First meet

Our first meet is coming this Tuesday against Columbus at Cadillac XBC, starting at 3:45. Each bowling participant will be given 2 passes to allow spectators into the event. No other spectators are allowed. We are hoping to stream the event online, but we are still working through a few details for this away event. We are confident that we will be able to stream home events in the future, but away events impose an additional level of difficulty.

Masks will be required! Details on face covering enforcement:
– Applies to all fans of indoor contests in conference and non-conference match-ups
– Applies for all high school and middle school contests
– Must wear a face covering to enter the event
– Face coverings must cover your nose and mouth
– Face coverings should be worn the entire time a fan is in the building
– Fans who do not wear a face covering may be asked to leave

Additionally, last week, bowlers competing were given Jerseys and uniform instructions. Bowlers are required to wear their jersey and black pants while bowling. Bowlers may wear additional layers if needed under their jersey, but the jersey must be worn on top and fully visible. Many bowlers may have grown since last year and need to validate their pants from last season still fit.


Bowling Ball Maintenance

In upcoming practices we will be discussing bowling ball maintenance. To facilitate this Coaches will be making home-made ball cleaner which can be produced much more cost effectively than store bought cleaner. If your bowler would like a bottle of ball cleaner, they should bring a bottle of rubbing alcohol (90%+) to practice on Monday. Coaches will use the rubbing alcohol in conjunction with other products to make the cleaner. Bowlers will get a proportionate amount of cleaner to what they bring in rubbing alcohol. One bottle will get them through the year.

Additionally, we have once again bought microfiber bowling towels in bulk. Bowlers may get a towel from us on Monday for $1 if they so desire (completely optional). This year the towels are grey.


EMR system

A message from our athletic trainer:

Go-Hawk Parents-

We are looking to incorporate a new EMR system to better track and maintain medical records for our student-athletes here at Waverly-Shell Rock High School. The new system is called CoreAT, and was designed through A.T. Still University and the Athletic Training Practice Based Research Network.

The system will be much more efficient for our sports medicine staff in documenting injuries, and you as parents will be able to access your sons and daughters medical records at any time.

In order to help us out with this process, it would be helpful if you could create a profile for your son or daughter, which would allow me to access their profile when they come into the athletic training room.

Find attached a letter explaining the new system, as well as a step-by-step guide which walks you through exactly how to create your son or daughters profile. The entire process should take no longer than 5 minutes for each child you will be registering.

Thanks for taking the time to help us better care for your sons and daughters. This will be a valuable tool helping us to continue providing first-class care for our student-athletes here at Waverly-Shell Rock.


Preseason Updates

I will get more complete updates to you in the near future, but for now a few details that I want to get to you as soon as possible:

1. Our hompage is http://highschoolbowling.org/ ALL Information you need is there, including our current full calendar (practices and meets). This calendar is changing as we learn more about this season, but I want you to have access to all information as I have it. Continue to look to the website for up to date details.

2. You need bowling shoes. If you do not have bowling shoes, or have outgrown them (check now!!!), you have 2 choices:
– you can either buy some, details here: http://highschoolbowling.org/equipment/
– you can shoot me your shoe size and I can see what I have available in our stock.

3. We have 2 bus drivers, it looks like everyone will practice twice a week. Varsity will get one additional practice. We will use New Hampton for our home lanes.

4. Masks will be worn at practice. Gaiters and face shields do not meet this requirement. If you are unable to meet this requirement for any reason, please contact me immediately and we will discuss options. The affordable option that I recommend and will be wearing is here: https://www.bowlgenesis.com/products/genesis-aeropure-face-masks but other face masks are acceptable.

….More details for bowlers and parents coming soon.


Let’s get the season underway.

2020 continues to be a year of challenges, and as Go-Hawks we learn to meet those challenges head-on. Waverly Lanes has closed for the year, it is possible that they will re-open once sold, but for now we are moving ahead with the understanding that we will not be bowling in Waverly.

For the upcoming season we will be using New Hampton as our home bowling center. This will create some challenges, but it also creates some opportunity. New Hampton has put in brand new synthetic lanes and has their machines in working order (unlike the problems we have dealt with in the past).

Our plan is to have 2 full team practices and one varsity only practice in New Hampton each week. This will leave us a day or two each week to do workouts, film, and off-lane training in Waverly. When I am able to get a complete schedule mapped out I will circulate that to all.

The once main challenge we have yet to solve for this season, is that we need a bus driver, willing to drive our team to and from practices twice a week. If you do not have a CDL, we can get you the training. PLEASE LET ME KNOW OF ANY INTERESTED PEOPLE. The bus garage is already short drivers and this must be solved for us to have a season.

Thank you!


Body By Chad

This is a great opportunity to stay in shape (or get in shape) while you have some extra free time. The workout we did for High School Bowling can be done at home:) Also Chad Rinehart has put together a great program for you that can be done at home. Details from Chad….

Please read all of the following and look over the entire workout and pages. It will be best to look over each workout the day before so if you have questions I will have time to respond.

Below is a link to a workout that may be done at home using no equipment or minimal equipment. I plan on making the workout 4-6 weeks, currently week 1 is done. Each exercise has a hyperlink to a youtube video showing the exercise. Each part of the workout, outside of the sprints, has a timer link to an online timer that you may use to keep pace with the workout. If there is a day that you cannot get outside to do the sprints either substitute with another high speed movement or do the sprint portion the next day.

Most of the exercises can be done with only body weight. For those that cannot I encourage you to be creative. Use milk jugs, large cans or bottles, or a backpack filled with books. You may want to buy a jump rope for a cheap indoor exercise apparatus.

Lastly, I hope to incorporate a new software called teambuildr by the end of the week. After that point you will be able to download the app and I will send you a code that will have the workouts on your phone to use. We will use this app and will not be going back to using paper cards when we return to the GPEC.

Workout Link

Workout Explained

At Home Training Ideas

Have a great day,