School Administration Superintendent: Dr. Steven L. Walts Principal: Mr. Matthew Mathison Athletic Director: Mr. Michael Payne Athletic Secretary: Mrs. Connie Eisert School Color: Red, White, Royal Blue
WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR TRY-OUTS?
PHYSICAL FORM- You must turn in a completed VHSL physical form by February 20TH,2017. All parts of the forms must be completed and signed by you, your parent/legal guardian, and your physician. The correct forms are attached. No alternate forms will be accepted. Completed physical forms must be submitted to Mr. Payne (Director of Student Activities) or Coach Pellien in Room 3122. CONCUSSION TRAINING-Before you are able to try out for softball, you and your parent/legal guardian must attend Concussion Training offered by Prince William County Schools. Students and parents who participated in Concussion Training last year may renew online. Attached are the dates and locations of trainings offered in the county. ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY- Semester eligibility for all student athletes must be established based upon final grades from your first semester grades from the 2016-2017 school year. EQUIPMENT-Please come prepared in athletic attire and tennis shoes for indoor/cleats for outdoor practice. Cleats are not mandatory for outdoor practice. Along with the correct attire, you’ll need your own glove for participation. There will not be extra gloves provided, therefore, it is essential that you come prepared with your own.
MAKE YOUR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TRY OUTS EARLY.ONLY THOSE STUDENTS WHO FOLLOW THE STEPS LISTED ABOVE WILL BE ALLOWED TO TRY OUT FOR THE SOFTBALL TEAM.
Gar-Field Auditorium 7:00pm
February 9th, 2017
Try-Outs Dates & Times
February 21st, 2017 2:30-5:00pm
February 22nd, 2017 2:30-5:00pm
February 23rd, 2017 2:30-5:00pm
WHY? In order to purchase spirit wear, equipment, uniforms, and go to Myrtle Beach we’ll need money. It is essential to participate and help support the team by attending fundraiser events and selling poinsettias.
THERE IS NO SOFTBALL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. PLEASE COME PREPARED TO WORK HARD REGARDLESS OF YOUR SKILL LEVEL. BE CONFIDENT AND HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK. MOST IMPORTANTLY, HAVE FUN!
ALL ATHLETES THAT PLAN ON PARTICIPATING ARE EXPECTED TO REPRESENT THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES, OUR SOFTBALL TEAM, AND GAR-FIELD WITH HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER, WHETHER IT IS ACADEMICALLY, ATHLETICALLY, OR SOCIALLY. Participation on the softball team is a privilege, not a right, and should be treated as such. It has many benefits and will definitely offer exciting opportunities outside of the lines, but brings with it responsibility to be positive and effective members of the team, the school, and the community.
1.Most importantly, student comes before athlete. Stay on top of your grades! Anything less than your best in the classroom is unacceptable.
2.Respect the time and effort that your teammates and coaches are putting in—make coming to practice a priority (attendance policy to be discussed after teams are final). Arrive on time, come with a positive attitude, alert, ready to learn and contribute.
3.Take care of your body, practice eating healthy and good nutrition, and come into the season in good physical shape.
4.Follow all team rules and Gar-Field guidelines, and understand there will be consequences if you break them.
5.Respect your coaches, teammates, parents, officials, and opponents.
6.If a conflict arises; initiate communication with your coach as soon as possible.
7.Communicate effectively. If you’re unable to attend practice or arrive late/leave early this should be communicated with your coach once you’re made aware of the situation. Life happens, things come up unexpectedly, just please let us know.
Athletes who do not conform to these expectations will be held accountable and subject to consequences for their actions, which consequences may include, but are not limited to: not playing, written reprimand, parent conference, suspension or expulsion from the team.