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Dear Parents & Student Athletes,
Each year we seem to get to this point faster than the year before. Another school year in the books, a new WCAC trophy in the case, and with it, lots of exciting memories of games, moments, and teammates. Those will not fade for most of our athletes, long after the letter jacket shrinks, the caps wear out, and the uniform styles change, those memories will live on like it was yesterday.

Congratulations to our graduates; they have met the challenge and climbed to this mountain top. But, there will be other mountains to climb, for them and for their classmates, who will gather again all too soon for another academic year. Good luck to the Class of 2016! We will miss you but we are already preparing for next year with you off to new challenges!

Thank you as well to those many coaches, parent volunteers, and supporters that will move on to new things. We have accomplished a great deal because of the work of these people.  I especially wish Mrs. Mary Kelly, who publishes this email each week, the best of luck as she moves on. Whatever the message each week, she makes it look better, arrive easier, and makes us all look a little more professional when it arrives on your computer screen. Thank you all!

Even as we say farewell, we also get ready for August! As you will see below, there are a pair of parent meetings for field hockey and boys' soccer planned for Wednesday. A football clinic is slated for June 20-24, an optional physical therapist will conduct individual evaluations on the 25th in order to best focus our strength & conditioning programs for each player.  See more on all these activities below.

Have great summer! Football starts August 1st, soccer, volleyball, cross country, girls' tennis, and field hockey all begin August 15th! 
It's GREAT to be a Cardinal!
Field Hockey
Wednesday, June 8th at 5 pm in the Atrium with Coach Erin Simons. All interested parents of prospective field hockey players are requested to attend.
Boys' Soccer Parent Meeting
Wednesday, June 8th at 5 pm in the cafeteria with Coach Jon Norem.  All interested parents of prospective boys' soccer players are requested to attend. 
Football Clinic
Coach Kevin Barger invites all boys interested in football to attend a clinic Monday June 20th through Friday, June 24th, 6-8 pm.  On Saturday, an optional physical therapy evaluation of each player will be offered by Advanced Kinetics, our PT partners.  For $45, Advanced Kinetics will provide an individual assessment that will lead to a better strength and conditioning plan for the player. This approach has been used for a number of years by our girls' lacrosse program as well as baseball, volleyball, and others. That screening will be conducted at school from 9 am to noon Saturday.
Sports are meant to be fun. It can be hard work, it can be disappointing, it can be frustrating, yet at the end of the day, the athlete should have a fun experience.  As we take a break from school, it is a good time to ask "is it still fun?" If not, why not? What is within your control to change the experience to make it fun again?
Now is the time for rising juniors to really look to "sprint to the finish line" on college recruiting. The junior year is when your academic resume, and to a large extent, your athletic resume, is completed in terms of what will be used for admissions and recruiting decisions. You can still "lose" a scholarship with your senior year performance; but, in most cases, who you were for the first three years is who they think you will most likely be when you get to them. Don't miss a chance to get to a summer camp, clinic, or other opportunity to be where you want to be in college. Coaches want to see for themselves - stats never tell them the whole story.
Sports Medicine
Those students planning to try out for a fall sport please do not forget to have a current (good for one calendar year from the date of exam performed) VHSL Athletic Physical and Parent's Guide to Concussion Form on file with our athletic trainers prior to or on the first day of tryouts. Click here for more information.
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Bill Simmons, Athletic Director 703-212-5169

Kwinten Brown, Asst. Athletic Director, 703-212-5172

Matt Horton, Asst. Athletic Director/Trainer, 703-212-5171

Ty Gardner, Asst. Athletic Trainer 


Check the Weekly Athletic Schedule for each team's schedule.   



Go Cardinals!! 


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