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I hope this email finds you doing well! I am reaching out to you to inform you that SPMA will be starting a Golf Team during the 2017-2018 school year. I am sending this email to gauge student interest.
My plan is to offer golf to students in Grades 4-8. The fourth and fifth graders would be a club team. We would hold practices, but there would be no “meets” against other schools for this level. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade team would be certified by SCISA, would play by SCISA rules, and would have meets against other schools. (SCISA only allows participation in meets for grades 6-12). Also, this will be a “Boys’ Team” according to SCISA, but girls may participate. The girls’ season is in the fall. If there is enough interest, we can look into starting a girl’s team in 2018-2019. At this point, it makes sense to have both boys and girls who are interested play on this team so our future track can already be past the planning stage. (Girls can play on the boys’ team, but boys cannot play on the girls’ team per SCISA rules).
There is a lot to do between now and the start date of the season in 2018, including the purchase of uniforms, scheduling, finding a course to practice on, making sure students have clubs, arranging travel, etc. Therefore, I wanted to send this out as soon as possible so we can decide on fees, requirements, etc.
For those of you who are interested, please send an email to me stating that “(Your child’s name) is interested” along with their age/grade/experience, so I have an idea of what to expect in terms of numbers. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also be having a basketball team [or teams] this fall. An email will come out later on that. Basketball will begin around mid- to late October. I have already reached out about scrimmaging other schools. We are also in discussion of possibly reviving our club volleyball team, so please be on the lookout for that as well.
Finally, for those of you who are interested, I am attaching the SCISA Golf rules (below) so that you and your son/daughter can get caught up on the playing rules and regulations.
This is an exciting time for SPMA and its athletics’ programs and I truly appreciate all of your support!