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2020-2021 FALL Sports Registration

Registration Deadline 08/27/2020

Welcome to Waterford High School fall sports registration!

Please note: A current physical examination is required to be on file with us BEFORE participation in any tryout, practice, or contest in interscholastic athletics at Waterford High School. In accordance with the policy of the Waterford Board of Education and the CIAC, the physical examination for fall sports is valid for 15 months. 15 MONTHS IS A TEMPORARY EXTENSION ALLOWED FOR THE FALL 20-21 SEASON ONLY (Physicals are normally valid for 13 months). No athlete may legally participate until they have medical clearance (as verified by the school R.N.) and parental permission. Please contact the nurse's office at 860-437-6956, if you have any questions or concerns.

Parents/Guardians are responsible for filling out this registration form completely and ensuring that any and all medical information concerning your child's health, medical concerns, injuries, medications and allergies are reported to the nurse.

PARENT/GUARDIAN AND STUDENT-ATHLETES MUST COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION TOGETHER. THERE ARE SECTIONS ON THE FORM THAT REQUIRE BOTH STUDENT SIGNATURES AND PARENT SIGNATURES.

If for any reason you need to update your medical information mid-season, i.e., date of last tetanus shot, change of emergency contact, or a head injury occurs, you may do so by logging into your account and editing the proper section. Updates to the registrant section are very important in maintaining the correct information on your child.

Please note that some programs do make cuts depending on the number of players trying out.  Players should show up in shape and ready to demonstrate their ability and skill.

Understand that dates/times/schedules listed below are accurate as of June 1 and are subject to change based on the current fluid COVID-19 conditions in CT. 

Helpful Links:

CIAC Resocialization of Athletics Guidance Brochure

CIAC COVID-19 Updates

WHS Athletics Fall 2020 Newsletter

CIAC Athletic Handbook 2019-2020

ECC Athletics Webpage

FALL SPORTS INFORMATION

CHEERLEADING

All students interested in sideline cheerleading at WHS should contact me as soon as possible to obtain information about tryouts. Coach Kirsten can be reached at KirstenNECA@gmail.com. Follow WHS Cheerleading @KirstenCoach on Twitter and @waterfordcheerleading on Instagram!

Tryouts will be held Monday, Aug. 24 - Friday, Aug. 28 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. with a parent meeting on Monday, August 24th at 5:30p.m. to discuss the upcoming season.  Students must attend all tryout dates to be considered, unless discussed prior to first tryout day.  Practices will begin Tuesday, September 8th.  Regular season practices will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., with games on Friday nights.  Please notify Coach Kirsten if you cannot attend the pre-season meetings.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball holds 3 days of tryouts. Athletes must attend all three days.

Thursday, August 27th: Freshmen 3pm-4:30pm. Sophomores-Seniors 5pm-7pm.

Friday, August 28th: Freshmen 3pm-4:30pm, Sophomores-Seniors 5pm-7pm.

Saturday, August 29th: Freshmen 8:30am-10am. Sophomores-Seniors 10:30am-12:30pm.

Please bring water, athletic shoes and your volleyball gear for tryouts.

FIELD HOCKEY

A field hockey informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 10, at 3pm and last no later than 3:30pm. Please meet outside the locker room. 

Mandatory tryouts for field hockey will take place on August 27. Time and location to be determined. Coach Quiles will be welcoming all returning players as well as any new freshmen or upperclassmen interested in trying out the best sport on earth!   

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  

New players should email Coach Quiles in order to receive important information and to ask any questions. Summer conditioning practices may begin by the end of June or early July.  Players should dress appropriately for the weather and should bring all necessary equipment including cleats and sneakers, mouth guard, shin guards, eye protection approved for field hockey, a field hockey stick, and their own personal water supply.  Important! Players must sign up on Family ID as soon as possible! Physicals must be current and on file with the school nurse one week prior to tryouts. Coach Quiles may be reached during the summer at mquiles@waterfordschools.org.

GIRLS SOCCER

Practice will start on Thursday, 8/27  after school with time TBD and continue on Friday and a double session Saturday.  All times to be determined.  Freshmen will need to report to the team locker room at a time TBD before the first practice.  Players will have to do a mile run to assess fitness level on either day 1 or day 2 of tryouts.  The goal is under 7 minutes 30 seconds. There will be a morning and late afternoon session on Saturday, August 29th with times to be determined.  Players should bring shin guards, running shoes, cleats, and a water bottle to all practices.    Coach Ghiglia may be reached during the summer at cghiglia@waterfordschools.org.  Updates and info may also be found using the Twitter feed @lancersgsoc. We use the Remind App for all team correspondence so if you are not receiving info please let him know.

