Tryout Information2022-2023 First week of Sports by SeasonMSHSAA Dead Period (Summer 2022): Saturday, 7/2/2022 - Sunday, 7/10/2022MSHSAA No Contact Period (Summer 2022): Saturday, 7/30/2022 - Sunday, 8/7/2021Fall 2022/2023 Meet the Coaches night: TBD @ 6:30 PM - Carl Reineger Theatre
The first week of Fall Sports: Monday, 8/8/2022 - Friday, 8/12/2022
The first week of Winter Sports: Monday, 10/31/2022 - Friday, 11/4/2022. Girls Swimming Begins Monday, 11/7/2022.
The first week of Spring Sports: Monday, 2/27/2023 - Friday, 3/3/2023
Our goal is for all athletes to be on the field the first day of each season for tryouts/practices. The process below is designed to do just that. One day missed from tryouts/practices, means the athlete is delayed in participating in games for that season. We strive to communicate about two months prior to each season to both parents & students via email about what needs to be done before the season begins.
All students must complete the following requirements prior to the Final Clearance cutoff date for each season in order to tryout. If any item is not completed, this results in an athlete not eligible to receive the final clearance. The Final Clearance is required to participate on the first day of tryouts/practices for all seasons of sports. It's imperative to plan ahead to be ready for the first day of each sports season! Use these links for more information. FALL SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS & SPRING SPORTS.
All athletes are required to complete the online athletic registration for each season & every sport played that season.
All athletes are required to have a current ImPact test and they are required every two (2) years. Generally speaking, freshmen, juniors, anyone new to sports or Timberland, and transfers will need to take an ImPact test. For the Fall season, they will be scheduled in June and July. ImPact Tests will be scheduled prior to the beginning of each season (Fall, Winter & Spring) for athletes who need them. Click here for the current schedule of ImPact tests.
New physicals are required every two years per MSHSAA guidelines and must be done on this form. All physicals are valid for a period of two years from the date of issue. For example, the physical date is 3/15/2022. The physical will expire on 3/15/2024. Once you turn in your physical to the Activities office or upload a PDF copy of your MSHSAA Physical packet to your Family Athletic registration account, then you do not need to get another physical for a new season of sports during the same school year. Make sure to schedule physicals well in advance of the Final Clearance cut-off date for the season you are trying out for.
Bring the MSHSAA Physical packet to the Activities office (#527) as soon as you've completed your physical. Our office is open for 12 months (office hours are limited during the summer, so please email or call ahead before coming). We DO NOT accept faxed copies of physicals from the doctor's office. You must bring your MSHSAA Physical packet in person to the activities office or upload a PDF file to your family athletic registration account. Please do not leave your MSHSAA physical packet in the main office.
PAY ALL FINES
Pay all outstanding fines by the first day of tryouts. Fines are available to view on the parent portal. Library fines can be paid in the library. All other fines can be paid in the main office by the Financial Secretary, Mrs. Weicht.
GO TO THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE TO GET YOUR FINAL CLEARANCE - REQUIRED *stop by the office for Final Clearance beforehand*
Once you complete the online Family Athletic registration, upload the PDF copy of your MSHSAA Physical packet (or bring the packet to the Activities Office), take the ImPact test, and pay all outstanding fines, the student needs to stop by the Activities Office to get their final clearance. The system does not automatically generate this. Your Family Athletic Registration Account will say "Pending" once you register & won't change status or send an automatic email for final clearance. Students must come to the Activities Office (unless instructed otherwise) to get their final clearance by the cut-off date; clearances will not be issued after the cut-off date or on the first day of tryouts/practices. Students must give the final clearance to their coach in order to participate. If the student does not have a final clearance to give the coach on the first day of tryouts/practices, they may not participate.
STUDENT-ATHLETE ATTENDANCE FOR PARTICIPATION IN COMPETITION
MSHSAA requires that all student-athletes meet certain citizenship requirements in order to compete in school sports. One item that there has been some misunderstanding with is school attendance.MSHSAA requires that a student must attend 100% of the school day in order to participate in a competition (game). That means if a game is on a Saturday, the student must attend 100% of the day the Friday before the game. If the game is on a regular school day, the student may not miss any part of that day. The student may only be excused by contacting the activities office with 24 hours notice. In order to receive an excused absence for sports, you must call or e-mail the Activities Office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. You may call or email Beth Finder, Assistant to the Activities Director, or Mr. Todd Hayes, Activities Director. Please note that simply placing a call or sending an e-mail, does not mean that your student-athlete has been excused from this absence of competition (game). Once you have spoken to one of us or we have replied to your email with the verification code that absence has been excused, then your student-athlete is excused for that competition (game).Competitions (games) excuses are handled on an individual basis. An example of an excused absence is a physician appointment. We encourage all of our student-athletes to avoid making appointments on practice & game days to be in 100% attendance to be eligible to participate.TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM SCHOOL SPONSORED ACTIVITIES (SPORTS)Parents & students, please take note of the following School Board Policy #5625 regarding transportation to and from sports. If students are transported from an activity by someone other than their parent/guardian, one of the following forms will need to be completed & given to the coach ASAP. Parent Consent Release for transport forms.Transportation will be provided by the District for selected school activities. All students who participate in these activities will be expected to use the transportation provided by the District. The following exceptions to the policy are as follows:
1. A student may travel home from an activity with his/her parent/guardian provided the parent/guardian receives permission from the principal/designee.
2. A student may ride home from an activity with someone other than a parent/guardian at the parent/guardian’s request and:
- The parent/guardian makes a written request to the principal or designee*. The request must include the person’s name with whom the student is to ride.
- The principal or designee* gives his/her consent.
- The sponsor of the activity personally observes the designated driver at the time the student is to be released from his/her custody.
3. Sponsors of school activities and/or coaches shall reserve the right to deny the participant’s request to return home with anyone other than the team or club.
If an emergency situation arises at an activity that would necessitate a student traveling in a private vehicle, the Superintendent, the principal, or the activities director or designee* shall make the decision.*In this instance, the *designee is either Mr. Hayes (email@example.com) or his Assistant, Mrs. Willhite(firstname.lastname@example.org). The permissions to ride home with another person must be sent to either one of them in writing via email. The parent will then receive an email reply from one of them to confirm approval with the head coach copied on the email.