FY24 WINTER Athletic Registration
REGISTRATION FOR WINTER ATHLETICS - REGISTER NOW
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ALL ATHLETE INFORMATION SESSION MEETING
Online registration is now open for 2023-2024 WINTER SPORTS ONLY.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR ALL 2023-2024 STUDENT ATHLETES AND THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN.
There will be an informational meeting for ALL STUDENTS who plan to participate in a winter sport during the 2023 - 2024 school year AND parents/guardians.
This event is to review important information regarding rules, code of conduct, regulations, practices, and game times and locations. You will also have the opportunity to meet your student's coaches for all sports.
Watertown Middle School Auditorium, November 6th, 2023 6:30 pm
HIGH SCHOOL – SEASON 11/27/23 – 03/01/24
Cheerleading - Coed (6,7,8 Grade Option)
*Basketball - Boys
Basketball - Girls - (8 Grade Option)
Ice Hockey - Boys (Coop with Wayland)
Ice Hockey - Girls (Coop with Belmont)
Indoor Track - Boys
Indoor Track - Girls
Swim - Boys
Wrestling - Coed
MIDDLE SCHOOL – SEASON 12/04/23 – 02/16/24
Cheerleading - Coed (6,7,8 Grade H.S. Team)
*Basketball - Boys
*Basketball - Girls - (8 Grade HS Option)
Indoor Track - Boys
Indoor Track - Girls
PRACTICES/GAMES – Most practice schedules can be found under the sport while completing registration and game information will be available after November 15th on our Athletic Webpage LINK: WATERTOWN ATHLETICS
NOTE: some High School sports have a 6th, 7th, or 8th-grade option. Students at the middle school for these sports may opt to participate on a JV team. Families that make that choice, are responsible for the transportation of their student to the location of the high school JV teams practices at either the high school (Cheerleading), Victory Field JV Field Hockey, or Filippello Park Girls JV Soccer.
IMPORTANT: Middle School students who choose this option should register for the High School team but only pay the Middle School fee of $50 for the year. If you do NOT want your student on a high school team, choose the middle school team option. YOU CANNOT CHANGE FROM A H.S. TEAM TO A M.S. TEAM AFTER TRYOUTS. HOWEVER, YOU CAN CHANGE TO A DIFFERENT SPORT IF YOU DID NOT MAKE A TEAM.
PRACTICE & GAMES
PRACTICES/GAMES – Most practice schedules and locations can be found under the sport while completing registration. All practice and game information will be available after November 15th on our Athletic Webpage
LINK: WATERTOWN ATHLETICS.
Games can also be found on Arbiterlive with this
LINK: WATERTOWN GAMES
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
All High School and Middle School Students are encouraged to participate in athletics. Studies show students involved in athletics generally have improved academic performance, social relationships, self-esteem, and time management skills. Students also learn leadership skills, teamwork/cooperative skills, positive mentoring skills, and adopt a successful mindset and better lifelong fitness goals.
All students enrolling in a sport must:
1) Have a valid physical
2) Pay their athletic fees
3) Be a student in good standing
(DEFINITION: A student in "Good Academic Standing" is a student that is NOT on HOLD due to owing resources, uniforms, and fees and meets grade/academic requirements.)
NO STUDENT'S REGISTRATION WILL BE APPROVED TO PARTICIPATE IN TRYOUTS, PRACTICE, OR GAMES IF THEY OWE A UNIFORM FROM ANOTHER SEASON.
ALL ATHLETIC FEES ARE DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.
If you are unsure of your family contribution based on the fee structure, please contact the athletic office for clarification. There will be a link to the online payment system at the end of the registration.
NEW: On October 17, 2023, the School Committee approved the following fee structure:
H.S. Athletes $200 for 1st sport / $0 for 2nd sport / $0 for 3rd sport
M.S. Athletes $50 / $0 for 2nd sport / $0 for 3rd sport
FAMILY CAP $750
There are considerations for athletic fee reductions for High School students only. Middle School athletic fees are already reduced to the lowest family contribution and there are no further reductions.
NOTE: UPDATED INFORMATION FOR THE FY24 SCHOOL YEAR.
Need-based REDUCED FEES are available to HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY who are *DCR Certified. To be considered for a fee reduction, you will need to complete the Sharing Information With Other Programs under the Agreements Section during your registration.
As the government has EXTENDED the free meals for ALL students for the upcoming school year, you will need to be either DCR certified OR you will need to complete a 2023 – 2024 Watertown Financial Assistance Form HERE
* DCR Certified (Direct Certified Electronically) includes families receiving SNAP, Transitional
Assistance for Families with dependent children, Department of Children & Families Foster
Children Certified, certain categories of Medicaid) certified by the State.
All student-athletes must have a current physical on file. The MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association that governs school sports) requires that the student have seen a doctor in-person visit within the last 13 months and must contain a section that says the student may participate in school sports with no restrictions (or with the following restrictions).
NO STUDENT CAN PARTICIPATE IN ANY PRACTICES OR CONTESTS WITHOUT THIS.
Due to the availability of school nurses, we STRONGLY SUGGEST that ALL registrants attach their current physical even if you think you have already submitted it. This will allow the school nurses to approve registrations remotely, therefore clearing students to start on the first day of their sport.
If your student's physical has expired and you cannot get an appointment with your pediatrician, CVS MinuteClinic at 189 Watertown St, Watertown, MA 02472 does a low-cost student sports physical.
HOW TO REGISTER
Follow the link below to be directed to the Athletics Registration Form no later than MONDAY, November 20th for High School or Middle School students participating on a High School Team by MONDAY, November 27th for Middle School students participating on a Middle School Team to be cleared to participate in the first day of their sports. Students cannot try out or participate in any practices until they have been registered and cleared.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Registration deadlines are so that students can be cleared to participate in the first day of practice/tryouts. Registrations submitted after the deadline will take 3 school days to clear to participate in any practice/tryouts.
H.S. – Monday, November 20th for the first day Monday, November 27th. Middle School students opting for a high school JV team, please follow the high school schedule for registration.
M.S. – Wednesday, November 29th for the first day Monday, December 4th (M.S. students participating on a H.S. team will need to follow the H.S. deadlines).
NOTE TO PARENTS – Please review your student's profile for the following:
1) Please make sure your student's name and address are in upper / lower case (i.e., John Doe, 1 Main Street, Watertown). How you enter your student's name and address is how it will appear on all awards and mailings.
2) Please make sure the phone number and email address under the participant's information is your STUDENT'S information for their team captains and coaches. There is a place for your contact information. You will receive all communications as the FamilyID registration account holder.
For any questions during registration, please contact Jae Smith. She will be able to assist you with online registration and online payments and can be reached at 617-926-7748 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletic Administrative Assistant
Watertown High School is part of the Middlesex League Freedom Division, which is made up of the following twelve towns: Arlington, Belmont, Burlington, Lexington, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Watertown, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn. All of these towns and the Middlesex Leagues fall under the state organization for athletics known as the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, (MIAA).
MIDDLESEX LEAGUE MISSION STATEMENT
The Middlesex League’s athletic programs are established to provide students with opportunities to achieve the highest degree of sportsmanship, fair play, and excellence in an atmosphere of mutual respect. The league’s athletic programs enrich the educational development of all participants and help prepare students for leadership roles in society