PHS Winter Sports Families and Student-Athletes,
Welcome to the winter 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. In addition, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you for your flexibility and patience (especially our 4 contact sports).
1) Celebrating Success
Girls & Boys Basketball: Both varsity teams started their season off with victories over Novi. They take on cross campus rival Canton this Friday and Saturday
Gymnastics: Despite being away from the gym all offseason, the girls are working hard and the scores are rising with every meet as the team gets back in the swing of things. The Wildcats take on rival Salem in their next meet.
Boys Swim & Dive: Started the season off strong with some swimmers earning All State cuts and a 93-92 victory over Canton.
Boys & Girls Bowling: Boys are 5-1 and Girls are 4-2. The boys had a big win against previously undefeated Novi and the girl’s shutout Novi along with a big win against Salem earlier this year.
Boys Hockey: Starting the season off against rival Canton this Wednesday night
Competitive Cheer: Starting the season off this weekend at Woodhaven
Wrestling: Starting the season off this weekend with a KLAA dual meet at John Glenn
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.
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) 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/
7) COVID Reporting
Please report all COVID 19 student cases or situations by filling out this form. Our message to students and parents is – STAY HOME if you are sick, COMMUNICATE with us if you are not attending practice, be HONEST with us.