Preseason Information

Dear Pingree Students,

To all newcomers and those returning, welcome to Pingree Athletics & Afternoon Programs! Please find below some important information regarding preseason and varsity tryouts for fall 2022 programs. Preseason practices are mandatory for those trying out for the varsity level of their chosen fall sport. Any student who wishes to participate as part of a varsity level program is welcome to attend tryouts. All sub-varsity practices and other fall afternoon programs will begin on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

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. 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 athletics team or to the coach of your team. Head coaches’ email addresses are hyperlinked if you click on their name on your team page.

Click here to view the full letter from Betsy Kennedy, director of athletics and afternoon programs. 

Preseason Schedule

Monday, August 22
Cross Country 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Dance 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Football: Equipment Distribution & Team Meetings 8:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Varsity captains workshop 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23
Cross Country 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Dance 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Football 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Varsity captains training 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24
Cross Country 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 
Dance tryouts 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Football 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Golf tryouts at Beverly Golf & Tennis 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer tryouts 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Girls Soccer tryouts 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 
Volleyball tryouts 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 

Thursday, August 25
Cross Country 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 
Dance 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Football 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Golf tryouts at Beverly Golf & Tennis 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer tryouts 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Girls Soccer tryouts 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 
Volleyball tryouts 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 

Friday, August 26
Cross Country 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 
Dance 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Football 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Golf tryouts at Beverly Golf & Tennis 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer scrimmage vs. Newburyport HS 9:45 a.m. (home), tryouts 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Girls Soccer tryouts 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 
Volleyball tryouts 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 

Saturday, August 27
Boys Soccer scrimmage at Rockport HS 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. departure from Athletics Center)
Girls Soccer scrimmage at Marblehead HS 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. departure from Athletics Center)

Monday, August 29
(New Family Dinner 6:00 p.m.)
Cross Country 4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. 
Dance 4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Field Hockey tryouts 4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Football 4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Golf at Beverly Golf & Tennis 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer 4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Girls Soccer 4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Volleyball 4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, August 30
Cross Country 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. 
Dance 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Field Hockey tryouts 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Football 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Golf at Beverly Golf & Tennis 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Girls Soccer scrimmage vs. Danvers HS 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 31–Thursday, September 1
No Practices; Class Trips & Student Orientation

Friday, September 2
(Student orientation ends at 1:00 p.m.)
Cross Country 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 
Dance 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. .
Field Hockey tryouts 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 
Football 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 
Golf off
Boys Soccer scrimmage at Wakefield HS 3:00 p.m. (1:45 p.m. departure)
Girls Soccer scrimmage vs. Hamilton-Wenham HS 2:00 p.m. (home)
Volleyball 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 

Saturday, September 3–Monday, September 5
No Practices; Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday, September 6
Varsity afternoon activities meet 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 7
(Convocation, classes begin)
All teams (varsity and sub-varsity) and afternoon programs meet 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Boys Varsity Soccer scrimmage @ Rivers 4:45 p.m. (3:00 p.m. departure from Athletics Center)