January 14 - WInter Sports
Per CIAC - For moderate and lower risk sports (basketball, ice hockey, gymnastics, indoor track), practices should begin no earlier than January 19, 2021. This includes any team activities that involve group aerobic conditioning, sport- specific non-contact skill development drills, team practices, and/or intra-squad scrimmages.” Assuming community metrics continue an appropriate downward trend and athletic activities are not impacting in-person learning, interscholastic in-state competitions may begin no earlier than February 8, 2021.
“For higher risk sports (wrestling), DPH does not recommend any activities beyond small group conditioning and non-contact skill building for the duration of the winter season.” (DPH, 1-8-21)
“In addition, DPH recommends against the operation of traditional large, multi-school indoor track meets for the winter season, as well as any athletic activities involving out-of-state facilities, teams, or athletes at least through the months of January and February. We would like to re-visit the question of out-of-state athletic activities after February at a later date.” (DPH, 1-8-21.)
November 23 - National Letter of Intent Signing Day
The New Canaan High School Athletic Department held its National Letter of Intent Signing Day Ceremony on November 23 at Waveny Castle. Nine athletes committed to their colleges/universities at this highly celebrated event. There will be a separate signing day for football athletes in December.
Henry Benton (coxswain, crew) will attend University of Wisconsin-Madison (coach Chris Clark). Ryan Caione (midfielder, lacrosse) will attend Bucknell University (coach Frank Fedorjaka). Charlotte Frank (diver, swimming and diving) will attend Tulane University (coach John Sirmon). Maddie Haley (swimming) will attend Georgetown University (coach Jack Leavitt). McKenna Harden (midfielder, lacrosse) will attend the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (coach Jenny Levy). Alex Pastushan (swimming) will attend Boston University (coach Bill Smyth). John “Duke” Plum (crew) and Dylan Thom (heavyweight rower, crew/rowing) will both attend Georgetown University (coach Luke Agnini). Christopher Canet (midfielder, lacrosse) did not attend the ceremony but will attend the University of Pennsylvania (coach Mike Murphy).
November 22 - Winter Sports Update
The CIAC postponed all winter sports to January 19, 2021. The CIAC Board will continue to work with the DPH, Governor Lamont’s office, and the CSMS Sports Medicine Committee in the weeks leading up to January 19.
September 14 - Fall Sports Update
We are fairly confident that we will be able to move forward with Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, Swim and Dive, and Volleyball. Normal practice for those sports is scheduled to start on September 21.The coaches will be organizing their team placements by September 23 and pre-season team meetings for the week of September 21. Games/meets will begin on October 1. We are still waiting to hear the final-final decision on Football.
FCIAC has divided our league into three divisions. We are part of the West Division which includes Greenwich, Darien, Stamford, and Westhill only. Soccer, Field Hockey, and Volleyball will play 10 regular season games vs the teams above. As of right now, playoffs will be among the same teams. Cross Country and Swim and Dive will have 6 meets. We are unsure how Cross Country and Swim and Dive Championships will be organized.
August 20 - High School Summer Camps Cancelled
All High School Summer Camps are cancelled this month. The CIAC and the CT Department of Health have indicated that fall sports may not start before August 29. As a result, we do not have time to run our camps which are traditionally held before the start of school.
The NC Rams All Sports Booster Club will refund your money within 7 days. You do not need to take further action.
August 20 - New Information from CIAC on Fall Sports
1. We may be able to run summer conditioning programs beginning on Monday or Tuesday of next week. We will receive confirmation over the weekend.
2. The first day of fall sports is tentatively August 29. We expect this date to be confirmed early next week.
3. The first day to begin conventional practices is now September 21.
4. The first contest will be on or about October 1.
5. The last date for fall sports will be on or about November 20.
Youth Soccer Camp 9:00am-12:00pm Saxe Fields
Football Team Meetings
There will be grade level meetings Monday, August 17th in Dunning Stadium
Freshman - 3:30pm
Sophomores - 4:00pm
Juniors - 4:30pm
Seniors - 5:00pm
**The coaches have requested that if you have been out of CT in any of the states banned for travel within the past 14 days, please remain home and do not attend the meeting. If you cannot make it to the meeting, please let one of the coaches know so the information can be relayed.
August 14 - Read prior to participating in fall sports
As we prepare for the fall sports season our challenge is to maintain the positive health metrics that currently exist in Connecticut. We must commit to following all COVID 19 health precautions and procedures, especially as they pertain to travel from "hot states" https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/travel.
No student-athlete will be penalized for missing practices or games because of any COVID related issue. We strongly encourage you to act responsibly in order to give us the best chance to finish the season. Below please find the State of Connecticut Travel policy. We don't want you to come to practice or attend any athletic activity if you haven't adhered to the Governor Lamont’s directive. Our coaches are in full agreement with making decisions that keep us all as safe as possible and allow us to continue with the fall sports season.
"To control the spread of COVID-19 in Connecticut, all travelers and Connecticut residents who have spent 24 hours or longer in one of the Affected States within 14 days prior to arriving in Connecticut and who are staying in Connecticut for more than 24 hours are required to (1) complete the “Connecticut Travel Health Form” and (2) self-quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of last contact with such Affected State, for any portion of such 14-day period they spend in Connecticut, or for the duration of such travelers’ stay in Connecticut, whichever is shorter, unless a traveler is exempt from the requirement to self-quarantine by virtue of an inability to self-quarantine coupled with a negative COVID-19 test result from the last 72 hours or by virtue of being an Essential Worker."
August 14 - Booster Club Summer Camps
The NC Rams All Sports Booster Club Summer Camps will operate as scheduled from August 24-27, with the exception of Football and Girls Volleyball. We are waiting to hear more from CIAC which received new guidance from the CT Department of Health on August 13. Read more at https://www.gametimect.com/in-letter-department-of-health-recommends-ciac-move-football-volleyball-to-spring/. If a camp does not operate and you have registered, refunds will be issued promptly.
August 10 - NCHS Athletics Moves to New Registration Platform
Over the summer we redesigned our athletic registration system and are now using the Family-ID platform for all high school sports, camps and clinics. The system has many benefits, including: ease of use, ability to register more than one child/sport at a time, upload of student health forms, and security and safety of all personal information. NCHS Parents will receive an email inviting them to register on the new system. Or you can create your account here.
August 1 - Health Forms Extension
For one year only, the expiration date of the CT Health Form has been extended to 15 months. Please check the date of your child’s last physical and confirm the date of expiration before uploading to our system.