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Expectations for Athletes

Eligibility Requirements

In cooperation with CHSAA, Estes Park High School requires that students have no more than 1 F during the week of eligibility and must be passing 5 full-credit classes. In addition, students must attend 100% of the regular school day to practice, travel, or compete in any team-related activity. Issues that do arise can be excused and eligibility can be reinstated by the building principal or athletic director.

All student athletes must be registered in PowerSchool and have an up-to-date sports physical in order to participate. There will be a free sports physical clinic in August. Most HS teams do preseason workouts prior to the official start date. Contact coaches directly for more information.

Attendance Requirements

In order to participate in athletics (practices or games) for the day, the student cannot have any unexcused absences from school.

What about attending practices?  And what about absence the day of an event?

In addition, each student must have had a minimum practice period of 3 days in their sport(s) (9 days for football) before representing their school in an interscholastic contest or scrimmage.

CHSAA Statement: Parent Permission for Athletic Participation

WARNING: Although participation in supervised interscholastic athletics and activities may be one of the least hazardous in which any student will engage in or out of school, BY ITS NATURE, PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS INCLUDES A RISK OF INJURY WHICH MAY RANGE IN SEVERITY FROM MINOR TO LONG-TERM CATASTROPHIC INJURY. Although serious injuries are not common in supervised school athletic programs, it is impossible to eliminate this risk.


No student shall represent their school in interschool athletics until there is on file with the athletic department signed by his parent or legal guardian and a signed physical certifying that he/she has passed an adequate physical examination within the past year, that in the opinion of the examining physician, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, or a certified/registered chiropractor, he/she is physically fit to participate in school athletics; and that he/she has the consent of his/her parents or legal guardian to participate.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended by the Colorado Department of Health that individuals participating in athletic events have current tetanus boosters. Tetanus boosters are recommended every 10 years throughout life. Boosters are recommended at the time of injury if more than five years have elapsed since the last booster.

If significant intervening illnesses and/or injuries have occurred, a more complete physical examination should be conducted. The physical examination form must be signed by a practicing physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner.

If a student-athlete has been injured in practice and/or competition, the nature of which required medical attention, the student-athlete should not be permitted to return to practice and/or competition until he/she has received a release from a practicing physician.

NOTE: The CHSAA urges an adequate physical examination be given when a student-athlete changes levels of competition, i.e. Little League to Middle School, Middle School to High School.

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