Wednesday, October 31, 2012


The registration process to play a high school sport can be confusing and downright daunting for all involved, so I thought I would explain what goes on behind the scenes in the athletic department office around this time of the year.  First off, you have to understand that we are ending one season and moving into the next which includes a turnover of our coaching staff as well as our athletes.  We are simultaneously organizing a school wide awards night, training our winter coaches, moving through the tournament with some fall teams, and organizing a budget all in the same crazy weeks of November.  Let's suffice it to say that it is busy, but it gets done with a little help and cooperation from you.

The registration process:
We need everyone to register right now (deadline 11/14/12 7am) and once this happens we can check the following to be sure an athlete is eligible:

Report Cards
Discipline Hours owed
Athletic Equipment Owed
Age of Athlete (max 19 prior to Sept. 1, 2012)
Transfer from another school?
Foreign exchange program
Impact test within 2 years
Valid Physical within 13 months
User fee collected
Check on 4 year eligibility limit
Concussion training

I'm probably missing something here, but you get the idea.  If everyone registers early we can check all of these requirements AND prepare our  GREEN CARDS all in time for the Winter Pre-season Meeting!

And what is a GREEN CARD ANYWAY?  It is the card that tells a coach that the athlete is fully eligible, green means GO!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Silver Lake Boys Soccer Kicks Breast Cancer!

Silver Lake Boys Soccer Kicks Breast Cancer! 
Join the SLRHS Boys Soccer Team for Senior Night 

Thursday, October 12th  -  7:00 pm  at Sirrico Field    
$5.00 admission with $1 going to Breast Cancer Research

Congratulations to the Boys Soccer Team on their victory over Hingham to win the Keenan Division of the Patriot League!  The Lakers, who have also clinched a spot in the MIAA playoffs, face Dartmouth on Thursday night in what is sure to be a challenging, competitive game.  It’s also a special one, as our graduating Seniors are celebrating their final regular season home game along with their parents. 

The Boys Varsity Soccer team is dedicating Thursday’s  game to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer – they’ll be wearing pink shoelaces and ribbons in support of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Soccer Boosters will be offering raffles, prizes and items for sale during the game to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer; all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society on behalf of the SLRHS Boys Soccer Team. 
Show your support for Silver Lake Boys Soccer and help spread breast cancer awareness – come to Senior Night, wear PINK and  join the boys in the fight to Kick Breast Cancer!

Monday, October 15, 2012

First Frost and EEE

Hey Sports fans.......As I write this post I feel part sports and farmer's almanac blogger wrapped into one.  With the first frost occurring over the weekend many of you have been inquiring about when we will resume playing games at night.  You should know that I have already contacted authorities to alert them that we need an official notice communicated to us when the ban is lifted.  Everyone is aware that the end of October marks the time for Senior night games etc.  In the meantime, I thought you would enjoy reading the following article which clearly states that the first frost is just the beginning of the end to the EEE threat: