- Athletics Clearance/Sports Physicals
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- Coaches Corner
- Game Admission Prices
- Letters & Letter Jackets
- Participation Report
- Dragon Spiritwear
ATHLETIC CLEARANCE: Prior to trying out for or practicing with a team, students must submit Athletic Clearance documentation, which includes a sports physical clearance dated within the past 12 months. Begin the online clearance process at https://registermyathlete.com/login/ and use the instructions found here. If you are unable to complete clearance online, please contact the school office for a packet at 289-0023 x1016.
INCOMING STUDENTS FOR 2022-23: Parents, if you already have an account from middle school or another high school, you will login to the same account when completing clearance for the 2022-23 school year. Existing sports physicals that are in the system will transfer over until they expire (they are valid for 12 months).
- SPORTS PHYSICALS: As part of the athletic clearance process, students must submit a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Clearance, signed by a medical provider and dated within the past 12 months. If your physical will “expire” during the season of sport, you will need a new physical before that season begins. Sports physicals are valid for one year, therefore we highly recommend scheduling sports physicals annually in May/June, so you will be cleared for the summer and entire schoolyear.
• Questions? Please check our team webpages for more details or contact the FTHS Athletics Department 805-289-0023 x1016.
We are asking for each family to please donate $50.00 to the Booster Fund to help alleviate the stress from each individual coach to fundraise for equipment, CIF meals, tournaments/invitationals, recognition/awards, and coaching education/certification. Your tax-deductible donation may reference our non-profit 501(c)(3) tax ID#47-1828368. Cash or checks payable to “Foothill Technology Booster Club” or "FTBC" can be brought to the FTHS front office, or donations may be made online. Thank you for your support!
What is the vision for the athletics program at Foothill?
Academics come first at Foothill, with athletics providing support for our students. The school offers a balanced approach so that students have the opportunity to become well-rounded student-athletes. We believe families and academics are most important, and our athletic programs support this belief. Our goal is to run a highly competitive program during the “season of sport,” and to also offer rest and recovery periods, so student-athletes are not asked to practice year-round without a break. Athletes are encouraged to play multiple sports, exposing them to increased athletic opportunities. We offer a comprehensive Core Athletics Program (CAP) for all Foothill athletes, similar to what many universities offer. Our athletes participate in a daily fitness and tutorial program taught by teachers on staff who are also professional fitness instructors.
Why did Foothill begin offering athletics in 2014-2015?
Based on the size of our student population – currently at 1,000 students – a decision was made in 2013 to create an athletics program at Foothill to provide additional opportunities for high school students to play sports. When Foothill was founded in 2000 as a small high school, it was not possible to offer a sports program. The growth of Foothill’s population over the past decade made it possible to field teams. Additionally, by Foothill managing its own athletics program, there are fewer logistical issues for our athletes regarding practice schedules, transportation and communication between schools.
For which school will my child play sports?
Foothill students in the Class of 2018 and all subsequent classes will play sports for Foothill only. Students are no longer permitted to play for their boundary school in any sport (Buena or Ventura).
What sports are offered at Foothill?
Foothill offers 11 sports and 37 teams including varsity, junior varsity, and some frosh/soph levels.
Girls and Boys Cross Country
Track & Field B&G
Boys and Girls Swimming
Girls Beach Volleyball
Can my child attend Foothill and still play a sport at their boundary school if Foothill doesn’t offer the sport? For example, can my son attend Foothill and play football or wrestling at Ventura or Buena since there is no football or wrestling program at Foothill?
No. For the class of 2018 and thereafter, students will participate in sports for Foothill only.
What league is Foothill part of?
Foothill is a member of the Tri-County Athletic Association. Foothill’s teams participate in either the Tri-Valley League or the Frontier League, depending on the sport. These leagues have diverse schools with a rich tradition of athletic and academic success. Teams currently include Bishop Diego, Carpinteria, Fillmore, Grace Brethren, Saint Bonaventure, Malibu, La Reina, Nordhoff, Santa Clara, Santa Paula, Villanova Prep, Thacher, and Cate. These schools field an average of 29 teams each. Divisions will vary by sport, but the majority of teams play in Divisions III – VI.
