If you would like your son/daughter to participate on a JV/Varsity sport team this year, he/she needs to be in good academic standing and have a completed sports physical submitted to and approved by the School Chief Medical Officer prior to the start of the season (including concussion testing for contact sports as described below). Please be aware of the following items that relate to all sport seasons: 1) At the HS level, especially varsity, it is expected that all athletes come into the tryout process in top physical condition to give him/her the best opportunity to make the team and participate in a healthy manner. 2) An athlete who does not have the proper physical clearance is not eligible to participate in any part of a tryout/practice. 3) An athlete who does not actively participate during the sports specific tryout sessions may not be eligible to be a member of the team. 4) If an athlete is injured prior to the tryout process, but still wants to be on the team after being medically cleared, he/she must notify the coach prior to the start of tryouts, and attend all tryouts and practices from the first day of the season to be eligible for consideration for that season. 5) During the course of the athletic season, members of the press will be photographing and/or filming our athletic teams and players. Unless the Athletic Office is notified in writing otherwise, it will be assumed that you are giving the District permission for your son/daughter to be photographed/filmed during any sporting event throughout the year. 6) Due to the nature of HS athletics, it will be necessary for coaches to hold practices and/or games/meets on Saturdays, holidays and/or during school vacation breaks. By permitting your son/daughter to join a team you are agreeing to this policy and it is expected that your son/daughter participate during these practices/games in lieu of personal vacations or school visits. Absences at practice and/or games during these times may result in suspension of game play or expulsion from team if repeated. 7) All athletes and parent/guardians are required to sign an athletic contract before the season begins.
FALL ATHLETES ONLY: The Chief Medical Officer will give the athlete a clearance document (white slip) that must be submitted to the head coach on the first day of practice. Without this clearance, your son/daughter will not be permitted to tryout and/or practice and it could affect his/her selection to the team. Physicals and clearances are being offered to all fall athletes at the HS in room 1309 on the following days: 8/23 from 7:00-11:00AM for HS football players only. All other athletes can come on 8/24 or 8/25 from 7-11 AM; and on 8/30 only if that team has a PM tryout time. During the summer, physical forms can be picked up from the table by the door at the HS or you may download them from www.rvcschools.org > Departments > Health Services > Printable Forms. If your child is trying out for a contact sport (football, volleyball, diving, soccer, baseball, softball, wrestling, basketball, cheerleading, lacrosse or gymnastics) and did not have IMPACT testing in 2019 or 2020, please have him/her report to HS room 2319 on August 23, 24 or 25 between 7:00-11:00AM. This computer-based test will take approximately 20-30 minutes. Parents cannot sit with their child due to limited space and should remain in their cars or the main lobby during testing. If the test is considered invalid because the athlete was rushing and/or not taking the test seriously, he/she will be notified and will need to re-take this test on a different day before receiving clearance for their sport. No cell phones will be permitted during Impact Testing.
FOOTBALL SEASON STARTS MONDAY, 8/23: All 9th-12th grade athletes who want to come out for JV or Varsity football should report to the HS as follows. All interested athletes should join the google classroom for more details: ptcnmp3.
ON 8/23: 7AM – 9AM Sports Physicals-Room 1309 (but forms can be submitted before)
9AM – 2PM Practice (10-12 classroom/lunch)
ON 8/24-8/27 7AM – 2PM Practice (10-12 classroom/lunch)
ON SATURDAY, 8/28: 7AM – 11AM
JV AND VARSITY CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS START TUESDAY, 8/24: Medical Clearances are 8/24 between 7-9AM, but you can submit your completed physical forms before that time. Tryouts on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8/24 and 8/25, will be from 10am to 1pm. Tryouts on Thursday, 8/26, due to Freshman Orientation, will be from 12pm to 3pm. Tryouts on Friday, 8/27 will be from 10am to 3pm. Report to the HS auxiliary gym through the outside door by the press box. First day of practice for the season is 8/30. JV practice is from 10-11:30am, and varsity is from 11:30-1PM in the auxiliary gym. All interested athletes should join the google classroom for more details: 36trydh.
ALL OTHER JV & V SPORTS: OFFICIAL SEASON STARTS MONDAY, 8/30
CROSS COUNTRY: On Monday, 8/30, all 9th-12th grade runners should retrieve their medical clearance slip and meet outside on the bleachers at the HS at 9AM and be ready to run. On Tuesday, 8/31 all runners should report directly to HLSP (Darcy/Bralower Field) at 9AM. Enter park on Peninsula and meet by the softball bleachers to the left. Please arrange to be dropped off and picked up from HLSP that day. All interested athletes should join the google classroom for more details: z4hbgd6.
GOLF: On Monday, 8/30, all 9th-12th grade athletes who wish to try out for the Golf team should retrieve their medical clearance slip and report to the HS auxiliary gym at 9am. Please enter through the outside doors by press box. Tryouts will be later that morning at either Lido or Eisenhower Park pending course availability. Students will be expected to arrange for their own transportation to and from the course on Monday & Tuesday. Depending on weather, nine holes will be played each day. Tryouts and practice schedule will be given out at the first meeting. All interested athletes should join the google classroom for more details: mjphsjv.
SOCCER (BOYS): On Monday and Tuesday, 8/30 and 8/31, all 9th-12th grade male athletes interested in trying out for boys’ JV or Varsity Soccer should retrieve their medical clearance slip and report directly to the HS track for the fitness assessment portion of tryouts from 7-9am and return from 3-7pm for the skills assessment portion. All interested athletes should join the google classroom for more details: yqickss.
SOCCER (GIRLS): On Monday 8/30, all 9th-12th grade female athletes interested in trying out for girls’ JV or Varsity Soccer should have already retrieved their medical clearance slip the week before and should report directly to Darcy Field for a 7-10AM tryout. On Tuesday 8/31, tryouts will be 3-7PM on Darcy Field and athletes should be dropped off and picked up directly from Darcy Field that day. All interested athletes should join the google classroom for more details: bkfzyfp.
SWIMMING (GIRLS): On 8/30 and 8/31 all 9th-12th grade female athletes who want to try out for the swim/dive team should have already retrieved their medical clearance slip and should report directly to RVC Links Pool; tryouts will be from 7-9AM. All interested athletes should join the google classroom for more details: uzsm4zt.
TENNIS (GIRLS): On Monday and Tuesday, 8/30 and 8/31, all 9th-12th grade female athletes who want to try out for the JV or Varsity Girls’ Tennis Teams should report to the HS for a 3PM bus. All interested athletes should join the google classroom for more details: 2k2d7vw.
VOLLEYBALL (GIRLS): There is a voluntary free volleyball camp on 8/23-8/27 from 9-11:30AM in the HS Main gym. All new and returning players are welcome. On 8/30 and 8/31 all 9th-12th grade female athletes who want to try out for the Girl’s JV or Varsity volleyball team should retrieve their medical clearance slip (if not already turned in for camp) and report to the HS main gym from 9-11:30AM and 1-3:30PM. On 9/1, 9/2 and 9/3 tryouts will be from 3-7PM, on 9/4 from 10am-12pm. All interested athletes should join the google classroom for more details: ipyxovy.
AND FOR ALL FALL TRYOUT SCHEDULES
*All tryout times are subject to change and are at the discretion of the coach. After the first day, all athletes will be notified of said changes directly by the coach. Check the sport specific google classroom for more details.
**Athletes should come with proper clothing/footwear and enough liquids to keep them hydrated throughout the entire tryout/practice.
***Athletes should come to tryouts in season-ready physical condition. Team selection is based on performance AND ATTENDANCE at the all tryouts.