Surf Team Wants YOU! Register by 9/16

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The surf team is open to all HTM and HTMMA students.
We hosted a Team Information Session: Tuesday, September 12 @ 3:35 @ High Tech Middle in the commons/patio area. 
If you were at that meeting and shared your email, your email has been entered into the Shutterfly Share Site and you should have received an email inviting you to the site. If you didn’t receive that email, please check your junk email folder, or try logging into Shutterfly.
If you already know you want to join, contact Coach Gerber right away to start the sign-up process: Coach Gerber: 858-354-8692 cgerber.sd@gmail.com.
Here is a bit more information:
Forms: There is an online form for the league, the Scholastic Surf Series, which we request be completed by 9/16. Here is a link to the form: https://surfsss.org/student-membership-2017-2018/ . On the form, please be sure to select “High Tech Middle School” as the Surf Team.
Donations: There is NO mandatory fee to participate. The team must collectively fundraise to cover the league fees by 9/25. This averages $150 in donations per participant. We have a PayPal account set up to accept the donations. Donations are expressly used for the league fees, which are for insurance and competitions. Any extra donations will be used for snacks/drinks during competitions, and campground fees and supplies for our annual surf+camp trip. Here is a link to the donation site: paypal.me/HTMSurfClub
Practices: Practices will be held once weekly at a local beach starting on Sunday, 9/17. Most practices will be at San Fernando Place in Mission Beach (Just south of the Belmont Park roller coaster and parking lot), due to ease of parking. Additional practices may also occur other dates, such as half-day Wednesdays after school. We understand team members will vary in ability, so water safety will be emphasized, and coaches will work with team members and parents to minimize risks, while developing surfing and bodyboarding skills.
Try Outs: Tryouts will be held on Sunday, 9/24. This will set our roster for the first competition.
Competitions: There are 5 competitions against other Division 2 middle schools this season:
  • 10/8: San Fernando Place, Mission Beach
  • 12/17: Oceanside Harbor, South Jetty
  • 1/21: La Jolla Shores
  • 2/25: Oceanside Pier, South
  • 3/18: Avalanche, Ocean Beach
Coach Contact Information: We are fortunate to have an experienced group of people who will help coach this team throughout the season, and we encourage parents to be involved where possible. The primary point of contact is Coach Christopher.
Coaching staff includes: 
Coach Christopher Gerber  (Finn’s dad) htmsurfcoach@gmail.com  858-354-8692
Coach James Frazee  (Zach’s dad)  jamesfrazee@me.com 619-723-6847
Kimberly Wise Clark (Kai’s mom) (858-736-7435; Kimberly@ReCenter.org
Feel free to contact the coaches for any additional information.
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