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Gloucester High School spring sports Registration is OPEN

Julie Smith, Gloucester Public Schools Director of Athletics, reminds Gloucester students that SPRING SCHOOL SPORTS REGISTRATION is open.

Public art repurposed GHS floor fishermen logo Gloucester MA high school ©c ryan_20180110_150616.jpg

“Thanks to all of those who have already registered.  This follow-up announcement is especially for parents and guardians of O’Maley student-athletes…  We look forward to seeing you on the tracks, fields and diamonds!  Bring on spring!”

prior notice: March 4, 2018

“Spring school sports season is two weeks away!  All are encouraged and welcome to participate in GHS and O’Maley Middle School Sports.  Please check out the offerings below and follow the instructions to register.  Contact the sport coach listed below for assistance. 

Please be aware that Gloucester is in Year 2 of MIAA-approved Coop Waivers which allow Manchester Essex Regional High School (Track and Field) and Rockport High School (Boys Lacrosse) to compete together with GHS.

We are in the process of pursuing Middle Level Waivers from the MIAA in order for 8th, and in some cases 7th-graders at O’Maley Middle School to participate on GHS sports teams.  Please stay tuned for future announcements upon MIAA approval of the applications. 

Be sure to check out the offerings below and email the sport coach directly with questions.  MIAA Spring season begins Monday, March 19th.  We look forward to seeing you!


Julie Smith, Gloucester Public Schools Director of Athletics



  • GHS Boys Baseball – Open to Grades 9-12.  Pursuing middle-level waiver. 
  • GHS Girls Softball – Open to Grades 9-12.  Pursuing middle-level waiver. 
  • GHS Boys Lacrosse – Open to Grades 9-12 at both GHS and Rockport High Schools.  Pursuing middle-level waiver.
  • GHS Girls Lacrosse – Open to Grades 9-12 at GHS.  Pursuing middle-level waiver.
  • GHS Boys Tennis – Open to Grades 9-12.
  • GHS Girls Tennis – Open to Grades 9-12. 

Please note that coaches will likely need to limit the number of team members, given the facts that there are five tennis courts available to GHS and the program has been over-enrolled in recent years.

  • GHS Boys Track and Field – Open to Grades 9-12 at both GHS and Manchester Essex Regional High Schools.
  • GHS Girls Track and Field – Open to Grades 9-12 at both GHS and Manchester Essex Regional High Schools.
  • O’Maley Middle School Boys Track and Field – Open to Grades 6-8.
  • O’Maley Middle School Girls Track and Field – Open to Grades 6-8.

“Opening Day” is Monday, March 19thth!

Ready to register?  Please follow these steps!

GHS and O’Maley registration is in the same program so be sure to select the correct school and sport!

  1.  Register on FamilyID.com.  Parents/Guardians and Student-Athletes need to do this together.  Link to Athlete Registration:


  1.  Provide proof of a physical exam within the last 13 months to the sport coach.
  2.  Provide proof of completion of a certified concussion course to the sport coach.  Link to National Federation of High Schools course:


  1.  Pay the Spring 2018 User Fee, as well as any unpaid User Fees from previous seasons to the sport coach.

Instructions are included in the FamilyID registration.  Forms and payment must be submitted to the sport coach.  Contact the coach at the email address below for more information.

GHS Coach Email Addresses:

Boys Baseball, Bryan Lafata:                                    bryan@legendsbaseball.net

Girls Softball, John John Nicastro:                   jnicastro@gloucesterschools.com

Boys Lacrosse, Dylan Girard                                     dylangirard10@gmail.com

Girls Lacrosse, Mike Lattof                                        twinsaints@aol.com

Boys Tennis, Derek Geary                                        derekfoxxgeary@gmail.com

Girls Tennis, Cassandra Bradley and Cate Arkins   15cbradley@gmail.com

Boys Track and Field, David Coleman          dcoleman@gloucesterschools.com

Girls Track and Field, David Coleman                     same as above

O’Maley Middle School Coach Email Address:

Boys Track and Field, Allie Mitchell                         alexandraf82@gmail.com

Girls Track and Field, Allie Mitchell                         same as above

Next stop nationals! Gloucester High School Cheerleading Team New England champions

courtesy photo from winning routine 2018 New England champs

Julie Smith, Director of Athletics, shares great news about the Gloucester High School Cheerleading team:

“Please take a moment to watch the amazing Gloucester High School Cheerleading team and their winning routine, out of a field of 18 teams, at the NEW ENGLAND championships yesterday at Southern New Hampshire State University. According to Coach Erica Mitchell, yesterday’s competition was the “Super Bowl of the New England competitive cheer world.”  The team captured back-to-back State Titles in the Fall and Winter seasons.  The New England Championships are a culmination of the two seasons and only occur at the conclusion of the Winter season.  This is the program’s first New England Championship since 2007.  The team departs for Florida where they will compete in the National Championship this weekend.”

Julie Smith Asks- Burke Field, Magnolia

Julie Smith asks-

Hi- With all of your knowledge of Gloucester, do you have any idea who/what teams, if any, use  the Burke Field in Magnolia?  Or is it not used very often anymore?
Thanks for your help

Lisa Ramos answers-

Joey- Re; Julie Smith- the best one to ask about this information is Bill Knovack, but I can tell you that the Magnolia Mens softball league uses the field regularly for games and I use the far end field near the playground for practice for my Astros t-ball team. Also, the Magnolia Historical Society has donated their time and efforts in field clean up and brush removal, and in removing all the overgrown brush along the sidewalk on Route 127, Western Avenue, (yes there is a sidewalk there) in addition Jay Prince , Gloucester Firefighter, made and donated a new bench for the Astros in the name of the Magnolia Historical Society. Thanks Jay!
Lisa Ramos