Middle School is committed to conducting a fair and unbiased tryout for
all students wishing to be part of a Chaminade team. The information below
details our tryout process.
There are no signups required
ahead of time to participate in tryouts
schedules multiple days for tryouts so that students can attend a
tryout should there be a conflict on a particular day.
Chaminade offers 2-3 days of
tryouts for sports that cannot sustain a large numbers of team
members or for sports
that have multiple leveled teams.
Students must be academically
eligible to participate in tryouts or on a team as per school
Students are NOT
required to attend all of the tryout dates to be considered for a
Students are encouraged to attend as many
tryouts as possible but must attend/participate in
at least one tryout
to be considered for a team.
If a student cannot make a tryout
date, he/she should notify the coach and/or Athletic Director.
If a student is unable to attend
or participate in any of the scheduled tryouts for a particular
sport/team, he/she will not be eligible
for team selection for that sport/team.
There are no
As per school policy, students
must be in attendance for 2 academic blocks to be eligible to
participate in after school sports on the same day.
Students that decide to withdraw
from trying out before the team is posted need to let the coaches
know as soon as possible.
Students must participate in
their regularly scheduled Physical Education class to be
eligible to participate in tryouts (and games).
Students must be cleared by
their doctor to participate in the tryouts if there is an
ongoing illness or injury that has caused them to be excused
from their Physical Education class.
Students with casts may
attend tryouts but must provide a note from their doctor
detailing all restricted and all allowed activities.
Coaches/Athletic Trainer can ask students with
casts not to participate in certain drills/activities if the
coach/trainer feels the cast creates a danger to the student or
Athletes may only
participate on one team during each season: Fall, Winter,
Spring. (see exception in next bullet)
sport (Cheer, Fencing, Equestrian) team members must consult with their coach, as well as the season-sport coach, whether
it is feasible to participate in a seasonal sport and a Year-round team at the
Team Rosters are closed once the
teams have been posted online.
Non-rostered players may NOT participate in practice with rostered players.
The Tryout Process
will report to the venue for the tryout
sign-in at the tryout with the coach
use numbers and/or a digital camera to help identify athletes
Introduce themselves and their background
the tryout process
what they are looking for during the drills
Administer the tryout
notes through the tryout about the athletes
congratulate all students for participating in the tryout
location of when and where teams are to be posted
Collaborate (if applicable) with all other coaches and select team(s)
Submit team(s) to the Athletic Director
Director will review team and then post on school web-site
will select players for teams based on:
athlete’s performance of skill during the drills, lead-up games
and actual game-play (if-applicable) during tryouts.
- An athlete's
attitude, effort and ability to maintain tryout expectations
- Overall team
makeup (ie, speed, size, position)
request information from athletes in an effort to get a better
picture of the athlete and their background. Coaches understand that the items
listed below will not be the final determiner when selecting a team.
Level of play (club, park, school, etc.)
Commitment level to school team
- Participation in school or outside of school activities
teams outside of school
will NOT allow team selection to be influenced by:
Personal experience with athlete
Personal experience with athlete during an on or off-campus
coaching or coaching club/travel/park athletic team
from other sources including, but not limited to, club/travel
teams, school staff, coaches or parents.
coaches involved in the tryout process within a specific
sport/division will help in the selection of teams.
highest level coach for that sport/division will help
coordinate team selection for all lower level teams.
Parents & Tryouts
instances, parents are welcome to watch tryouts.
Parents should not be
interacting with students or coaches during the tryouts.
Parents are not to assist
coaches in any way during the tryout.
If possible, conversations
with the coach should take place after the all tryouts are
Following Team Posting...
that are not selected for teams may:
for another team that season provided there are tryout dates still
"No-Cut" sport offered that season (Fall-Cross
Country, Winter-Wrestling, Spring-Track & Field)
to meet with the coach to discuss how they did in the tryout
and/or ask what areas they can improve upon
will be available, by appointment, to discuss: