Dear FCUSD Families / students / coaches:
Fall sports are back! Football will start practices on July 26, Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Girls Golf and Girls Volleyball will start practices on August 2nd. Please make sure student-athletes have all be cleared to participate on http://www.athleticclearance.com/.
We are excited to get our student-athletes and coaches back into sports, although California Public Health Department (CDPH) has not updated the guidelines from April 6, 2021, we will be following our county recommendations with safety precautions. We do expect CDPH to provide guidelines soon.
Face coverings are required for coaches, staff, observers, and players on sidelines. They are strongly encouraged for participants during practice and conditioning.
Observers are limited to immediate household members for the purposes of age appropriate supervision.
Schools have implemented informed consent for participants, acknowledging risks associated with participation.
Routine testing of coaches and participants in multiple sports (this will most like be for football and indoor sports during the Fall season).
Thank you for the continued understanding and support,
Peter Maroon (Director of Athletics, FCUSD)
Lisa Finley (FHS Athletic Director)
Mark Beamish (CHS Athletic Director)
Mark Keeton (VDL Athletic Director)
Education Based Athletics
Our athletic programs firmly belief that all participants are students first and athletes second. Unlike youth sports and collegial level, FCUSD is an Education Based Athletic program. FCUSD recognizes athletic competition as an integral part of the school experience. As such, all athletes should have the opportunity to participate in some form of interscholastic athletics within the limitations of each individual sport and such participation should encourage positive scholastic growth and achievement. Both the student athlete and the sport itself should be a credit to the school and the community. FCUSD realizes that an effective interscholastic athletic program is a product of the responsible cooperation among its five major contributors: the student athlete, the parents/guardians, the coaching staff, the school site and our District administration. FCUSD strives to strengthen the integrity of students and adults in the community by promoting the concepts of sportsmanship, honesty, and quality academics. These priorities advance the highest principles of character, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship.
Director of Athletics
1965 Birkmont Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742