FALL 2016 SPORTS MEDICAL CLEARANCE AND TRYOUT SCHEDULE

Dear Parent/Guardian:
Re: 2016-2017 High School Athletics

If you would like your son/daughter to participate on a JV or Varsity sport team this year, he/she needs to be in good academic standing and have a completed sports physical submitted to and approved by the school nurse prior to the start of the season (including concussion testing for contact sports as described below). Please be aware of the following items that relate to all sport seasons: 1) At the HS level, especially varsity, it is expected that all athletes come into the tryout process in top physical condition to give him/her the best opportunity to make the team. 2) An athlete who does not have the proper physical clearance is not eligible to participate in any part of a tryout/practice. 3) An athlete who does not actively participate during the sports specific tryout/practice sessions may not be eligible to be a member of the team. 4) If an athlete is injured prior to the tryout process, but still wants to be on the team after cleared, they must attend all tryouts and practices from the first day of the season to be eligible to be medically cleared during the season. 5) During the course of the athletic season, members of the press will be photographing and/or filming our athletic teams and players. Unless the Athletic Office is notified in writing otherwise, it will be assumed that you are giving the school district permission for your son/daughter to be photographed and/or filmed during any sporting event throughout the year. 6) Due to the nature of high school athletics, it will be necessary for coaches to hold practices and/or games/meets on Saturdays, holidays and/or during school vacation breaks. By permitting your son/daughter to join a team you are agreeing to this policy and it is expected that your son/daughter participate during these practices/games in lieu of personal vacations or school visits. Absences at practice and/or games during these times may result in suspension of game play or expulsion from team if repeated.

FALL ATHLETES ONLY: The nurse will give the athlete a clearance document that must be submitted to the head coach on the first day of practice. Without this clearance, your son/daughter will not be permitted to tryout and/or practice and it could affect his/her selection to the team. Physicals and clearances are being offered to all fall athletes at the High School (report to the main gym from the field entrance), on the following days: 8/15 from 7:00-11:00AM for football players only. All other athletes can come on 8/16, 8/17, 8/18 or 8/22 from 7-11 AM; 8/22 only if that team has a PM tryout time. Due to construction this summer, physical forms can be picked up from the Administrative Office located at 128 Shepherd Street or you may download the forms from the nursing website at www.rvcschools.org and click on health services found under departments. If your child is trying out for a contact sport (football, volleyball, diving, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, wrestling, basketball, cheerleading or gymnastics) and did not have the IMPACT testing in 2015 or 2016, please have him/her report to the HS auxiliary gym on August 15, 16, 17, 18 or 22 between 8:00-11:30AM where they will be escorted to room 2311 for the test. This computer-based test will take approximately 20-30 minutes.

I hope this information is helpful. Carol Roseto

FOOTBALL: OFFICIAL SEASON STARTS MONDAY, 8/15
All JV & Varsity players should report to the high school as follows

ON 8/15: (Report at 7AM for equipment) 7AM-9AM Sports Physicals-HS Gym
9AM-11PM Practice Session
11AM-12PM Lunch-Aux Gym
12PM-2PM Practice Session
ON 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19: 7AM-11AM Aux Gym/Practice/Breakfast
11AM-2PM Practice Session
8/19 ONLY 3-4:30PM Aux Gym

ON SATURDAY, 8/20: 7AM-11AM Locker Room/Practice

8/22-9/5 schedule will be given out at the end of week one. There will be practices on Labor Day.
ALL OTHER JV & V SPORTS: OFFICIAL SEASON STARTS MONDAY, 8/22

CHEERLEADING: Cheerleading tryouts will be held for both squads on 8/22, 8/23, 8/24, & 8/25 from 10am to 1pm in the HS auxiliary gym. First day of practice is 8/26 from 10am to 1pm in the auxiliary gym. Should you have any questions, please contact Coach Montuori at goldbergsgrl33@yahoo.com.

CROSS COUNTRY: On Monday, 8/22, all runners should meet outside on the bleachers at the High School at 9AM and be ready to run. On 8/23, 8/24, 8/25 and 8/26 all runners should report, at 9AM sharp, directly to Hempstead Lake State Park. Enter park on Peninsula and meet by the softball bleachers to the left. Please make arrangements to be dropped off and picked up as there will be no buses before school begins. Any questions, contact Coach Webster at cwebster@rvcschools.org.

