Interscholastic Athletics begin in late July and early August for all Fall Sports in the Sweetwater Union High School District. These sports include:
- Co-ed Football
- Girls’ Volleyball
- Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country
- Girls’ Field Hockey
- Boys’ Water Polo
- Girls’ Golf
- Girls’ Tennis
Please review the attached documents with information on the athletic programs offered throughout the Sweetwater District. For questions about specific sports offered at your child’s school site, please visit the ASB office on your campus or speak with your school’s Athletic Director.
Physical Exams – All student- athletes must have a pre-participation physical screening completed prior to being cleared to participate in a sport. The physical must be current (within 1 year from the date completed) and be valid through the entire season of sport.
Note: Athletic Physicals must be completed by an licensed Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). Chiropractic Physicals will no longer be allowed (Board Policy 6145.a). Additional information on Pre-Participation Athletic Physicals can be found at your schools ASB office. The Sweetwater District is offering Athletic Physicals for student Athletes:
Saturday, July 21st – SUHSD District Physicals (8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) Otay Ranch High School
Please see the attached school time schedules as well as the most updated physical form that must be used with a parent signature before the physicals. Please encourage all your students and coaches to attend, regardless if they are a Fall, Winter, or Spring sport. Cost is $20 CASH and $10 from every student comes back to your school. It’s the most comprehensive physical a student can receive and it also includes free EKG screenings for those with a history or show any signs that would warrant further evaluation. I will be sending out a message to all 9th-12th grade students and parents in the next week with this same information.
Athletic Clearance Information – Clearance for Inter-scholastic athletics at any district school is completed through an online process. Please click on the following link
http://athletics.sweetwaterschools.org/ to take you to the SUHSD Athletics page for more information and your schools registration link.
Important note on Insurance for your student-athlete: The California Education Code (Sections 32220-32224 and 49470-49474) requires that each member of an athletic team shall have insurance coverage for medical and hospital expenses in an amount of at least $1500 while practicing for or participating in athletic activities sponsored under the jurisdiction of a public school district. In order to comply with state law, each athletic team member must be enrolled in either the District approved medical plan or have medical insurance coverage in an amount of at least $1500 provided under any other type of insurance plan(s) which may have been purchased by the student or by the parent/guardian. Without Insurance, a student athlete will not be able to clear for a sport. For Sweetwater Union High School District offered insurance plans, please contact your schools ASB office for more information.
SUHSD Concussion Protocol information with Questions and Answers – Please review the attached important student and parent information on concussion management and protocols for student athletes participating in interscholastic athletics in the Sweetwater Union High School District.
For questions about specific sports offered at your child’s school site, please visit the ASB office on your campus or speak with your school’s Athletic Director.
COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENT & SIGNING PARTY SET FOR FEB. 7 AT PETCO PARK
There will be excitement in the air when student-athletes from throughout the county converge on Petco Park on Wednesday, February 7 to announce where they will be playing sports at the next level and sign their National Letters of Intent.
The doors open at 7 a.m. and the program starts at 8 a.m.
The Hall of Champions’ College Announcement & Signing Party is for any high school senior student-athlete intending to compete in intercollegiate athletics for football, boys and girls soccer and boys’ water polo and any other individuals that may have missed the November signing date.
Each year as many as 500 student-athletes, relatives and friends attend this event, not only excitedly getting a chance to announce where they’re going to school next fall, but to meet others who will be attending the same college.
WHAT: College Announcement & Signing Party to reveal which college/university high school senior student-athletes will attend next fall.
WHO: Anyone who is signing a National Letter of Intent plus anyone who will be continuing their athletic careers at universities that do not require a National Letter of Intent (Ivy League, service academies, Division II, III, NAIA).
WHERE: Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres). Park in the Lexus Premiere Lot at the corner of Park & Imperial and enter through the main Home Plate Gate on Park Blvd to check-in. From there you will be directed to section 107 for the event.
WHEN: Student-athletes are asked to check in between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. The program starts at 8 a.m. and is usually finished before 9:30 a.m. to allow the students to return to school.
WHY: To celebrate local athletic excellence. For many of these student-athletes, this is a highlight of years of practice and competition, earning the opportunity to compete at the next level.
QUESTIONS: Contact Steve Brand at 858-465-6043 or email@example.com.
Montgomery celebrated homecoming with a 14-7 win over Southwest to open Metro Pacific League play Friday night.
The host Aztecs (5-3, 1-0), much like the Raiders, had little in the form of a passing game, instead feeding senior running back Hunter Joseph early and often. Joseph was explosive and dynamic, consistently showing bursts of speed that Southwest struggled to maintain.
After being shut out in the first half, Montgomery’s offense got rolling as it wore down Southwest with its two-man running attack. Junior running back Samson You put the Aztecs on the board with a 4-yard touchdown run in the third, then Joseph capped his big night with a 27-yard score that proved to be the game winner.
“This year we’ve always been a second-half team,” Montgomery coach Sanj Subbiah said. “Every game, even the ones we lost, we played tougher and harder and never gave up in the second half. We do tend to come back in the second half and try to make up for the mistakes.”
The Raiders (2-6, 0-1) relied heavily on senior running backs Leonard Hoar and Joshua Sanchez. Hoar, the team’s leading rusher, was the workhorse bruiser, breaking tackles and bulldozing over smaller defenders. He put the Raiders on the board in the second quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run.
“We played hard,” Southwest coach Paco Silva said. “We’re finishing now. We’re becoming a football program. You can ask anybody. Our guys played hard until the end. We had some mistakes here or there, but that’s just football. That’s adversity. I’m just really proud of these kids.”