The fair is for all rising ninth graders who are interested in playing a sport or taking part in a club or organization at Needham High School next year.
The NHS Athletic Department, along with student club and organization members, will start the evening off with an informational presentation in the high school auditorium from 6-6:30 p.m. This is a very important meeting for all rising ninth graders, especially for those planning to play a sport at the high school, as athletic policies and procedures will be reviewed and high school and state eligibility standards will be discussed.
From 6:30-7 p.m., students will be given a tour of the high school building and facilities (led by NHS National Honor Society students) while an interactive workshop, “Developing Winners in Life Through Sports," will be presented for the parents. Workshop topics will include: How parents can help ensure their student-athletes’ experience yields healthy, developmental outcomes that will serve them far beyond the playing field; guidelines for developing a positive coach/parent relationship; and scenarios and discussions about academic eligibility, injuries and cutting from teams.
From 7-8:15 p.m., open sessions will be held in the A gym and the cafeteria. Athletics will be set up in the A gym, with captains, athletes and coaches from all of the high school sports programs on hand to answer questions and talk about their experiences. Athletic permission forms will also be available for students to sign up for specific sports for the 2012-13 school year. NHS club and organization members will be set up in the cafeteria to meet and speak about their programs.
For more information, contact Micah Hauben, director of athletics for Needham Public Schools, at 781-455-0800 ext. 2143 or email@example.com.