Despite being in the heart of the fall athletic season, the winter season is set to officially begin in a little over three weeks. The official start date is on Halloween Day – Monday, October 31st. In order to try out for any sport at Dublin High School, students must first be academically eligible, have no major current code of conduct violations per the school’s discipline policy, and be cleared by the Student Activities Office.
Academic eligibility requires that students have a 2.0 grade point average following first quarter grades and no more than 1 F. There are limited 1-time academic waivers that students in grades 10-12 can apply for with Athletic Director Tim Sbranti (email@example.com), so those who need one should contact him if they don’t make grades to see if they are eligible to qualify for a waiver.
Character and sportsmanship are values being increasingly promoted by Dublin High School Athletics, the East Bay Athletic League, and the CIF/North Coast Section. Playing sports is a privilege….not a right, so it is important that student-athletes are held to a higher standard of conduct. Students in violation may not be allowed to try out and/or may be removed from their teams at any time during the season if they fall short of their responsibilities to abide by school rules.
Assuming that students are academically eligible and in good standing, the final step for trying out is to complete the clearance process. Go to www.athleticclearance.com and follow all of the prompts to e-sign the required documents. One really important step in the clearance process is to make sure that you upload proof of a physical. All student-athletes must have a physical that has taken place on or after March 1, 2022 to ensure that it is valid for the duration of the season.
Another important thing that Dublin High Athletics requests is for all participants to make a donation to support their portion of administrative overhead for the Athletic Department for expenses such as the Trainer, officials, transportation, CIF/NCS/EBAL dues, licensing fees, live-stream expenses, etc. This can be done during the clearance process or shortly thereafter.
The final step is to make sure you are in contact with the Varsity Head Coach so they are aware of your interest in playing and can get information on try-outs for each level of their respective programs. The Head Coaches for Winter Sports are as follows:
Varsity Boys Basketball – Tom Costello – firstname.lastname@example.org
Varsity Girls Basketball – Mark Wainwright – email@example.com
Varsity Boys Soccer – John Morrison – firstname.lastname@example.org
Varsity Girls Soccer – Jered Lui – email@example.com
Varsity Wrestling – Sam Durham – firstname.lastname@example.org
More details will be posted regarding the dates, times, and locations for all try-outs as we get closer to the start date, but the best source of information is always going to be the Head Coach