Co-Curricular Athletics at U-32
The interscholastic athletic program at U-32 will use competitive experiences to aid students in the development of favorable habits and attitudes that will prepare them for adult life in a democratic and pluralistic society. The program shall be conducted in accordance with VPA, School Board, U-32, and team policies and regulations. At all times the interscholastic program will be conducted in such a way so as to justify it as an educational and co-curricular activity.
Our students will learn and grow to be effective citizens. Working successfully in our society requires that a person learn teamwork, develop self-discipline, have respect for authority and embrace hard work and sacrifice.
The U-32 interscholastic athletic program is highly competitive at most levels of participation. Student-athletes are expected to be at all practices, games and team functions. Specific sports or teams may be more selective based upon student abilities and tryouts may occur. Playing time is not guaranteed and all members of a team may or may not see playing time in each contest.
Additionally, in some sports, the student-athlete will be responsible for the purchase and maintenance of part of, or all of, the appropriate safety equipment.
CLICK HERE for Student-Athlete Handbook.
Prerequisites to participate in interscholastic sports:
- Full-time student status
- Under 19 years of age
- Proof of public or private health insurance
- Current physical examination on file at U-32 (Medical (Physical) Form).
The athletic year is divided into three seasons – fall, winter and spring. Students may select only one sport in each season.
Dear Student-Athletes and Families,
By becoming a member of our U-32 Athletic Program you are helping to continue a great tradition!
Our program strives to represent the very best in personal effort, competition, coaching, equipment, schedules and organization. Participation in a sport is a wonderful complement to your education. We hope that it will foster your growth, not only in your particular sport, but in your personal development as well. Life-long lessons learned through sport involvement will benefit you well beyond your years at U-32. But interscholastic competition demands a serious commitment. It will require long hours of dedication and perseverance but will enable you as an individual to learn to work within a group to achieve a collective goal.
This section of the website has been put together specifically for the student-athlete and your families, who will be competing on (or supporting) one or more of our middle school or high school athletic teams. I hope the contents will help you better understand our program, policies, procedures, and expectations for you as a student-athlete.
We appreciate all of your efforts and wish you personal success as you join the many outstanding student-athletes who have enjoyed and enriched U-32. Best of luck in your academic and athletic pursuits! If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please feel free to stop into the Athletic Office or call me at 229-0321, ext. 5113.
Hank Van Orman
Co-Curricular Activities Director
RAIDER ATHLETICS FALL UPDATE
Fall High School practice begins mid August for all fall sports. It is always great to see the fields buzzing with activity when the high school athletes show up for their first day of practice in mid-August. We anxiously await the arrival of the rest of the fall athletes when the Middle School players start at the end of August.
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If I can answer any questions for you, or if you have comments or concerns during the season, please don’t hesitate to call at 229-0321 x5113. Thanks for your continued support of Raider Athletics!
Please keep in mind that U-32 is a dog-free campus. Please come to U-32 sports events, but leave your dogs at home. Thanks for understanding.