July 31, 2009
Tryouts for fall high school sports are just around the corner, and there are a few things student athletes need to do before they hit the field (or course or court).
Prior to participating in any sport, Park City High School (PCHS) requires that students turn in the following items to the main office: athletic fees or fee waivers, physical evaluations, contracts and tryout checklists. These forms are available at http://pchs.pcschools.us/index.php?page=260 or at the front office of the high school.
The fees for the 2009-2010 school year are $85 for football and $60 for all other sports. Fee payments help cover the costs of equipment, uniforms, referees and tournament entry fees. Each team also host fundraisers to supplement its budget, explains PCHS Athletic Director Doug Payne.
Fee-waiver applications are available for those who qualify, which includes anyone on the free or reduced-lunch program and anyone who falls within a specified income level. For more information on fee waivers, contact Barb Swenson at 645-5650.
All checks should be made payable to Park City High School and delivered to the front office. Fees are collected after a student is selected to a team and must be turned in before the first game or meet.
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Before they try out, athletes must complete and present proof of a physical evaluation. The physical examination form (Form A) must be completed by a doctor, physician’s assistant or registered nurse practitioner, and the clearance form (Form B) must be completed by a parent or guardian.
Parents and students must sign a disclosure and consent document verifying that they recognize the inherent risk of participating in athletics and that they consent to treatment deemed necessary by health-care providers for any illness or injury resulting from participation.
Physicals are valid for one year from the date of the physical. They must remain valid for the duration of the sport that the student is participating in.
Athletic contracts must be completed in full and signed by parents and students prior to participation on a sports team. The contract basically states that the athlete will abide by athletic policies and rules as defined by the Park City School District and the Utah High School Athletic Association (UHSAA). These include academic requirements, attendance regulations, and rules regarding drug, alcohol and tobacco use. Parents must sign a code of conduct to act responsibly at sporting events and practice good sportsmanship.
The contract also covers insurance information. The Park City School District does not carry accident/injury insurance. Athletes are not required to have medical coverage, but those who do not have insurance are responsible for any medical costs associated with sports-related accidents or injuries.
Insurance for student athletes is available for purchase prior to Oct. 1 through a local provider. "There’s a special policy for athletics, and it’s a really good price," says Payne. For more information, contact the district office at 645-5600.
The UHSAA mandates that tryout forms be completed in full and signed by parents, athletes and coaches. Coaches will provide these forms to athletes before tryouts commence.
The checklist ensures that athletes understand and agree to abide by the UHSAA eligibility rules and standards. Athletes must fill out a new form for each sport they intend to participate in.
PCHS tryouts schedule:
Tryouts Monday, Aug. 3, through Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. on the turf field at Quinn’s Junction
Team practices begin Aug. 6
Questions? Contact coach Chip Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tryouts Monday, Aug. 3, from noon to 2 p.m. at The Solamere/Oaks Swim & Tennis Club
Team practice begins Aug. 5
Questions? Contact coach Lori McMahon at email@example.com
Conditioning/acceleration July 20 through Aug. 7 at Park City High School
Tryouts Aug. 10-14 (begin tryouts, team selection, position assignments; start two-a-day practices)
Questions? Contact coach Brandon Matich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tryouts Monday, Aug. 3, at 7 a.m. through Friday, Aug. 7, at the Park City Golf Club
Questions? Contact coach George Murphy at email@example.com
Tryouts Aug. 10-12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the PCHS gym
Team practices start Aug. 13
Questions? Contact coach Mike Ho at AlohaMikeHo@aol.com
Practices began July 13 at 8 a.m. at PCHS
No tryouts; those interested in joining the team are welcome to show up for practice
Questions? Contact coach Jeff Wyant (firstname.lastname@example.org )
No tryouts; the first formal team practice will be held on Aug. 31 at 3:15 p.m. at the Park City Ice Arena. After that the team practices will be Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.
Parents’ meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 26
Hockey experience not necessary, but players must possess an intermediate ice skating ability
Questions? Call Coach Bruce Foster at 655-3225 or Michael Cox at 649-3492