GOLF: On Monday, 8/22, any athlete who wishes to try out for the Golf team should report to the High School at 8AM for a team meeting in the auxiliary gym. Tryouts will be held later that morning at either Lido Golf Course or Eisenhower Park pending course availability. Students will be expected to arrange for their own transportation to and from the course throughout the week. Depending on weather, nine holes will be played each day. Tryouts and practice will take place Monday through Friday of this week. Should you have any questions, please contact Coach Reid at rreid@rvcschools.org.

SOCCER (BOYS): On 8/22 all returning Varsity players, as well as any incoming 11th and 12th graders, should report directly to South Field at 6:45AM sharp. For the week of 8/22-8/27 varsity will have double sessions in the morning and early evening. The schedule for the week will be distributed the morning of the 22nd. All incoming 9th and 10th graders, unless specified by the varsity coach, should report to Tighe Field at 10AM sharp on 8/22. Please make arrangements to be dropped off and picked-up as there will be no buses before school begins. There will be practice every day except for Sunday, 8/28, INCLUDING Labor Day. Should you have any questions, contact Coach Paul at fpaul@rvcschools.org.

SOCCER (GIRLS): On 8/22 all JV and Varsity players should report to South Field at 9:30AM. Girls MUST bring their own soccer ball, shin guards, sneakers, cleats, a white t-shirt (coaches will be writing a tryout number on the t-shirt) and plenty of water/sports drinks. On 8/23 there will also be a 7:15-8:30PM two-mile run at the HS (no soccer supplies needed, but bring water). Practice times for the rest of the week will be discussed on 8/22. There will be practice every day except for Sunday, 8/28, INCLUDING Labor Day. Please make arrangements to be dropped off and picked-up as there will be no buses before school begins. Should you have any questions, please contact Coach McEntee at smcentee@rvcschools.org.

SWIMMING (GIRLS): On 8/22, 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/26, and 8/27 any female athlete who wants to try out for the swim/dive team should report to the RVC Links Pool at 7AM. Tryouts will be from 7AM-9AM. Practice times/locations for the following week will be discussed. Please make arrangements to be dropped off and picked-up as there will be no buses before school begins. Should you have any questions, please contact Coach Clark at southsideswimdive@gmail.com.

TENNIS (GIRLS): On 8/22, any female athlete who wants to try out for the Varsity Girls Tennis Team should report to the tennis courts at Hempstead Lake State Park at 10AM (time may vary-check website the day before). Practice times for the rest of the week will be announced at the first practice. Please make arrangements to be dropped off and picked-up, as there will be no buses before school begins. IF YOU CHOOSE TO PARK A CAR, YOU WILL BE CHARGED A PARKING FEE BY THE STATE. Should you have any questions, contact Coach Colesanti at ccolesanti@rvcschools.org.

VOLLEYBALL (GIRLS): On 8/22, 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/26, & 8/27 both the JV & Varsity team tryouts will be in the high school main gym from 9AM-11:30AM and 1PM-3:30PM. There will be a scrimmage on 8/30 and league games on 9/1 & 9/3 of Labor Day weekend. Should you have any questions, please contact Coach Scalice at cscalice@rvcschools.org.

CHECK THE WEBSITE THE DAY BEFORE FOR ANY CHANGES
TO THIS TRYOUT SCHEDULE, FOR DIRECTIONS
AND FOR ALL FALL SCHEDULES

*All practice times are subject to change and are at the discretion of the coach. After the first day, all athletes will be notified of said changes directly by the coach.

**Athletes should come with the proper clothing/footwear and enough liquids to keep them hydrated throughout the entire practice.

***Athletes should come to tryouts in season-ready physical condition. Team selection is based on performance AND ATTENDANCE at the all tryouts.

6/7/2016 – GOLF STATES RESULTS

6/7:  Congratulations to Ryan McCarthy who shot an 80 on the first day and 75 on the second day at the Golf State Tournament. This tied him for 20th place in the state and thus an All-State Performer. His 155 total was the best score from any Nassau county player.