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Recipient of the 2009 District E Sportsmanship Award!!

 
Announcements
FALL SPORTS INFORMATION
 Registration confirmations will be e-mailed to all those that have registered by July 25th.  If you do not receive a registration confirmation please contact the athletic director, Peter Maki, at pmaki@bbrsd.org after the 25th. 

 Any questions or concerns in regards to physical exams have to be addressed by the school nurse, Janet Sequeira.  The nurse will be in school on August 14th ONLY.  You can e-mail her if you have a question and she will respond by the 14th.  Those who are trying out for a team that starts practice MUST have their physicals in by the 14th in order to be cleared to participate.  The school nurse MUST verify all physicals and she does NOT work during the summer (other than on the 14th).  If your physical is not in by the 14th you will have to wait until August 26th for the school nurse to verify your physical (which means you cannot participate in practice until then).

JV AND VARSITY FOOTBALL

Information to follow.  Contact Dave Tinglof at DTing8@comcast.net for any questions


MS FIELD HOCKEY

We have yet to determine whether or not there will be enough players for a MS team.  We will update this information once we know. 

VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY AND JV FIELD HOCKEY

 Information from coaches:  Varsity:  Deb Draper;  JV:  TBA;  MS:  TBA

Practice daily Monday - Friday, weekends off, except pre-season Saturday. Regular weekday practices on release & PD days

Equipment players will need:  Field Hockey stick, goggles, shinguards, mouthguard, cleats, water bottle.

Practices are at Tahanto.

Practice schedule for for all registered and cleared to participate 

JV and Varsity candidates;
Thursday, August 21:  8:30 - 10:30 a.m., 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Friday, August 22:  8:30 - 10:30 a.m., 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Saturday, August 23:  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 24:  Off
Monday, August 25 – Friday August 29:  2:45 – 5:00  

 For questions concerning Field Hockey contact Deb Draper at ddraper@bbrsd.org  

 

MS SOCCER

MS Soccer will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 2:30 – 4 pm at Tahanto for all registered and cleared to participate students.

 

VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER AND JV GIRLS SOCCER

 nformation from Coaches:  (Varsity:  John Ducat;  JV:  Chuck MacKinnon;  MS:  Francene Gleason)

 JV and Varsity candidates should expect to practice on weekends.

 Equipment players will need:  Running shoes, cleats, size 5 soccer ball

 Practices are at Tahanto.  

 Practice schedule for JV and Varsitycandidatesregistered and cleared to participate 

Thursday, August 21:  5 – 7 pm
Friday, August 22:  5 – 7 pm

Saturday, August 23:  7 – 9 am

Sunday, August 24:  5 – 7 pm

Monday, August 25 – Friday August 29:  2:30 – 4 pm

 For questions concerning Girls Soccer contact John Ducat at  19timber52@gmail.com  

 
VARSITY BOYS SOCCER AND JV BOYS SOCCER

 Information from Coaches:  (Varsity:  Joel Goulet;  JV:  John Neusch  MS:  Nate Wheeler)

 All students should come to the first practice in shape so that the team can work on getting better from day 1. There will be a timed 3 mile run the first week of practice. All students trying out for the varsity team should be able to complete the run in under 23 minutes. Students trying out should also be working on their foot skills this summer. juggling, passing, etc. The varsity team typically practices 6 days a week; 2:30-5 on the weekdays and late Sunday afternoon. There may be scrimmages on Saturdays in the preseason. This should be a very good season and I look forward to working with the team.

 Equipment players will need:  Shin guards, cleats, running sneakers, soccer socks, regular socks, and water.

 Practices are at Tahanto.    

 Practice schedule for for all registered and cleared to participate JV and Varsity candidates;

Thursday, August 21:  7:30  -10 am
Friday, August 22:  7:30  -10 am

Saturday, August 23:  7:30  -10 am

Sunday, August 24:  Off

Monday, August 25 – Friday August 29:  2:30 – 5:00

 For questions concerning Boys Soccer contact Joel Goulet at jgoulet@bbrsd.org  

 

CROSS COUNTRY

 Information from coaches:  (Patrick Minihan and Liz Anderson)

 All candidates are expected to have a hard-charging attitude.

 Equipment players will need:  Clothes to run in and running shoes

 Practices are at Tahanto

 Practices for for all registered and cleared to participate students in Grades 6 – 12:

Wednesday, August 27th:  2:30 – 4
Thursday, August 28th;  2:30 – 4

Friday, August 25:  2:30 -4:00

 

MS GOLF

 MS Golf will begin after Labor Day.  More information will be available the first week of school.

 

VARSITY GOLF

Information from coaches:  (Varsity:  Neil Greenwald;  MS;  Rich Eiremann)

There are no practices on Fridays or weekends.

Equipment players will need:  Golf balls,clubs, balls and proper shorts and shirt

Practices are at Cyprian Keyes. 

