Friday marks the first day of football practice for N.C. High School Athletics Association teams statewide, and most fall sports follow suit next week.
All potential athletes must have a completed physical exam and register on-line or have written permission slips from a parent or guardian before participating in tryouts or practices. Contact your school to get the necessary forms.
Here's a look at the dates and times for first practices at local high schools.
Carrboro High School
Cross Country: Aug. 1 Aug. 4, 7 a.m. at Finley Soccer Field, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd.
Women's Golf: Aug. 1 Informational meeting in the school commons at 10 a.m. Tryouts on Aug. 7 at Leeperland, 9-10:30 a.m.
Field Hockey: Aug. 4-5, 8-10 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m. Meet at the baseball field.
Football: Aug. 1 and Aug. 4-6, Friday through Wednesday, 7:30-10 a.m. (Athletes need to bring football shoes, signed student-athlete and parent concussion statement and arrive at Carrboro HS at 7 a.m. to receive a helmet)
Men's Soccer: Aug. 4-5-6, 8-10 a.m. at the practice field.
Women's Tennis: Aug. 4 6 p.m. at the tennis courts
Volleyball: Aug. 4 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Aug 5 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Chapel Hill High School
Cross Country: Aug. 4, 6 p.m. (Coach Joan Mabe - email@example.com)
Field Hockey: Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m. (Coach Wendy Bennett - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Football: Aug. 1, 6 p.m. (Coach Issac Marsh - email@example.com)
Women’s Golf: Aug. 11, TBA (Coach Jim Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Men’s Soccer: Aug. 4, 7:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. (Coach Jason Curtis - email@example.com)
Women’s Tennis: Aug. 4, 6 p.m. (Coach Neil Alderman - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volleyball: Aug. 1, 8:30 am (Coach Jody Brown - email@example.com)
JV Cheerleading: TBA (Coach Ashley Lanier - firstname.lastname@example.org)
East Chapel Hill High School
Cross Country: Aug. 11; Meet at East track; 6-8 p.m. (Coach Steve Marquis - email@example.com)
Field Hockey: Aug. 4-8; tryouts East softball field 6-7:30 p.m. (Coach Susan Taylor - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Football: Aug. 1: 7-10 a.m. (Assistant Coach Will Brady - email@example.com)
Men's Soccer: Aug 4-6; 8-10 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. each day (Coach Austin Collins - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volleyball: Aug. 4-6; 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. (Coach Michelle Wood - email@example.com)
Women's Golf: TBA (Head Coach Henry Essey - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Women's Tennis: Aug. 7; 8-10 a.m. at the East tennis courts (Coach Lindsay Linker - email@example.com)
Cheerleading: TBA (Coach Carolyn Cotton - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cedar Ridge High School
Cedar Ridge will hold its 2014 fall sports mandatory meeting for players, parents and coaches at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the school gym. Anyone trying out for a fall sport should attend.
Cheerleading: August 4-6, in the CRHS gym, 4-6 p.m. (Coach Toi Burton - email@example.com)
Orange High School
Cheerleading: Aug. 7-8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Aug. 9, 9-11:30 a.m. in the OHS Gym. (Kaycee Butcher - kaycee.butcher @orange.k12.nc.us - 919-732-6133, ext. 20110 or Clarissa Kumor firstname.lastname@example.org - 919- 732-6133, ext. 20758)