Where do the teams practice and compete?
Foothill athletes practice and play home games at state-of-the-art facilities in our community. Swimmers and water polo players use the Olympic-size pool at the Ventura Aquatics Center. Tennis, soccer, basketball, softball, and cross country athletes take advantage of collegiate facilities across the street at Ventura College. Other teams use VUSD facilities at other schools. Each Foothill team has a consistent home facility or field, identified on the team webpages.
Who are Foothill’s coaches?
We have recruited professional coaches from the community who share and embody our values and vision for this athletics program. These coaches are supported by fitness professionals on the Foothill staff via the Comprehensive Core Athletics Program described above.
If my student does not participate in athletics, what are his/her options for P.E.?
We currently offer onsite fitness classes, independent study, and a dance class taught by a professional dance instructor.
How does Foothill balance its academic programs and athletic opportunities?
Foothill has established itself as one of the top academic schools in the nation, and we continue to strive for excellence in all areas of our school. We are aware of the extra burden placed on scholar athletes and understand that students need structured support and a balanced sports program. All sports teams practice after, during, or before the school day. There is built-in support for athletes to help them balance sports with our rigorous academic curriculum. Our nationally recognized programs such as the BioScience Academy, The Foothill Dragon Press, Speech & Debate, AVID and Renaissance continue to serve students in the same integral roles on campus, and we offer the same college preparatory and Honors/AP core classes and electives. The block schedule remains the same, and we continue our Monday early release to allow for teacher collaboration.
What will my student do during the Core Athletics Program (CAP)?
The Core Athletics Program takes place Tuesday through Friday from 2 – 3 p.m. Students rotate through fitness workouts and tutorials, led by Foothill staff. These workouts are designed by the CAP staff to be comprehensive and sports specific, depending on the individual needs of the athletes and coaches and whether they are in or out of season. During the season, student-athletes often have access to tutorial support before heading off to practices or games. Foothill staff leading this program are highly trained fitness professionals and veteran teachers with backgrounds in the humanities, math and sciences, including AP/Honors level courses. They are trained in AVID strategies and small-group tutorial techniques used to prepare students for success in four-year universities.
Has the culture of Foothill changed with the addition of a sports program?
Sports has enhanced our existing culture and climate. Foothill was recently named by WestEd.org as one of 40 secondary schools in California that is “beating the odds,” a place where students achieve academically at higher levels than our demographics would indicate. The study showed that Foothill has positive levels of school climate. With the addition of sports, Foothill students can now compete for and cheer on their own teams, creating additional bonds and school spirit. We believe athletics has created an even more close-knit and unified student body, staff and school community.
Has the admissions lottery process changed at all due to the addition of sports?
No. Students still apply to Foothill through the district’s School of Choice enrollment process. Since the 2002-2003 school year, Foothill students have been selected through a random, unbiased lottery with no criteria for entrance. This will not change. Student athletes will not be given special preference.
I have more questions. Who can I speak to?
You are welcome to contact the Principal at 805-289-0023, ext. 1010; or Foothill’s Athletic Director at 805-289-0023, ext. 2703.
After a concussion diagnosis, this graduated return to play protocol MUST be completed before you can return to full competition. CA State Law AB 2127 (effective 1/1/15) states that return to play (i.e., competition) cannot be sooner than 7 days after evaluation by a physician (MD/DO) who has made the diagnosis of concussion. Please bring this form to your physician after a suspected concussion.
Please complete, attach a photocopy of your driver’s license, registration, and proof of auto insurance, and turn in to coach or athletics office once a year (or upon renewal of license, registration, or insurance). This permits you to transport students when the team travels.
List of Approved Drivers
FTHS Team Photos are taken by Legends Photography
This form must be completed if a parent wants to drive his/her child, or have his/her child drive to or from practices, games, events, etc. when District Transportation is not provided. Coach and Athletic Director must sign.
