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Fall Sports Information as of July 9, 2020

Fall 2020 Sports Information

2020 Fall Sports Information Packet

 

For the latest information throughout the summer on schedule changes and information, visit www.j-hawks.com.  This page is available in a printer-friendly PDF document.

 

Prior to participation, students must have:

 

  1. ATHLETIC PASSPORT.  The Athletic Passport is a form that students complete to update the Activities Office on their current biographical information.  It also includes sport participation and emergency information.  One may be completed in the summer for the entire year or prior to each sport.  Athletic Passports may be downloaded at www.j-hawks.com/information/forms

 

ATHLETIC PHYSICAL.  State Law requires that participants in Athletic Competition have a current physical.  Athletic Physicals are maintained in a computer database at the Activities Office along with a hard copy of the form.  Physicals are valid for thirteen (13) months from the date of exam.  This form may be downloaded at www.j-hawks.com/information/forms.  For a listing of medical providers offering physicals at low/no cost, visit www.j-hawks.com under the Parents & Students tab.

 

  1. CONCUSSION IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS.  Each school year, every student (grades 7-12) and their parent/guardian must receive and sign a concussion and brain injury information sheet provided by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union before the student is able to participate in interscholastic sports, cheerleading, and dance in any way (practice or competition).  This information sheet is titled, "Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports."  This form may be downloaded at www.j-hawks.com/information/forms.

 

YOU WILL NOT PRACTICE / PARTICIPATE IF THESE ITEMS ARE INCOMPLETE

 

THESE MATERIALS NEED TO BE DELIVERED TO THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE AT URBANDALE HIGH SCHOOL.  PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM TO YOUR COACH/SPONSOR OR LEAVE AT THE MAIN OFFICE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.

 

THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE REMAINS OPEN ALL SUMMER.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL US AT (515) 457-6945.

 

  1. ImPACT Testing.  All high school athletes will receive a computerized neurocognitive assessment tools and services that are used by medical doctors, psychologists, athletic trainers, and other licensed healthcare professionals to assist them in determining an athlete's ability to return to play after suffering a concussion.  Parents wishing to have their child exempted from this test may request a waiver from the Director of Activities.  For the 2020-2021 School Year, high school students will be allowed to take the ImPACT test at home.  Simply visit www.j-hawks.com/impact for more information.  If you are unable to take the test at home, please contact the Activities Office to schedule a time when you could take this test in person prior to the start of your next season.

 

Key Dates

July 6                           Strength and Conditioning Begins for All Athletes        

                                    Register today at www.j-hawks.com

August 10                    First day of Fall Sports Practices

August 25                    First day of School

 

Please keep your communication information up to date to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers by notifying either the High School or Middle School of any changes.

                                                                                                     

FOOTBALL

Head Coach

Sam Anderson – Varsity Head Coach

Contact Information

andersons@urbandaleschools.com – 457-6839

 

Season Prep Sessions

Sundays (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

July 12, 19, 26, August 2

 

Tuesdays (7:30pm – 9:30pm)

July 14, 21, 28

Camp Dates

High School Football Camp – Grades 9-12

August 4-6, 2020

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Camp is FREE for all students.

Practice Dates

Practice begins on August 10, 2020

August 10 - 14 – 3:30pm – 6:30pm

August 15 – 8:00am – 10:00am (Varsity) / 10:00am – 12:00pm (9/10)

August 17 – 3:30pm – 6:30pm

August 18 – 3:30pm – 5:45pm – Booster Club Membership Drive 6:00pm

August 19 – 6:00pm – 8:30pm

August 20 – 3:30pm – 6:30pm

August 21 – 3:30pm – 6:30pm

August 24 – 3:30pm – 6:30pm

August 25 – 3:30pm (normal school practice schedule)

Team Pictures

Saturday, August 15, 2020 – 8:00am / 8:30am 9th Grade

 

BOYS GOLF

Head Coach

Pat Henkenius

Contact Information

henkeniusp@urbandaleschools.com

Practice Dates

Practice begins August 10, 2020

Team Pictures

Friday, August 21, 2020, at 3:30pm -- UGCC

 

 


BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Head Coach

Lee Hammerand

Contact Information

hammerandl@urbandaleschools.com

Camp Dates

Running Groups begin at 7:00am on July 13, 2020, at Lions Park

Running Groups will run Monday – Friday at 7:00am

Practice Dates

Practice begins on August 10, 2020

Team Pictures

Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 8:00am

 

 

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Head Coach

David Roney

Contact Information

roneyd@urbandaleschools.com

Camp Dates

Running Groups begin at 7:15am on July 13, 2020, at Lions Park

Running Groups will run Monday – Friday at 7:15am

Practice Dates

Practice begins on August 10, 2020

Team Pictures

Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 8:00am

 

 

VOLLEYBALL

Head Coach

Liz Baethke

Contact Information

baethkel@urbandaleschools.com

Open Gym Dates

Volleyball Open Gym Sessions (HS)

Sundays 4:00pm – 6:00pm

July 12, 19, 26

 

Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm

July 14, 21, 28

 

Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm

July 17, 24, 31

Camp Dates

August 3 – 5, 2020

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Camp is FREE for all students.

Practice Dates

Practice begins on August 10, 2020

6:30am – 8:30am and 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Team Pictures

Friday, September 4, 2020 – 3:30pm

 

 

GIRLS SWIMMING (shared with Johnston at Johnston)

Head Coach

Darin Robertson

Contact Information

swim@johnston.k12.ia.us

Camp Dates

Blaze Swimming Program Summit Pool -986-0951

Visit www.johnstonblaze.com for further information.

Practice Dates

Practice begins on August 10, 2020 – 4:30pm

Additional Information

Urbandale shares its swimming program with Johnston.  Johnston is the host and swimming practices and meets take place at Johnston’s Summit Middle School.

 

 

MS FOOTBALL

Head Coaches

7th Grade:  Chris Christensen, Mike Moreno

8th Grade:  Ben Lighter

Contact Information

Chris Christensen (7th) christensenc@urbandaleschools.com; 457-6682

Ben Lighter (8th) lighterb@urbandaleschools.com; 457-6657

Pre-Season Meeting

Middle School Football Pre-Season Meeting and Equipment Check Out

Please turn in all paperwork no later than the conclusion of this meeting.

7th / 8th Grade:  Tuesday, August 25 – 3:10pm (UMS West Gym)

Practice Dates

Practice begins Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 3:15pm

 

 

MS VOLLEYBALL

Head Coach

7th Grade:  Ellen Gallagher

8th Grade:  Christy Reeves

Contact Information

Ellen Gallagher (7th) gallaghere@urbandaleschools.com

Christy Reeves Peletz (8threevesc@urbandaleschools.com   

Pre-Season Meeting

Informational Meeting for Students – Thursday, August 20, 2020 – 3:45pm in the UMS East Gym

Practice Dates

Practice begins Wednesday, August 26, 2020 after school

 

 

MS CROSS COUNTRY (COED)

Head Coach

Dave White

Contact Information

whited@urbandaleschools.com

Pre-Season Meeting

Informational Meeting for Students – Tuesday, August 25, 2020 after school in UMS Commons

Practice Dates

Practice begins Wednesday, August 26, 2020 after school