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5 months ago @ 9:53AM

2020 Fall Sports to Begin As Early As July 31 - Details for Specific Sports

Fall sports are still slated to begin as early as July 31 with the majority beginning on August 3 if conditions allow.  Families should plan accordingly to ensure students are present for the entire month of August for team sports.  As of May 31, we are hearing golf and cross country might be allowed to begin on time.  Other sports might be delayed.

All students will need a physical dated after May 1, 2020 in order to participate in any fall sport.  Yorktown will offer physicals on-site once access to the school is allowed (July or August) - more information will be posted on this website.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available - check back frequently.  Date of last update is April 14 (cross country), April 30 (dance) and May 7 (color guard)

Football (Freshmen) - Will begin on Wednesday, August 5 with practices in the morning (walk throughs) and afternoon (with gear) during the month of August.  Team will meet six days a week (M-Sat) during August.  Tryouts will run from August 5-12.  For safety reasons, no players will be allowed to tryout after August 10 and any player missing more than a week of practices/tryouts during August will be removed from the team.

Football (JV and Varsity) - Will start on Monday, August 3 with practices in the afternoon hours.  Depending on numbers of players trying out, new players will not be accepted after Monday, August 10 and any player missing more than a week in August will be removed from the team.

Volleyball - Will begin on Monday, August 3 with afternoon/evening tryouts.  All players who make the team are expected to attend daily practices throughout the month of August and into the school year.  As a team sport where players must learn to work together and perform as a group, players should not plan to miss any time after August 3 - doing so can result in removal from the team.

Field Hockey - Will likely begin on Monday, August 3 with afternoon/evening tryouts.  All players who make the team are expected to attend daily practices throughout the month of August and into the school year.  As a team sport where players must learn to work together and perform as a group, players should not plan to miss any time after August 3 - doing so without prior disclosure before tryouts will result in removal from the team.

Golf - Will begin on Monday, August 3 with three days of tryout rounds.  Almost the entirety of the golf season is completed during August so students interested in golf must make themselves available throughout the month to participate in tournaments and dual matches.  Please contact Coach Chris Williams at 571-237-1362 or christopher.williams@apsva.us with any questions about golf.

Cheerleading - Will begin on Monday, August 3 with tryouts for Varsity, JV and FR.  If space is available, there might be subsequent, additional tryouts for JV and/or FR.  The teams will attend camp and have all-day choreography during the early part of August.

Cross Country - Optional workouts will begin on Tuesday, August 4 in the early evening.  Regular workouts will begin on Monday, August 10 with daily early evening practices throughout the month of August.

Dance  - Dance team tryouts typically take place in mid-May.  This year, they will be held as soon as students and staff are allowed to meet in person according to APS and state guidelines.  In the meantime, interested rising 9th-12th graders should contact Coach Dani Seltzer, Director of Spirit Operations, for information on an optional off-season virtual workout program.  She can be reached at danishayseltzer@icloud.com

Ultimate Frisbee - All students are welcome to attend ultimate frisbee practices which will begin after Labor Day. Practices are typically two days a week with an eight game schedule lasting into late October.

Color Guard - The color guard is a part of the marching band. Dance, flag, rifle, and saber choreography are aligned with the music of the band in a blending of pageantry and sport. Color guard open house sessions will be held once students and staff are able to meet in person according to APS and state guidelines. Students grades 8-12 are welcome. No previous experience is necessary and there are no cuts. High school students receive 1/2 academic credit for their participation. Practices will begin the first week of August and will follow the Marching Band rehearsal schedule, practicing 3x/week and performing at home football games and 4-5 regional exhibitions/competitions. The guard attends a camp in August. Interested rising 8-12 graders should contact color guard instructor Chris Roland at christopher.roland@gmail.com. More information available at http://www.yorktownband.org

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