Athletes, parents gather at CVU gym (8/27/09)

Aug. 27, 2009

Athletic policies and procedures were among subjects covered Tuesday evening at a mandatory meeting for fall sports athletes and their parents at Champlain Valley Union High School.

Kevin Riell, CVU athletic director, estimated the turnout at more than 700 for the first such general meeting for sports participants and parents in several years.

Principal Sean McMannon opened the session, noting that at CVU, the student in student-athlete comes first.

Riell then discussed expectations for athletes in regards to grades, sportsmanship and communication. He also introduced the coaches.

Athletic trainer Tony Lora discussed health issues.

Cross country and field hockey teams open their seasons Tuesday. Boys and girls soccer teams and football get their game schedules under way the following week.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent