PHS Fall Sports Families and Student-Athletes,
Welcome to the fall season here at Plymouth High School! I wanted to touch base on a few pieces of information you may find useful as we navigate this unique time together.
1) Celebrating Success
Girls Golf: Is off to a great start! The team set a new school record shooting 300 at the KLAA Tournament Tuesday! They’ve won two tournaments and finished 2nd to Northville (2 time defending State Champions) in two other tournaments. Leading the way are the All State twin sisters, Bridget and Grace Boczar. Freshman Brooke Morris has been a great addition to our team. Junior Mara Brydges and senior Abby Boyer are playing the four and five spots and are experienced golfers returning from last years 3rd Place finish at States.
Boys Tennis: Started off the season with a 8-1 victory over Dexter. Plymouth sophomore Hetu Shah lost the first set and was down 4-0 in the second set and battled back to win the second set and then went on to win the third and final set to win the match!
Girls Cross Country: Started the season with a 26-29 victory over a very tough Saline team! The team was lead by Lauren Kiley, Lindsay Ripple, Londyn Swenson, Sarah Coyne, and Aliya Kurian.
Keep up the great work Cats!
2) Academic Importance
Here at PHS, we believe in developing our student-athletes into responsible young men / women. The student comes before the athlete. It is essential student-athletes learn how to effectively manage their time and learn how to balance their studies and sport. This might mean making sacrifices in order to be successful, ie giving up video games, spending less time on their phone, etc.
– Fall Grade Checks Dates – 10/9/20, & 11/13/20
Sportsmanship Letter (Click here) – Sports are a privilege and consist of so much more than just winning or losing. Trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, fairness and respect are lifetime values that are taught through interscholastic activities and are principles of good sportsmanship and character.
4) Pay to Participate
Please make sure you take care of your $385 pay to participate fee (school-funded sports) if you have not already. If you have paid the fee in the Fall season you are all set. More information can be found at https://plymouthathletics.com/pay-to-participate/
5) Conflict Resolution
If there is an issue please have the student-athlete reach out to the head coach 24 hours after the event that occurred. I am a firm believer that the majority of conflicts/issues can be solved through the student and head coach. A part of becoming a young adult is learning to have difficult conversations and I believe these conversations will help prepare our students for real-world situations later in life. If that does not work the parent, student, and coach will meet. If there is still no solution the parent, student, coach, and APAA will meet.
Issues not appropriate to discuss with the coach are
– Team strategy, playcalling, and other student participants
6) COVID Reporting
Please report all COVID 19 cases or situations to the P-CCS Director of School Safety and Security Mr. Shawn Rowley email@example.com
7) Head Coach Directory
If you have specific questions regarding a sport please feel free to email the Head Coach. You can find our coaches directory here https://docs.google.com/
8) Plymouth Varsity Letter
The Plymouth High School Athletic Department is excited to share that we will be transitioning to a new P on our varsity letter jackets starting this fall season. During the next few years, there will be the old P (from those that already have jackets) and the new P on our student-athletes, but our goal is to have the P below represent our school and be on our jackets moving forward.