Back in (Some) Action!

3 Sep 2020 by admin, No Comments »

We are SO excited to be heading back to Davidson Field on Tuesday! While we are operating under strict guidelines, it will still be so great to get together on the turf and prepare for field hockey season! We are especially excited to welcome all of our new players to begin their journey of learning about the sport of field hockey!

While we do not have dates for tryouts set yet due to the current circumstances and guidelines, we ARE preparing for season. Preseason games are still being scheduled, but we have posted the league schedule to the website. CIF has planned for our season to be from December 18 to February 27. **Please make note that we will have practices or games during winter break and president’s week.

Next week we will transition from working out virtually on Zoom to an in person “Phase 1” workout at Davidson Field. We will begin with one-hour practices twice per week on Tuesday and Thursday, and then look forward to increasing the frequency and time. New players will have practice from 3:00-4:00 pm and returning players will have practice from 4:00-5:00 pm.

In order to participate, athletes must be cleared with their Athletic Clearance paperwork and bring a signed NMUSD Athletics Reopening Parent/Guardian Notification Letter. Athletes and coaches will wear face coverings at all times and comply with social distancing of a 6 foot distance from others. Athletes must be dropped off in the parking lot because only athletes and coaches may come onto campus. Athletes will be screened daily upon arrival to the field, which will consist of a health survey and temperature check. The Athletic Parent Permission Slip includes many more details about the guidelines, phases, and expectations.

All players must bring their own water bottle for hydration. Please wear sunscreen, drink water, and eat a good breakfast and lunch. Returning players will bring their own stick and if new players do not have their own stick, we will check out a sanitized stick to them that they can use and take with them. Shin guards, goggles, and mouth guards are not needed during Phase 1 since the athletes will be working on individual skills. Our Coaching Staff and Booster Board Members are so excited to return in person and are committed to making it as safe an environment as possible.

For information on Athletic Clearances: 2020-21 Athletic Clearance Forms and Instructions. Log onto athleticclearance.com to start the process of getting students cleared. Click above to download the forms and instructions, or they can be found on the Athletic Page of the NHHS website. **It is required that a signed confirmation message be submitted to the Athletics Office in order to be cleared. Since students are currently not allowed on campus, parents/students please email signed confirmation messages to our athletic secretary at JTNguyen@nmusd.us. If you have any questions, please contact our athletic secretary, Jessica.

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