals to 3 sites. To help with possible spread of Covid 19. This cuts down on crowds at our host sites moving from 6 games at a site to 4 games at a site. Our league has done a great job this year with protocols and guidelines and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we have made it this far through the season. We will have the Semi Finals at Lumpkin, Dawson and Gilmer.
6u/7u @ Lumpkin
8u/9u @ Dawson
10U/11U @ Gilmer
MAC Youth Football Protocols/Guidelines for 2020 Season
All guidelines are safety measures that are recommended for us to return to play and limit the spread of Covid-19. It is our goal to have a season for our Players, Cheerleaders, Coaches, Officials and Fans, but doing so in the safest way possible. All practice and Games are voluntary, and it’s the parents responsibly to do what they believe is best for their child.
August 19th MAC Football approved 2020 Protocols/Guidelines. Will Start Season with Jamboree @ Chestatee Sept 5th. Opening Day September 12th
Temperature Check, Sanitization and Fan Guidelines
NO ONE IS ALLOWED ON FIELD WITHOUT A MAC BADGE.
Temp Checks will continue to be recorded at Practice. Anyone with symptoms including cough or fever should not attend practices or games.
All Guidelines Remain in place for practice. Rec Departments may allow Inter Department Scrimmages only starting August 24th.
Pre-Game Preliminaries, Game Guidelines and Post Game Instructions
Each Team’s Head Coach will meet at Midfield with the Game Officials prior to each game. Face Coverings will be fully worn at this time. A normal coin toss will occur at this meeting without players. Head Coaches and Head Referee Only at this meeting.
It is up to each agency if Face Coverings are required at practice.
Covid-19 Postive Test
These guidelines are subject to change. All previous Practice Guidelines remain in place.
Please note that seating restrictions for games might depend on School districts in regard to the number of fans they allow in the stadium. Also, if a county mandates an executive order the league will follow that order.
It was announced on Tuesday, August 6th, that GHSA will still have opening games weekend of Sept 4th. GHSA did cancel the 2 Scrimmage games for every team on Aug 21st and Aug 28th
Mac Board Members met Tuesday August 6th via Zoom.
The MAC will also follow GHSA. The 2 Jamboree’s scheduled for Lumpkin on Aug 22nd and Fannin Aug 29th have been Cancelled.
First Contest for Middle School will still take place as scheduled Sept 3rd. The Youth Jamboree at Chestatee on Sept 5th will still take place as scheduled. Opening Day for the MAC Youth Football will still take place Sept 12th as scheduled.
The Mountain Athletic Conference (MAC) is a nonprofit organization that serves a total of 11 different county Parks and Recreations and Youth Sports Associations. We are located in the north Georgia mountains. The MAC was officially formed on January 9th 2020.
In 2017 The Mountain Football League and Mountain Volleyball league were formed. These leagues are now apart of the MAC Conference.
We offer youth sports that include Basketball, Baseball, Cheer-leading, Football, Softball and Volleyball.
Rec Departments are playing under the Mountain Athletic Conference. Rec Departments can still set their own in house rules but must play by MAC rules for post season play.
Members of the MAC Conference
Baseball- Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Hayesville (NC) Lumpkin, Pickens, Towns, Union and White
Basketball (Men’s and Women’s) - Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union and White
Football and Cheer- Chestatee, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Pickens, Towns, Union and White
Softball (Girls Only) - Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Hayesville (NC) Lumpkin, Pickens, Towns, Union and White
Volleyball (Girls Only) - Dawson, Fannin, Lumpkin, Pickens and White
Baseball, Basketball and Softball will have a Mountain Athletic Conference All Star Tourney before each sports GRPA District All Star Tournament. This will give All Star teams 2 guaranteed Tourneys (3 Tourneys if you choose to play in Dawson’s Battle of the Best for Basketball and Fannin’s Diaz Classic for Baseball and Softball. These are Pre-All-Star Tourneys put on every year by Dawson and Fannin) and as always if our teams win their GRPA District Tourney they will compete at GRPA State.
All of our Recreation Departments are members of GRPA ( Georgia Recreation and Parks Association) and will compete in GRPA District and State Tourney events for Baseball, Softball and Basketball
Football and Volleyball games are played on Saturdays during those sports seasons. And are played under MAC Rules. Both sports have a playoff system based on Regular Season Standings.
On our website, we believe in keeping things simple. You will have access to the minutes of our meetings, By-Laws, rules, game site addresses and more! Games Schedules will be updated yearly and our current standings will be updated weekly once the season begins.
We do ask one thing, please tag us in your social media posts to show off your team spirit!
If you have a question or comment, look to the League Members page to find your representative's contact information. Additionally, if you are inquiring about joining our league, please be sure to find our information on the Contact Us page.
Thank you for visiting the Mountain Athletic Conference!