Fall sports practices begin on Monday, August 19
It's that time again.
Fall high school sports practices are about to begin.
The moratorium week ended on Saturday, Aug. 3, so coaches are once again allowed to work with their prospective players.
With practice rapidly approaching, teams and individuals have been working hard on strength and conditioning.
This year, practice officially begins on Monday, Aug. 19.
In order to be eligible to practice, athletes must meet several requirements.
Students other than home-school students must be registered for classes prior to starting practice.
Registration days are Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 14-16.
The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday. Friday registration hours will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Although they do not need to be registered for class, home school students must make sure that they have finished all required testing and are properly registered with the state and the school district in order to be eligible.
In addition to registration, all students must have a valid physical on file. Physicals are good for two years and must be filled out on the correct OSAA medical form, which is available at most doctors' offices or online at OSAA.org.
Students also need proof of insurance and must have enrolled in and passed at least five classes in the previous grading period as well as making satisfactory progress toward graduation requirements.
Students must also have a completed emergency medical card as well. Students and parents must also have read and signed the athletic participation policy/code of conduct.
Finally all fees must be paid.
This year's cost to participate in athletics is $125 per sport, or $100 for individuals who are eligible for free or reduced lunches. There is a maximum of $750 per year per family.
Once all paperwork is done and all fees are paid, the athlete will be given a slip of paper that must be handed to the head coach for the sport that they wish to play before they may begin practice.
All forms are available on line at the Crook County District Website at http://cchs.crookcounty.k12.or.us/athletics/sports-signup-documents/.
As of press time, the only sport that has announced their full practice schedule is volleyball. All other athletes should check with the head coach for their respective sport concerning practice times.
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