Announcements and Important Events
Only sports we will offer in the Fall are:
Girls Swim and Dive
Boys & Girls Cross Country
Try out locations and times Aug 10th
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS-Everyone (no exceptions) trying out for a sport is required to have taken a physical examination prior to the first day of tryouts/practices. The exam is good for the entire school year. The exam information must be completed on the IHSA Physical form or State of Illinois Child Health Physical form. ALL INCOMING FRESHMEN MUST USE THE STATE OF ILLINOIS CHILD HEALTH PHYSICAL FORM.
ADMIT CARDS- Practice/tryout admit cards can be picked up in the Athletic Dept office starting Aug 3rd from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday. All Student-athletes need an Admit Card to be able to practice/tryout. The Admit card signals all required paperwork is completed and turned in to the Athletic office. Link to required paperwork: https://www.altonathletics.org/main/otherad/contentID/49596192
INSURANCE-Anyone trying out for a sport is required to have insurance coverage provided by parents or guardians. Alton High School does not carry regular medical insurance on its athletes.
ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE-Any sophomore, junior, or senior trying out for a fall sport in August will automatically be eligible for the fall semester of the 2020-2021 school year. If at any time an athlete’s class load drops below 2.5 units of credit (5 classes), she/he becomes ineligible. Any freshman trying out for a fall sport is eligible if promoted directly from 8th to 9th grade.
AGE REQUIREMENTS-All student-athletes are eligible through age nineteen (19) unless the student-athlete turns twenty (20) during a sport season, which would cause the student-athlete to be ineligible.
ATTENTION FRESHMAN-All student/athletes are important. Everyone makes their own unique contributions, but freshman athletes are particularly important because they represent the “future”. A good freshman class, with many participating athletes, makes for a “bright future”. Experience is not necessary. Our coaches are very well prepared to help you become a “winner” if you are willing to give them the opportunity. Don’t waste a year simply by getting older, use that time to gain a year of experience.
FURTHER INFORMATION-Please feel free to call Alton High School for clarification on any other type of information relating to Athletics at Alton High School. Call 474-1800 and ask for Chris Kusnerick, Athletic Director, or Mrs. Campion, Athletic Secretary.