Eagles News · Weekly Update- Mid Summer Edition- Fall Sports- Registration, Tryout and Practice Information


Good afternoon Seneca Valley Community,

We hope that everyone is having a great summer and enjoying some much needed time away from school . Hard to believe, but we are a little under three weeks away from the first day of Fall Sports.  Please make sure to read the entire update to get the most up to date information for all Seneca Valley Athletic News.

Important Summer Updates

  • We are entering the final year of building construction. The new SVHS will be ready for the Fall 2021 school year, including our stadium field and track
    • The building is coming along and we can really get an idea of how the new school will look.

  • Advertising and Sponsorships. The Seneca Valley Athletic Department has great sponsorship opportunities. If you, or someone you know, owns a business, please have them take a look at the linked documents ( Advertising and Banner Opportunities– 2019-2020 and appendix 2) and contact the athletic department.

  • Captains Council’- As many of you have seen on Social Media, we started a captains council this past Spring and the 47 student athletes and the athletic department have met during the summer and will continue to meet throughout the year. In addition to leadership training, the group has also been working on ideas to increase student participation and school spirit.

  • One promotion we have going right now- is our #SVproud We are asking all community members, from teachers, students and alumni, to parent/guardians, relatives and business owners to take pictures wearing Seneca Valley apparel and to post it on Social Media using the hashtag.
  • This is a great way for everyone to see how proud everyone is to be a Seneca Valley Screaming Eagle!

Due to year three of construction of our new state-of-the-art school that is being built, there will again be some adjustments in terms of practice and games.

Unfortunately we will be unable to host any home outdoor events for at least another year. The Athletic department has spent the last few months putting together a schedule that will best work for our student athletes and the constraints given to us due to the new build. Below is a brief update on “FALL” athletics teams and where they will be practicing and playing games. Attached to this email- are also overhead photos- showing the exact location of our off site practices.

This information will also be available on our website throughout the year.

 

This is subject to change, so please follow us on Twitter and Instagram  @svhsathletics,  or on Facebook and sign up for eaglesbulletin and frequent our website for any updates or changes. www.svhsathletics.org

 

** A detailed game schedule will be available on our website no later than August 6th. **

 

 

Practice Location and Game Site Information

Varsity and JV Football:

  • Will be practicing at Gunners Park (Link) and will be playing “home” games at Gaithersburg HS (Link)
  • There will only be four Varsity home games this year (due to the 9 game schedule) and several JV/V Doubleheaders
    • State has shortened the football season to 9 games, however it has expanded the playoff pool- doubling in size.

Varsity and JV Field Hockey:

  • Will be practicing at Roberto Clemente MS (Link) and will play all away games this season
  • *** Practice bus will be provided- but not until September 3rd** (specific route information to be released at a later date)

Varsity and JV Girls Soccer:

  • Will practice at Martin Luther King Ms (Link) and will play all away games this season.
  • *** Practice bus will be provided- but not until September 3rd** (specific route information to be released at a later date)

Varsity and JV Boys Soccer:

  • Will be practicing at Gunners park (Link) and will be playing all away games this season.

Cheer and Poms:

  • Will practice on campus- Dance Studio/Main gym/ Small Gym

Cross Country:

  • Will practice on and around campus.
  • As of July 26th– we do not have a head Cross country Coach

Girls JV and V Volleyball:

  • Will practice on Campus- Main and Small Gym

Team Handball:

  • Will practice on Campus- Main and Small Gym

Golf:

  • Practice and match locations will vary- see practice schedule

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

Please note that ALL student athletes who desire to participate in Fall sports in MCPS must register online. This is done via the mymcps parental portal

 

The first day of Tryouts is August 14th, (see schedule below and linked) and all student athletes must be registered online in order to participate. Specific information is located on our website under files and links. We have also attached a document “How to register online for interscholastic Athletics programs” for your convenience.

 

In order to help facilitate those that may have a need for online access- SVHS will be holding an online registration day on Tuesday, August 13th. Chromebooks will be available at school during the day for the registration.

 

The Seneca Valley Athletic Department is aware that a few of you are having complications registering your student athlete via My mcps parental portal (link- https://portal.mcpsmd.org/public/?login ).

 

It is important to note a few items:

  • For future reference the registration window opens several weeks prior to the first day (July 15th) and will do so again for Winter sports.  As with anything done online, it is important to do things in advance to avoid any last minute complication.

 

  • You must first register via the Mymcps parental portal (https://portal.mcpsmd.org/public/?login). This is done by creating a username (your email) and then YOU create the password.
    • If you have registered in the past- and have forgotten your password- contact Athletic Director Jesse Irvin, via email and he can assist you.

