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Top 10 Things Patriot Athletes (and Parents) Must Know

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Top 10 Things Student Athletes and Their Parents Should Know.

As the start of the 2019-20 school year approaches, Stevenson Athletics offers the top 10 things SHS student-athletes and their parents must know:

  1. Fall sports begin Monday, Aug. 12. Athletes must register for the sport in advance by visiting https://www.d125.org/athletics. A current physical (within the past 13 months) must also be on file in the nurses’ office.

  2. Sports schedules for every level of every sport can be found at www.d125.org/athletics, as can links to important documents.

  3. SHS has 40 different sports to choose from throughout the year, many of which require no previous experience and do not have roster cuts. Athletes can participate in only one sport per season (boys ice hockey is considered a winter sport). Each sport has a web page on which you can find the head coach’s contact information.

  4. SHS student-athletes are leaders and are expected to follow the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct, which details requirements for conduct in and out of school. Possession or use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco is not allowed. Read the Co-Curricular Code during the registration process.

  5. Sports Booster membership provides you with complimentary admission to all regular season contests at SHS. It's a $200 value that only costs $75. You can sign up during the fall registration process or sign up through our online store.

  6. New for 2019-20: Many sports will be broadcast on the NFHS Network at www.nfhsnetwork.com. Visit Stevenson’s page to see how you can become a subscriber and enjoy Patriots action on your computer or mobile device. Annual and monthly subscriptions are available.

  7. Multiple sport participation helps decrease the likelihood of injuries, reduces burnout, exposes kids to a wider variety of teammates, broadens athletic skills, and is very appealing to many college coaches looking to recruit athletes. (Note: Athletes can participate in only one sport per season; boys ice hockey is considered a winter sport.) Reference: Dale, Greg. (2005). The Fulfilling Ride: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Athletes Have a Successful Sport Experience. 1-90.

  8. Students do better in school when they are playing a sport. In fact, the average semester GPA of an SHS student-athlete is 3.324. When in season, student-athletes tend to be more focused and have better time management skills. Grades also are monitored on a weekly basis.

  9. Effort, hard work and discipline are the primary keys to attaining excellence in athletics and academics at SHS. Talent alone is not enough.

  10. Stevenson’s Loyalty Song:

    March on to Victory
    Patriots brave and bold.
    We’ll raise our banners high to see
    Colors green and gold, rah, rah, rah!
    Fight, fight for Stevenson;
    Show how great we are
    So let’s fight, fight, fight
    Onward to Victory.
    V-I-C-T-O-R-Y
    Victory, Patriots, Stevenson High!