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Peter Wotton
Athletic Director
Phone Number - 603-516-6950
Notice of Middle School Sports Start Dates
To:        Dover Middle School Parent’s/Guardian’s 
From:    Peter Wotton – Director of Athletics and Physical Education
Re:        Dover Middle School FALL Sports Information
Date:        August 8, 2022
Dover Middle School Sports Start Up Dates
     There will be an organizational meeting for any student who wants to tryout for the DMS Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Soccer, Cross-country, Girls Volleyball or Girls Field Hockey teams on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 2:30 in the Dover Middle School Gymnasium.  The meeting should last approximately 30 minutes. The purpose of this meeting is for all prospective athletes to meet their coaches and to confirm that all appropriate registrations and pre-participation requirements are completed. 

     Regular practices/tryouts will be held beginning on Tuesday September 6th.  The following sports tryouts/practices will begin at 2:45 PM:  Boys and Girls Soccer, Girls Field Hockey and Girls Volleyball.  Anyone playing Boys’ or Girls’ Soccer should bring shin guards, a soccer ball, and a water bottle to practice.  Soccer is open to students in grades 7 and 8. Field hockey players are asked to bring a stick, water bottle, and mouthpiece to practice and it is recommended that players wear protective eyewear to all games and practices (please contact the Dover Athletic department for further details on eyewear).  Field hockey is open to students in grades 6 through 8.  Girls Volleyball players should bring a water bottle, shorts, sneakers, and protective knee pads. Girls Volleyball is open to all girls in grades 5 through 8.  

     Cross-country will begin at 4:30 PM.  All runners should bring shorts, a T-shirt, a water bottle, and running shoes to the first practice which will be held at 4:30 PM at Garrison Elementary School. Cross-country is open to students in grades 5 through 8. 

     All student-athletes and their parent/guardian are required to complete an on-line athletic registration prior to the first practice/tryout on our new registration platform - FinalForms. REGISTRATIONS FOR DMS ATHLETICS WILL OPEN ON AUGUST 15, 2022. Registration information can be found at . All student-athletes will be charged a $80 transportation fee AFTER ROSTERS are established for the season. Only those student-athletes who qualify for “reduced lunch” will receive a reduced transportation fee while those student-athletes who qualify for “free lunch” will receive a waiver of the transportation fee. All student-athletes must have a Physical Examination prior to the first practice/tryout - physicals are valid for a two-year period from date of issuance.

     Physicals will be offered for a charge of $20 by Wentworth Douglass Hospital and Sports Medicine on August 9th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (67 Corporate Drive, Building A, Portsmouth NH) and on August 11th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Seacoast Orthopedic and Sports Medicine (7 Marsh Brook Drive, Suite 100 - Somersworth, NH).

     All students are urged to do some running and aerobic work prior to participation in the athletic program of choice.
     If you have any questions about Dover Middle School Athletics please contact the athletic department at 603-516-6950.
Thank you!         
Peter R. Wotton