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Athletic Director

Fall Sports Information

Get ready for action - the Bulldogs are about ready to kick off the Fall campaign.  Here's the information that you need to know in order to participate.

SPORTS OFFERED:  Patten will be offering three sports this Fall - Girls' Volleyball, Boys' Soccer, and Coed Cross Country.

WHEN DO PRACTICES BEGIN?  The official season of sport begins August 14, which is the week before school opens.  Official practices will begin this week.  A schedule of exact times and dates will be provided shortly.  It is understood that some families may have plans that week, so players will not be considered "absent" for missing practices until after school officially begins on August 21.

FIRST DAY OF OFFICIAL PRACTICE:  Monday, August 21, there will be a mandatory meeting of all athletes going out for all Fall sports after school.  It will last approxiately 1 1/2 hours.  Please plan accordingly.

WHEN WILL PRACTICES BE AFTER SCHOOL STARTS?  Coaches will announce this for each individual sport shortly.

HOW CAN I STAY INFORMED OF THE GAME SCHEDULE?  The official game calendar is found on our main MaxPreps website (though results will also be posted on this one).  http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/patten-academy-bulldogs-(oakland,ca)/calendar.htm

WILL THERE BE TRYOUTS?  So far, we do not anticipate having tryouts for any sport this year.  It appears that the number of player openings will accomodate all who are interested.  If you want to play a sport, come out for it.  If that changes, we will announce it.  

WHAT PAPERWORK DO I NEED?  There are two main pieces of paperwork that parents/students are responsibile for.  One is the sports agreement, that will be taken care of at the first meeting on August 21.  The second is to have a properly filled out medical form, completed within the last 12 months.  Specific information about this requirement will be sent out shortly, and there will also be opportunities provided for those who do not currently have a valid physical to get one.  IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL, PLEASE BRING A COPY TO THE AUGUST 21 MEETING.

More info to come.  As always, call, text or email me for any questions or concerns.  This is going to be an exciting and record-setting year, so let's Go Bulldogs!