Hello, everybody! We are finally back in session!
Registration is now officially closed for basketball, soccer and volleyball.
This week we started practice for soccer and Saturday is our first day of games. You can view the schedule of games at:
<a href="http://www.sthelenchicago.org/CMS/documents/CSA_2006_U10_and_U8_Schedule.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.sthelenchicago.org/CMS/documents/CSA_2006_U10_and_U8_Schedule.pdf</a>
We have two Under 8 teams and one Under 10 (though we may split them up). The numbers of registrants and coaches just didnâ€™t make it for us to have Under 12 and/or Under 15 girls/boys teams. We needed a minimum of 15 players per group and we only had 11 in each. Letâ€™s hope for next yearâ€¦
The Under 10 Knights practice on Tuesday, from 3:00 to 4:15 in the gym and on Thursday, from 3:15 to 4:30 at Smith Park. (Coaches: Mr. Conner and Ms. Medina)
The Under 8 Quicksilver practice on Wednesday, from 3:00 to 4:15 in the gym. (Coaches: Mr. Noah and Mrs. Sheri Khan)
The Under 8 Fire practice on Thursday, from 3:00 to 4:15 in the gym. (Coach: Mr. Ferme)
Mr. Berg met with the NCPL director and signed up St. Helen for two 4th and 5th grade teams (boys and girls), two 6th grade teams (boys and girls) and two 7th and 8th grade teams (boys and girls). The Big 10 League still hasnâ€™t had a meeting, though it is likely forthcoming.
This year we have one more team (6th grade boys) than last year. Because of this, we need to make some temporary adjustments to the practice schedule to fit everyone in, until soccer is over. We are asking that teams who want to start practice right away (next week) practice in the following time brackets:
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â from 4:30 to 5:30;
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â from 5:45 to 6:45;
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â from 7:00 to 8:00 or later.
This schedule is valid for basketball until the first week of November, when soccer practices end.
3rd grade players who signed up will be able to practice (pending coachesâ€™ approval) with 4th and 5th graders but not play.
This year, we opened registration for volleyball, and the response from the St. Helen girls has been overwhelming! (Only two boys registered, one of which in first grade!)
Thanks to all the volunteer coaches who make our sports program possible!