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Men's soccer program set for spring tryouts, concussion baseline testing information

Men's soccer program set for spring tryouts, concussion baseline testing information

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men's soccer program will head into the spring preparing to return to the varsity level this coming fall. Head Coach Pedro Braz will be running spring practice/tryouts for any Gallaudet full-time student interested in going out for the team. Prior to participating in any activities with the men's soccer program every full-time student must complete a physical and concussion baseline test.

The NCAA requires a physical examination and several health related forms to be completed prior to participation in any varsity sport. If you intend to join the team, you should start on these forms as soon as you can. Forms and essential information can be found on the Gallaudet Athletics web page www.gallaudetathletics.com/athletictraining/physicals. You must complete the forms listed under New/Transfer Student-Athlete Sports Physical Forms. You can also pick-up a packet from the athletic trainer's office during business hours. Completion of the forms is mandatory, you will not be allowed to practice until the paperwork is complete.

There will be a mandatory concussion baseline test on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the computer lab. Every student-athlete trying out for men's soccer must attend this.

Spring tryouts will be held on March 9, 12, 13 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Hotchkiss Field. To register for the tryouts you must email your full name, year in school, phone number and number of year(s) of athletic eligibility you have left to Coach Braz at pedro.braz@gallaudet.edu.

The men's soccer team will practice twice a week and hold weightlifting workouts twice a week. The team will host an alumni game at Hotchkiss Field on April 24 at 7 p.m. If you are a Gallaudet men's soccer player and you are interested in playing in this game please email Coach Braz at pedro.braz@gallaudet.edu.

The Gallaudet men's soccer program last competed at the varsity level in the fall of 2012 where the Bison posted a 3-13 overall record and 1-9 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play.

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