PHS Field Hockey Amazing update!
Mid Week Updates and training info
I am just adding onto this weeks updates and keeping a running message. Some info below is still in effect but the latest news will be here and will continue to come at the top and with a date.
We were given the green light to start playing games as soon as this Saturday and our season was extended to April 3rd. Here is the newest memo from CIF. This gives us more time to play more out of league games. I have been working all night on adding in new games, planning senior night and lining up refs. We are looking into uniform distribution and parent info night. I will be sending a link for a zoom --which may be this weekend-- in order to get the info out and have some Q&A.
I will be using the next three training days, starting tomorrow, as tryouts to evaluate the girls and will form teams prior to our first game.
I know a lot of information keeps coming and it is ever changing. This week is big in HS sports and with being a season 1 sport I do not have the grace of time on my side. I am sorry for any inconveniences with the short notices, but I am doing my best to keep you all posted and roll with each new update.
I will post the full game schedule soon. I am just trying to fit in some more with the extra two weeks on the back end. However, please double check the schedule below as I did make some edits of what I have so far for the upcoming week. We do not have any buses reserved. Players/famlies are expected to have their own transportation.
I know the big question I keep getting is if we can have spectators... thus the empty stadium seat background. For now, we can not have spectators, but that could change as well. However, our stadium is now equipped with cameras and has streaming capabilities! I believe we are the only PUSD school with that ability, yay Titans!
I have asked to extend the team shop til Sunday at midnight. See the link below for spirit wear.
Thankfully, we have an amazing board backing us up and an equally amazing group of players and families. I truly appreciate all of the support and understanding!
Coach Kim Draskovich
Schedule: Upcoming 2 weeks-
Please have your players arrive 15 minutes early for check in temperature checks and field set up on training days. Players are expected to arrive 45 minutes prior to game time for temp checks, field set up and warm up.
Training will be Mon-Fri 6-8pm in the stadium. Unless otherwise denoted and always subject to change based on games, weather or emergencies. http://powayfieldhockey.com/calendar/
- Monday, February 22nd: 6-8pm
- Tuesday, February 23rd: 6-8pm
- Wednesday, February 24th: 6-8pm
- Thursday, February 25th: 6-8pm
- Friday, February 26th: 6-8pm- ***try outs***
- Monday, March 1st: 6-8pm- ***try outs***
- Tuesday, March 2nd: 6-8pm- ***try outs***
- Wednesday, March 3rd: game v MC at PHS stadium
JV @ 6:15pm arrive for check in, field set up and warm up at 5:30.
V @ 7:30pm arrive at 6:45 watch a portion of JV game, check in and warm up
- Thursday, March 4th: 6-8pm
- Friday, March 5th: Games @ San Marcos HS (these times may change depending on there field schedule adjustments)
JVB @ 2pm
JVA @ 3pm
V @ 4:30pm
I have had quite a bit of inquiry on spirit wear and the team shop. We are opening it up but it is a very small window. You have 48 hours to shop the store will close on Thursday, 2/25/2021 at midnight. Please take a look now and make any orders ASAP!
Message & Update...2/23/2021
I found this article in the San Diego Union Tribune
Our cases in San Diego county were 15 per 100,000 which just missed the limit of 14 per 100,000 to start playing. However, this give me great hope for the numbers coming out in next Tuesdays report. Just to keep everyone posted I do have games already planned with other schools starting next week. If we make it into the limitation, and get the green light to play from PUSD, we will be playing as soon as we are allowed. I am prepared for an immediate start schedule wise and our board has been working with me to organize uniform distribution as well.
I have a North County Conference meeting Thursday and will continue to send updates as they are available.
Here is the latest update with info pertaining to the lawsuit on youth sports-
The lawsuit that put a temporary restraining order was discussed in yesterday’s CIF meeting. Even though it currently allows for ALL sports to begin, there are several factors that CIF is looking through to make our sports plausible.
