Tryouts for most Newtown High School fall sports teams will be held on Saturday, August 24. The schedule is subject to change; follow NHS athletics on Twitter@NHS Athletics for up to date information.
All students who are trying out for a sports team must bring the following items on the first day of practice:
*Physical Form. A physical is good for 13 months from the time that it was signed by the doctor. These blue forms are located in the NHS nurse’s office, main office, and online at www.Nighthawksports.com.
*Pay To Participate Fee. The pay to participate fee will be collected once the final teams have been selected. These fees are non-refundable once a student-athlete is selected for a team. All checks should be made out to Newtown High School.
Football $200, cheerleading $150, dance $100, cross country $150, field hockey $200, girls’ volleyball $200, soccer $200, girls’ swimming $200.
Athletes are asked to bring water to tryouts. August 24 tryout times are as follows.
Girls’ volleyball: Freshmen 8-9:30 am, sophomores 9:30-11 am, juniors and seniors 11 am to noon and 1-3 pm in the high school gymnasium. Bring sneakers, towels, and knee pads.
Girls’ swimming and diving: All grades, noon to 3 pm at NHS pool. All interested swimmers should report to NHS lobby at 11:45 am. All swimmers must be able to swim 1,000 continuous yards with flip turns, and should arrive prepared to do so that morning.
Boys’ soccer: All interested players should report to the NHS practice field behind the school. The first session will run from 8-11 am and the second session will run from 3-6 pm.
Girls’ soccer: All interested players should report to the Blue & Gold Stadium field at the high school with soccer gear and running shoes. The practice sessions will be held from 8-11 am and 3-6 pm.
Girls’ cross country: All runners should meet at the start of the cross country course behind Reed School at 10 am. Be prepared to run. Follow on Twitter @NHSGirlsXC
Boys’ cross country: All runners should meet at the start of the cross country course behind Reed School at 10 am. Be prepared to run.
Field hockey: Tryouts for all players will be from 8-11 am and 4-7 pm. Report to the practice field behind NHS. All players should bring sneakers, cleats, mouth guard, shin guards, and eye protection.
Football: Check out Twitter @newtownfootball for updated tryout information.