Getting Started

2019 Winter Sports Information Central

The first practice date for Washington High School winter sports in Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Please see the list of practice dates, times and locations in the right column of this page.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR PARTICIPATING IN WHS ATHLETICS

1. PRINT THE PHYSICAL PACKET AND STUDENT/PARENT ACTIVITY HANDBOOK 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, he/she must have a valid physical packet on file in the Activities Office prior to participation.

- REMINDER: Don't forget to bring your physical packet with you to the doctor so he/she can fill out our forms.

3. FINISH FILLING OUT THE PACKET

After your physical has been completed, make sure the rest of the packet is filled out. This includes:

  • Student Signature
  • Parent/Guardian Signatures
  • Reading the Concussion Information
  • In Case of an Emergency Information

4. TURN IN THE PHYSICAL PACKET AND HANDBOOK COMMITMENT FORM to the Athletic Office by the first day of team practice.

5. GET A PRACTICE CARD

Once an athlete has a physical packet on file in the Athletic Office, he/she is issued a practice card. The athlete will then give this card to his/her coach in order to participate in practice/tryouts. Without this card, an athlete will not be able to participate.

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

Physical Packet

All prospective student-athletes must have a current physical packet on file in the Washington High School Athletic Office prior to participation.

WHAT DEEMS A PHYSICAL TO BE VALID (NEW)?: 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 bylaw 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 bylaw.

Example: A physical that was received on August 2, 2018 is now valid through August 1, 2020.
Example: A physical that was received May 29, 2018 is now valid through May 28, 2020. Example: A physical that was received February 2, 2018 is now valid through February 1, 2020.

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. 

  • All forms must be on file in the WHS Athletic Office by the first day of team tryouts

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

Winter sports picture day (H.S. Basketball & Wrestling) is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. The Girls Swimming pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 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 info@wagnerportraitgroup.com or call (800) 444-7986.

Student-Athlete Handbook

Please see the interactive student-athlete handbook below. The back page must be signed and returned to the Washington High School Athletic Office before the start of the season. Click here to download and print the handbook.

 

Winter Sports

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

Basketball (M)
Grant Young, Varsity Head Coach

Basketball (W)
Doug Light, Varsity Head Coach

Wrestling (M and W)
Josh Ohm, Varsity Head Coach

Swimming (W)

Lane Page, Varsity Head Coach

Meet the Coaches Night

Winter sports Meet the Coaches Night will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Blue Jay Gym. All winter sports student-athletes and parents are encouraged to attend.

Winter Sports Practice

BASKETBALL (M)
9-12 Grade
Nov. 4
3:30 - 6 p.m.
@ Blue Jay Gyms

BASKETBALL (W)
9-12 Grade
Nov. 4
6 - 9 p.m.
@ Blue Jay Gyms

MS BASKETBALL (M)
7th - 8th Grade
Oct. 28
4 - 6 p.m.
@ Blue Jay Gym (HS Campus)

WRESTLING (M/W)
9-12 Grade
Nov. 4
6:15 - 7:45 a.m., 3:35 - 6:35 p.m.
@ WHS Wrestling Room

WRESTLING (M/W)
7-8 Grade
Nov. 4
3:35 - 5:30 p.m.
@WHS Wrestling Room

SWIMMING (W)
9-12 Grade

Nov. 11
6 - 8 a.m.
@ YMCA