1. CIF follows under the San Diego County Office of Education. Therefore we must adhere to CDPH guidelines.
2. CIF must adhere to most of the state CIF office’s guidelines and calendars.
3. The lawsuit only applies to San Diego County. The SD-CIF is comprised of schools from Riverside and Imperial Counties as well.
4. In order for ALL sports to be played, the lawsuit states that all programs will need to follow the same guidelines as our San Diego Colleges and Universities as well as Professional Sports Teams.
CIF researched USD, SDSU and the Padres. They are also looking at UCSD and Point Loma Nazarene. Most of those programs that are running athletics are in a bubble. Meaning, those programs are extremely isolated and not playing in front of fans. They also are testing every other day. There would be no way for us to feasibly test at this high rate that is expected.
By following the lawsuit’s guidelines, we would inevitably leave out CIF member schools that participate in our section.
Messages & Updates...2/22/2021
As most of you may have heard the news from the Governor, there are new CDPH guidelines, as well as, CIF guidelines that effect youth sports and High School sports teams. There has been an update- please see below the attachments from CIF and CDPH. As of right now, nothing has changed for our program. We will be continuing with training this week. Hopefully, our counties numbers drop by Friday and PUSD gives us the go ahead for games. Until then we are continuing with our Mon - Fri 6-8pm training. I am prepared and have been planning the remainder of the season and working on a game schedule in hopes we get the green light. Our March schedule could potentially change due to games.
Please know that if we do get permission to move on the season, things will happen very rapidly. I will have a zoom parent meeting, we will need to distribute uniforms, form teams, and get into game mode. Most likely there will not be buses if we travel, so please be prepared for that. I am trying to have all games scheduled in the evening. Spectators would be based on each school or districts decision at that time.
PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ANY MID-WEEK UPDATES. THIS WEEK IS A BIG WEEK WITH A LOT OF INFORMATION COMING.
As of right now the Field Hockey official dates are still Feb 1- March 20th with the elimination of CIF San Diego Section Championships and CIF Sate/Regional Championships.The end date has not changed and the season has not been extended.
Our newest Palomar league schedule (if we get to play) includes one game per team, which puts us at 5 games for league. I hope to have 2 additional games, pre-league or scrimmage, if possible. There will be no tournaments at this time.
Players are allowed to participate in more than one sport/cohort at a time. However, at this time I still do not have plans of holding a formal tryout or forming our teams. I am still waiting on the go ahead but once we are given that notice I will do so. I will send an update as I find out more information. I just want everyone to know that I am working on moving forward with the season and hopeful to play games.
Please do not forget to bring your ticket to play, if you have not received your ticket please do so. Every player will need to provide proof of a physical along with all 5 pages printed and completely filled out to the Athletics's office and bring a ticket to play to me. See attachment below.
Please click on and read all attachments and links below. I need everyone to be aware of the guidelines and to follow the Covid protocols set in place by the CDPH, CIF, PUSD and PHS. All players must bring the items listed below for equipment/gear, no exceptions. There can be no sharing of personal equipment and water.
thank you all for your support and understanding,
Coach Kim Draskovich
What players should bring equipment/gear:
- Face mask
- Hand sanitizer
- Plenty of water-64 ounces- water fountains are not available
- Work out attire- shirt and shorts or leggings
- Running shoes/athletic sneakers
- Field hockey shin guards
- Mouth guard
- Field Hockey stick
- Optional- jacket or sweater will get cold at night.
Drop-off & Pick-up procedure
Please see the map and legend for drop-off & pick-up procedure. Come 15 minutes early. All players must be escorted down to the field by coaches from the front of the school. All players will have their temperatures taken. Anyone with a temperature of 99.9 F or above will not be allowed to participate. Please do not run up to greet us, this will unnecessarily raise your body temp.
- Coaches will be in the front of the school to greet players, denoted in yellow.
- For players who drive, park in the JR lot and walk on the sidewalk along Espola Rd. to meet coaches in front of the school, denoted in purple.
- Once everyone has checked in, coaches will escort the players down to the stadium field, denoted in green.
- After training concludes players will exit to the parking lot through the gate near the front office.
PHS FH Website
Updated schedules, forms and more available at: