Dover-Eyota Athletics

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Greetings! My name is John Ostrowski and I am starting my 23rd year here at DEHS. We are very proud of our athletic teams. Over the years our school has made state team tournament appearances in cross country, dance, girls soccer, football, boys basketball, baseball, softball and winning the state championship in girls basketball in 2015. We also have three separate relay state champions and 12 individual wrestling champions.

We are also honored to be a part of the 11 schools that make up the Three Rivers Conference. Our conference is one of the most competitive in the state with our teams representing this area very well in MSHSL tournament competition.

Our coaches are experienced, dedicated and encourage the development of our players as hard workers, team players and respectful people. They understand that winning is a huge part of competitive athletics, but they also believe in the values that participation in extracurricular activities fosters-mental toughness, accountability, responsibility, cooperation/togetherness, perseverance and discipline to name a few.

Thank you for your support of our student athletes and hope to see you at a sporting event in the near future. Eagle Power!!

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Activities Director

John Ostrowski

507-545-2631 ext. 268



Spring Sports Update

Spring Sports practices are allowed to begin on the following dates per MSHSL guidelines.


March 22 Baseball Throwing and Conditioning

March 29 Softball, Baseball, Track and Golf practices.

Dover-Eyota and the Three Rivers Conference will be following directives from Governor Walz, Minnesota Department of Health, MSHSL, Dover-Eyota School Board and Three Rivers Conference Superintendents when making decision regarding participation in activities.

Change is inevitable. Please be patient as things can and will change rapidly as they have done the past few months.. Games may be cancelled, rescheduled, new opponents found, sites changed. We again ask for your patience and understanding. Please use our athletics website, daily announcements, and “notify me” to stay informed.

We will be requiring many safeguards/protocols to help keep our athletes as safe as possible. We understand the need to keep athletes/students healthy, allow kids and coaches to be together, be physically active again, rekindle the teammate relationships and move towards some type of normal activity.

Reminders

Registration and fee payment can be done online, go to desch.org, athletics, DE Online Registration.

Fees 7 & 8 = $60, 9-12 = $85


Game/Meet Schedules - they are not posted yet, should be posted middle of the week of March 8. We are waiting for more guidance from MDE and MSHSL regarding items such as: number of contests per week, games allowed per day, will tournaments be allowed, will scrimmages be allowed, number of teams allowed at an event, etc.

Information regarding Athletic Activities can always be found on our district webpage, www.desch.org, athletics. Game Schedules, Online Registration, Fee Payments, Winter Sports Information, MSHSL Eligibility Forms, Physical Forms, and Practice Schedules can all be found on this page.

Notify Me-go to our athletics page, sign up, you then will be notified of any changes made to the game schedule.

Practice Schedules will be found on our athletics page, Not posted yet, we are still working through the dates and times.


Spring Sports Eligibility Meeting

There WILL NOT be an in person Spring Sports Eligibility Meeting this Spring. Information that would have been presented can be found on line at www.desch.org, athletics home, Spring Sports Meeting Notes 2021. This information will be available soon

Without a sports meeting in which most of the fees, forms and physicals are turned, please be ready to hand that information in at the first day of practice.

Sports participation Fees

Grades 7 & 8 = $60.00

Grades 9-12 = $85.00

What you need to begin practice

1) Payment of your Participation Fee Gr. 7 & 8 = $60, Gr. 9-12 = $85

2) Signed MSHSL Permission Form (parent & athlete signature). Can also be completed when registering on line. Will also be handed out at the Fall Sports Meeting.

3) Completed physical exam, this form can also be obtained on the district website

What should you bring to practice

Track - inside and outside shoes, dress inlayers as a practice session could be held both inside and outside, water bottle.

Baseball -Sweatpants, sweatshirt, spikes, glove, hat, bat, dress in layers, your practice cold be partially outside and inside hitting in the batting cage.

Softball -Sweatpants, sweatshirt, spikes, glove, fielding mask, batting helmet if you own one, water bottle, bat if you own one. Dress in layers, your practice cold be both outside and inside hitting in one practice session.

Golf- Clubs, water bottle, dress in layers.


Think Sports Physicals Now!

Athletes need a sports physical on record to participate in a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) sanctioned activity.

  • The MSHSL requires a physical on file every three years.

  • All incoming seventh graders planning to participate in athletics, and most athletes entering their sophomore year, will need a physical.

  • The Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Form requires a signature by the medical provider completing the physical.

Notify Me

Are you looking for a fast way to be notified of schedule changes that take place in real time? Go to our website, www.desch.org and choose Athletics/Activities, Athletics, Activities schedules and look for the small “notify me” icon in the upper right hand corner. Here you can sign up to be notified of any changes that are entered on our activities calendar. You can sign up to be notified for all the activities your child is involved in. Just make sure you update the activity list and remember your password.

Ticket Prices

Admission is charged to attend following indoor and outdoor events:

Varsity Soccer, Varsity Football, 9th, JV and Varsity Volleyball, 9th, JV and Varsity Basketball and Wrestling

Adults $6.00

Students $4.00 All Senior Citizens at Regular Season DE Games = Free

Season passes can be purchased as well

Passes Available

Student = $40.00

Adult = $70.00

Family = $150

Passes are only accepted for Regular Season home events. Passes are not accepted for Subsection or Section Events that may be hosted at Dover-Eyota.

ATTENDANCE IN SCHOOL (also see School District Policy #503)

A student must be in attendance the whole day to practice or participate in an event. The high school secretary and activities director will monitor daily attendance and if students are not eligible to participate due to illness or tardiness to school, that information will be passed on to the coach by the activities director. Due to emergency situations at home or other excused absences, a student may be allowed to participate in a contest with approval of the principal or activities director. A suspended student will not be allowed to participate until the suspension has been completed. Coaches will excuse a student form practice with a written note from a parent. (Per Board action 2-7-90)

Bus Dismissal Times

A 3:15 bus time indicates the bus will leave as soon as the teams are ready. Please work to get the the bus ASAP.

Early dismissals-Players are dismissed 15 minutes prior to the bus departure time.

All players need to have their equipment at school ready to leave for the event. · They will not be excused to run home and get their gear.

ATHLETIC TRAINER

A certified athletic trainer (ATC) employed by Mayo Sports Medicine will be available each day to provide athletic training services to 7th through 12th grade athletes from 3-6 pm. The trainer will cover all home events, grades 9-12. They will provide coverage of 7 & 8 grade games if they take place in the 3-6 pm time frame. All services will be provided at the high school.

Please Donate!

Do you have a walking boot, crutches, or braces lying around and have no use for them anymore? If so, we would love to have them to use for our athletes here at Dover-Eyota High School when they get injured. Any medical items you feel could be put to good use in the athletic training room please donate them! You can drop them off with Shauna in the athletic training room or with Mr. Ostrowski. Thanks so much for thinking of us.


Dover-Eyota Letterman's Jacket Sizing by MECA Sportswear

After the fall and winter sports season, a representative comes to DE for a jacket sizing, a jacket can be ordered at that time. This is a great chance to try jackets on and get the right fit. $100 deposit required at the time of order.

Our salesperson is Tony Becker, contact him with questions. tbecker@mecasportswear.com

Jackets can also be ordered on line.