2017 Post-Season Awards Peter Campbell:GKCCCCA- 1st Team All KCMO Andrew Connor: GKCCCCA- Honorable Mention KCMO Wes Porter: GKCCCCA- 1st Team All KCMO Tom Seitzer: GKCCCCA- 1st Team All KCMO
Preparing for Fall Sports Season
Welcome to Rockhurst High School. We have a proud tradition of athletics at the school and view the experience as a privilege to the student-athlete. We hope that your son will have a formative experience. Here are some helpful ideas while preparing for the Fall Sports Season at Rockhurst.
For the first time, Rockhurst will be working with Magnus to do online health forms and other forms. We hope to have the site up and running by June 15th. You will receive information on the parent user name, etc. Forms that will need to be completed and/or uploaded to this site include but is not limited to the following:
Get a sport’s physical. Your son must have one to try out or begin practice. The physical dated February 1, 2017 or more recent, is acceptable for the 2017-18 school year and all sports’ seasons in that year. Your son must use this required physical form when seeing his doctor. It is a 1-page document. This document is available at www.rockhursths.edu/forms to print off, be completed by the doctor’s office and you will scan/take a picture or fax this document up to Magnus. Deadline is July 20th.
In addition to a physical, each student-athlete must complete a Release form. This is required by the Missouri State High School Activities Association and can be found online at the Magnus web portal.
All fall sports practices begin Monday, July 31, 2017. Fall sports are: Cross Country, Football, Soccer, and Swim and Dive. There are no “cuts” in Football and Cross Country (everyone makes a team). In Soccer and Swim and Dive, there are try-outs, and athletes are not guaranteed to make the team (“cuts”).
Weight-lifting is an option for any athlete in the summer. There is a weight-lifting program during the summer that is open to incoming freshmen and current Rockhurst students. Contact Tony Severino if interested at 816-363-2036, ext. 142.
There are no camps or clinics that your son MUST attend during the summer. Rockhurst does offer camps and clinics to our incoming freshmen as well as younger children. A list of camps and contact information on summer camps can be found on the school website http://www.rockhursths.edu.
All fall sport schedules (every level) can be found at our new rSchool site: http://as3.rschooltoday.com/public/genie/1047/school/1/. You can select which schedule you want to browse under view schedules. Competition schedules for the fall should be completed by July 1. We will be launching a new athletic website with the dynamic schedule in place this fall.
A Rockhurst student-athlete cannot attempt to participate in more than one fall sport at the same time. For example, your son cannot try-out for swim and dive, while at the same time going to soccer try-outs. However, for example, if your son is cut from soccer and then wants to play football, he may contact the football coaches after being cut from soccer, and let them know why he did not attend the first three days of football practice.
All incoming freshmen that plan to participate/try-out for a fall sport are asked to help sell advertisements for the All Sports Program. A separate mailing will be sent home explaining this process. You can also check it online at http://www.rockhursths.edu/athletics/asp. Questions about the program should be emailed to . The money raised from this program goes directly into the athletic program, thus we hope anyone involved in our athletic programs might consider supporting it by buying and/or selling ads.
First practice is Monday, July 31st from 7-9:30 a.m. The meeting place is on the east side parking lot outside of the Loyola Center. Please drop off your student or park your car in the lot by the cell phone tower. This is for all grade levels. You can find the schedule at http://www.hawkletsxc.org.
Students must provide their own running shoes and their own running clothes for practices. Uniforms will be provided for meets. Lockers are available for use. Your son must have his own lock to keep his things secure.
There are five levels of Cross Country runners; Varsity, JV, Sophomore, Freshman, and E team. Everyone will get a chance to compete in a meet if they meet the practice requirements & fitness level deemed safe by the coaching staff.
The head coach of Cross Country is Mike Dierks. He can be reached at 816-363-2036, ext. 567 or . Please address all questions regarding Cross Country to Coach Dierks.
Many team members meet during the summer at Rockhurst on weekday mornings at 7:30 a.m. by the cell phone tower to run. There is also an early bird group meeting at 7 a.m. on the same weekdays at the same spot. All are welcome to share in the love of running throughout the summer. Athletes are not under the supervision of Rockhurst coaches. Athletes are responsible for their own well-being during the summer running.
2016 Post-Season Awards
The Greater Kansas City Cross Country Coaches Association has announced some of its post-season awards, including All Metro team and finalists for the rest. For the Kansas City Missouri boys side (all 4 classes) the following have been named and will be recognized at Aquinas on 11/20 @ 6 p.m. Any are welcome:
Finalists for top 10 team:
Finalist for runner of the year and coach of the year:
John Luder & Coach Dierks