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Athletics Contact Info

Director of Athletics:
Dr. Susan Elza

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Assistant Athletic Directors:

Brian Polk:
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Brandy Belk:
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AJ Martinez:
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Joseph Garmon:
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Health Information for Parents & Students

Check List for Parents & Students

Athletic Forms You Must Read & Sign

Student Safety Training

Student athletes must be provided training in recognizing symptoms of catastrophic injuries, including head and neck injuries, concussions, asthma attacks, heatstroke, cardiac arrest and injuries requiring use of an AED, the risks of using nutritional supplements. – Download Safety Training Power Point Presentaton 


Additional Information for Parents

Parent Information Manual


Safety FAQ for Parents & Students

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What happens if my child is suspected of having a concussion?
Any student suspected to have a concussion in any activity, including cheerleading, must enter the concussion management protocol. The student cannot return to play until he or she has been cleared by a doctor. More information can be found here: (link to head page)
What are the rules related to safety equipment for my child?
Each sport requires different safety equipment, i.e. football requires a helmet and mouth guard. Students almost always have the option to use additional safety equipment that isn’t required by rule. Soccer players may choose to wear soft head protection, softball players can wear face masks in the outfield, etc. Coaches will have more sport specific information about what is required and what is optional.
What are the practice or workout limitations for my child?
State law limits students to a maximum of eight hours of practice and rehearsal outside the school day per week. More information about that can be found in the TEA UIL Side by Side Manual

There are more specific practice limitations for pre-season football and spring training. In addition, football players cannot participate in more than 90 minutes of full-contact practice per week.
What safety training are coaches required to have?
All coaches must be certified in CPR, AED and first aid. They must complete sport specific training, and concussion training. More information about safety training for coaches can be found on the UIL Portal.