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 8:30 AM to 1:30 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 2021
The first day of tryouts for football, softball, volleyball, cross-country, girls golf, boys tennis, cheer, and dance is Monday, August 9th. 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, Mike Dempsey, at 402-734-2000.
About Gross Catholic
One of Nebraska’s premier private schools, Gross Catholic High School is a faith and family-based community committed to developing Christian leaders through academic excellence in the Marianist tradition. Recognized locally for its outstanding education, welcoming atmosphere, competitive sports programs, engaging activities, robust faith, and boundless service work, Gross Catholic has energized the Omaha area for over 50 years. Gross Catholic recently received the KVSS Radio Superstar School Award and the Omaha World-Herald Omaha’s Choice award for private schools.
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