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Fall Sports Begin July 31st

The fall sports season will kick off July 31st as fall programs begin preparation for the 2017 season. AYou can find the times and locations of the first week of tryouts for all fall sports lon www.fhvikings.com as well as below. Please note that times and locations are subject to change. A reminder to all student-participants that all eligibility paperwork must be turned in by July 28th at noon in the Activities Office to ensure that you can participate on July 31st. Failure to do so may result in a delay or the inability to tryout on Monday, July, 31st. The eligibility packet can be found on the www.fhvikings.com website.


Football - (Stadium)

7/31- 5-9pm

8/1 - 5-9pm

8/2 - 5-9pm

8/3 - 5-9pm

8/4 - 5-9pm

8/5 7am-2pm


Softball (Softball Fields)

8/1 - D124 Classroom/Softball Field 2:30-4:30pm

8/2 - 2:45-5:30pm

8/3 - 2:45-5:30pm

8/4 - 2:45-5:30pm

8/5 - 8:30-11:30am


Boys Soccer (Stadium)

7/31 - 2:30-5:45

8/1 - 2:30-5:45

8/2 - 2:30-5:45

8/3 - 2:30-5:45

8/4 - 2:30-5:45

8/5 - 8am


Girls Golf

7/31- 9:15am (Pheasant Run)

8/1 - TBD

8/2 - TBD

8/3 - TBD

8/4 - TBD

8/5 - TBD


Girls Volleyball (Main Gym & Aux Gym)

7/31- 2:30-5:00pm

8/1 - 2:30-5:00pm

8/2 - 2:30-5:00pm

8/3 - 2:30-5:00pm

8/4- 1:30-4:00m (Varsity) 2:30-5:00pm (9th & JV)


Cross Country (Stadium)

7/31 - 7-9am

8/1 - 7-9am

8/2 - 2:30-4:30pm

8/3 - 2:30-4:30pm

8/4 - 2:30-4:30pm

8/5 - 7-8:30am


Boys Swim (Rec Plex)

7/31 - 5:30-7:30pm

8/1 - 5:30-7:30pm

8/2 - 5:30-7:30pm

8/3 - 5:30-7:30pm

8/4 - 5:30-7:30pm


Girls Tennis

7/31 - 4:00-6:00pm

8/1 - 4:00-6:00pm

8/2 - 4:00-6:00pm

8/3 - 4:00-6:00pm

8/4 - 4:00-6:00pm


Freshmen Cheer

8/14 - Required Parent Informational Meeting - 7pm

8/15 - Tryout Clinic - 6:00-8:00pm

8/16 - Tryout Clinic - 6:00-8:00pm

8/17 - Final Evaluation - 5:30 to 8pm

Varsity & JV Cheer Qualify For State Championships

Congratulations to the Varsity and JV Cheer programs for both finishing second at the MCCA Regionals earlier this month. With the second place finishes our Lady Vikings have now qualified for the MCCA State Championships in November at the Mizzou Arena. Follow @FHVikings on Twitter and the Viking Insider this season to stay up to date with these young ladies as they prepare to represent Howell at the State level.
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Howell Staff Works To Ensure Student-Participant Safety During Heat

At Howell the safety of our students is our number one priority. In order to ensure the safety of Howell student-participants during this warm time of year all FHHS fall coaches will be following both a “16 Day Acclimatization Period” as well as “Heat Index Procedures” for all students involved in activities during the fall. Information regarding the 16 Day Acclimatization Period and the Heat Index Procedures can be found below. Please have conversations with your student-participant regarding this information as well as proper hydration so that they are prepared for July 31st. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Francis Howell Activities Director Sean Erwin at sean.erwin@fhsdschools.org

Heat Index Procedures

1.)When the heat index reaches 95-104 all Howell coaches who are conducting practice outside will alter their practices. The altering of practice will include more water breaks, shortening of drills, larger breaks between drills, and allowing athletes to get a drink at any time. It may also include the shortening of practice. (These measures outlined meet all guidelines set forth by MSHSAA)

2.)When the heat index reaches 105 or above practices will not take place outdoors until the heat index drops below the 105 mark. Practices may be moved indoor in the event that the heat index is above 105. (This is in compliance with MSHSAA guidelines)

3.)Howell Student-participants are encouraged to hydrate prior to coming to practice and bring water with them. Water will be available for student-athletes at all practices.


16‐DAY ACCLIMATIZATION PERIOD

(Days 1-5)

1. Days 1 through 5 of the acclimatization period consist of the first 5 days of formal practice. During this time, athletes are not allowed to participate in more than 1 practice per day.

2. If a practice is interrupted by inclement weather or heat restrictions, the practice may recommence once conditions are deemed safe. Total practice time should not exceed 3 hours in any 1 day.

3. A 1-hour maximum walk-through is permitted during days 1–5 of the acclimatization period. A 1-hour recovery period is required between the practice and walk-through (or vice versa).

4. During days 1–2 of the acclimatization period, in sports requiring helmets or shoulder pads, a helmet is the only protective equipment permitted (goalies, as in the case of field hockey and related sports, may not wear full protective gear or perform activities that would require protective equipment).

A. Football only: On days 3–5, contact with blocking sleds and tackling dummies may be initiated.

B. Full-contact sports: 100% live contact drills may begin no earlier than day 6.

Beginning on day 6, all protective equipment may be worn and full contact may begin.

(Days 6-16)

1. Beginning no earlier than day 6 and continuing through day 14, double-practice days must be followed by a single-practice day. On single-practice days, 1 walk-through is permitted, separated from the practice by at least 1 hour of continuous rest. When a double practice day is followed by a rest day, another double practice day is permitted after the rest day.

2. On a double-practice day neither practice may exceed 3 hours in duration nor may student-athletes participate in more than 5 total hours of practice. Warm-up, stretching, cool-down, walk-through, conditioning, and weight-room activities must be included as part of the total practice time. The 2 practices must be separated by at least 3 continuous hours in a cool environment.

3. Because the risk of exertional heat illnesses during the preseason heat-acclimatization period is high, it is recommended that an athletic trainer be on site before, during, and after all practices, but it is not required.


Varsity & JV Golden Girls Qualify For UDA Nationals

Congratulations to the Varsity and JV GG's for qualifying for the UDA Nationals. Earlier this summer they both competed at UDA Camp in Peoria, Illinois to earn a birth at Nationals. The Varsity GG's are coming off a historic season that saw them earn a State Championship and one of the highest finishes in program history at the UDA Nationals.
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Cheer Lands Five on NCA All-American List

Congratulations to Sydney McGhee , Kallista Tamme, Taylor Florea, Paige Hultman and Hannah Hulen for earning NCA All-American honors. The five Lady Vikings earned the recognition while attending the team Mizzou NCA camp earlier this summer.
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Five Golden Girls Named UDA All-Americans

Congratulations to the following Golden Girls for being named UDA All-Americans! These five GG's earned All-American status while attending the UDA team camp this summer.


UDA All-Americans

Olivia Besgrove

Madi Osbourne

Madi Yaeger

JinalBhagat

Abby Taylor

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New Howell T-Shirts For Sale In Activities Office

You can now purchase your Howell Vikings t-shirts in the Activities Office. The shirts will also be on sale during schedule pickup this week at the Activities Department table. Dri-fit tee's are just $12 and cotton tees are $10. We hope to see all Viking fans in their blue and gold as we kick off the 2017-18 season.

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225 GAC Championships

147 District Championships

68 Final Four Appearances

25 State Championships