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1 month ago @ 3:55PM

Fall 2020 Athletic Information and Summer Letter

Dear EDS Parents and Students in Grades 5-8,

The Athletic Department is gearing up for the 2020 – 2021 school year and getting all of our ducks in a row before we unleash the Panthers on the league. I am proud to say that we are the inaugural Director’s Cup Champions and are ready to do everything possible to defend this title.  

The AAMSL Athletic Directors voted unanimously to delay the start of Fall league events/competitions until after September 7.  This change is due to the current risk conditions the Augusta area is experiencing during the pandemic. The Athletic Director’s will reevaluate the area’s pandemic conditions and make any necessary changes to the schedules as needed.

EDS Fall athletics will begin Monday, August 17.  We will not hold practice the first week of school August 11 through 14.

This letter is jam-packed with important updates and reminders, so please take a moment to continue reading.  Due to the current pandemic, we will be following the CDC and National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) guidelines for the health and safety of our students, coaches and visitors.  As these guidelines are updated, so will our procedures, and our team will communicate such changes as necessary.  Below are a few of the procedures that will begin immediately: 

  • Masks will be mandatory - at all practices and games for both fans and athletes at all home and away venues.

  • Athletes must have their own water bottles for practice and games.

  • Social distancing will be required for all fans at both practices and games at all home and away venues.

    • Athletes and coaches will also utilize social distancing at both practices and games and the coaches will discuss this with their teams.

  • We will not play any non-league schools for the fall season and will reevaluate when scheduling for the winter and spring seasons.

  • Transportation changes  - due to the limited number of seats available on the EDS buses due to social distancing guidelines, we are asking for any parent who can transport his/her own child to and from practices and games.  If you are able to do this, please contact me and your coach via email. 

In addition, the Athletic program will continue to participate in the GISA Interscholastic Clay Target Shooting Championships.  The season length is from August to November.  Student-Athletes will be able to duel participate on the shooting team and any other fall and or winter team.  See below for more team information.

1) Athletic Department Orientation and Team meetings:

The EDS Athletic Department hosts two meetings at the start of school:  Orientation and Season Team Meetings.

The Orientation will be a recorded message from the Athletic Director, Mr. Jaye Cohen, and will provide a basic overview of the EDS athletic program.  We encourage all new families to Middle School or anyone wanting a refresher on how the program is structured. The recordings will be emailed out later this week to Middle School families.

The Fall Season Team Meetings will be a blend of both a recorded message from the Athletic Director and a zoom meeting for each team.  The zoom meetings will be no longer than 30 minutes each which will allow for families and players to attend more than one team meeting.  

The schedule for zoom meetings can be found below and a link will be provided next week.

On Monday, August 10:

  • 6:00pm - Football

  • 6:30pm - Cheerleading

  • 7:00pm - Volleyball

  • 7:30pm - Clay Target Shooting Team


On Tuesday, August 11:

  • 6:00pm - Cross Country

  • 6:30pm - Tennis

  • 7:00pm - Golf 

2) Health Forms: All athletes must have all health forms completed and turned into the Front Office by the first day of school. The required forms can only be accessed through the parent portal.  

3) Game Schedules: The game schedules and driving directions to away games can be found on the EDS Athletics website at www.edspanthers.com

4) Contact Information: If you need to reach me, please email me at jcohen@edsaugusta.com, or call my direct line at 706-261-0111. As always, my door is open to all visitors - with protocols in place to reduce any exposure of COVID. If you would like to discuss any ideas about the athletic program, please contact me to schedule a meeting.

5) Fifth Grade participation

Fifth graders can try out for any middle school team.  However, safety will be considered in the team tryouts, so physical size will be part of the player evaluation, along with skill level. In football, for example, 5th graders who try out will participate fully in practices but will compete only in occasional JV or "5th quarter" games, unless we are confident that they have the physical size and skills necessary to safely compete against eighth-graders.

6) Fall Team Information

Below is information on each fall team, including contact information for the head coaches. Please add these emails to any contact lists you may already have for future outreach.

Thank you all for your continued support of the EDS athletic program. We are excited to get back to school and start a great season! Go Panthers!

Sincerely,

Jaye Cohen, CAA

 

Fall Sport Specific Information 

 

The AAMSL Athletic Directors voted unanimously to delay the start of Fall league events/competitions until after September 7.  This change is due to the current risk conditions the Augusta area is experiencing during the pandemic. The Athletic Director’s will reevaluate the area’s pandemic conditions and make any necessary changes to the schedules as needed.

EDS Fall athletics will begin Monday, August 17.  We will not hold practice the first week of school August 11 through 14.

Football – Head Coaches: Steven Josey, edscoachsteve@gmail.com Assistant Coaches: Scott Connell, Jackson Ammons, Golden Brown, Sammy Torreira, TJ Barton, John T Chandler

  • Team Size: 40

  • Regular Season Practice Schedule: Monday – Thursday 3:30 pm to 6 pm starting August 17

    • Regular Season Practice Location: 

      • Morris Field at FWC

      • Pick up will be at FWC

    • Needs: Water bottle, cleats, mouth guard, athletic support/cup, white football practice pants and leg pads (can be purchased at Johannsen’s or most any sporting goods store), and a personal face mask.

    • Team members will change into their football clothing at FWC not WWC.

    • EDS provides - helmet, shoulder pads, Game day jersey, and game day pants with pads in them.

