SAVE THE DATE!     AUGUST 14, 2017      ALL STUDENT ORIENTATION

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Hello,
 
I would like to welcome all new and returning student athletes, along with their families, to the 2017-18 academic school year! Here at Western Sierra, we are excited to get the sport seasons started. We will offer over 24 different athletic teams that the students from grades 7-12 can choose to participate based upon school grade level and season of sport. To get this year started, there are a few items I would like to bring your attention to that will help us get the ball rolling.
 
Fall Sports
 We will offer the following teams:
  • High School—Football, Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheer, Dance
  • Middle School—Girls Basketball, Cross Country, Cheer, Dance
 
Winter Sports
 We will offer the following teams:
  • High School--Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Middle School--Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Cheer, Dance
 
Spring Sports
We will offer the following teams:
  • High School--Baseball, Softball, Track, Boys Volleyball 
  • Middle School--Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer Track
 
There will be an opportunity to sign up during registration and the first week of school.
 
Athletic funding
 
We have been fortunate these past 4 years to have the support of families that have made financial contributions to our athletic department in support of our programs. The Voluntary Athletic Contribution (VAC) was successful and helped us meet the costs for fields, uniforms, equipment, officials, coaches, etc. Moving forward, we are excited to be a part of launching a new annual giving campaign within our Rocklin Academy Family of Schools. We will work closely with our PSP and support the roll-out that will be announced at the Back to School night in a few weeks.

Sports Physicals
 
If you are a high school student athlete, grades 9-12,  you must have a current physical on file. This yearly physical must be completed by a medical professional with a clearance form that authorizes you to participate in athletics. These forms are available under the Forms tab. Completed forms must be turned in to the athletic department.
 
Coaches
 
We have always had strong support from the community and our parents in meeting the coaching needs of our programs. If you are interested, please contact me to discuss.

Parent/Coach Communication

I would like to share with you a document, located under the Student Athlete Parent Handbook tab, for parents and coaches centered around the communication expectations for all concerned. As our athletic programs continue to grow, the communication process, in what can be a very passionate environment, should be understood and appreciated. Please open and read this document to see the expectations for parents and coaches that will help everyone create a positive experience for our students.

This two-page tri-fold will be available in hard copy as needed.
 
I am excited to get this year going! Your students are developing a clear focus towards positive attitudes, academics, work ethic, and sportsmanship. Together, we will win and have fun!
 
Thanks,

Mike Wells
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal
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See MaxPreps for all scoring and schedule updates:  www.maxpreps.com
 
If you are a student interested in participating in our athletics program or have a new sport you'd like to initiate, don't hesitate to talk to Mike Wells, our Athletic Director mwells@rocklinacademy.org.

If you are an adult interested in helping establish this program for WSCA, please note that we have coaching opportunities for program heads and assistants. Please contact Mike for more information.
 
GO WOLVES!