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2022 Fall Sports Information Central

If you are interested in participating in WHS Blue Jay Athletics for the 2022-2023 school year, please read below for important information. Click here for Blue Jay Athletics informational flyer.

The first practice date for WHS fall sports is Monday, August 8, 2022. Please see the list of practice dates, times and locations in the right column of this page or click here to download the PDF.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR PARTICIPATING IN WHS ATHLETICS

1. PRINT THE PHYSICAL PACKET by clicking here or pick one up from the Athletic Office.

- REMINDER: All physicals must be filled out on our forms. This is mandated by the MSHSAA.

2. GET A PHYSICAL EXAM

If a student intends to play sports for the Washington Blue Jays, they must have a valid physical uploaded to rSchool prior to participation. 

-REMINDER: All physicals must be filled out on our forms.  This is mandated by the MSHSAA. 

3. REGISTRATION

In an ongoing effort to simplify the pre-participation process for our students, parents and coaches, the athletic office is implementing an automated paperless document collection source for the 2022-23 school year. The cumbersome process of collecting physicals and parent permission forms in our office will no longer be necessary. To begin uploading forms, you can go to the WHS rSchool website at washingtonhs-ar.rschooltoday.com.

PARENTS QUICK START GUIDE FOR ACTIVITY REGISTRATION
 

Need help? Call the Activities Office at (636) 231-2180.

Physical Packet

If a student intends to play sports for the Washington Blue Jays, they must have a valid physical uploaded to rSchool prior to participation.  

WHAT DEEMS A PHYSICAL TO BE VALID?: A PPE (physical form) that releases a student to participate in sports/activities will now be considered valid for two years (730 days). We cannot control when every student’s physician will want to see them again for a general physical, which will be between the student’s physician and their parent; however, in order to be permitted to play sports for a school team, the new MSHSAA By-Law allows a physical to be valid for a two year period (730 days). A current physical that a student may have on file with the school may be valid for next school year under the new by-law.

Example: A physical that was received on August 2, 2021 is now valid through August 1, 2023.


NOTE: In the event that a student has endured a medical condition resulting in a significant change with their medical history the school is advised to request a new PPE (physical form), or at a minimum, if/when the school knows that a student has experienced a medical condition or an injury, the school shall secure a written medical release from a physician for the student to be released to return to or to continue participation. It is recommended that the written medical release from the student’s attending physician be retained on file with the student’s most recent physical form. Only the MSHSAA PPE Form, the “physical examination”, is valid for a two year period (730 days). The MSHSAA Preparticipation Documentation such as Medical History, Parent Permission-Insurance Verification, Student Agreement, Concussion Education Materials-Parent/Student Signature, Emergency Contact Information are still annual requirements that the school must secure from the students/parents annually. 

As of Aug. 2012, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has mandated that a physical is valid only if completed on a MSHSAA physical form. MSHSAA physical forms are available for pickup in the WHS Athletic Office or can be downloaded by clicking here.

Insurance Requirements

All prospective student-athletes must have basic accident (medical) insurance coverage to participate in athletics. Insurance information is to be provided on the MSHSAA physical form.

Picture Day

Fall sports picture day (Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Cheer, Dance, Volleyball and Softball) is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, at 3:30 p.m at Washington High School. The Girl's Golf Team pictures will be taken at Wolf Hollow and the Girl's Tennis Team pictures will be at Phoenix Park. The Boy's Swimming Team pictures will be taken that morning at 6:30 a.m. at the YMCA. Click here to access the Wagner Portrait Group website. You will be asked to enter your password. If you do not know your password, please email [email protected] or call (800) 444-7986.

Student-Athlete Handbook

Please see the interactive student-athlete handbook below. Click here to download and print the handbook.

Fall Sports

Click on the links below to learn more about the fall sports offered at Washington High School.

Cross Country (HS & MS)
Michael Olszowka, Varsity Head Coach

Football
Derick Heflin, Varsity Head Coach

Soccer (M)
Brian Dougherty, Varsity Head Coach

Softball
Grant Young, Varsity Head Coach

Volleyball
Lindsay Moritz, Varsity Head Coach

Golf (G)
Adam Fischer, Varsity Head Coach

Swimming (B)
Tracy Moreland, Varsity Head Coach

Tennis (G)
Bill Stahlhuth, Varsity Head Coach

Basketball (MS - G)
Adam Meyer

Fall Sports Practice August 8 (1st Day Times & Locations)

CROSS COUNTRY (HS & MS)
9-12 Grade (Aug. 8)
7-8:30 a.m.
@ Scanlan Stadium

7-8 Grade (Aug. 15)
3:30-5 p.m.
@ Scanlan Stadium

FOOTBALL
9-12 Grade
4-5 p.m. - Check In Mtg. @ Weight Room
5-8 p.m. - Practice @ Rauch Field

*Practice will consist of on field, classroom and weight room activities. Coach Heflin may adjust the practice schedule after Monday.

SOCCER (M)
9-12 Grade
7-9:30 a.m.
@ Rauch Field

SOFTBALL
9-12 Grade
8-11 a.m.
@ Lakeview Park

TENNIS (G)
9-12 Grade
7-8:30 a.m.
@ Phoenix Park

VOLLEYBALL
9 Grade
6:30-8:30 a.m.
@ Little Blue Jay Gym

10 Grade

8-10:30 a.m.
@ Blue Jay Gym

11-12 Grade
4-6:30 p.m.
@ Blue Jay Gym

GOLF (G)
9-12 Grade
6-8 p.m.
@ Wolf Hollow Golf Course

SWIMMING (B)
9-12 Grade
6:30-8 a.m.
@YMCA

BASKETBALL (G)
7-8 Grade

4-6 p.m. (Aug. 15)