Glen Cove High School fall sports will officially begin soon and students who signed up to play football, soccer, cross-country, girls tennis and girls volleyball should have received a letter over the summer. Football practice will begin on Monday, Aug. 23 for all JV and varsity players at the high school at 8 a.m. Football players should report to the high school on Thursday, Aug. 19 for locker and equipment assignments per letter received.
On Monday August 30 the other sports will begin as follows at the high school:
Boys soccer - 8:30 a.m.
Girls Soccer - 9 a.m.
Girls Volleyball - 10 a.m. (Setters - 9 a.m.)
Girls Tennis - 10 a.m. at the tennis courts
Co-ed cross-country - 8:30 a.m.
Practices will be approximately two hours daily and students are required to attend all practices. Each student must be medically cleared by the school nurse before the first practice. This requires a current (within the year) physical, an EKG (once only grade 8-12), a parent-signed health survey and permission form.
Any student who currently needs a physical or an EKG will have to schedule this with his or her own doctor. The nurse will be available in the high school health office on Mondays and Tuesdays Aug. 23, 24, 30 and 31 from 8:30 am to noon. If you have any questions about athletics or eligibility contact Mrs. Berhang, athletic director, at Glen Cove High School 759-7285. Health surveys and permission forms can be downloaded from the website www.glencove.k12.ny.us. Click high school, click sports.
The Glen Cove Junior Soccer League will be holding a four-hour training session for all soccer coaches who have volunteered for the upcoming season. The course will be split over two days: Wednesday, Sept. 8 and Thursday, Sept. 9. The training session is the official level "D" course taught by instructors from the Long Island Junior Soccer League. It will be held indoors from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., location to be determined. All coaches completing the course will receive a certificate, valuable information and many thanks. Anyone wishing to participate as a coach in the Youth Player Development Program or Travel Soccer Program must complete the course to receive consideration. For many years, potential coaches have asked the league for help because they know very little about the game of soccer. This course will teach the basics on how to run a practice, how to coach a game and even how to relate to the children and parents. There are advanced courses available for those who wish to learn more. The cost of the training has been picked up by the GCJSL and so is offered free to all who come. The soccer league has demonstrated the value of training players; now it is time to train the next most valuable resource... coaches. Please make all efforts to attend this worthwhile session.