Athletics

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Athletic Director:  Jennifer Gouvin

Athletic Office: (413) 323-9419, ext 5104

Schedules: http://miaa.net/schools/public/BelcBe

 

 

The 2020 fall season start date will begin after school starts (this is an update as the previous date was September 14, 2020).  All Massachusetts schools must start by September 16, 2020.  As soon as I have a definite start date I will update both the BHS website athletics page and post to the Athletice classroom, code pockfpp. Please see the information below.

The MIAA Sports Medicine Committee (SMC) met on August 10 with focused discussion again on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and fall 2020 participation in interscholastic athletics. 
Given that the previous decision of Sept. 14 to start fall sports is earlier then the DESE minimum school start date of Sept. 16, the SMC entertained discussion as to potential start date change. 
Motion: Start the sport season after school begins.  (Hennessey, Sartanowicz)     APPROVED 20-0-0

There will be no equipment distribution or ImPact Testing next week.  I am working on new dates beginning the week of September 8, 2020.  I will post these dates on both the BHS website athletics page and to the Athletic classroom, code pockfpp.  Thank you for your patience.

Belchertown High School does not approve of or condone any type of summer gathering of our student athletes.   Captain’s practices are not in any way sanctioned, encouraged, recognized, or condoned in any sport by the MIAA or Belchertown High School.  Please see the link below to the MIAA handbook, and refer to rule 24 on page 26.  

http://www.miaa.net/gen/miaa_generated_bin/documents/basic_module/MIAA_Handbook19_21.pdf

Please see the link below to the MIAA Task Force.  Up to date information concerning athletics can be found here, or by emailing me at jgouvin@belchertownps.org.  Thank you for your patience in these uncertain times.  

http://www.miaa.net/contentm/easy_pages/view.php?sid=38&page_id=317

  • FamilyID will open on ..... for sports registration at www.familyid.com (copy and paste into browser).  Anyone wishing to tryout for a fall sport MUST register online before the first day of team activities which is ......  It is advised to register by ..... for all fall sports to be sure all requirements are verified and the student athlete is cleared to participate for the first day of team activities.  Registration will close on ......  It is mandatory that the registration be completed by a parent or guardian, and that care is taken when registering that full names are used and accurate information submitted.  Thank you for cooperation.  
  • ImPact Testing for all sports and football equipment distribution schedule below:
    • Football equipment distribution and ImPact testing - last name A-M - TBD 3:15-6:15 (specific times and locations will be sent closer to the date)
    • Football equipment distribution and ImPact testing - last name N-Z - TBD 3:15-6:15 (specific times and locations will be sent closer to the date)
    • Soccer, Golf, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Voleyball in the library and room 319 from 3-5 - TBD A-E, TBD F-L, TBD M-S, TBD T-Z.
    • Please click on the "Concussion/Impact Testing" link during registration.  Impact testing is required for all 9th and 11th grade students and all new students.  If you missed your session please contact the Athletic Director at jgouvin@belchertownps.org.
  • Picture Day is TBD beginning at 2:30PM in the BHS gym (more information/order forms to come from coaches).
  • Coaches meeting is TBD at 5:30PM-8:30PM in the Fitness/Wrestling room.
  • Coaches CPR/AED training is TBD 6PM-9PM in the Fitness/Westling room.
  • Mandatory Student Athletes meeting is TBD 6PM-9PM (may be staggered or virtual). 
  • Parent/Guardian and student athlete TBD 6PM in the VMA - attendance is required (may be staggered or virtual).
  • FOLLOW US ON TWITTER- @BtownOrioles

Fall Practice/Tryout/Conditioning Schedule and coach information

Football - times and dates TBD

Fall sports, except Football - times and dates TBD

Schedules are subject to change due to weather and field availability due to field conditions.  

  • Please practice good sportsmanship when attending one of our games, home or away.
  • The Athletic Department implemented a tiered system for athletic fees in 2017. Please check the cost of each sport on the list below.
  • All checks for athletic fees are to be made payable to "TOWN OF BELCHERTOWN".  Please give your payment to the main office c/o the Athletic Director, or mail to Belchertown High School c/o Athletic Director, 142 Springfield Road, Belchertown, MA 01007.  Athletic fee must be received prior to the start of the season - September 14, 2020 for 2020 Fall .

2020-2021 Athletic Fees

Tiered Fees:

  1. TIER 1- $150
  • Boys + Girls Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Field Hockey
  • Boys + Girls Tennis
  • Boys + Girls Track and Field
  1. TIER 2- $200
  • Boys + Girls Soccer
  • Boys + Girls Volleyball
  • Boys + Girls Basketball
  • Boys + Girls Swimming
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys + Girls Lacrosse
  1. TIER 3- $250
  • Football
  1. TIER 4- $300
  • Ice Hockey

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