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RHS Athletics

Tiger paintingAthletics is an integral part of the total educational experience at Ridgefield High School. It is our goal to build a strong, unified athletic program where athletes, coaches, parents, and community members work together as partners to provide our students with a positive and rewarding experience. 

We have a great team of passionate and dedicated coaches who understand our athletics program is about more than just competition and winning. We encourage our athletes to strive for excellence and perform at their highest level both academically and athletically. Our athletics program encourages student-athletes to realize their potential and develop strong moral character, self-confidence, and valuable leadership skills.

Life After Academics

We invite our rising 9th graders to join us for Life After Academics, where club leaders, coaches, and student athletes will talk more about clubs and sports at RHS. The event will be at the RHS Student Center on June 7, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

2017-2018 Sports

A student athlete must fully register to participate in the athletics program at Ridgefield HS. There are six required registration forms. 

Three of the required forms are available on the Powerschool Parent Portal. The parent/guardian and the student must read and digitally sign these forms for the first sport a student participates in during a school year.

The remaining three forms are hard copy forms that must be completed and submitted to the athletics office. These are the Physical Examination form, the Emergency Consent to Treat form, and the Participation Fee form. Please note that athletics physicals are valid for 13 months. The Emergency Consent to Treat form and the Participation Fee form must be submitted seasonally. 

Please complete all forms in order for a student to participate in the RHS athletics program. You can find detailed information about the registration process by clicking the registration process link on the left of this screen. It is highly recommended that students submit athletics registration forms two weeks prior to the start of the season.

2017-2018 Fall Sports Key Dates

RHS Fall Athletics Team Kickoff Meeting

We will have our fall athletics team kickoff meeting on Monday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the RHS Auditorium. At 7:15 p.m., we will have team break-out sessions. 

We encourage all fall student athletes and their parents to attend this meeting to meet Dane Street, RHS Director of Athletics, and learn his mindset about high school athletics. He will also cover some of the “nuts and bolts” of the day-to-day operations of the department and explain some of the processes and procedures that pertain to all our sports.

Following the full group session there will be breakout sessions throughout the building for each of the individual programs for coaches to share information about their program. Coaches will share information including the tryout schedule and process. They will also be able to answer questions from students and parents.

First Day of Fall Tryouts/Practices

Football - August 14
Boys Cross Country - August 24
Boys Soccer - August 24
Cheer - August 24
Dance - August 24
Girls Cross Country - August 24
Field Hockey - August 24
Girls Soccer - August 24
Girls Swim/Dive - August 24
Girls Volleyball - August 24

Department Contacts

Dane Street
Athletic Director
Ext. 11010
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Scott Glucksman
Athletic Trainer
Ext. 11053
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Karen Isaac
Paraprofessional/AHS/Athletics
Ext. 18054
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Kathy Kelley
Secretary/Athletics
Ext. 18004
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Brendan Liakos
Athletic Trainer
Ext. 11053
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