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2023 Fall Sports Information Central

If you are interested in participating in WHS Blue Jay Athletics for the 2023-2024 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 7, 2023. Please see the list of practice dates, times and locations in the right column of this page or click here to download the PDF.


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.


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

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


In an ongoing effort to simplify the pre-participation process for our students, parents and coaches, the athletic office has implemented an automated paperless document collection. To begin uploading forms, you can go to the WHS rSchool website at


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. The medical eligibility form must be 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 and Volleyball) is scheduled for Monday, August 14, at 3:30 p.m at Washington High School. The Softball Team pictures will be taken at the Fields at South Point and the Girl's Tennis Team pictures will be at Phoenix Park. The Boy's Swimming Team and Girl's Golf pictures will be taken at a date that is TBD. 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

Matt Klein, Varsity Head Coach

Soccer (M)
Brian Dougherty, Varsity Head Coach

Grant Young, Varsity Head Coach

Olivia Strode, Varsity Head Coach

Golf (G)
Ben Hornback, 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 7 (1st Day Times & Locations)

9-12 Grade (Aug. 7)
7-8:30 a.m.
@ Scanlan Stadium

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

9-12 Grade
3-4 p.m. - Check In Mtg. / Walk-Through @ Weight Room
4-5 p.m. - Rest
5-8 p.m. - Practice @ Rauch Field

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

9-12 Grade
7-9:30 a.m.
@ Rauch Field

9-12 Grade
7-9:30 a.m.
@Fields at South Point

9-12 Grade
7-9 a.m.
@ Phoenix Park

9 Grade
5-7 p.m.
@ Little Blue Jay Gym

11-12 Grade

3-5:30 p.m.
@ Blue Jay Gym

10 Grade
6-8 p.m.
@ Blue Jay Gym

9-12 Grade
7-9 a.m.
@ Wolf Hollow Golf Course

9-12 Grade
6:30 -8 a.m.

7-8 Grade

4-6 p.m. (Aug. 14)
WMS Perry Gym