Prior to trying out for or practicing with a team, students must submit a sports physical clearance dated within the past 12 months. If you have Kaiser or your medical provider will not complete this form, we can accept the documentation they provide, if it indicates the student is cleared for sports and is signed/stamped and dated.
This form is not required and is not typically used. If you are being evaluated by someone other than your regular medical provider, the provider may wish to use this form to evaluate your fitness. It should not be submitted to the school.
**Beginning Winter 2021-22, tickets may only be purchased online through GoFan, please visit our school GoFan page. Annual passes available via GoFan or may be purchased in-person at the FTHS Student Store**
- GoFan accepts all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and ApplePay.
- For difficulties using GoFan, please visit GoFan Fan Support
- Get the GoFan iPhone app! (GooglePay not available yet, no app available yet for Android)
Admission prices for Girls/Boys Volleyball and Girls/Boys Basketball games (both home and away)*:
a) General Admission (age 12 & over) – $6
b) Senior Citizens (age 55 & over) – $3
c) Students of competing schools with valid ID – $3
d) Children (age 6-11) – $3
e) Children under 6 years old – FREE
SAVE ON HOME GAMES by purchasing an ATHLETICS EVENTS PASS online through our school's GoFan pageor at the Student Store that can be used for admission to all FTHS HOME games, except for tournaments or CIF playoffs/finals:
STUDENT pass, $25: Admission to all volleyball and basketball home games, except during CIF play-offs/finals (approx. 30+ games, a $90 value!)
ADULT pass, $45: Admission to all volleyball and basketball home games, except during CIF play-offs/finals (approx. 30+ games, a $180 value!)
*There is no admission charged for other sports, except during CIF finals.
Letter Jackets may be ordered online at zoomid.com. Click “Design Jacket,” then search for our school “Foothill Tech” to access our school design. Samples are available to try on for sizing at our local spiritwear vendor Proforma Color Press, 1860 Eastman Ave., Unit #104, Ventura, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (805) 642-7504
If you have earned a varsity letter and are purchasing a jacket, we recommend ordering the letter with your jacket.
If you earned a varsity letter and would like to purchase just the letter patch, these are available at the Student Store for $5.25, just bring your varsity letter certificate to purchase. Add-on, sport-specific patches for each additional year you have earned a varsity letter are available at the Student Store for $1.50.
|These policies are included in the annual Athletic Clearance process and are provided here for your reference.|
|Gender Equity / Title IX||
Please review State of California Gender Equity/Title IX policies:
|CIF Heat Illness Information Sheet||Hoja de información CIF para padres/estudiantes referente a la insolación|
|Prescription Opioid Advisory||Opioides recetados: lo que necesita saber|
Cooperation among coaches, athletes, parents, and school personnel is essential if students are to realize the values of athletic participation. Like coaches and athletes, parents must make commitments to the athletic program to assure such cooperation.
|Social Media Agreement|
|Steroid Information Sheet and Acknowledgement||Hoja CIF de información y compromiso de los padres y estudiantes sobre los esteroides|
Incoming Dragons for 2022-23
- SUMMER TRYOUTS/PRACTICES: Many sports hold tryouts for incoming students as early as June 20. Summer tryouts/practices are not mandatory but are highly recommended and help us coordinate your initial course schedule. Students who choose not to participate in summer practices/tryouts will be scheduled into P.E. and will need to tryout when the season of sport begins; course schedules will be rearranged at that time if they make the team.
Summer info is posted on the Team webpages and calendars - select the appropriate season from the menu to find each team's webpage.
• Questions? Please check our team webpages for more details or contact the FTHS Athletics Department.
Limited Edition Dragon Fan Yard Signs are still available for purchase from the Booster Club! Supply is limited, buy yours today!
$21 if paying online with credit/debit or $20 cash/check to "FTBC" at FTHS front office.
Contact: FTHS Athletic Director Jamaal Brown; 805-289-0023, ext. 2703. Or FTHS Athletics Secretary at 805-289-0023, ext. 1016.