Joining a team

Joining a team is a great way to get into school life and make new friends.

See the Athletics section of the website for more details on which teams play when. As you consider your options, please keep these things in mind:

  1. Teams have a practice or a game almost every day after school during their season. Some games are played on Saturday. Some teams we play are an hour's drive away from school, so if you have an away game, you might be gone from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM that day.

  2. Joining a team is a relatively serious commitment. Your coaches and teammates will be disappointed if you join a team, then quit 3 weeks later. If you want to check it out, do so right off the bat and make sure the coach knows that you are just curious.

  3. Some sports have very demanding physical regimens.

  4. Some sports require specialize equipment, like cleats and shin guards. These are usually the responsibility of the athlete.

  5. A number of studies have shown that student athletes get better grades than students who don't play sports.

  6. The difficulty in "making the team" varies from sport to sport, with boys sports generally being more competitive (difficult to make) than girls sports. There are three levels of teams, with most high school students playing either junior varsity or varsity.

  7. Joining a team is one of the best things you can do when you come, even if you're not a great athlete or not deeply in love with a particular sport.

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