Upper School soccer, volleyball, and cross-country practices begin August 22

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Join an Upper School Athletic Team!

We encourage all students to join Catlin Gabel teams. Our no-cut policy allows everyone to participate, and we provide great opportunities for students to give new sports a try. We hope to see you on August 22, when preseason practice begins for soccer, volleyball, and cross-country.
If you have questions about Catlin Gabel athletics, please contact Sandy Luu, athletic director, at 971-404-7253 or luus@catlin.edu.

Upper School Athletics 2011-12 Preseason Schedule

Soccer, volleyball, and cross-country preseason practice begins on Monday, August 22. For conditioning, skill development, and team organization, athletes planning to participate in the first fall contests are required to attend preseason practices. Athletes missing prac­tices or arriving after the starting date will be withheld from competitions until they have completed nine practices.
Once classes begin on September 2, practices are after school from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. There is no practice on Labor Day.

Boys' Soccer
Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26, 9:30 am – noon
Monday, August 29 – Thursday, September 1, 4 – 6:30 pm
Head Coach: Roger Gantz, 503-780-3312

Girls' Soccer
Monday, August 22 – Thursday, September 1, 5 – 7:30 pm
Head Coach: Mark Lawton, 503-860-5164

Soccer Finishing Camp (optional through Catlin Gabel Summer Programs)
Monday, August 15 – Friday, August 19, 5:30 – 8 pm; $175
Instructor: Lisa Unsworth, with Catlin Gabel soccer coaching staff
Enrollment: Contact Chris Bell at bellc@catlin.edu or 503-297-1894, ext. 403

Girls' Volleyball
Monday, August 15 – Friday, August 19, 4 – 8 pm (optional)
Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26, 4 – 8 pm
Monday, August 29 – Wednesday, August 31, 4 – 8 pm
Head Coach: Chris Snelling, 503-841-8956

August 22 – August 26
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 –11 am
Head Coach: John Hamilton, 503-645-7198

Students should have their own footwear properly bro­ken in by the opening day of practice to avoid blisters, and should wear athletic clothes suitable for the weather. Soccer players should bring water bottles to carry with them to the field. It is wise to start some conditioning well before August 22 in order to build fitness gradually. This will help avoid muscle soreness and injuries.
Family medical and emergency contact forms must be submitted online before the first day of practice. Click here to update or approve your forms. Also, all 9th- and 11th-graders must have a pre-participation physical examination and turn in the required paperwork before the first day of practice. State law requires the school to have the forms on file before students may practice or compete. The forms were emailed in May and are available in PDF format in the documents for download on the Upper School web page.  Please call the Upper School office at ext. 316 if you have any questions about the forms.