MTRS Athletics Newsletter 9/8/21

MTRS Community and Sports Fans!

GAMES ARE ON...the start of the Fall Sports schedule is here with each of our Varsity teams opening their seasons this week!


More info on game schedules and how to access our brand new scheduling program Arbiter Live and the new App Arbiter Sports is enclosed in this weeks newsletter.


For pictures of our preseason practices and from our community connection event "Race to the Middle School" check out the rest of this weeks newsletter below!


Also in this edition you will find an update on our Athletics Community Group and an introduction to all of our Fall Coaches!


As always if you have any suggestions/submissions for a future newsletter, including pictures, please don't hesitate to reach out.


Greg Vouros, MTRS Athletic Director

gvouros@mtrsd.org

HOME GAMES THIS WEEK

Wednesday 9/8

Volleyball vs Mahar - 5:00 PM

Soccer vs PVCICS - 4:00 PM


Thursday 9/9

Golf vs Pathfinder @ Edge Hill Golf Course - 3:00 PM

Soccer vs Pathfinder - 3:30 PM

Field Hockey vs Northampton - 4:30 PM


Friday 9/10

Golf vs Hampshire @ Edge Hill Golf Course - 3:00 PM

Varsity Football - Greenfield vs Chicopee - 7:00 PM - Veterans Field @ Greenfield HS

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ARBITER SPORTS & ARBITER LIVE

This school year our state athletic association the MIAA has transitioned to a new scheduling software/calendar. The old MIAA website and MIAA APP are no longer functional. Click the button above or follow this link https://www.arbiterlive.com/Teams?entityId=14937 to visit the new database for all MTRS Schedules. You can also download the "Arbiter Sports" App from the App Store/Google Play to access our schedules from all of your devices.


Please reach out to MTRS Coaches or AD Vouros with any questions!

MTRS Preseason Practice Began August 23!

Field Hockey Dynamic Stretch
Soccer Warm-ups
Preseason Volleyball Practice

"RACE TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL"

On Thursday August 26, MTRS Athletics and our Coaches connected with our MTRSD Summer Program Coordinator "Ms Woof" to provide incoming students and families an opportunity to experience and learn about the MTRS Track and Cross-Country programs. MTRS Track & Cross-Country Coaches Joe Chadwick, Tim Shearer, and Mark Rabasco helped organize races and some fun out at the MTRS track. Based on the results we are looking to establish the "Race to the Middle School" as an annual event!
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Athletics Community Feedback Group

The MTRS Athletics Community Feedback Group will meet on Thursday September 16.


The group is undertaking a number of projects including helping to connect our MTRS Athletes with our Elementary Schools in the district. Plans include MTRS Athletes visiting our Elementary Schools in an effort to showcase our sports, providing demonstrations, and establishing a familiar connection with our athletes and sports that we offer at MTRS!


The group will also be conducting a needs assessment and looking at making smaller, more immediate improvements to help bolster the athletics experience both inside and outside of the building. In the next few months, the group will conduct a facilities walk-through and create a comprehensive athletic upgrade list. Once this list has been created, the group will then solicit feedback from the wider school community. In the interim, plans are currently in place to update MTRS athletic playing surfaces over the next several months.


In addition to the facilities assessment, the stakeholder group is creating a student-athlete survey to be utilized at the end of each sports season. This important student survey will help students share critical feedback on their experiences and share ideas.


Our group:


Nick Brown - Boys Varsity Soccer Coach, Alumni

Octavia Crawford - Student, Athlete

Kristin Howard - Parent

Tina Miller - Parent and Youth Sports Contact (Soccer, Baseball)

Elly Patnode - Student, Athlete

Angela Schatz - MTRS Teacher, Parent, and Alumni

Mandi Summers - Booster club Executive Board Member, Parent

Jess Thompson - Parent

Greg Vouros - MTRS Athletic Director

Coach's Corner - The 2021 MTRS Fall Coaching Staff

Cross-Country

Head Coach: Joe Chadwick

Assistant Coach: Mark Rabasco


Field Hockey

Head Coach: Ashley Walker


Middle School Football

Head Coach: Doug McCloud


Golf

Head Coach: Lewis Goodnow


Varsity Soccer

Head Coach: Nick Brown

Assistant Coach: Tom Massa

Assistant Coach: Oscar Cassin


Volleyball

Varsity - Sherri Lannon

JV - Katelyn Gaffigan

Middle School - Kendra Canaday

MTRS Athetics Core Values

At Mohawk Trail Regional, our athletes, coaches, and fans are:


Respectful

Responsible

Resilient

Engaged

Accountable

Role Models


These six key qualities are the pillars of our athletics program and something we're especially proud of at MTRS.

DID YOU KNOW . . .

You can always stay connected to the action happening on the courts and fields by following our MTRS Athletics Instagram and Twitter accounts? Follow us @mtrsathletics!
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Functional Fitness Workouts at MTRS!

Functional Fitness Workouts at MTRS with Alpine Ski Coaches Brandon Boucias and Sean Loomis run Tuesday's and Thursday's at 5:30 PM. Speed, Strength, Agility, Coordination and Endurance exercises train athletes to engage and prepare for their sports in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.


All MTRS Students, Athletes, and Staff are encouraged to attend!


For more info please reach out to Coach Boucias, Coach Loomis, and AD Vouros