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Spring Sports 2019 Info and FAQs

By Philip Furr, 01/03/19, 10:15AM EST

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SPRING SPORTS 2019 FAQS

Spring sports seasons at HRHS are quickly approaching. Below are answers to some FAQs before practices can officially begin on 2/13. Please check back often as this list will be updated as we move closer towards February 13th. For answers to other questions, please email Athletic Director Phil Furr at philip.furr@cabarrus.k12.nc.us or your sport's coach.

 

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 spring coaches below and make contact prior to 2/13  if you have questions concerning practice.

How do I contact my child’s coach?
JV/V Baseball: branden.knapp@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

JV/V Softball: Justin Davies (coachdavies4@gmail.com)

Men's Tennis: dane.thompson@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

Men's Golf: christopher.forbis@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

JV/V Women's Soccer: carrie.maxwell@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

Mens/Womens Track: jupiter.wilson@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 athletic trainers denette.carte@cabarrus.k12.nc.us or shatt.vang@cabarrus.k12.nc.us  . The final day to GUARANTEE your child has a yellow card for the first practice is Tuesday, 2/12. 

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 school year? A mandatory concussion/info meeting for parent's of spring sports athletes will be held on Feb. 6th in the HRHS Auditorium. If you have not attended a parent's meeting yet this year (three were held during the summer 2018, one in the winter 2018) your child will be ineligible unless you attend the winter sports parent meeting on Feb 6th at 6pm in the Main Gym. If you are unable to satisfy this requirement prior to 2/13, 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. Schedules are also available on maxpreps.com.

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 Fall 2018 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. 

What are admission prices to our games?
JV/V Baseball/Softball/Soccer $6.00

Track: Varies by site

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.