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Freshman Orientation

  1. 1. SAINT THOMAS AQUINASOrientation for Athletics and Activities<br />Jack Leary, Athletic Director<br />Marc Schoff, Assistant Athletic Director<br />
  2. 2. You come from the following 36 Schools<br />
  3. 3. GETTING INVOLVED<br />Getting involved in school activities early is very important<br />Saint Thomas offers a number of clubs and activities, as well as athletics, for students to select from.<br />
  4. 4. CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES<br />MUSICBand – Jazz Band – Men’s Chorus – Women’s Chorus – Jazz Choir<br />DRAMA<br /> Fall Production – Spring Play – Drama Club – Drama Tech Crew – Drama Stage Crew<br />
  5. 5. CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES<br />Amnesty International Model UN<br />Political Club Music Ministry<br />Art club Robotics<br />Dance Team Saints for Life<br />Drama Club Spanish Club<br />Environmental Club Student Ambassadors<br />Granite State Challenge Youth to Youth<br />History Club Math Team<br />Key Club Table Tennis club<br />
  6. 6. Sports Offerings<br />FALL <br />Cross-Country (M/W)<br />Field Hockey (3)<br />Football (3)<br />Soccer (3) (M/W)<br />Volleyball (3) (W)<br />Golf (3) (Co-Ed)<br />Winter<br />Basketball (3)(M/W)<br />Ice Hockey (2B) (G)<br />Swimming (M/W)<br />Winter Track (M/W)<br />Wrestling (Co-Ed)<br />(#) number of teams. If no number varsity only.<br />M/W Men’s and Women’s teams <br />Golf has varsity – JV - developmental <br />
  7. 7. Sports Offerings<br />Spring<br />Baseball (3)<br />Lacrosse (2) (M/W)<br />Softball (3)<br />Tennis (M/W)<br />Track (M/W)<br />(#) number of teams. If no number, varsity only.<br />M/W Men’s and Women’s teams <br />
  8. 8. Teams Freshmen Play<br />Campbell High School Coe-Brown Northwood Con-Val High School Dover High School <br /> Exeter High School <br /> Hollis-Brookline HSKennett High School KingswoodReg HS Merrimack High School Merrimack Valley High Milford High School Oyster River High School <br /> Pelham High School Pembroke Academy Pinkerton Academy Portsmouth High School Salem High School Somersworth HS Souhegan High School Spaulding HS <br /> Wells High School Windham High School Winnacunnet HS <br /> York High School <br />
  9. 9. 2009 Fall Official Practice<br />FOOTBALL<br />Equipment issue in the café on Sunday night August 9, at 6pm.<br />Football camp starts on Monday night August 10, 5:30 – 7, on the field.<br />All sports practices begin on, August 17th<br />
  10. 10. 2009/2010 Winter & Spring Start Dates<br />November 16 Swimming and Wrestling<br />November 23 Skiing, Girls and Boys Ice Hockey<br />November 30 Indoor Track, Girls and Boys Basketball<br />All Spring Sports: March 22nd.<br />
  11. 11. Practice Schedule<br />Practice takes place every day after school starting between 2:45 and 3pm, depending on sport and level.<br />The length of practice is up to the individual coach. Practices usually run until 4:30 or 5pm. Varsity practices could be later.<br />Practices can be expected Monday trough Friday and some Saturdays. Sunday practices may be scheduled for Varsity only on a limited basis.<br />
  12. 12. Athletic Information<br />An Information mailing, including Student/Parent handbook with signature required, will take go out in April/May. Signatures are required for a number of forms and must be in the office before the first practice. Required forms include: Part A-Health History Update, Part B-Comprehensive Physical. Forms are posted on Athletic Webpage.<br />One physical is required every two years. For Fall sports, physicals are preferred after July 1 and before August 17th. If a student has an annual exam then their last exam will do until they receive a new one.<br />There is a handout in your packet with information about low cost exams at REHAB 3. If you have questions our trainor will be at a table in the rear of the gym at the end of this meeting. <br />The completed form, or a copy of an exam within the past two years, with doctor signature, must be in the school office before the first practice on August 17.<br />
  13. 13. Forms<br />All must be returned before the first practice.<br />Student/Parent handbook agreement: This document states that the student and parent have read the handbook and agree to abide by it’s contents.<br />Physical Exam: Previously mentioned<br />Transportation form: If a student is either riding with another student, or driving a student, to games or practices.<br />
  14. 14. Academic Eligibility<br />First term: freshmen are free of any academic eligibility requirements. <br />Second and following terms: freshmen may not fail more than one class to be eligible.<br />Second year and beyond: sophomores to seniors must not fail more than one class in the last termof the previous year to be eligible for fall and winter sports in the coming year.<br />
  15. 15. Academic Eligibility<br />To be eligible for practices and/or games on a daily basis, a student must;<br />Be in school prior to 8:20 am on a regular day and by 9am on a late start day.<br />If dismissed from school for a doctors appointment, you must have a note from the doctor.<br />May not miss a practice or game to play for a non Saint Thomas team. (AAU, ODP, etc.)<br />
  16. 16. Saint Thomas Travel Release<br />Travel Release Forms must be used whenever an athlete is not riding the team bus. When parents transport athletes home they must sign a form for the coach before leaving the event.<br />Athletes cannot drive to/from an event; parents must driveunless approval in advance from the Athletic Director.<br />Forms must be submitted two days prior to event and signed by Athletic Director.<br />Forms are posted on Athletic Webpage.<br />
  17. 17. Athletic Training Program<br />Saint Thomas Trainer: Mrs. Nikki Minnis<br />Provided by REHAB 3 Center for Athletes<br />Training Room is open everyday at 2:00 PM.<br />Injuries must be reported to the coach/trainer when they occur.<br />If an athlete sees a doctor for an injury, a note is needed for return to sport participation with directions including; Restrictions, Therapy, Pre-participation taping if necessary.<br />
  18. 18. TREATMENTPATHWAYS<br />INITIAL INJURY<br />ATHLETIC TRAINER EVALUATION<br />(determine injury severity/need for further medical evaluation)<br />PARENT CONTACT<br />CALL 911<br />TREAT IN HOUSE<br />FAMILY PHYSICIAN<br />(If athlete is seen outside of school, a note stating the injury, treatment protocol, limitations, and a follow-up or “return to play” date MUST be returned to the athletic trainer before the athlete is allowed to participate again.)<br />A.T. REHAB/TREATMENT<br />(Athletic Trainer works under standing orders from Doctor or Orthopedist re: treatment protocol. <br />PHYSICAL THERAPY<br />ATHLETIC TRAINER<br />RETURN TO SPORT<br />(Functional testing and medical clearance dictate return to participation.)<br />(Taped or braced as needed. Possible restrictions still enforced.)<br />
  19. 19. Web Page Information<br />Go to:<br />Click on:“Athletics”<br />Please check out the athletics page, it will have a lot of information<br />
  20. 20. Athletic Home page<br />
  21. 21.<br />Link will be found on the Athletic Webpage. <br />Will include information for schedules for all sports.<br />Schedules available for all sports including those not in the current season<br />To list sports by gender, level, and sport, click on the change link next to “all sports” on the main page.<br />
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  23. 23. S.T.A. Athletics <br />Athletic Office<br />603-742-3206 ext. 3265<br />E-Mail<br />