SHS fall practice schedule is announced: Athletic forms, yellow cards must be presented to participate at first practices

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The Southington High School athletic department has announced the first practices for the fall sports teams along with suggestions for incoming freshmen and returning student-athletes.

In order for a student to compete in sports at Southington High School, athletes must submit a Sports Participation Permission form or parent permission form, the Concussion Education Plan & Consent form to be signed by both the parent and the student-athlete, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Education Plan consent form to be signed by both the parent and the athlete, and the State of Connecticut Department of Education Health Assessment Record to be completed by the athlete’s physician.

The health assessment record is only valid for 13 months. If the physical expires during the participating season, a new physical is required in order to continue participating at practices or games.

Forms are available on the Southington High School website or the nurse’s office at the high school or middle schools.

After the nurse receives the proper forms, she will present a yellow card to the student. The nurse’s hours for issuing yellow cards for fall sports will begin on Friday, Aug. 14 and will continue on wekdays through Friday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coaches are instructed to prohibit anyone from practicing who has not submitted the properly completed forms. No student athlete will be able to participate in ANY practice yellow card.

The requirements are in place so that the Southington school system can provide a safe athletic experience for your child.

Call the Southington High School athletic office at (860) 628-3229, ext. 429, with any questions.

First practices announced

All students must bring their yellow card and parent permission forms to the first practice.

CROSS COUNTRY—The first practice (time trials) will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 2:45 p.m., on the high school track. Athletes are expected to bring running gear and water.

FOOTBALL—On Sunday, Aug. 16, the team will meet for media day. Attendance is mandatory. Varsity and JV players will meet at 1 p.m. and freshmen will meet at 11 a.m. in the football room. All paperwork and fees must be handed in that day.

FIELD HOCKEY—Try-outs for grades 10-12 will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 3:30 p.m. on the grass field. Freshmen will meet on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m., in the high school cafeteria before practice. Athletes are expected to bring shin guards, mouth guard, sneakers, cleats, stick, and water.

BOYS SOCCER—The first practice will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 3:30 p.m., on the high school soccer fields. Athletes are expected to bring water, shin guards, and cleats.

GIRLS SOCCER—The first practice will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., on the turf field. The second and final tryout will be on Friday, Aug. 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the turf field. Athletes are expected to bring white socks and shin guards, black shorts, cleats, a blue SHS soccer shirt, and water.

GIRLS SWIM & DIVE—The first practice will be at the Memorial Park pool on Thursday, Aug. 27. A bus will be at the high school at 2:30 p.m. Athletes are expected to bring a bathing suit, towel, goggles, and water.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL—Conditioning will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the West Gym. The first practice will be on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., in both high school gyms. Athletes are expected to bring sneakers and water.

CHEERLEADING—The first practice will be held on Friday, Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. on the SHS track.

For questions, parents may contact the Athletic Department at 628-3229, ext. 425.

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