FY22 Spring Athletic Registration

IT'S TIME TO REGISTER

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SPRING ATHLETE MEETING

Please join our ALL PARENT/ATHLETE INFORMATION SESSION on ZOOM:


(ALL High School and Middle School parents/students signing up for a spring sport should attend this session)


Tuesday, March 1st, 7:00 pm (CLICK) PARENT/ATHLETE ZOOM LINK

FY22 SPRING SPORTS OFFERINGS


HIGH SCHOOL – SEASON 03/21/21 – 06/15/22


Baseball - Boys

Lacrosse - Boys

Lacrosse - Girls

Softball - Girls (7th & 8th Grade MAY participate)
Track & Field - Boys
Track & Field - Girls
Tennis - Boys
Tennis - Girls


(The High School season typically ends at the end of May but may run into June depending on tournament status)


MIDDLE SCHOOL – SEASON 04/04/21 – 05/27/22


Baseballl – Boys

Golf – Co-Ed

Softball - Girls (7th & 8th ONLY Will Play on HS Team)

Track & Field - Boys
Track & Field - Girls
Volleyball – Girls

PRACTICES & GAMES/MEETS

Middle School practices are generally Mon – Thu with 2 games during this. Practices start right after school and are over by 4:15 for the 4:30 bus. Games will run longer than the late bus time.


High School practices are 6 days per week with 4 practices and 2 games per week. Practice and game times may vary. Your coach will give you give you a schedule for practices.

Games are posted on Arbiter Live.


Follow the link below for more game information including away game locations and bus pickup times and locations


LINK: WATERTOWN ATHLETICS ON ARBITERLIVE


TRANSPORTATIONTransportation will be provided to away games and meets. Student athletes are responsible to get themselves to practice field locations.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

All High School and Middle School Students are encouraged to participate in athletics. Studies show student’s involved in athletics generally have improved academic performance, improved social relationships, improved self-esteem, improved time management skills, learn leadership skills, learn teamwork/cooperative skills, learned positive mentoring skills, 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, fees and meets grade/academic requirements.)

FEES

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 for your payment convenience.


H.S. Athletes $200. for 1st sport / $175. for 2nd sport / $0. for 3rd sport

M.S. Athletes $50. per year.

FAMILY CAP $750.00


REDUCED FEES: There are considerations for athletic fee reductions for High School students only who qualify under the Free or Reduced Meals Application Plan. If you are NOT presently or not SURE if you are presently under a Free or Reduced Meals Application Plan and feel you are eligible, you should


Follow the link to the application and submit it IMMEDIATELY. MEALS APPLICATION.


NOTE: Middle School students are already on the reduced fee structure and there are no further reductions available.

PHYSICALS

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 an in-person doctor 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. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.


IF THIS IS YOUR STUDENT’S FIRST SPORT OF THIS YEAR, we request that ALL registrants attach their current physical even if you thought you have already submitted it. It will allow the school nurses to approve registrations remotely, therefore clearing students to start on the first day of their sport.

REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES

Follow the link below to be directed to the Athletics Registration Form NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2022 (H.S. TEAMS) OR Wednesday, March 30, 2022 be cleared to participate in the first day of their sports.


LINK: SPRING REGISTRATION


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. – Wednesday, March 16th for first day Monday, March 21st.

M.S. – Wednesday March 30th for first day Monday, April 4th. (M.S. students participating on a H.S. team will need to follow the H.S. deadlines.


NOTE TO PARENTS – PLEASE REVIEW YOUR STUDENTS PROFILE TO MAKE SURE THEIR NAME AND ADDRESS IS Upper/Lower Case (i.e., John Doe) AS THIS IS HOW ALL AWARDS AND MAILINGS WILL APPEAR.


ALSO, PLEASE MAKE SURE THE INFORMATION UNDER PARTICIPANT IS YOUR STUDENTS

EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER ARE THEIR INFORMATION FOR THEIR COACHES AND TEAM CAPTAINS. There are places to put the parent’s emails and phone numbers.

Note: All notices out of FamilyID go to the account holder (the parent).

CONTACT

For any questions during registration, please contact Jae Smith. She will be able to assist you in online registration and online payments and can be reached at 617-926-7748 or via email at jsmith@watertown.k12.ma.us.


Ryan Murphy

Athletic Director

ryan.murphy@watertown.k12.ma.us


Jae Smith

Athletic Administrative Assistant

jsmith@watertown.k12.ma.us

MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

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