Preseason 2019

Dear Pingree Students,

To all newcomers and those returning, welcome to Pingree athletics! Preseason is a great way to prepare for the upcoming season and bond with your peers. Preseason practices are mandatory for all those trying out for the varsity level of their chosen fall sport. Any player not trying out for varsity who wishes to attend is welcome but not required. All football players are required to be at preseason. All sub-varsity practices and other fall activities will begin Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 3:00-5:00. Note that for sports with multiple JV levels, teams will be determined in the first week of practices.

Please come to preseason prepared with the appropriate athletics attire, equipment, socks, and footwear. Sport-specific requirements are noted below. For field teams, please bring sneakers in addition to cleats for the possibility of indoor practices. If on the turf field, please note that metal cleats or spikes are not allowed. Please bring a water bottle and make sure you are hydrated and prepared for the heat with sunblock. Note that individual lockers will not be available during preseason practices.

Expect to work hard and have fun! If you have any sport-specific questions, feel free to reach out to the coach of your team. Head coaches’ email addresses are hyperlinked if you click on their name on your team page.

Sport-Specific Requirements

  • Cross Country: Consider buying and breaking in a new pair of running shoes in advance. Please prepare using the summer workout program linked here: RUNNING PLANS.
  • Dance: Recommended website for purchase- DiscountDance.com
    • Female Dancers:
      • Capezio Adult Team Basic High Waist Dance Shorts (Black)- Style No: TB131
      • Natalie Adult Curvy Fit Mock Wrap Tank Leotard (Black)- Style No: N9064x
      • Capezio Adult Pirouette II Canvas Lyrical Shoe (Nude)- Style No: H061
    • Male Dancers:
      • Double Platinum-Mens Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Black)- Style No: N7085
      • Under Armour-Mens Workout Shorts (Black)- Style No: 1261121
      • Capezio Adult Pirouette II Canvas Lyrical Shoe (Nude)- Style No: H061
  • Field Hockey: Stick, goggles (FIH approved), mouthguard, and shin pads
  • Football: Mouthguard; approved pads and helmets will be distributed on your first day. Please bring a lunch each day.
  • Golf: Golf clubs, golf shoes, and a collared shirt (no jeans permitted)
  • Boys Soccer: Shin pads and socks
  • Girls Soccer: Shin pads and socks
  • Volleyball: Knee pads and sneakers with a clean sole (typically not worn outside)

Preseason Practice Locations

Cross Country: Meet @ Outdoor Classroom (by main circle)
Field Hockey: Turf Field
Football: Football Practice Field (by baseball field)
Golf: Transportation will be provided; meet at Athletics Center
Boys Soccer: Field 3 (by tennis courts)
Girls Soccer: Field 2 (by tennis courts)
Volleyball: Athletics Center

Preseason Schedule

Monday, 8/19 
Cross Country 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Dance 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Football 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (equipment/meetings)

Tuesday, 8/20 
Cross Country 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Dance 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Football 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. (locker room), 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (practice), 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (meetings)

Wednesday, 8/21
Cross Country, Girls and Boys Soccer, Volleyball 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Dance 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Football 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. (locker room), 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (practice), 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (meetings)
Golf 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, 8/22
Cross Country, Girls and Boys Soccer, Volleyball 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Dance 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Football 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. (locker room), 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (practice), 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (meetings)
Golf 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, 8/23
Cross Country, Girls and Boys Soccer, Volleyball 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Dance 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 2:00 – 4:00 pm (competition tryouts)
Football 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. (locker room), 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (practice), 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (meetings)
Golf 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Monday, 8/26
Boys Soccer 4:00 p.m. (scrimmage vs. Melrose)
Cross Country, Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Volleyball 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Dance no practice
Girls Soccer 4:00 p.m. (scrimmage @ Danvers)
Football 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (meetings), 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (practice)
Golf 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 8/27 – Wednesday 8/28
No practices; class trips

Thursday, 8/29
Cross Country, Field Hockey, Girls and Boys Soccer, Volleyball 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Dance 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. (competition team)
Football 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (returner meetings), 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (all practice)
Golf 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, 8/30
Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Field Hockey on Gate Field) 
Dance 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Convocation rehearsal)
Football 10:00 a.m. (scrimmage @ Ipswich)
Girls Soccer 10:00 a.m. (scrimmage vs. Swampscott) on Turf Field
Boys Soccer 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Jamboree)
Golf 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, 8/31 – Monday, 9/2
No practices; Labor Day

Tuesday 9/3
All teams and afternoon programs meet 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (after Grit n' Wit event)

Wednesday 9/4
All teams and afternoon programs meet 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Convocation Day)

Girls Soccer 4:30 p.m. (scrimmage @ Peabody)
Boys Soccer (scrimmage TBD)
Field Hockey scrimmage vs. Andover time TBD