VC Athletics News
Valley Catholic High School - December 17, 2020
Latest Update for Valley Catholic High School Athletics
Latest News on Revised OSAA Calendar and Sports Seasons (12/17/20)
Dear VCHS Students and Parents/Guardians,
Here is the information about the latest OSAA calendar changes and Oregon Health Authority updates to high school athletics, as well as to let you know about VCHS athletic workouts starting after winter break. There is a large amount of information below, so please take the time to read the important athletic details to follow.
OSAA Calendar Change
Last week the OSAA released a revised athletics calendar. The order and dates of high school sports in Oregon have changed. Here are the new sports seasons:
- February 8: Football practices begin (Conditioning)
- February 22: Volleyball, Cross Country and Soccer practices begin
- Week of March 1st: Fall Sports competition begins
- March 22: Pitchers and Catchers (Baseball and Softball) workouts begin
- March 22-26: *Spring Break – Volleyball, XC, Soccer and Football will have required practices and games scheduled
- April 5: Spring Sports practice begins (Baseball, Softball, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field)
- April 11: End of Fall Sports (Football, XC, Soccer, Volleyball)
- Week of April 12th: Spring Sports competitions begin (Baseball, Softball, Golf, Tennis, T&F)
- May 10: Winter Sports practices begin (Swimming, Basketball)
- May 23: End of Spring Sports (Baseball, Softball, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field)
- Week of May 17th: Winter Sports Competition Begins (Swimming, Basketball)
- June 27th: End of Winter Sports (Swimming, Basketball)
- Dance has an open calendar – not currently defined
Please view the new OSAA Calendar and memo from the OSAA here OSAA CALENDAR
**PLEASE NOTE - Spring Break – for traditional FALL sports athletes (Football, XC, Soccer and Volleyball), there will be required scheduled practices and games during spring break this year.
Valley Catholic encourages Excellence in Everything and Opportunity for Everyone. As always, we encourage students to participate in as many sports as possible and we do have a no-cut policy.
We realize that sports overlap 1–2 weeks this year, but our coaches will work with athletes so they can finish one season while preparing and participating in the next season. This year more than ever lets create as many memories as possible and let’s support ALL of our VC athletic teams!
Continuation of VC Season 1 Activities
As a result of the OSAA Calendar changes, the OSAA has extended Season 1 activities until February 21st, 2021. As of December 14th, Valley Catholic has paused ALL on-campus and in-person workouts for all students and VC teams until January 11th.
ALL VC facilities are CLOSED, including ALL outdoor facilities during winter break. Due to Covid-19 protocols and the safety and health of all our VCS students, staff and the Sisters’ we appreciate you respecting this closure.
Following the current guidance of the OHA, ODE, Governor’s office and the OSAA, Valley Catholic is planning to resume on-campus Season 1 activities (as we did in the fall) starting January 11th. Today’s guidance might be different than January 11th. We will follow the current state and county guidance in accordance with our campus administration.
The following schedule will be utilized with Coaches from each sport identifying workout dates and times during the two-week block for each athletic program. The athletic office will be contacting students, families with further information and any additional steps required to participate in the Season 1 workouts starting January 11th, 2021.
o SPRING SPORTS – WEEKS OF JAN 11TH & JAN 18TH
o FALL SPORTS – WEEKS OF JAN 25TH & FEB 1ST
o WINTER SPORTS – WEEKS OF FEB 8TH – FEB 15TH
Contact a Coach
If parents or student-athletes have specific questions about a Valley Catholic sports team, please email the head coach. Contact information for head coaches can be found here
Thank you all for your flexibility, grace, kindness and patience during this unusual year. As you know, all information presented above may change as we get into January, February or March, 2021.
We will keep you posted on all updates and changes. Our goal is to get our students exercising and gathering together as sporting communities as much as we can.
Wishing you all health and happiness during this holiday season and a very Merry Christmas.
Valley Catholic High School
Contact a VC Coach
VALLEY CATHOLIC COACHING CONTACTS
VC FALL SPORTS
NICK HEGWOOD HEAD COACH email@example.com
BECKY KEMPER HEAD COACH firstname.lastname@example.org
IAN BERGE BOYS XC COACH email@example.com
JENN DEAL GIRLS XC COACH firstname.lastname@example.org
KIBWE CUFFIE HEAD COACH email@example.com
MIKE CHERTUDE HEAD COACH firstname.lastname@example.org
JESSICA ANDERSON CO-HEAD COACH email@example.com
MEGAN HOFFMAN CO-HEAD COACH firstname.lastname@example.org
VC WINTER SPORTS
BEN KARLIN HEAD COACH email@example.com
PAT THOMAS VARSITY HEAD COACH firstname.lastname@example.org
JOEL SOBOTKA VARSITY HEAD COACH email@example.com
VC SPRING SPORTS
DAN COOPER HEAD COACH firstname.lastname@example.org
CAROLINE FREILING HEAD COACH email@example.com
ED BRAUN HEAD COACH firstname.lastname@example.org
KATHLEEN BIRRELL HEAD COACH email@example.com
DANIELLE LOMARTIRE GIRLS HEAD COACH firstname.lastname@example.org
NICK KONEN BOYS HEAD COACH email@example.com
TRACK & FIELD
DALE FRENCH HEAD COACH firstname.lastname@example.org
Required OSAA Sports Physicals
Oregon State Law requires all high school students to have a current sports physical every two years. Physicals are valid for two years from the date they are issued.
The physicals must be completed on the OSAA-sanctioned form and on file in the Valley Catholic High School Athletic Office prior to the first day of any team practice, including Season One actvities.
The required OSAA form, which must be used to complete the sports physical, can be found here http://www.osaa.org/docs/forms/PhysicalExamination-English2017.pdf
If you have any questions on whether your sports physical is current or not please email assistant athletic director Kelly Alfieri at email@example.com or Joel Sobotka at firstname.lastname@example.org