Practice for Grades 9-12 will begin on:

Wednesday, August 27th:  2:30 – 4:00
Thursday, August 28th;  2:30 – 4;00

Friday, August 29th:  Off

 For questions regarding golf please contact Neil Greenwald at ngreenwald@bbrsd.org




FALL ATHLETIC REGISTRATION
ALL FALL REGISTRATIONS WERE DUE  
JUNE 20, 2014


Please follow the steps below and click on the registration form link at the bottom of this announcement. . Registration must be done online:
Paying the athletic fee does NOT mean you are registered!!!

If you attend Tahanto and are playing on the cooperative football team you register and pay online at Tahanto.  If you are from West Boylston and want to play on the cooperative field hockey or boys soccer teams you must register and pay at West Boylston.

DO NOT SIGN UP FOR MORE THAT ONE LEVEL OR SPORT!

There are FIVE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION

1) SUBMIT THE REGISTRATION FORM (Click on the link at the bottom of this announcement AFTER you have read through ALL of it)

2) CHECK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE AN UPDATED PHYSICAL EXAM  Make sure that the Tahanto nurse has a copy of a physical exam dated on or after:
July 21, 2013 for all JV and Varsity team candidates;
July 26, 2013 for Middle School  candidates.

(if you are getting a physical during the summer continue with the registration and forward a copy of the physical after you get it)

3. PAY THE ATHLETIC USER FEE.  You can pay this now or by August  15, 2014.   The best way is to do an online check which transfers money from your checking account without charging a fee. Available HERE

(If you are applying for a waiver of the athletic fee click the "Athletic Waiver Fee" form HERE, fill it out, and submit it NOW.

4. Read the information pertaining to "Concussions"
. Available HERE.

5.  Read the Athletic Handbook. Available under files on the right side of web page

When you have completed the above you are ready to register. Click on the registration form, complete all of the information and submit the form.

If you have any questions please contact pmaki@bbrsd.org

Thanks for your cooperation.

Peter Maki
Athletic Director

(REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE)




Physical Exams
Physical Exam requirement for participation in athletics
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors voted on Thursday June 7, 2012 to adhere to the Department of Public Health’s policy regarding the physical exam required for participation in athletics. In order to be in compliance with the state regulation physical exams will be required every thirteen months to the day of the exam. For example if a student-athlete has a physical exam dated September 14, 2011 that exam will expire on October 14, 2012. Meaning as of October 15, 2012 the student-athlete becomes ineligible to practice or compete until they present proof of a current physical exam to the school nurse or athletic department and obtain an updated clearance card for participation in athletics.  This is a change from the current requirement which enabled a student-athlete to remain eligible for the entire season if their physical was current on the first day of practice.
Please make certain that your child has a current physical exam that will last the duration of the season, or schedule a doctor’s appointment as soon as possible to have an updated physical exam. There will be no exceptions to this rule, nor will there be extensions granted based upon a doctor’s note. I realize this may cause some difficulties with the scheduling of doctor’s appointments and insurance coverage so I am providing advance notification, so that everyone can be in compliance with the Department of Public Health and MIAA regulations and not impact your child’s eligibility for participation.
Sincerely,
Peter Maki
Athletic Director

Concussions
The Massachusetts department of Public Health has enacted a law concerning concussions which applies to all Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association member schools. The law reads, “ANY ATHLETE WHO EXHIBITS SIGNS, SYMPTOMS OR BEHAVIORS CONSISTENT WITH A CONCUSSION (SUCH AS LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, HEADACHE, CONFUSION, OR BALANCE PROBLEMS) SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM THE CONTEST AND SHALL NOT RETURN TO PLAY UNTIL CLEARED BY AN APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.”
 
All student-athletes competing in interscholastic programs, along with their coaches and parents, must follow this protocol. Marching band members, their parents, and parent volunteers participating in Athletic events and/or band events must also follow this protocol during an athletic event, including both games and practices.
 
Any student-athlete who exhibits ANY sign, symptom or behavior consistent with a concussion shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health-care professional. Signs and symptoms of concussion include the following:
·         Nausea or vomiting
·         Headache/pressure in the head
·         Dizziness
·         Loss of consciousness
·         Memory problems
·         Confusion/Difficulty concentrating
 
Information and forms are available in the concussion folder on the right.

Tahanto Decals
Tahanto Decals are available for a cost of $5.
The decals are static cling and are 
being sold by the Booster Club.

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Tahanto Apparel



Athletic Files
 miaa_medical_form.pdf
MIAA Medical Form. This is the recommended physical exam form for student-athletes.
 Concussion Information
Information and forms relating to concussions
 DIRECTIONS TO TAHANTO HOME FIELDS 2012.pdf
Directions to "Home" sites for games/practices
 2014 spring booster flyer.pdf
Form for Spring flowers
 spring master schedule.pdf
Spring Sports Schedule

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