December 5, 2019
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CONTACT INFORMATION:

 Joe James

HMMS Athletic Director

jamesj@hartfordschools.net

(802) 359-4924

(802 295-8611 (FAX)

SPORTS HOTLINE:  359-1118

Please take a look at the Parent's Code of Conduct below.  Good sportsmanship by our athletes, coaches, and fans will be a big area of emphasis this year!

Getting Ready for the Winter!

The Fall season is behind us and we are busy readying for the winter season.  If you have not already registered for your winter sport, please do so right away.  Winter sports that we are hoping to offer are Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, and Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding.  Questions about Skiing, Bowling, and Indoor Track should be addresssed to the appropriate HS coach as there are no MS coaches on board at this time.
 
We are going to start the basketball season a little earlier this year than past years.  A very late Thanksgiving is the primary reason.  We are going to do tryouts before Thanksgiving, then take a break over the holiday and start practices on Monday, Dec 2.  That will allow us to get a couple of games in before Christmas and be done by Winter break (Feb 15).

There will be no cuts.  For both boys and girls programs, we are planning to form an 8th grade team with the top 8th graders as determined by the coaches, and two b-teams made up of the remaining 8th graders and the 7th graders.  We try to make those b-teams as equally balanced as possible so they can be competitive with all of the schools on our schedule.

The tryout period will be conducted as follows:

Mon, Nov 18, 3:00 - 5:00 - Open gym - girls and boys
Tue, Nov 19, 3:00 - 5:00 - Open gym - boys only
Wed, Nov 20 - 3:00 - 5:00 - boys tryouts
Thu, Nov 21 - 3:00 - 5:00 - boys tryouts
Fri, Nov 22 - 3:00 - 5:00 - Open gym - girls only
Mon, Nov 25 - 3:00 - 5:00 - girls tryouts
Tue, Nov 26 - 3:00 - 5:00 - girls tryouts

There will be no games scheduled, and no mandatory practices over Christmas break.  In the past, some of the coaches have offered to open the gym during that break to give the kids a chance to stay sharp and give them something to do over the break.  I would assume that will happen again this year.

Home games will normally be played at 4:00 and 5:15 at the White River School.  Away games are usually around the same time, although there are a couple of schools that schedule them a little later because of gym scheduling issues.  It is very rare that we schedule any games on a weekend, although we already know that there will be one boys 8th grade game on a Saturday, and one boys b-team game on a Saturday.

We will have buses to transport kids to away games.  Additionally, some practices will be held at the White River School, and some will be at HMMS.  Practice times will vary from 3:00 until 7:00 at the latest.  We are hoping to have a bus to transport kids when they have a 3:45 practice at WRS.  Families will be expected to provide their own transportation for other practice times.

Please note that you must update your health insurance information every year.  While you are in there, take note of the expiration date for your Well Exam...make sure you take a copy of our form when you go for your well exam to ensure we get all the required information.  Also note that when you register for a middle school sport, there is no longer a requirement for concussion testing.  You can ignore that part of the registration process.
 
You can access the registration portal using the "Register Online for Sports" icon on the left side of this webpage.

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Just a reminder that each athlete must have a Well Exam within the last year.  You can print out the form by selecting the Well Exam link on this page.  You should either scan and upload the form on your registration page, or you can send us a hard copy and we will update it.

 

Parent Code of Conduct 

1. Will refrain from coaching their child or other players during games and practices.

2. Will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak to coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

3. Will remember that student athletes participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.

 
4. Will help teach their child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his or her performance.
 
5. Will demand that their child treat other players, coaches, officials, and spectators with respect.
 
6. Will promote the emotional and physical well being of the student athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my own child to win.
 
7. Will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the student athletes.
 
8. Will be a positive role model for their child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players' coaches, officials, and spectators at every game, practice or sporting event.
 
9. Will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures. 
 
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