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What does my child need in order to tryout for an after school sport?

ALL Students interested in playing an after school sport MUST submit a completed physical form turned into the athletic office.  This form can be found at by click on ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT.  If can also be found in the parent portal in your child's Athletic Participation section.

Is there a cost to participate in an after school sport?

Yes. The participation fee is $75 per sport for the 1st two sports and the 3rd sport is free in a given year.

Are there sign-ups for competing in an after school sport?

Sign-ups take place by visiting the parent portal at .  Once there you will go to VCS Account and then Athletic Participation.

When do tryouts begin? Where are they posted?

Tryout dates are posted on the Homepage of the JH Athletic website. Please visit and hover over "Junior High" then "Tryouts & Sign-ups".

Where can I get a copy of game schedules?

Athletic schedules are  posted on the Athletic Website at Keep in mind schedules DO change, so when in doubt call the Athletic Office at 408-513-2522 to confirm dates, times and locations for games. You will also receive a complete practice schedule at the start of the season.

When is practice? How long is practice? How long is each season?

Practice is typically Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs from 3:15-5:00. Some practices end at 4:30 or 5:30 depending on the start time and team. There is no commitment for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays with the except for a few basketball tournaments at the 7th & 8th grade level.  Friday's can also be used to extend the tryout process or get an extra practice early in the season.  A sport season is 8-9 weeks long.

Where can I get directions to AWAY games?

Maps are available on the athletic website  Click on "Junior High" then "Directions"

Where can I find information regarding, athletic philosophy, academic requirements and athletic offerings?

We have a “Students and Parents” handbook that is available on the athletic website hover over "Junior High" then "JH Athletic Handbook"

Is there an opportunity for parents to meet the coaches?

Yes. At the start of each season there is a parents meeting for each team. This is a great opportunity to meet your son/daughters coach, learn about their expectations and ask questions. Dates and times for these meetings will be sent in an email to parents.

How are players selected for a particular team?

Each sport takes a minimum of 2 days of tryouts to assess each student’s skill level and overall character traits. Then, the coaches maximize their team roster by choosing the best players based on their evaluation from tryouts.

How many players make each team?

It is our goal to keep as many players as possible. Listed below is the average number of players that typically make each team offered by VCJH. 6th, 7th & 8th Girls Volleyball: 10-12 per team 6th, 7th & 8th Flag Football: 18-25 per team Softball: 12-15 per team Cross Country: Unlimited 6th, 7th, & 8th Girls Basketball: 12-15 per team 6th, 7th, & 8th Boys Basketball: 12-15 per team Wrestling: Unlimited Girls Soccer: 15-22 per team Boys Soccer: 15-22 per team Spring Girls Volleyball: 12-15 per team Spring Boys Volleyball: 12-15 per team Track and Field: Unlimited Tennis: Unlimited Golf: 12 per team

Does VCJH offer any Non-Cut Sports?

Yes! Cross Country, Baseball Training, Wrestling and Track-n-Field, and Tennis.  All other questions can be answered by calling the athletic office at 408-513-2522.
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