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Winter Sports FAQs

By Wes Harrington, 11/19/19, 1:30PM EST


Winter sports seasons at JMRHS for 2019-20 season are here. Below are answers to some FAQs. For answers to other questions, please email Athletic Director Wes Harrington at

How do I contact my sports coach:

Men's Varsity Basketball:

Men's JV Basketball: michael

Women's Varsity Basketball:

Wrestling: (Gary Workman)

Cheerleading: (Varsity) or (JV)

Swimming and Diving: (Julie Connelly)

Why do I need a “yellow card” to tryout or practice?  To avoid lost paperwork and confusion, your child will need a yellow card (also known as a “ticket to practice”) before they are allowed to participate. This system is managed by our Athletic Training staff and ensures all proper paperwork has been completed before your child joins a team. It also allows our coaches to coach and not be bogged down in paperwork. For yellow card questions, please email or  Please contact our training staff for info or further questions.

What paperwork is required to receive a yellow card? A current physical and all required online participation forms must be completed. The online registration link is available at

What if we’ve already planned a vacation during the season? If you know you have a vacation coming up during the winter season, that information needs to be shared with your coach well in advance.  Again, please refer to the list above and contact your coach NOW to avoid any misunderstandings during the season.

Why do I have to attend an individual team meeting if I attended the concussion meeting? The NCHSAA requires each coach to hold a preseason meeting with all parents. Your attendance is required. At this meeting, team specific information will be addressed. These will be scheduled by the coach and each team’s meeting time and date will vary. The mandatory concussion meeting is separate and required by the North Carolina General Assembly as part of their Gfeller-Waller legislation.

When is our first game? Game schedules will be available on . You should also follow us on Twitter @JMRHS_Athletics

What if my child did not pass enough classes or missed too many days to participate? Eligibility for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders is based on the Spring 19 semester. Academically, a student must pass 3-of-4 classes to be eligible. For attendance, a student in Cabarrus County must not have missed more than 13 days of school the previous semester. Eligibility in those two areas will be determined once tryouts begin.  A student who tries out for a team may later find out they are ineligible once grades and attendance are certified.  To avoid this situation, if you feel your child may be in danger of either threshold, please contact immediately. Rising 9th graders are automatically eligible for the Fall 2019 semester. For winter sports, eligibility will be checked following exams in January and results of the Fall 19 semester will determine continued eligibility into the remainder of the winter season.

What are admission prices to our games?
Basketball: $7.00
Wrestling: $6.00
Swim: Varies depending on location