A series of important dates for next fall’s Blue Devil athletic season have been released so families can plan vacations and appointments and start to fill-in their calendars.
Coaches are already meeting to discuss their teams and student-athletes are discerning their interests for the 2020/21 school year. There will be a mandatory meeting of all high school football players on Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 a.m. All high school fall sports will begin practicing on Monday, August 24 at 7:30 a.m.
The fall lineup of offerings includes football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ cross country, field hockey, girls’ tennis, girls’ volleyball, girls’ swimming and diving and boys’ golf.
All junior varsity and varsity teams will meet at the high school on the first day of the season for tryouts, except for girls’ swimming, which will meet at the Huntington Bay Club. The golf team will meet at the high school on the first day and then begin meeting at the golf course for tryouts the following day.
Opportunity for physical exam by school doctor
An opportunity for high school athletes (grades 9-12) to obtain a physical exam from the school doctor in the nurse’s office will be provided on Thursday, August 20 at 8 a.m. Students must bring a completed and signed interval health history screening form to the physical exam. (This physical exam is for students who are not getting an exam from their private physician.)
No one will be allowed to participate without presenting an up-to-date physical exam report, signed parent/guardian permission/code of conduct slip and a signed current health history form.
The required forms are available in the athletic office at Huntington High School during daytime hours or via downloading on the school district’s website at www.hufsd.edu – click on the Main Navigation on the top left of the homepage and then on Fall Season under Athletics. Scroll down to Documents and click. A dropdown menu of items will appear.
High school athletes must re-qualify for participation with the nurse. All fall athletes can re-qualify on Wednesday, August 19 from 9-11 a.m. On Thursday, August 20, football players only can re-qualify from 9-10 a.m. following by all other fall athletes from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Re-qualification can also be secured on Monday and Tuesday, August 24-25 from 7-10 a.m.
Physical exam forms completed by private physicians and signed interval health history screening forms should both be presented to the nurse when requalifying.
Finley sports information
Physical exams will also be provided by the school doctor for student-athletes (grades 7-8) at J. Taylor Finley Middle School on Thursday, September 3 at 8 a.m. in the nurse’s office there.
Finley students can re-qualify for fall participation on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and during lunch periods on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8-9. Physical exam forms completed by private physicians and signed interval health history screening forms should both be presented to the nurse when requalifying.
Finley football practice will begin on Tuesday, September 8 and will run from 3-5:30 p.m. All other Finley sports will start on Wednesday, September 9 with tryouts being held from 3-5 p.m.
The Finley fall sports program includes football, field hockey, boys’ and girls’ soccer, co-ed cross country and girls’ tennis. Finley students who meet the qualifying standards can also participate on the high school girls’ swimming and diving team during the fall season.
For more information call the athletic office at (631) 673-2018.