Winter Sports Update

With Winter sports starting next week, there are several items to be aware of:

1. Varsity and Junior Varsity begin Nov 15. Modified begins Nov 22.

2. Vaccinations are NOT required for Berlin students. They ARE required for New Lebanon students.

3. Berlin students will be tested for COVID weekly, bi weekly, or as tests and staffing are available. At this time, tests are not available. Testing consent form must be completed to participate. If an athlete has already done this for the fall, then they are good.

4. Locations and times of practice are listed below. These are subject to change.

    •     a. There is a shuttle bus which brings students between schools/practice locations. The bus run schedule is attached.
    •     b. There is a late bus to bring Berlin students home at 5:00 p.m.
    •     c. Students must sign up for this ahead of time and may do so in the main office.
Team Location Time
Swim New Lebanon Jr/Sr HS 3:15 – 4:30
Varsity Boys Volleyball New Lebanon Jr/Sr HS 3:30 – 5:00
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball Walter B. Howard 3:30 – 5:30
Modified Boys Basketball Berlin Elementary School 3:30 – 4:45
Varsity/JV Girls Basketball Berlin MS/HS 3:30-5:00
Modified Girls Basketball Berlin MS/HS 3:00 – 4:15
Wrestling Berlin MS/HS 3:00-5:00
Cheer Berlin MS/HS 3:00-5:00
Bowling Berlin MS/HS 3:00-5:30

5. If a practice ends, or students get back to Berlin, after 5:00 p.m., there will be no bus and they must arrange their own transportation.

6. Participation in sports is contingent on academic performance. If a student is failing 2 or more classes, he/she has one week to bring their grades up to passing. There is more on this in the Athletic Code of Conduct.

7. There are a number of forms to be completed.  These are currently available in the main office or will be given out by coaches. They are also posted on Berlin’s and New Lebanon’s websites. 

8. There is a likelihood of cuts being made on a number of teams so we will be holding tryouts.

9. Lastly, spectators will be allowed, though the exact number and process is still to be worked out by the Wasaren League.