June 18, 2019
My name is Tod Silegy and I am the athletic director at South Meadow School. Your son/ daughter has indicated that he/she is interested in trying out for a 2019 fall sport at South Meadow School. Try out dates for boys white and blue soccer teams, girls soccer, girls field hockey, boys and girls cross country, and girls club volleyball, will start Wednesday, August 28th, right after school. All athletes should report to the gym to meet their respective coach.
Try out times for all fall sports will be from 2:30 to 4:00. An SMS Sport Try Out reminder will go out early August in the Peterborough Transcript/Ledger.
All students trying out for teams will be done with practice and off the field,course,court, by 4:05. Students may go home on the late bus, walk home, or be collected by their parents in the Back upper parking lot. Please do not pick up your child out front due to bus confusion. Please collect your child no later than 4:15.
Students in grades six, seven, and eight, are eligible to play field hockey, soccer, and club volleyball. Students in grades fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight are eligible to run cross country. A new SMS Academic Eligibility Requirement will be in the 2019 SMS HANDBOOK, replacing the older SMS requirement.
All students trying out must bring with them at try outs the attached parent permission form and an updated or current pre-participation physical evaluation. Updated or current means that your son or daughter has had a physical within the last two years. For example: If you son/daughter had a physical as a sixth grader he/she would need an updated physical as an eighth grader. THE UPDATED PHYSICAL FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE FIRST PRACTICE AND SENT IN WITH THE PARENT PERMISSION FORM ON THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE. All students must have BOTH forms in hand on the first day of practice even if there is one in the nurse’s office. Please do not wait until the last minute.
Please direct any questions to me at 924-7105 ext. 1268. I will be out of my office until August.
SMS Athletic Director
All students for soccer and field hockey should bring with them to try outs appropriate foot-wear, shin guards, and a mouth piece. Field hockey athletes must also wear PROTECTIVE EYE WEAR. Cross country athletes must bring appropriate foot-wear for running. Volleyball athletes should bring sneakers and appropriate clothing. ALL athletes should bring water bottles.