 

  • After creating your account- you then will link your student athletes – using their access id and access password. (Sent in the mail in late June) (If you have misplaced it- then the parent/guardian must email Athletic Director Jesse Irvin for the codes.  Student athletes ARE NOT ALLOWED to receive this information.
    • Please note- this is NOT their student id and school password
    • After linking your student athlete- you will log back in and click on their name in the upper left hand corner. 
    • You will then scroll down and click on Fall Athletic Registration.

 

  • When completing your registration- please make sure to include an updated physical clearance page -signed by a doctor.  You can upload this by scanning it or by taking a picture and uploading it.
    • Student athletes will not be cleared to tryout unless they have an updated physical.  (See attached)
      • NOTE- If the physical is brought in on the day of tryouts- it will delay their ability to start practice until it is cleared through the athletic director’s office. 
        • please send it via email or drop it off prior to August 14th

 

  • The deadline for student athletes being guaranteed the opportunity to practice/tryout on day 1- is Monday, August 12th

2019-2020 Kickoff Celebration- August 28th– 2 pm Gymnasium

SVHS athletics will be holding a Kick off the Year- Event for ALL student athletes on August 28th at 2 pm in the Gymnasium. This event will be in place for the seasonal meetings for the student athletes. It is mandatory for FALL, WINTER AND SPRING student athletes. Important information will be shared, but we will also have a Lead Em Up kickoff celebration.  This is for student athletes only!  All students will sign an electronic contract.

 

Fall Sports Meet the Coaches- August 29th– 6:30 pm- Auditorium

The Evening of August 29th-we will hold our mandatory FALL sports Meet the Coaches event at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium for all parent and guardians of Fall student athletes. This is only required attendance for fall parent/guardians, student athletes do not need to attend. If a parent/guardian is not able to attend, the student athlete will be unable to participate until a makeup is scheduled to meet the coach.

 

PRACTICE/TRYOUT SCHEDULE (until September 3rd)

Practice times starting September 3rd will be listed on our website www.svhsathletics.org under the more tab/ practice and event calendar/

Seneca Valley Fall Try‐outs Schedule

These are the approximate times of each fall team’s practices each day. Times are subject to change please refer to www.svhsathletics.org for any updates.

Varsity Football and JV football‐ Gunners Park

August 13th – Equipment Hand Out – 12:00‐3 pm

August 14th ‐15th – Helmets Only –

‐ 1:45– 2:00 – Attendance/Informational Meeting

‐ 2:00 – 3:00– Weight Room, Film, Position Meetings

‐ 3:00 – 3:30 – Prepare for Practice

‐ 3:00 – Leave SV and walk to Gunner Park

‐ 3:15 – 5:30– Practice at Gunner Park

‐ 5:30– Return to SV

August 16th, 17th, 19th – Helmet and Shoulder Pads (Shell)

‐ 1:45– 2:00 – Attendance/Informational Meeting

‐ 2:00 – 3:00– Weight Room, Film, Position Meetings

‐ 3:00 – 3:30 – Prepare for Practice

‐ 3:00 – Leave SV and walk to Gunner Park

‐ 3:15 – 5:30– Practice at Gunner Park

‐ 5:30– Return to SV

August 20th, 22nd– Full Pads – Double Day

‐ Arrive at 9:45

‐ Depart for Gunner Park at 10:15

‐ Practice 10:30‐ 12:30

‐ Return to SV – Eat Lunch, Relax and watch film

‐ 3:15 – Prepare for practice

‐ Depart for Gunner Park at 3:30

‐ Practice 3:45 – 5:30

‐ Return to SV

August 21st ‐ Shell

‐ 1:45– 2:00 – Attendance/Informational Meeting

‐ 2:00 – 3:00– Weight Room, Film, Position Meetings

‐ 3:00 – 3:30 – Prepare for Practice

‐ 3:00 – Leave SV and walk to Gunner Park

‐ 3:15 – 5:30– Practice at Gunner Park

‐ 5:30– Return to SV

August 23rd – Scrimmage at Springbrook (BCC and Crossland) – 10AM

August 24th – Film/Weight Room – 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

