WRHS Fall Sports
Athletic Directer Jennifer K. Lynch: 508-829-6771 ext. 1629
WRHS 2015 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. 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. A copy of the physical should be handed directly to the school nurse. It is the responsibility of the family to ensure that a student has a valid physical on file. Physicals are valid for 13 months to the day of the exam. Students who do not have a valid physical on file will not be allowed to participate in tryouts or practices. Notes from doctors will not be accepted.
The Health Office will be open to collect and verify valid physicals beginning Monday, Aug. 3. 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. 5; and 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., Aug. 18. The cost of the physical is $15. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students must sign up for WRHS physicals during the summer by calling the WRHS main office number, 508-829-6771, ext. 0.
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.
Boys Cross Country: All candidates report to the lobby outside the athletic director's office at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Contact: Head coach Brian Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Cross Country: All candidates report to the lobby outside the athletic director's office at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Contact: Head coach Larry Jaquith, email@example.com
Field Hockey: All candidates report to the upper grass field at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. The first session will end at 10:30 a.m. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will report back for a second session from noon to 1:30 p.m. The tryout schedule for Friday will be announced at the end of Thursday's session(s). Contact: Head coach Kerry Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Football: A mandatory meeting for all parents and student-athletes will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, in the WRHS Auditorium. Practice begins for all players Monday, Aug. 24, at 5:30 p.m. on Lane (turf) Field. A second session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. Varsity and JV teams will depart for Eagle Hill Wednesday, Aug. 26. Contact: Head coach Mike Dubzinski, email@example.com.
Boys Golf: Tryouts for all new players will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys Soccer: Preseason informational meeting for parents and players at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 in the WRHS auditorium. Tryouts are scheduled according to school grade. Candidates are expected to attend all their grade-scheduled times unless specifically told otherwise by a coach. Players must wear a gray or white shirt and dark shorts to all tryout sessions. Contact: Head coach Jason Gaumond, email@example.com
Thursday, Aug. 27: juniors and seniors report to Lane (turf) Field for two sessions: from 1:30 to 4 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. 28: freshmen and sophomores report to Lane Field for two sessions: from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to noon; juniors and seniors report to Lane Field from 9 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29: juniors and seniors only report to Lane Field from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Tryouts are scheduled by school grade. Candidates should attend their grade's scheduled time unless the coaches tell a candidate differently. Returning varsity players will attend junior/senior or varsity sessions only. Players must wear a gray or white shirt to all sessions; they should bring a soccer ball, running shoes, shin guards and a water bottle. Sunscreen is advised. Contact: Head coach David Gentleman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Aug. 27: juniors and seniors report to Lane (turf) Field from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., and to the Track Field from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Freshmen report to Lane Field from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and to the Track Field from 5 to 7 p.m. Sophomores report to Lane Field from noon to 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 28: Non returning varsity sophomores and juniors report to Lane Field from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m.; freshmen report to the Track Field from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; returning varsity players report to Lane Field from noon to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29: Freshmen report to Lane Field from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; sophomores report to Lane Field from 8:30 to 10 a.m.; juniors/seniors report to Lane Field from 10 to 11 a.m. Additional tryouts TBA from 1 to 2 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Thursday, Aug. 27 and Friday, Aug. 28: All sophomores report to the gym to try out from 9 to 11:30 a.m. All juniors and seniors (varsity) report to the gym from noon to 2:30 p.m. All freshmen report to the gym from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29: All freshmen and sophomores report to the gym from 9 a.m. to noon. Monday, Aug. 31, all juniors and seniors report to the gym from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Contact: Head coach Jennifer Burton, email@example.com.
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.
Fall Sports at Wachusett Regional High School
Wachusett Regional High School fields nine sports teams during the fall season, at the varsity, JV, and freshman levels. 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.
Payment of Athletic Fee: Once a child has been chosen for a team, parents should pay their child's athletic fee through our automated, Online Payment Center.
Online Schedules: WRHS sports schedules are available online. Click here to access complete schedules. A new Parent Guide offers help in navigating the site and gives parents instructions on how to access our schedules and receive updates regarding changes to schedules, postponements, etc.
Playing a high school sport requires of students a large commitment. Athletes at the varsity level make a tremendous commitment of time, effort, and energy. This commitment comes on top of their primary focus on their academic classes. Students who choose to play a fall sport should be aware of the expectations of their chosen sport. All fall sports teams begin practice before school begins in August, and at the varsity level, most teams practice on weekends and school vacations. In addition, athletes are often expected to take part in off-season workouts and in-season conditioning sessions. Wachusett Regional High School encourages students to play a sport and get involved in extracurricular activities, but we want everyone to be aware of what is involved. Linked to each sport below are the expectations for that sport. Parents or athletes who have questions should contact the coach of that sport.
Students in all sports must complete a Green Card and undergo a physical examination before they will be allowed to play.
Fall Sports Teams
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