News & Information

Happy summer!

First, congratulations to all seniors and good luck in your future endeavors!  Second, I know a lot of questions come up over the summer, especially for incoming 9th graders. 

Throughout the summer, I will periodically access, and respond to, email, texts, and voicemail. Should you need immediate assistance, please contact Janet Kozin in the athletic office at or 860-487-0877 x4964.  In the meantime, below, please find some helpful and important information:

Summer Lifting – Strength & Conditioning:
E.O. Smith is one of the few schools in the state offering our athletes a free strength and conditioning program.  This program is organized through trained and licensed experts and in consultation with our coaches.  Strength and conditioning is paramount to performing at high levels and preventing injuries.  We highly encourage all athletes to participate.
Beginning Tuesday, July 6th, Strength Coach Shawn McCarthy will offer 20 hours per week of strength and conditioning daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.  Training sessions are FREE for all current E.O. Smith athletes, including incoming 9th graders.  The goal is to tailor programs specific to the individual needs of each athlete and create training groups based on athletes' needs.  Feel free to email Coach McCarthy directly at, or just show up between 10:30-12:30.
Below, please also find other pertinent information regarding participation in athletics this fall. 

Participation in Fall Sports & Important dates: 
IMPORTANT – to participate in athletics in the fall, an athlete must have had a physical within 13 months.  The Connecticut Association of Interscholastic Sports (CIAC) is not permitting exceptions to this rule.  This is different than what is required for a student to return to school.  An athlete cannot participate in practices or tryouts without a recent physical, and clearance from our health office.  No exceptions.  We want to give you ample time to contact your primary care physician to schedule an appointment.

For the purpose of clarity, a physical is valid if it’s dated within the previous 13 months and will remain valid for the completion of the current athletic season.  For example, if a physical is dated November 15th, 2020, it will be valid until December 15th, 2021, therefore, an athlete will be eligible for the fall season and the start of the winter season, but will become ineligible to participate during the winter season.

Health Office Hours for Athletic Clearance:
Please submit physical verification and other requisite paper work to the Health Office.  All pipework can be found on our website – Click on the “FORMS” folder found here:

Wednesday, August 11th - 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – FOOTBALL ONLY
Thursday, August 12th - 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – FOOTBALL ONLY
Monday, August 16th - 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – FOOTBALL ONLY
Wednesday, August 18th - 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – FOOTBALL ONLY

Friday, August 20th - 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – All Fall Sports
Monday, August 23rd – Thursday, August 26th- 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  – All fall sports

Impact Testing:
This is required for new students, incoming 9th graders, and 11th graders.  We will send more information about how this will be administered by the school at a later date.
Tentative Practices/Tryouts
Thursday – Saturday – Football Organized Training Days (OTAs
Monday, August 16th – Football conditioning
Saturday, August 21st – Football contact practices begin
Thursday, August 26th – All fall sports - tryouts/practices begin

*Please contact coaches for specific dates/times/locations.  







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Go Panthers!


Dan Uriano

*Athletic Advisory Council – This group was formed at the end of May, at the recommendation of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), the governing body for high school athletics.  E.O.’s committee is comprised of administrators, teachers, parents, coaches, medical doctors, PH.Ds (in specialized and relevant fields to athletics), and other medical professionals.  This group meets regularly to review guidelines and relevant information, and make decisions regarding E.O. Smith Athletic protocols.  This group determines what we can confidently and reasonably to do ensure the safest conditions for athletic participation.  There are a number of factors unique to E.O. Smith that make implementation most challenging.  This group works hard to make the right decisions.

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