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INFORMATION CENTRAL: Winter Sports 18-19 FAQs

By Philip Furr, 08/27/18, 9:00AM EDT

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Winter sports seasons at HRHS are quickly approaching. Below are answers to some FAQs before practices can officially begin on 10/31. Please check back often as this list will be updated as we move closer towards October 31st. For answers to other questions, please email Athletic Director Phil Furr at philip.furr@cabarrus.k12.nc.us.

Winter Sports 2018-19 FAQs

Fall sports seasons at HRHS are quickly approaching. Below are answers to some FAQs before practices can officially begin on 10/31. Please check back often as this list will be updated as we move closer towards October 31st. For answers to other questions, please email Athletic Director Phil Furr at philip.furr@cabarrus.k12.nc.us.

 

What time does practice for my sport begin?  Practice times vary from team to team due to space, heat, etc. Please consult the list of winter coaches below and make contact prior to 10/31 if you have questions concerning practice.

How do I contact my child’s coach?
JV/V Men's Basketball: robert.machado@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

JV/V Women's Basketball: tolonda.simmons@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

Wrestling: vincent.digiovanni@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

Swimming: Nicole Barry (nmbarry15@gmail.com)

JV/V Winter Cheer: jennifer.brackett@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

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 denette.carte@cabarrus.k12.nc.us  . The final day to GUARANTEE your child has a yellow card for the first practice is October 30th. 

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 gohrhsbulls.com

How do I order a Senior banner for my student-athlete? Senior Banners are sold through the HRHS Athletic Boosters Club. For information, please contact jane.cruce@cabarrus.k12.nc.us or download the order form by clicking HERE

What if a parent HAS NOT attended a mandatory parent’s concussion meeting at HRHS this summer? A mandatory concussion/info meeting for parent's of winter sports athletes will be held on Oct. 22nd in the HRHS Auditorium. If you have not attended a parent's meeting yet this year (three were held during the summer) your child will be ineligible unless you attend the winter sports parent meeting on Oct. 22nd at 6pm in the Auditorium. If you are unable to satisfy this requirement prior to 10/31, please email philip.furr@cabarrus.k12.nc.us to make individual arrangements to satisfy this requirement.

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 www.gohrhsbulls.com . You should also follow us on Twitter @hrhsbulls and like our Facebook page Hickory Ridge Bulls Athletics for the latest changes, cancellations, etc.

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 18 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 philip.furr@cabarrus.k12.nc.us immediately. Rising 9th graders are automatically eligible for the Fall 2018 semester.

What are admission prices to our games?
JV/V Basketball $7.00

Wrestling $6.00

What are “team shops?”  In an effort to provide our parents, players and fans an opportunity to purchase higher-end, brand name Bulls merchandise (Adidas) at below-retail costs, we partner with BrandRPM to offer online options to make those purchases. Your coach will have this information available if your team is offering a team shop this season. Team Shops allow us to offer items which would otherwise not be cost-effective for our Athletic Boosters Club to keep on stock in our Spirit Barn. Your purchases through team shops allow our athletic program to buy our uniforms at discounted prices, keeping our Ragin’ Bulls looking good on the fields, courts,mats, pools, tracks and courses.