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Updated 9/15 Athletic Handbook
Each student athlete and his/her parent are required to read the Athletic Handbook. There is an "Acknowledgement Form" that must be signed stating that you have read the Handbook prior to participation in any of the sports programs. The Athletic Packet provides permission forms, registration forms, uniform order forms, and other important information for all sports this year. Please print, complete, and return these forms by the stated deadlines.

Basketball/Merrimack Valley Catholic School League

This league is comprised mostly of Catholic schools in Greater Lawrence and Haverhill. Games are played on weekends, typically on Friday evenings for the upper grades, and Saturday mornings for the younger grades. Students in grades 4-8 are invited to play. Practices will begin in November, and are conducted once a week. Games begin in early December. Participation in this league is "No Cut", and playing time is guaranteed according to League Policy. Exception: any team member who misses a practice without the permission of the coach, may not be allowed to play or may receive a reduction in playing time in the next game. This decision will be made at the coach’s discretion. When necessary, younger grade players are allowed to participate with older grade teams. Older grade players may not participate with younger grade teams.

Basketball/Haverhill Middle School League

This league is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students (and eligible 6th graders) from middle schools in the City of Haverhill. Practices are conducted once a week. Games are played after school during the week. Games begin in late December/early January. Playing time in this league is not guaranteed. Please note: Grade 7 and 8 students who sign up for the Haverhill Middle School League MUST participate in the Catholic League as well. However, a student who signs up for both leagues only needs to pay once.

Cross Country/Track

4th Graders are allowed to practice with the Cross-country team and the Track team but cannot run officially in the Haverhill Meets. Cross-country runs September to October, and Track runs from April to May.

Volleyball

Only 7th and 8th grade student athletes are allowed to participate in this Haverhill Middle School League. This league begins in March and continues until early April.

Cheerleading

Student athletes in grades 4 to grade 8 may participate in this squad. Our squad cheers in the Haverhill Middle School Basketball League, which consist of two games a week in regular season. Practice times are decided upon by gym availability. Our squad also enters into the Haverhill Middle School Cheerleading Competition.

Golf

This program is offered to our 8th grade student athletes. Depending on the availability of the Garrison Golf Center, golf is either a fall sport or a spring sport.
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You can't coach heart, you can never coach desire, they must always come from within. Rules may be learned, and skill developed, but you cannot be taught the will to win. You must reach a little deeper to bring out your best, you must be your own motivation. Keep going, never quit, you have to find a reason. You are your own strength, your own motivation.

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