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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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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”).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

Football

  1. First practice for all levels of football is Monday, July 31st at Rockhurst High School. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors need to contact head football coach Tony Severino at 816-363-2036 ext. 142, for questions regarding summer mini-camp, weights, and expectations for first day of practice.

  2. Freshman football players should report to the Barry Commons at Rockhurst High School at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, July 31st. Freshmen should be dressed in shorts, t-shirt, and tennis shoes. Freshmen will received their practice gear, take a computer test for concussions (ImPACT), and meet with the coaching staff. Practice will be over by noon. Players must purchase two Rockhurst locks through our in-house store called the Rock Shop for $6 each, one for their football locker and one for their school locker. Freshmen should plan to practice Monday-Saturday during the season. Tuesday, Aug. 15th will be a day off due to the Freshman Orientation Day.

  3. Freshman football does not “cut” anyone. If you want to play and you follow the team’s guidelines, you are allowed to be on a team. Depending on the number that come out, there will be 2 levels of freshman football; A and B. Both teams play a highly competitive schedule against teams in the KC Metro area. The season is made up of 8-9 games, and the season usually ends by the last week of October.

  4. The Freshman Head Coach for all levels is TBD. If you have additional questions, email or athletic director in the time being. We are reorganizing the staff at this time.