Winter Sports Award Night, Thursday, March 13
We welcome all parents of our Winter Sports Athletes, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Girls Bowling, Boys Bowling, Boys Swimming, Cheerleading and Goldies, to attend our award night on Thursday, March 13th. The ceremony begins at 7pm in the school’s cafeteria.
2014 Spring Sports Preview!
Our New Tennis Courts!
Our new tennis courts are done and ready for the tennis season!
Introducing Our New Athletic Trainer, Mike Vari
Mike Vari is the new Athletic Trainer for the Richards Athletic Program. Mike is a 2012 graduate of Lewis University with a B.A., in Athletic Training. He joins Richards High School as a employee of Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers. Mike will provide daily onsite athletic training coverage for our student athletes. He may be reached in the trainer's office on campus after 2:30, by calling: 708.499.2550, Ext. 5735, or by cellphone: 708.224.7174. You may also email Mike at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORMS
District 218 requires all students to wear a school uniform for physical education. Students may wear uniforms they have from previous school years, otherwise uniforms may be purchased at the bookstore during regular registration dates. Uniforms may purchased in the bookstore, every morning from 7:35 a.m., to 7:55 a.m., once school begins. Prices are as follows:
- Shirt & Shorts: Sizes S-XL = $20.00; Sizes 2XL & 3 XL = $22.00
- Shirts only: Sizes S-XL = $9.00; Sizes 2XL & 3XL = $10.00
- Shorts only: Sizes S-XL = $11.00; Sizes 2XL & 3XL = $12.00
All athletes must have the following forms on file prior to trying out for any sport: IHSA Physical Form, Parent Permission Card, IL State Concussion Form and the *Student Athlete Contract, 2014. You can download these forms by accessing the Athletic Forms Folder under "Bulldog Documents" at the bottom of this webpage, or you can download each form by clicking on its name.
*Student Athlete Contract, 2014 is a new form and must be signed by both parent and athlete.
Academic Eligibility for Athletes
Grades of all athletes are checked on a weekly basis. Click here for information regarding IHSA rules and requirements for grade information.
Illinois Concussion Law
On July 28, 2011, Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn signed a measure that states student athletes with concussions must get medical approval before resuming play. The law also requires education for coaches, parents, referees and players about concussion symptoms. Studies show that repeat concussions and returning to play too soon raises risks for permanent brain damage. The IHSA requires every school to have a signed concussion form on file for each student-athlete. Community High School District 218 will comply with this mandate. A concussion sheet identifying symptoms of concussion is available online. Scroll down to Bulldog Documents to download this form. Any questions regarding this law, please contact our athletic trainer, Mike Vari, at 708.424.2550, Ext. 5735, after 2:30 p.m.
National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA)
National High School Coaches Association developed a special website to assist all high school student athletes that are planning to attend college and possibly continue their athletic career. The website is free and has everything the student athlete needs to know from start to finish. The website addresses admission procedures, financial aid, required state and federal forms, work study jobs, different types of scholarships, as well as NCAA recruiting rules, NCAA compliance, etc. There are also many tips that will assist the student athlete in dealing with college visits.
You can click on the link and check out this information at: www.nhsca.com
8 Rules To Help Your Child Get An Athletic Scholarship
PARENTS: Check out The Complete Game Plan for Maximizing Athletic Scholarship and Life Potential, by Chris Krause. You can access this information by scrolling down to Bulldog Documents located at the bottom of the page!
Fall, 2014, Winter 2014-15, Spring, 2015
2013-14 School Term - Revised by IHSA
PES Testing Policy Agreement; IHSA Physical Form; IHSA Concussion Information; Parent Permission Card; Student-athlete Contract 2014; Physical Education Waiver (2 page form)
The Complete Game Plan for Maximizing Athletic Scholarship & Life Potential, by Chris Krause
Fall, Winter and Spring Sports