The Otselic Valley Athletic Department is pleased to announce a new community benefit, shared athletics update, and reminder about current game and practice information.
FREE ADMISSION TO HOME GAMES
There has been a change to home games for the 2018-2019 school year: ALL regular games will be free, although tournaments and other special competitions will have an admission fee that will be announced.
Watching our student athletes compete is an important part of Otselic Valley community life, the Board of Education noted before the vote to waive admission fees for home games, and our Vikings benefit from hometown crowds who cheer them on and model good sportsmanship. We hope this change will make it easier for more Otselic Valley residents to enjoy family fun during sports competitions at our school.
Shared athletics with other school districts were explored again this year. Teams comprising more than one school district are an increasingly common option for small schools who don’t have the numbers to sustain home teams. In previous seasons, athletics shared with Morrisville-Eaton and Hamilton Central School Districts worked well for our students, and for those we hosted.
This fall O V is sharing Boys Varsity and Modified soccer with Morrisville-Eaton, who will again be playing as Vikings. We are delighted to welcome M-E students to our team roster.
In addition, O V is sending modified football players to Morrisville-Eaton. Practice starts August 27 from 3:00-5:00pm. The first week, players need to find transportation; when school begins, they will be bussed to and from practice. A game schedule is not yet available.
If parents have questions about shared athletics or students want to play modified football with Morrisville-Eaton, please contact Athletic Coordinator Greg Winn at 315-653-7218, ext. 4026, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otselic Valley continues to use Schedule Galaxy, the online sports calendar platform that allows viewers to note up-to-the-minute game information--a must for last minute changes due to weather, field conditions, and more.
Schedule Galaxy’s special features include maps to away competitions and a free app for iOS devices (new this year). You can find a link to O V’s athletics calendar on our website > Athletics > Athletic Game Schedule. Also look for more updates to Athletics on our website, coming soon.