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MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL
FALL 2016 SPORTS TRYOUTS INFORMATION

Fall sports tryouts for Monticello High School athletics begin on Monday, August 1.
A completed Virginia High School League (VHSL) Physical Form must be on file in the Monticello athletics office prior to participation. VHSL Physical forms are available under the “Parent Info” tab online at www.MonticelloMustangs.org and in the athletics office.

For more information on Monticello Athletics, please visit the athletics website at www.MonticelloMustangs.org or call the athletics office at 434-244-3130.

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WHAT SPORTS ARE OFFERED IN THE FALL?
Football                                                         Golf
Cross Country (Boys & Girls)                        Volleyball (Girls)
Field Hockey                                                 Cheerleading (Competition & Sideline)

WHEN IS THE OFFICIAL FIRST DAY OF FALL SPORTS TRYOUTS?
Monday, August 1 – Anyone interested in trying out for any fall sport is expected to be at the designated tryout site ready to practice on Monday, August 1 as well as throughout the entire evaluation period as determined by the coaches. Each student-athlete should come prepared with sport- and weather-appropriate clothing and equipment. If there is an unavoidable conflict that prevents attendance, the coach should be contacted prior to the student-athlete missing tryouts/practice.

ARE THE FALL SPORTS SEASON SCHEDULES AVAILABLE?
Schedules are available online as they are completed and confirmed. Go to www.MonticelloMustangs.org and click the “Calendar” tab for updated schedules.

WHY DO TRYOUTS/PRACTICE START BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN?
The first day of fall sports practice is established by the VHSL and is the same for all VHSL schools across the state.  The first day of school for Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) students is Tuesday, August 23.  Pre-school practice times will be determined by the coaches of each respective team. Please know that anyone interested in trying out for a fall sport should plan and adjust their summer calendar accordingly. If there is an unavoidable conflict that prevents attendance, the coach should be contacted prior to the student-athlete missing tryouts/practice.

WHAT KIND OF PAPERWORK IS REQUIRED?
In compliance with VHSL rules, each student-athlete must have a completed VHSL Physical form on file in the athletics office BEFORE participating. The physical form must be dated on or after May 1, 2016.  Physical forms can be downloaded under the ‘Parent Info’ tab at www.MonticelloMustangs.org and are available in the Monticello athletics office. Note: MedExpress Urgent Care at 260 Pantops Center (434-244-3027) offers $30 walk-in physicals from 8:00am-8:00pm daily, seven days a week.

Also, each parent/student must register online as a student-athlete AFTER July 1, 2016. THIS IS NEW FOR MONTICELLO ATHLETICS FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR! Completing the online registration form minimizes parents/students from having to fill out multiple layers of paperwork to participate on a VHSL team. Since this information provides emergency and medical information, it is very important that parents/students are specific with which sport(s) you are trying out for.

HOW DO TRYOUTS WORK?
The evaluation process begins on the first day and will continue until the final team selections are made.  Depending on the sport, the number of student-athletes trying out, or the weather, tryout periods could vary in length. All student-athletes that attend the first day of tryouts will receive a minimum of two days to be evaluated prior to any ‘cuts’. During this evaluation period, a variety of tests, drills, tools, and game-like situations may be used to measure each student-athlete’s performance ability in the most objective and measureable manner possible. Coaches may also take a student-athlete’s academic progress, sportsmanship, listening skills, enthusiasm, effort, and leadership into consideration when making team selections.  Students not selected for a team will be notified in a face-to-face conversation with the coach(es).

CAN AN 8TH GRADE STUDENT TRYOUT FOR A MONTICELLO TEAM?
Yes, 8th grade students residing in Monticello High School’s attendance zone may tryout for high school athletics teams. Per ACPS policy, an 8th grader can only make a Monticello High School team if a 9th or 10th grader is not cut from the same team.  Depending on the number of students trying out, this may change from sport to sport and year to year whether teams are able to take 8th graders. Please check with the coach of each particular sport. Any 8th grader on a team must be prepared to provide their own transportation from their middle school to Monticello for away games where an early dismissal is required.

WHEN AND WHERE DO PRACTICES TAKE PLACE?
During the sports season, practices are held Monday through Friday (sometimes on Saturdays) and typically run from 4:00-6:30pm. The practice times and dates could vary based upon each coaches discretion, particularly before schools open. For sport specific questions and information, please contact the coach(es) directly. Most practices are on campus at Monticello; the golf team practices/plays at Glenmore Country Club.

CURIOUS ABOUT SUMMER/OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING?
Many Monticello athletic teams offers summer conditioning and/or practice opportunities. This may include weight training, cardio training, and/or sport-specific skill training. Participation in summer conditioning is not required. However, student-athletes who attend off-season conditioning opportunities are typically in better physical condition and have improved sport skills which can prove beneficial during the tryouts and sport season. When, where, and if off-season conditioning takes place varies by sport. Please contact the coach(es) of each particular team for specific information.

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FALL 2016 TRYOUTS INFORMATION & COACHES CONTACT INFO BY SPORT

Football (Freshman, JV, Varsity)
Head Coach – Jeff Lloyd, jlloyd@k12albemarle.org
Equipment issue Friday July 29, 9:00am-noon
Practice starts Monday August 1: 7:30am-1:00pm in the Auxiliary Gym

Cross Country (Boys & Girls; JV, Varsity)
Head Coach – Doug Bloor, dbloor@k12albemarle.org
Practice starts Monday, August 1: 7:00am-9:00am behind Monticello HS

Field Hockey (JV, Varsity)
Head Coach – Katie Martin, kmartin@k12albemarle.org
Tryouts start Monday, August 1: 6:00am-7:45am on the Stadium Turf field

Golf (Varsity)
Head Coach – Pam Bradley, pbradley@k12albemarle.org
Practice starts Monday, August 1: 2:00pm at Keswick Golf Club

Volleyball (JV, Varsity)
Head Coach – Meg Carpenter, mcarpenter@k12albemarle.org
Tryouts start Monday, August 1: 4:00-7:00pm in the Main Gym

Cheerleading (JV, Varsity, Competition)
Head Coach – Veronica Price-Thomas, vthomas@k12albemarle.org
Tryouts start Monday, August 15: 4:00pm-6:30pm in the Auxiliary Gym

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For more information on Monticello Athletics, please visit the athletics website at www.MonticelloMustangs.org or call the athletics office at 434-244-3130.