All the Athletic Forms Needed to Participate
In order to compete in sports and some activities, students must fill out the following three athletic forms and turn the documents into the main office before the sports season begins. If you are dropping off paperwork in the summertime, office hours are 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Any student engaged in athletics must have a current physical exam taken after May 1st of each school year. Students cannot practice or tryout without a current exam. Of course, this includes cheer and dance teams. We encourage you to see your child’s physician to schedule the necessary sports physical soon. Additionally, please insure your child’s shots are current. Bring the physical form to the doctor’s appointment. Ask the doctor fill to out the form. Naturally, turn in completed forms to the main office before the sports season begins. The fall sports season normally begins on the second Monday in August.
In April of 2011, the Concussion Awareness Act was signed into law to protect student-athletes. It is true that dangers of concussions are often not recognized, not diagnosed, or mismanaged. To assist with prevention, parents and student-athletes, must read and sign the Concussion Form.
In similar fashion, potential dangers associated with sports participation exist. Consequently, injuries are a possibility even with the best coaching, the best protective equipment, and strict observance of rules. In filling out the consent form, parents acknowledge the risk and give consent for treatment.
Permit to Participate Card
In order to receive a Permit to Participate Card, the following three documents must be on file at school.
After all paperwork is turned in for the year, each student must request a Permit to Participate card from the main office. This card is then given to the coach confirming that all paperwork is completed and current. Students are not allowed to tryout for any sport or physical activity without a card. The documents are to be turned in once per year. Permit to Participate cards are be requested for each individual sports season.
Fall Tryouts 2023
The first day of tryouts for football, softball, volleyball, cross-country, girls golf, boys tennis, cheer, and dance is Monday, August 7th. More information on tryout dates and times will be in the Back to School letter which will be mailed out around the last week of July.
If you have any questions, please call our Activities Director, Terrence O’Donnell, at 402-734-2000.
About Gross Catholic
Gross Catholic, a co-educational, college preparatory high school, began its proud heritage of academic excellence rooted in the Marianist tradition in 1968. We consider ourselves one of the best Catholic schools in Omaha, Bellevue, and Papillion. The school motto Dux Esto (“Be a Leader”) is at the core of its extraordinary mission, innovative spirit, and fundamental values. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a strong focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) education. The spirit of Christian service and giving back is part of everything the school does. Gross Catholic’s top-tier status is reflected in its talented faculty, staff, and coaches who take great pride in seeing virtually every graduate head to college, often to the most prestigious domestic and international universities and service academies. Together with families and alumni, Gross Catholic forges relationships for a lifetime, helping to ready the next generation to be exemplary, principled leaders of the world.
To discover the Gross Catholic difference, contact us at 402.734.2000 or visit our Admissions page.