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FALL SPORTS TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

As practices for our JV and Varsity teams have started, I wanted to let everyone know how transportation would be working with our new school schedule this year. We have a 4:30 and 5 pm late run to transport student athletes home.

I have broken down the information into each team, so it is more convenient to read and provided the coaches name and email address.

Two important notes before I break down the teams;

  1. With the half days on Thursday, September 5th and Friday, September 6th, the transportation department is unable to provide transportation for student athletes to and from practices. Student athletes will need to find their own way to practice.
  2. We will only be dropping off at the Middle School/High School after games/meets this year. The drop off points have been eliminated in the district.

Varsity Girls Soccer:

Team will practice on the lower soccer field at the high school. Student athletes will be able to take the late runs home after practice.

Home games will be played at New Lebanon. We will transport athletes down to New Lebanon for the game. Athletes will need to find their own transportation home from games.

Head Coach Fleda Berschwinger
fberschwinger@berlincentral.org

Assistant Coach Adrianna Rizzo
arizzo@berlincentral.org

Modified Girls Soccer:

Team will practice and play home games on the lower soccer field at the high school. Student athletes will be able to take the late runs home after practice.

Head Coach Sandy Honsinger
shonsinger@berlincentral.org

JV and Varsity Girls Volleyball:

Generally, on days when all three levels of volleyball have practice, JV and Varsity Volleyball will practice together from 4:30-6. On these days, JV and Varsity athletes will need to find their own transportation home.

JV and Varsity play most, if not all their games together so they will travel together or host games together. JV plays first beginning at 4:15 and Varsity follows once the JV games conclude (usually between 5:30 and 6pm)

Varsity Volleyball Head Coach: Paul Slaver
pslaver@berlincentral.org

Assistant Varsity Coach: Cassie Bentley
cbentley@berlincentral.org

JV Volleyball Coach: Jess Gould
jgould@berlincentral.org

Modified Girls Volleyball:

Generally, on days when all three levels of volleyball have practice, Modified girls volleyball athletes will be able to take the late runs home after their practice from 3-4:30pm.

Their games also begin at 4:15pm.

Head Coach Karen Capozzi
kcapozzi@berlincentral.org

Varsity Boys Soccer:

Generally, the Varsity Boys Soccer team will practice at New Lebanon from 4:30-6. Berlin will provide bussing down to New Lebanon for practice and then back to Berlin MS/HS. Student athletes will need their own rides home from Berlin MS/HS from there.

There will be days where the team will practice at BES from 3-4:30/5. These days will be designated on the weekly schedule. These days, students will be able to catch the late runs home. Home games will be played at New Lebanon. We will transport athletes down to New Lebanon for the game. Athletes will need to find their own transportation home from games.

Head Coach Art Schmich
aschmich2@berlincentral.org

Assistant Coach Bob Gould
rgould@berlincentral.org

JV Boys Soccer:

Generally, the JV Boys Soccer team will practice at New Lebanon from 4:30-6. Berlin will provide bussing down to New Lebanon for practice and then back to Berlin MS/HS. Student athletes will need their own rides home from Berlin MS/HS from there.

There will be days where the team will practice at BES from 3-4:30/5. These days will be designated on the weekly schedule. These days, students will be able to catch the late runs home. JV Boys soccer will play their games on the lower soccer field at Berlin MS/HS.

Head Coach Nick Toole
ntoole@berlincentral.org

Modified Boys Soccer:

Modified boys soccer will practice and play all their home games at Stephentown Elementary School. Practice will run from 3-4:30 and students will get bussed to Stephentown. After practice, athletes will be bussed back to the MS/HS to catch the late runs. On game days, athletes will need their own rides home.

Head Coach Dan Bentley
dbentley@berlincentral.org

Varsity and Modified Cross Country:

All cross-country athletes will practice at the MS/HS after school. They will be able to take the late runs home after practice. For our home meets, Coach Santarcangelo is working on securing Grafton Lakes State Park. We will bus athletes up to Grafton for our home meets, but they will need their own rides home from meets

Varsity XC Coach: Josh Santarcangelo
jsantarcangelo@berlincentral.org

Modified XC Coach: Erik Viner
eviner@berlincentral.org

Should you have questions throughout the season or need to reach out about concerns, I respectfully ask you reach out to your student athletes coach. If it is something they cannot answer, they will forward it onto me, and I will do my best to provide you with the information you’re looking for.

These changes will take time to adjust to, but I have no doubt once we do, I know it will run smoothly and become second nature to all of us. We will have glitches, but we will overcome them. It will simply take time,

Thank you for supporting our student athletes and interscholastic sports program. I’m looking forward to an enjoyable and adventurous year.

Sincerely,

Josh Weaver
Athletic Director