Although there is still about a month and a half until fall arrives, for the WHS sports teams, tryouts are three weeks away for most athletes.
Before then, potential athletes should receive their fall physicals. Physicals can be done by the athlete’s own physician. All athletes must have a current physical to participate in a fall sport. Any student who does not fulfill this requirement is considered ineligible.
Also Dr. Kidd will be giving physicals on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. in the trainer’s room. Physical forms need to be signed by a parent for permission to see the doctor.
Physicals, Emergency Cards and Student/Parent Consent Forms must be turned into the athletic office before the fall season begins. Forms are available in the Athletic Office or can be downloaded from the WHS Web site at www.wakefield.k12.ma.us. Go to athletics and then under physical exams or downloaded forms.
Physicals are valid for 13 months from the date of the last physical exam.
Here at the dates of the initial tryouts for each fall team:
Varsity/JV Football — Aug. 23 at 12 p.m. Equipment distribution is Sunday, Aug. 15 at 8:30 a.m. for seniors, 9:15 a.m. for juniors, and 10 a.m. for sophomores.
Freshman Football — Aug. 23 at 3 p.m. Equipment distribution is Sunday, Aug. 15 at 10:45 a.m.
Boys Soccer — Aug. 26 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Walton Field for freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Girls Soccer — Aug. 26 from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at Walton Field for sophomores, juniors and seniors and from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. at Walton Field for freshman.
Cross Country — Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. at the high school
Field Hockey — Aug. 26 from 9 a.m-12 noon at Walsh Field.
Swim — Aug. 26 from 3-6 p.m. at NE Vocational School
Golf — TBA
Cheer — Aug. 30 from 3-5 p.m. in the upstairs gym
Dance Team — TBA