BOYS SOCCER

Tryouts will take place on 8/27, 8/28 and 8/29 with times and location TBD. Make sure you bring cleats, running shoes and indoor soccer shoes (if you have them). Shin guards are required for contact drills.

Make sure you are diligent in your summer preparations. Work on your individual skills and conditioning. Follow the summer conditioning program provided to you. There will be a timed two mile run on 8/27 - if you want to be considered for the varsity team, you must finish in under 15 minutes. NO EXCEPTIONS. No returning player is guaranteed a spot on V or JV. Coach So and I are expecting healthy competition at every position this fall.

Coach Josh can be reached this summer at jbessette32@gmail.com. Follow the team on Instagram @waterfordboyssoccer

GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING

Coach Arnold will welcome all candidates for the Girls’ Swimming and Diving team on Thursday, August 27.  This will be on the 2nd day of school.    You MUST have an updated physical on file and completed the FamilyID sign up.  We will start our practice with athlete check-in and then head to the pool.  We will then begin our pool training (please have a one-piece bathing suit, cap, goggles and water/sport drink).  Practice will be in the pool until 5pm.  We will practice on Friday, August 28  from 2:20-5pm.   There will also be practice on Saturday, August 29 in the morning (time TBD).   Our practice schedule will be 2:20 p.m.-5:00 p.m. throughout the season and on Saturday mornings.  Our dual meet competitions are generally on Tuesdays and Fridays.   We will also be doing team conditioning during the summer.  These will be starting when we are allowed back on the WHS campus.  Times will be announced when they are determined by the district.

 If you have any questions, please contact Coach Arnold by email at barnold@waterfordschools.org.   IMPORTANT--All parents and team members are encouraged to sign up for team text messages.  We use a service called Remind.  It does not allow me to see your numbers.  I will only see your name.  This has proved to be a valuable communication tool.  Please text the number 81010 and in the message box type @waterfo and follow the directions in the return text.   

FOOTBALL

The team currently conducts Zoom workouts Monday through Friday. We have an 8 am workout which is repeated at 5 pm. Current eighth graders  interested in playing football at WHS are welcome to join us Monday through Friday for Zoom workouts with the team AFTER 8th grade promotion.  Eighth graders MUST wait until after promotion night before they will be allowed to participate in the Zoom workouts. Contact Coach Strecker AFTER June 18th. We will continue to work out online until the present situation changes and we can start to get together as a team.

Contact Coach Strecker at john-strecker@sbcglobal.net to be added to the Remind App. All team communications run through Remind. Look for @waterfordfootball on Instagram and @whslancerfb on Twitter!

Coach Strecker has announced that Waterford Football is scheduled to have three OTA’s (Organized Team Activity) on Thursday August 13th - Saturday August 15th from 4:30 pm - 7 pm. This will be for all candidates, including freshmen. Afterwards, athletes will begin  a week of conditioning on Monday, August 17, 2020 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm in the football locker room.  Conditioning will be held from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm for the remainder of the week.  All candidates should bring both sneakers and cleats for conditioning.  The first full pad practice of the season will begin on Saturday, August 22, 2020. 

CROSS-COUNTRY

Coach Gamble will welcome all candidates for Boys and Girls Cross-Country on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 3 pm in the field house lobby.  Practice will end at 4:30 pm.  Candidates should come prepared for conditioning at that time with a wristwatch, running shoes, shorts and t-shirts, as well as personal water supplies.  Friday’s practice, August 28th, will be from 2:45 - 4:30.  Practice on Saturday, August 29th will be from 8:30 am - 10am. General practice times will be from 2:45 p.m. to approximately 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday (Thursday practices will often start later because the coaches have a weekly Thursday teacher meeting after school).  Competitions take place on Tuesdays and some Saturdays. 

Please email me at  cgamble@waterfordschools.org  if you intend on joining cross country in the fall. This will enable me to send you important information prior to the season. 

Sections
Sideline Cheerleading - August 24, 2020 to December 12, 2020
Football - August 13, 2020 to December 12, 2020
Boys Cross Country - August 27, 2020 to November 28, 2020
Girls Cross Country - August 27, 2020 to November 30, 2020
Boys Soccer - August 27, 2020 to November 21, 2020
Girls Soccer - August 27, 2020 to November 21, 2020
Girls Swimming & Diving - August 27, 2020 to November 21, 2020
Field Hockey - August 27, 2020 to November 21, 2020
Volleyball - August 27, 2020 to November 21, 2020
Registered/No Sport Chosen - August 29, 2019 to November 29, 2019
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