Fall sports practice times set

Travis Mackey

The summer is wrapping up, and soon another fall season will begin. The 2008-2009 school year saw many great accomplishments.  We had state champions, conference titles and many student-athletes continuing their career at the collegiate level. The 2009-2010 season will mark another great year because of the commitment of our players, coaches and parents.

All fall sports will start on Aug. 12

Cross Country - Geneseo Foundation Activity Center 7:30 a.m.

Football - Behind the Stadium 8:00 a.m.

Girls’ Golf – Geneseo Country Club 11:00 a.m.

Boys’ Golf – Maple Bluff – 8:00 a.m.

Boys’ Soccer – Practice Field – 9:30 a.m.

Volleyball – Main Gym – Varsity 8:00 a.m.  F/S – Activity Center 4:30 p.m.

Girls’ Tennis – Richmond Hill – 9:00 a.m.

August 19th Parent Meeting

If your student will be participating in a fall extra-curricular activity, there will be a parent meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. in the main gym. It is important that at least one parent attends this meeting. Information will be presented by the athletic and activities administration, as well as by the coaches and booster presidents. 

Physicals and Insurance

All students will need to have a physical before they can practice. Insurance and Handbook policy information can be filled out online beginning Aug. 6. Please complete that information before August 12, otherwise your athlete cannot participate until it is completed.

Morris is in the conference

We will be playing Morris in all sports this year. It will also mark the last year of the NCIC as we have known it. We have mixed emotions about this. Geneseo understands tradition, and we did not want to lose the NCIC name, but we also need to maintain our relationship with Sterling, Ottawa, LaSalle-Peru, Dixon and Streator.  Morris will be on our side of the conference this year.  Next year they will be joining Rochelle, Maple Park Kaneland, Yorkville, DeKalb and Sycamore to form the other side of the Northern Illinois Big 12.  This will make our conference one of the toughest in the state.

Communicating with Parents

We will continue to use School Messenger and Schedule Star to communicate with parents this year.  We made 54 School Messenger calls last year, which hopefully was beneficial to parents when a game was cancelled or postponed. Please make sure your phone numbers are updated on Skyward.  If a grandparent or other family member needs to be on the list, please let us know who they are and their contact number. If you do not receive a phone message about a cancellation, please call the athletic department to make sure we have accurate phone numbers. You can also sign up on Schedule Star to receive an e-mail of a postponed or cancellation of a game.

Fall Picture Media Day is Aug. 22nd  8a.m. to noon

Coaches will receive a detailed schedule of the day and will pass along the information to their teams.

Enjoy the moment

The new sporting event attendance policy for non-high school students, which Mr. Haugse mentioned in his Republic article last week, is being adopted by the district for liability reasons, as well as to afford our guests an enjoyable experience.  We want everyone to have a great time at all of our activities.

Our athletes have put in many hours this summer getting ready for the upcoming season. I am always impressed with the efforts of our students and with the amount of hours our parents put in to make their son’s or daughter’s experience a memorable one. I especially want to remind the parents of our senior athletes to enjoy each moment this year.  You are now the ones telling me it goes so fast.  Let’s slow “Father Time” down while we get the chance.  Have a great year.