  • ZOOM Meeting - Football - Time: Aug 10, 2020 06:00 PM 

  • Join Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9212515966?pwd=TXQ4dTBPUkEzQ3ZKUGUvbGsrVW8yZz09

  • Meeting ID: 921 251 5966

  • Passcode: 160118
     

Cross Country – Coaches: Latisha Cornell and Joe Kirstein

  • Team size: No limit.

  • Practice Schedule: Monday through Thursday 3:30 to 5 pm starting Monday, August 17.

  • Practice Locations: EDS Flowing Wells Road campus (schedule of locations and pickups - TBA).

  • Transportation: The EDS bus will take the athletes to FWC and the parents are expected to pick up their athlete at 5pm at FWC.

  • Needs: A good pair of running shoes, athletic shorts and a t-shirt, a water bottle, and a personal face mask.

  • ZOOM Meeting - Cross Country - Aug 11, 2020 06:00 PM 

  • Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9212515966?pwd=TXQ4dTBPUkEzQ3ZKUGUvbGsrVW8yZz09

  • Meeting ID: 921 251 5966

  • Passcode: 160118

 

Tennis – Boys & Girls Head Coach: Zach Carpenter  zcarpenter211@aim.com

  • Team size: 10 boys; 10 girls

  • Tryout days - If more than 10 tryouts, tryouts will be August 17, 18, and 19.

  • General Practice Schedule: Monday – Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm starting 

  • Practice Location: Newman Tennis Center.

  • Needs: Player’s own tennis racquet, tennis shoes, labeled water bottle, athletic shorts, t-shirt, and a personal face mask.

  • Parents pick up players at Newman Tennis Center at 4:30.

  • ZOOM Meeting - Tennis - Aug 11, 2020 06:30 PM 

  • Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9212515966?pwd=TXQ4dTBPUkEzQ3ZKUGUvbGsrVW8yZz09

  • Meeting ID: 921 251 5966

  • Passcode: 160118

 

Golf – Head Coach: Brandon Perry  bperry@edsaugusta.com

  • Team size: 10

  • Tryouts: Monday, August 17, 19, 20

    • From 3:30 to 6:00 pm at the Patch Golf Course

  • Regular Schedule: Golf will generally meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. No Tuesday except for the championship at the end of the season.

  • Mondays and Wednesday are league matchday starting September 9

  • Regular Practice Locations:  

    • Thursday - TBA

  • League Matches

    • Mondays starting Aug 26 at either River Club or The Patch.

    • Wednesday - at Houndslake or Aiken Golf Club.

      • For matches in Aiken, I will need parent volunteers to drive the team. Only 5 golfers attend the matches.

  • Needs: Player’s own golf clubs, golf balls, and golf shoes. For tryouts and general practices, players should wear a collared shirt, either khaki shorts or pants, and a personal face mask.

  • Parents will pick up players at tryouts, practices, and match locations.

  • ZOOM Meeting - Golf - Time: Aug 11, 2020 07:00 PM 

  • Join Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9212515966?pwd=TXQ4dTBPUkEzQ3ZKUGUvbGsrVW8yZz09

  • Meeting ID: 921 251 5966

  • Passcode: 160118

 

Volleyball – Head Varsity Coach: Kirby Melbourne kmelbourne@edsaugusta.com 

Team Size: 8 Varsity, and 10 Jr. Varsity.

  • Tryouts: Monday, August 17, 18, 19, 20 at Walton Way Campus Gym 

  • Regular Season Practice Schedule (starting Monday, August 24)

    • Jr. Varsity: Monday through Thursday: 3 pm to 4:15 pm

    • Varsity: Monday through Thursday: 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm 

      • For Varsity players that intend to stay at EDS rather than go home, there will be a team study hall in the gym from 3 to 4:30.

  • Practice Location: Walton Way Campus Gym

  • Needs: Athletic court shoes, knee pads, shorts, t-shirt, water bottle, and a personal face mask.

  • Parents will pick up players at Walton Way Campus after practice

  • ZOOM Meeting - Volleyball - Aug 10, 2020 07:00 PM

  • Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9212515966?pwd=TXQ4dTBPUkEzQ3ZKUGUvbGsrVW8yZz09

  • Meeting ID: 921 251 5966

  • Passcode: 160118

 

Cheerleading – Head Coach - Alison Andrews ‘91, Aliusc99@hotmail.com   Assistant Coaches: Julie Williams

  • General Practice Schedule: Every Friday; 3:15p to 5:30p starting August 21

    • The team will have additional practices scheduled each week. 

  • Practice Location: Walton Way Campus Gym & Stage

  • Needs: Cheer shoes, athletic shorts, t-shirt, water bottle, and a personal face mask.

  • Parents will pick up players at Walton Way Campus after practice

  • ZOOM Meeting - Cheer - Aug 10, 2020 06:30 PM 

  • Join Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9212515966?pwd=TXQ4dTBPUkEzQ3ZKUGUvbGsrVW8yZz09

  • Meeting ID: 921 251 5966

  • Passcode: 160118

 

Clay Target Shooting Team - Head Coach - Trey Hargrove treyhargrove@knology.net  Team assistant - Katie Andrews

  • Students must first take the Hunters Safety Course as required by the Georgia Department of National Resources.  This course can be found online at https://www.hunter-ed.com/georgia/ 

  • Student-Athletes will be able to participate in other teams during the fall and winter.

  • Practices - At Pinetucky Gun Club - Sundays at 3pm Starting August 16

  • Meets - Most will be MS only meets at PGC on Tuesdays.

  • The Interscholastic season runs from August to November

  • Team members will need to be transported to practice by family or friends.

At no time can team members bring their guns to the campuses of Episcopal Day School

 

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