Ridgefield High School
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RHS Athletics

Athletics is an integral part of the total educational experience at Ridgefield High School. It is our goal to build a strong, unified athletics 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.

FALL SEASON START DATES:

  • August 12 - Football OTA's
  • August 15 - Boys Golf, Cheer, and Football Conditioning
  • August 25 - Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim, and Girls Volleyball
  • August 29 - Dance (Tryouts completed. Practice 5:00–7:00 p.m. East Ridge MS)

SAVE THE DATE: The Fall Parent Player Kick Off Meeting is on Tuesday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the RHS auditorium. There will be a general athletics information session held by Athletics Director Dane Street followed by individual fall sport team breakouts with head coaches. Coaches will share program specific info and tryout details.

Registration

Fall Sport Registration will open in early August. All information will be shared via email when the registration portal is open. Parents will complete all sports registrations online through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

To Register Your Child for a Sport:
Access the "High School Page Links" tab on the lower left side of the screen of the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
On the "Athletics Registration and Consent" page:

  • Check the six boxes indicating that you and your child have read the three required online forms and agree to their contents (three for parents, three for students). 
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the sport from the drop-down menu.
  • Click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.

On the "Online Emergency Treatment Consent" page:

  • Verify the contact information or make changes as needed.
  • Input Insurance information.
  • Digitally sign and date the bottom of the form.
  • Click "Submit".

To Pay Your Child's Pay-to-Participate Fee:
The Athletics PTP Fee of $225/athlete must be paid prior to the first day of tryouts/practices through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

  • Navigate to the Revtrak Web Store using the link in the left column.
  • Login to the Revtrak Web Store using your PowerSchool Parent Portal username and password.
  • You must add the fee to your cart before you are able to make payment.
  • For additional assistance, please refer to the instructions for paying fees through the RPS RevTrak Store.

Note: The district does offer fee waivers in certain circumstances. A waiver application is available in the forms section on the left side on the Athletics page

Physical Examination Form

A current physical examination form is required for participation in the RHS athletics program. Athletics physicals are valid for 13 months after which time a new physical exam is required. 

There are two physical forms that will be accepted by the RHS Athletics Department. The Ridgefield High School Physical Examination Form or the State of CT Health Assessment form. All grade nine and transfer students should submit the State of CT health assessment form as it is required for enrollment at RHS.

Physical Examination forms can be submitted in the following ways:

Please note it can take up to 48 hours for electronically submitted forms to be posted in PowerSchool. Note that forms should not be emailed to any other email addresses or fax numbers as receipt cannot be guaranteed. Hard copies of forms submitted electronically should be mailed to RHS.

Tiger Hollow Strength Training

Strength training at Tiger Hollow is a year-round option for all in-season and out-of-season RHS athletes. For the 2022–2023 school year, a flat fee of $200 will give an athlete access to lifting at the Tiger Hollow Weight Room throughout the entire year, beginning June 27, 2022, and running through June 23, 2023. We will assess the $200 fee to the student's RevTrak account in PowerSchool.

Athletes who wish to participate should register by completing a Tiger Hollow strength training form. There will be QR codes with the sign up link at Tiger Hollow.

Summer Training Schedule

    • Football Freshman: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00–5:00 p.m.
    • Football Varsity: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00–7:30 p.m.
    • Boys Basketball: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:15–8:15 a.m.
    • Field Hockey: Monday 8:00 a.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m.
    • Boys Soccer: Tuesday, Thursday 5:00–6:00 p.m.
    • Girls Soccer: TBD a.m.
    • Open Gym: Tuesday, Thursday 4:00–7:00 p.m.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: How do I verify that I have completed all the necessary steps in the registration process?
    A: In PowerSchool Parent Portal the final link on the "High School Page Links" tab entitled "Athletic Information" allows you to view the status of all registration information in regards to required forms.

    Q: How do I know if my child's physical is valid?
    A: On the "Athletic Information" page (see the answer above), the date of last physical that we have on file is listed. Physicals are valid for 13 months from that date. 

    Q: I cannot get into the RevTrak Web Store to pay the Pay-to-Play Fee... what can I do?
    A: First, note that your username/password for the RevTrak Web Store may be different from your PowerSchool Parent Portal login information. For additional assistance, please refer to the Instructions for Paying Fees through the RPS RevTrak Store.

    Q: What do I do if the Pay-to-Play fee does not appear in my RevTrak Webstore?
    A: Make sure you are logged into the Parent PowerSchool account, not the students. You will need to Add the fee to your cart before you can pay the fee. Also be sure you are not using Internet Explorer, Safari, or an iPad when paying fees through RevTrak. For additional assistance, please refer to the Instructions for Paying Fees through the RPS RevTrak Store. 

    Q: How do I know my payment has been processed?
    A: Once you make a payment through the RevTrak Store, you will receive a confirmation email. 

    Q: What if my child does not make the team/chooses not to participate? How do I get a refund?
    A: Students who do not make a team or choose not to participate can receive a refund of the PTP fee. In this case, please contact the Athletics Department.

    Q: I registered my child for one sport but they want to switch to a different sport within the same season ... how do I do this?
    A: Changes to your child's sport within the same season can only be made by the Athletics Department staff. Please contact the Athletics Department.

    We encourage you to direct any questions or concerns to the athletics department staff, either Dane Street, Jessica DeLuca, or Kristine Lescinskas.

    Looking forward to a fantastic season! Go, Tigers!

    Department Contacts

    Dane Street
    Athletics Director
    Ext. 2650
    dstreet@ridgefieldps.net
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    Jessica DeLuca
    Secretary/Athletics
    Ext. 2412
    Jessica.DeLuca@ridgefieldps.net
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    Kristine Lescinskas
    Athletics Department Paraprofessional
    Ext. 2419
    klescinskas@ridgefieldps.net
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    Paul Fernandes
    Athletic Trainer
    Ext. 2758
    pfernandes@ridgefieldps.net
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    Scott Glucksman
    Athletic Trainer
    Ext. 2758
    sglucksman@ridgefieldps.net
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    Angelo Formisano
    Facilities Manager
    Ext. 2451
    aformisano@ridgefieldps.net
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