February Featured Partners
AROUND THE HORN

Celebration of Women in Sports
Thank you to everyone who attended the Celebration of Women in Sports event last Friday. A great time was enjoyed by all! A special thank you to Fishers Cryotherapy for sponsoring the event, https://www.fisherscryo.com/.
Recreational League Evaluations
7th/8th Grade*
Sunday, February 16
Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym
3:00 p.m.
*make-up time: 4:30 p.m. for 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th

1st/2nd Grade*
Sunday, February 23
HSE High School Auxiliary Gym
Last Name A-G: 12:00 p.m.
Last Name H-O: 1:30 p.m.
Last Name P-Z: 3:00 p.m.
*make-up time: 4:30 p.m. for 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th

Opening Day - Saturday, April 18
Opening Day for Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball is April 18. Bring out your family and enjoy a full day of fun including entertainment by Dave and Rae, Pitch, Hit & Run competition, food vendors, local mascot appearances, family games and activities, fireworks, and of course, a full day of baseball! The events run from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Visit http://www.fishershseyouthbaseball.com/ for more information and updates.
Make-up Evaluations 10U-14U
Sunday, March 1
HSE High School Auxiliary Gym
10U-14U girls that missed evaluations should arrive anytime between 12:00-1:15 p.m. to complete their evaluation.

Mark your Calendars!
Opening Day is Saturday, April 18 at Olio Fields. More details coming soon!

Softball Camp
FHS softball program is hosting a camp Saturday, March 7 for 8U-14U players.
Click here to sign-up and view more details.
ST. VINCENT SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Common Injuries in Young Athletes - Concussions
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions are particularly common if you play a contact sport, such as football or soccer. Most individuals recover fully after a concussion. If you believe you have experienced a concussion-causing hit to the head, refrain from participating in physical activity and see a medical physician.

FROM THE ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Thank you!
I started with Southeastern Program of Recreational Team Sports (S.P.O.R.T.S.) as the Assistant Executive Director in 2004. During the past 16 years, it has been my pleasure to help our organization grow and change, including our recent name change to Mudsock Youth Athletics! Now, after 16 years of service, I am announcing my retirement with mixed feelings of nostalgia and excitement.

When I was hired, I was one of only four employees working in our small office on Village Square Lane. Now there are seven employees working in our much larger office at Billericay Park. During my tenure, the number of sports, leagues and participants has doubled. Also, during this time, the Town of Fishers became the City of Fishers while the population grew from 55,000 to over 90,000. This growth was among the fastest in the country at the time and I am pleased to say our organization eagerly kept up with the progress.

QUICK HITTERS
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The 2020 HSE-Fishers Girls Lacrosse Season is starting soon!
Registration is still open with a $10 late fee.
Sign-up as soon as possible to avoid being waitlisted! You can register online at www.myathletics. c  om or in person at the Mudsock Youth Athletics Office at Billericay Park.

Evaluations - U12 and U14
Sunday, March 15
Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym
U12: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
U14: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Come with goggles, mouth guard, stick and water
No cleats!

2020 Season Kick-off Meeting
Wednesday, March 18
Billericay Park Community Room
U10/U12: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
U14: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Come to the kick-off to hear about the upcoming season, meet coaches, turn in uniform and volunteer deposits, pick up your uniform, order spirit wear, sign-up to volunteer and much more!

Tentative Practice Times
Finch Creek Fieldhouse
Monday, March 23
U8/U10: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
U12: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25
U8/U10: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
U14: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29
U12: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
U14: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
*Regular outdoor practices will start after Spring Break
Registration for Boys Volleyball Closes Soon!
Boys Youth Volleyball is returning for a 4th season in the spring of 2020 and still accepting registrations. Come experience the exciting game of volleyball and have fun learning from some of the best in the state. This year the league will be run by HSE and Fishers boys volleyball coaches. Your boys will get a chance to play and learn from current HSE and Fishers high school players. The season will begin April 17 and will occur every Friday until May 15 (5 weeks) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Fishers Junior High School. Parents will be notified in early March with more details regarding the practices and competition/game formats.

Hope to see you on the court!
Carlos Capo - Head Varsity Coach - FHS
Jon Harmon - Head Varsity Coach - HSE
Wes Marchione - Assistant Coach - HSE
Sign-up Today!
Boys Lacrosse is still accepting registrations for the 2020 spring lacrosse season through the end of February! Rec teams are forming now, so get signed up today for lacrosse and join the fastest growing sport in the country! Register at www.myathletics.com. We are offering programs for 1st-8th grade.

Coaches Needed
Just like all youth sports programs, we are always looking for new parents to coach our great group of young players. If you are interested in coaching, as a head coach or assistant coach, please reach out to us at hsefisherslacrosse@gmail.com for further information.

U.S. Lacrosse
With registration being in January each year, many player's U.S. Lacrosse numbers expire this time of year. Please make sure your child has a valid U.S. Lacrosse number before registering. If you have already registered, please check the U.S. Lacrosse website and renew your child's yearly membership if it has or soon will expire. Teams will be put together in early March, with practices starting in mid-March, so your child will need his membership current in order to participate.

Evaluations
Once the final registrations have been totaled, we will determine which age groups will hold evaluations for team assignments. Be on the lookout for further communications in the coming weeks regarding the evaluations and team assignments.
Knights Cheer Parent Meeting
Thursday, March 26
7:00-8:00 p.m.
For parents of current 4th and 5th grade girls
Topics to be discussed
  • Who are the Knights?
  • Time commitment
  • Schedule
  • Financial commitment

Tryouts to take place in April - dates TBD
Indoor 6 Week Session
Crossroads Field Hockey is offering optional indoor winter training to girls who participated in our new fall league or to new girls who would love to try field hockey for the first time.

Click here for more information


 VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH
January: J.D. Trueblood - Girls Basketball and Softball
Next time you see J.D. Trueblood, give him a pat on the back because he's our January Volunteer of the Month! J.D. is one hundred percent dedicated to putting the players first and is ALL IN, running the Fishers Travel Girls Basketball Program and serving as the player agent for our softball league.

February: Michael Thomas - Girls Basketball and Girls Lacrosse
We are thrilled to highlight Michael Thomas, an invested Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball treasurer, board member and former league commissioner as our February Volunteer of the Month. Michael also makes an impact on the lacrosse fields as a committed coach for our girl's program. Our leagues are successful because of you.
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