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Waterford High School

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SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN. HOWEVER, IF THE CIAC ULTIMATELY DECIDES TO CANCEL THE 2020 SPRING SEASON, WE WILL CLOSE REGISTRATION. 


Dear Parent and Student-Athlete,

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe during this unprecedented time.

The goal at WHS is to return to normal classroom instruction, league play, and CIAC spring tournament action. At this point, the CIAC intends to salvage the spring season once schools reopen and to offer some form of its spring tournaments.  However, I have been made aware that the CIAC, which governs the entire state, has been receiving reports of students working out in large numbers in preparation for the spring season. Athletes should not be gathering as groups to work out or  prepare for the spring season.  This can only contribute to the delay of schools reopening and the demise of the spring season. Athletes are strongly discouraged from engaging in organized outside team practices, workouts, or individualized instruction. Social Distancing is the best course of action that we can collectively take to prevent further spread of COVID-19.  We cannot accomplish this goal if we do not stand firm on the importance of everyone doing their part in social distancing. 

Thank you. 
Chris Landry, Director of Athletics & Student Activities

Welcome to Waterford High School Athletics.

A comprehensive and balanced inter-scholastic athletic program is an integral part of the total educational process. While the high school athletic program serves as an arena for the student-athlete to display his/her talents, student athletes must in turn, be willing to accept the responsibility to self, to team, and to school. The value of athletics as an educational tool provides opportunities for mastery of established learning outcomes and exciting skills. The student-athlete will demonstrate self-discipline, emotional control and the ideals of good sportsmanship. The student-athlete will be given opportunities and experience to develop healthy self-esteem. The student-athlete will demonstrate ethical qualities and be capable of taking his/her place in society. These are the goals of the athletic department.
Participation in interscholastic athletics is a privilege, not a right.


If you have any questions please feel free to call Wendy Morris at 860.437.6956 x7420.

Sincerely,
Chris Landry, Director of Athletics and Student Activities

SPRING SPORTS BASIC INFO & CONTACTS

Softball - V, JV

Tryouts for both Varsity and Junior Varsity will take place on TBD from 8:00-10:00 am in the Field House (wear appropriate clothing for indoors), then from 12:00-2:00 pm at Vets field (wear appropriate clothing for outdoors, dress warmly, cleats mandatory.)  Bring all necessary softball equipment to both sessions. Parent meeting will take place after teams are selected….TBA.

Contact: Coach Walker at awalker@waterfordschools.org

Baseball - Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman

Pitchers and catchers conditioning week will begin TBD and it will be through invitation only (CIAC only allows a specific number of athletes to attend).  The first try-out date for baseball will be TBD. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will try-out from 12:00-2:00 PM. Freshman will try-out from 4:00-6:00 PM. All players should be signed up in advance of the scheduled try-out dates with Family ID and have an updated physical with the school nurse.  All players should wear appropriate clothing and be prepared to try-out indoors, as well as, outside (weather permitting). Parent meeting will take place when all teams have been selected…..To Be Announced. 

Coach Peluso may be reached at apeluso@waterfordschools.org with any further questions.

Outdoor Track  
                 

Practice begins  TBD

Boys Track - Contact Coach Criscuolo at jcriscuolo@waterfordschools.org

Girls Track - Contact Coach Wasilefsky at swasilefsky@waterfordschools.org

Boys Lacrosse - V, JV

Practice begins TBD

Contact: Coach Hicks at waterfordhslax@gmail.com

Girls Lacrosse - V, JV

First practice will be on TBD from 8:00 am – 11:30 am. Please bring a girl’s lacrosse stick, lacrosse goggles, a mouth guard and sneakers or cleats (no metal).  Please email Coach Christine Dulin with any questions cdulin@waterfordschools.org  

B/G Golf

Practice will be held at either East Lyme Driving Range in East Lyme or Shennecossett Golf Club for the first two weeks of the season.  Practices begin at 2:30PM and will wrap up around 5:00PM. Transportation will be provided to Shennecossett but not to East Lyme Driving Range.  Great Neck Country Club does not open until April 1st. All players should wear appropriate clothing to all practices, including a collared shirt, khaki pants, and sneakers.  A warm jacket or long-sleeve shirt is also recommended.

A meeting for all parents and players will be held on TBD at Great Neck Country Club at 5:00 PM. 

Contact: Coach Katie Pesko @ kpesko@waterfordschools.org

Boys Tennis

Practice begins TBD

Contact: Coach Bell at mainekayak@aol.com

Girls Tennis

Practice begins TBD

Contact: Coach Kolnaski at ekolnaski@hotmail.com



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