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Athletic Directer Jennifer K. Lynch: 508-829-6771 ext. 1629

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WRHS 2014 Fall Sports Tryout Schedule

Online Registration: To participate in practices/tryouts, students must register online. Students who are not registered will not be allowed to participate. The registration site will open in mid June 2014. Activity fee payments will not be accepted until the conclusion of tryouts. Coaches will provide students with the deadline date for activity fees.

Physical Examination: In addition to registering online, students must present a copy of a valid physical to the school nurse before the start of tryouts. Students should have a physical examination performed by their family doctor. A physical examination form should be filled out and signed by the doctor. The Health Office will be open to collect and verify valid physicals beginning Monday, Aug. 4. Summer Health Office hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For students unable to see a family doctor, physicals will be offered at the WRHS Health Office on the following times/dates: 10 a.m. to noon, Tues., Aug. 12, and 6 to 8 p.m.Wed., Aug. 20. Students must sign up for WRHS physicals during the summer by calling the WRHS main office number, 508-829-6771, ext. 0. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18. Physicals are valid 13 months to the day of the exam. It is the family's responsibility to ensure the physical is valid for the entire season. Students who do not have a valid physical on file will not be allowed to participate in tryouts/practices. Notes from doctors will not be accepted.

Payment of Athletic Fee: The cost to participate in a sport is $250/athlete per athletic season with a maximum of $350/family per season. People seeking more information about the WRHS athletic program should contact athletic director Jennifer Lynch. After their child has been named to a team roster, parents should pay their child's athletic fee through our automated, Online Payment Center.

Duration of Tryouts: Unless otherwise noted, tryouts will take place as long as necessary to evaluate all candidates, meaning students should be prepared to commit to multiple days of tryouts. Students are expected to attend all tryout sessions. The first day of practice for WRHS football will be Monday, Aug. 18. Football begins with three days of conditioning (no pads). Tryouts for all other sports will begin Thursday, Aug. 21.

  • Boys Cross Country: All candidates report to the lobby outside the athletic director's office at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. Practice will also take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 22, 25, and 26. Contact: Head coach Brian Wallace, wrhscoacho@gmail.com.
  • Girls Cross Country: All candidates report to the hallway outside the gym at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. Contact: Head coach Larry Jaquith, jaquith.massed@gmail.com
  • Field Hockey: All candidates meet on the platform behind the gym at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. The first session will end at 10:30 a.m. Juniors, and seniors only will return for a second session from noon to 2 p.m. The tryout schedule going forward will be announced at the end of Thursday's session(s). Contact: Head coach Kerry Berry at klberry12@gmail.com
  • Football: A player/parent meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, in the WRHS Auditorium. Players and parents should make every effort to attend. Conditioning practice begins for all players Monday, Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m. on Lane (turf) Field. A second session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19. Coaches will discuss the schedule for the rest of the week at the end of Tuesday's session. Contact: Head coach Mike Dubzinski, mike_dubzinski@wrsd.net.
  • Boys Golf: Tryouts for all new players will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at Lancaster Golf Center (438 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster). While at the range, players will make tee times for open tryouts at Holden Hills Country Club. All returning players will make tee times directly with Coach Guerin. Contact: Head coach Nick Guerin, nicholas_guerin@wrsd.net.
  • Boys Soccer: Preseason informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 in WRHS auditorium. Tryouts scheduled according to school grade. Candidates should attend their grade-scheduled times unless specifically told otherwise by a member of the coaching staff. Thursday, Aug. 21: juniors and seniors report to Lane (turf) Field for two sessions - from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; freshmen report to Lane Field from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; sophomores report to Lane Field from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22: freshmen and sophomores report to the grass field from 7 to 9 a.m.; juniors and seniors report to Lane Field from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23: juniors and seniors report to Lane Field from 7 to 9 a.m.; freshmen report to the grass field from 8:45 to 10 a.m.; sophomores report from 9:45 to 11 a.m., field TBA. Tryouts will be added Sat. afternoon if needed. Contact: Head coach Jason Gaumond, gaumondjp@charter.net.
  • Girls Soccer: Preseason informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 in WRHS auditorium. Tryouts: Thursday, Aug. 21: Juniors and seniors report to Lane (turf) Field from 7 to 9 a.m. and to Field 1 from noon to 2 p.m.; freshmen report to Lane Field from 9 to 11 a.m.; sophomores report to Field 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22: Juniors and seniors report to Lane Field from 7 to 9 a.m.; freshmen and sophomores report to Field 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. More tryout sessions possible Friday afternoon. Saturday, Aug. 23: Juniors and seniors report to Lane Field  from 7 to 9 a.m.; freshmen and sophomores report to Field 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact: Head coach David Gentleman, dwgentleman.me@gmail.com.
  • Girls Volleyball: Four days of tryouts. Thursday, Aug. 21: Juniors, seniors, and all returning varsity players report to the gym from 9 to 11:30 a.m. (ready to go at 8:45 a.m.) Freshmen and sophomores report to the gym from noon to 2:30 p.m. (ready to go at 11:45 a.m.) The same tryout schedule will be in effect for Friday, Aug. 22. The tryout schedule for Monday, Aug. 25, and Tuesday, Aug 26, will be announced Friday. Contact: Head coach Jennifer Burton, jennifer_burton@wrsd.net.

Home Sports Venues: All fall home games take place at Wachusett Regional High School, 1401 Main Street, Holden, MA, except Boys Golf, which plays its home matches at Holden Hills Country Club, 1800 Main St., Holden.