August 26‐29th – Full Pads

‐ 2:30– 2:45 – Attendance/Informational Meeting

‐ 2:45–3:00– Prepare for Practice

‐ 3:00– Leave SV and walk to Gunner Park

‐ 3:15 – 5:30– Practice at Gunner Park

‐ 5:30– Return to SV

August 30th‐ Scrimmage at Paint Branch – 6 PM

August 31st – Team Meeting, Weight Lifting and Film Session

‐ Arrive at 8:30

‐ Depart at 10:30

Starting Sept 3rd

‐ 2:30– 2:45 – Attendance/Informational Meeting

‐ 2:45–3:00– Prepare for Practice

‐ 3:00– Leave SV and walk to Gunner Park

‐ 3:15 – 5:30– Practice at Gunner Park

‐ 5:30– Return to SV

Saturdays‐ Team Meeting, Weight Lifting and Film Session

‐ Arrive at 8:30

‐ Depart at 10:30

Cross Country

August 14th practice 8‐10am SVHS small gym

August 15th, 19th, 21st, and 23rd: practice 8‐10am SVHS next to the auditorium entrance to SVHS

August 16 Meet at Fleet Feet in Gaithersburg‐ 8 AM for Fleet Feet Cross Country day/ practice and festivities

August 20th, 22nd: practice 8‐10am Meet at Black Hills Regional Park parking lot A

August 26‐30 practice 3:15pm‐5:15pm SVHS

Starting September 3rd‐ 3:15 pm‐ 5:15 pm SVHS

Volleyball‐Varsity –JV

August 14th‐15th, 20th‐22nd, 27‐29th‐ 2019 ‐Practice at 5 to 7pm (main/small gym)

Starting Sept 3rd‐ Mon‐Thur‐ 3‐5 pm; Friday 230‐4

Poms

August 14th ‐15th‐2‐5‐ Main Gym

August 16th‐ 130‐430‐ Main gym

August 17th Try‐outs 10‐1‐ Auxiliary Gym and Main Gym if possible

August 19th‐23rd; 26th‐30th‐ 3:00‐6:00‐TBD

Starting Sept 3rd‐ Tuesday & Thur‐ 5‐7; Monday, Wed, Friday‐ 3‐5‐ TBD

Varsity and JV Cheerleading

August 14th‐15th‐ 5‐8 pm‐ Main Gym‐ Clinics

Tryouts: Friday, August 16th 5‐8 pm‐ Main gym

August 17th‐ 9‐11 am‐ Main Gym

August 19th‐22nd; 26th‐29th‐ 4‐7 pm‐ TBD

Starting September 3rd ‐ Mon‐Thur‐ 4‐6 pm‐TBD

Field Hockey‐JV and Varsity‐ Clemente Middle School

August 14TH‐16th; 19th‐23rd; 26th‐30th‐ 330‐630‐ Clemente

Starting September 3rd‐ 330‐530‐clemente

Girls Soccer Varsity and JV‐ Martin Luther King Middle School

August 14th‐16th; 19th‐23rd; 26th‐30th 330‐6 pm‐ MLK

Starting September 3rd‐ Mon‐Fri‐330‐530‐MLK

Boys Soccer Varsity and JV‐ Gunners Park

August 14th‐16th; 19th‐23rd; 26th‐30th 3‐6 pm‐Gunners

Starting September 3rd‐ Mon‐Fri‐3‐5:15‐Gunners

Golf

August 19th‐ 3 pm‐ Rattlewood Golf Course‐ if you are planning on attending‐ make sure to contact Coach Duley

August 20th‐ 3 pm‐ Laytonsville Golf Course‐ if you are planning on attending‐make sure to contact Coach Duley

August 21st‐ 2 pm‐ Rattlewood Golf Course‐ if you are planning on attending‐make sure to contact Coach Duley

August 22nd‐ 2 pm‐ Rattlewood Golf Course‐ if you are planning on attending‐make sure to contact Coach Duley

Practice Schedule will range after teams are set

Handball

Monday, Wed and Thursdays‐ starting 2nd week of School‐ 245‐430‐ Aux Gym

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

The Athletic Department is looking forward to getting started and cannot wait to see all of our student athletes on August 14th. Please make sure to visit our website www.svhsathletics.org for specific coaching information- contact info as well as what you will need for tryouts.

It is also important to follow us via Eagles Bulletin as well as on twitter  and Instagram @svhsathletics and on Facebook at Seneca Valley Screaming Eagle Athletics.

Please reach out via email to the athletic department for immediate needs. Calling on the phone may cause a delay in response to your needs.

Thanks so much.

Go Screaming Eagles!

 

Jesse Irvin

Athletic Director

CAA

Seneca Valley High School

301-353-8028

301-404-1256

www.svhsathletics.org

Follow us @SVHSathletics