OV students now eligible to play football and field hockey with Morrisville-Eaton

We have good news from the Otselic Valley Athletics Department about our 2017 Fall season: OV is sharing athletics with Morrisville-Eaton so that interested students in grades 7-12 may play football or field hockey with M-E. If we’ve not answered your questions about this (below), let us know.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who should students interested in playing shared football and field hockey contact, and when is the deadline?

Please contact Mr. LaRose (TLaRose@ovcs.org). In theory, students can sign up till mid-August.

Are students from other schools coming to OV to participate in Viking athletics in 2017-18?

Morrisville-Eaton boys soccer players will be playing for the Otselic Valley Vikings. We are talking to Cincinnatus about spring sport opportunities but it’s still early. Those approvals are announced one season in advance so you can expect to hear more about spring sports later in the fall.

The football team has been listed on some high school digital sports sites as being the Morrisville-Eaton/Hamilton team. Will the team now be called the Morrisville-Eaton/Otselic Valley team?

The team name: Morrisville-Eaton Warriors. Several small school schools will be playing on the Warriors football team this year, including OV, Madison, and Stockbridge Valley. All participating students will wear M-E’s colors and represent M-E. When students from other schools play at OV, they will wear our Viking colors and represent OV.

Will any football games be played at OV this fall?

No. We don’t have a special football field set up.

Do the M-E teams still have different names: the Emerald Knight football team and the Warriors field hockey team?

All M-E sports teams are now Warriors.

Is this new sports opportunity open to students who have never played either sport?

This opportunity is for students in grades 7-12. There will be open tryouts for Varsity. Availability of JV and modified teams will depend on the numbers of students who want to participate.

What athletic equipment will students be responsible for?

For more information, interested OV families should contact Christopher Doroshenko, Morrisville-Eaton Director/Coordinator of Athletics, at cdoroshenko@m-ecs.org or 315-684-5905.

Will practices be held exclusively at Morrisville-Eaton? What, approximately, are the practice schedules for each team?

When schools share athletics, practices take place at the school hosting that sport. Information about fall athletics schedules at M-E can be found on their website: http://bit.ly/2ucm25F, and by contacting M-E’s Director/Coordinator of Athletics, Chris Doroshenko (see above).

How will OV students get to practices and games?

We are working on a transportation schedule. The preseason schedule for August is still being developed, but we do have an in-season schedule for when school starts. We will supply transportation to all practices when school starts depending on enrollment and student need; we will supply transportation to summer practices depending on need. We will reach out to our student-athletes on shared teams to determine transportation schedule needs.

Can a student participate if they’ve not yet had a sports physical?

No. Students can still arrange to have a sports physical with their own family health care provider, but they need to use the school physical forms (found on the Athletics page of our website) and return them to OV.

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