Fall high school athletic practice starts August 18


Students must have fees paid and all paperwork in order before practicing

The start of the fall athletic season is rapidly approaching so now is the time for prospective athletes to make sure that their paperwork is in order.

As in the past, there are several hoops that athletes must jump through before they are allowed to practice. Prior to practicing students must have registered for fall classes, paid all fees, and have a valid physical on file. Students must also have proof of insurance, an emergency card and an athletic participation policy/code of conduct form signed by themselves and a parent.

In addition, students must have passed five classes in the previous semester as well as be making satisfactory progress towards graduation. Grades will be checked at the time of registration. Non-CCHS students and home school students will have additional requirements.

Sports registration at Crook County High School will be Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 13-15, at the high school office. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.

The pay to play fee is $200. However, scholarships may be available for individuals who do not have the necessary resources to cover the pay to play fee. The sports scholarship application document is available on line. In addition to the on-line form, those interested in receiving a scholarship may see athletic director Rob Bonner at the high school office.

Most scholarships will be partial scholarships and athletes are expected to complete some form of community service in exchange for the funds.

All forms necessary for athletic eligibility, including scholarship applications, are available at the high school or on-line at http://cchs.crookcounty.k12.or.us/. Once on-line, click on athletics then scroll down to the appropriate documents.

Once an athlete has finished with registration, has paid his or her fees and has all paperwork in order, the athlete will be issued a clearance card or “white sheet” by the office staff.

The white sheet must be given by the athlete to the appropriate head coach before he or she will be allowed to participate.

Each sports has its own practice schedule.

For exact practice times, athletes should contact the head coach for their specific sport. However, most practice times will also be posted in the high school office.