Highlanders News · WINTER SPORTS UPDATE INFORMATION


Here is the latest update information for winter sports after the recent guidance by the MDHHS and MHSAA in conjunction with RCS.
Safety protocols are in place and must be adhered to for the benefit of the student-athlete, coach and building staff. That includes pre-screening, temperature checks, wearing masks, handwashing and maintaining six feet of distance. Contact sports including basketball, hockey, wrestling, and competitive cheer are now allowed to begin their competitive seasons.
Please note: In light of the COVID-19 situation, there has been an adjustment to the standard process for physical exams.
If a student received a sports physical exam during the 2019-20 school year (one completed on or after April 15, 2019) and it is on file with the athletic office, they only must complete the MHSAA Health Questionnaire Form for 2020-21 to become eligible to begin practicing.  Once turned into the athletic office, this will serve as their valid physical exam for the entire 2020-21 school year.
If the students answer “yes” to any of the 14 questions listed on the Health Questionnaire, or does not have an exam on file with the school from the 2019-20 school year, the student will need a new sports physical exam (MHSAA Physical Exam Form) for 2020-21.  If uncertain, please contact the athletic office to confirm the physical exam from 2019-20 is on file.
Our ability to provide athletic opportunities during these challenging times is dependent upon following State of Michigan and MHSAA guidelines. We appreciate your vigilance and support.
Thank you for your understanding and Be Highlander Proud!
Brian Hassler
Director of Athletics
(248) 726-5208
bhassler@rochester.k12.mi.us

Boys Basketball (Varsity/JV/Frosh)
Boys Basketball Registration Link:
https://forms.gle/Po8pQtkTRnTkJDgw5

Varsity Tryouts 
Jan. 16:  10-1pm & 6-8pm
Jan. 17:  12-3pm & 7-9pm 
Jan. 18:  12-3pm (Team selection)
JV Tryouts
Jan. 16:  12-3pm
Jan. 17:  2-5pm
Jan. 18:  10-12pm (Team Selection)
Frosh Tryouts
Jan. 16:  12-3pm
Jan. 17:  2-5pm
Jan. 18:  4-6pm (Team Selection)
More info, contact Coach Jaret Thomas:  jaret.thomas42@gmail.com

Girls Basketball (Varsity/JV)
Practice  
Jan. 16:  (Varsity), 8-10am & 3-5pm – Main Gym, (JV), 1-3pm – AUX Gym
Jan. 17:  (Varsity), 10-12pm & 5-7pm, (JV), 10-12pm – AUX Gym
Jan. 18:  (Varsity), 10-12pm & 6-8pm, (JV), 12-2pm – AUX Gym
More info, contact Coach Shay Lewis:
shaylewis30@gmail.com

Competitive Cheer (Varsity/JV)
Practice
Jan. 16: 12-3pm – Cafeteria
Jan. 18: 6-8:30pm – Cafeteria
More info, contact Coach Brooke Miller: coachbrookemiller@gmail.com

Boys/Girls Skiing (Varsity/JV)
Season currently underway
More info, contact Coach Jaime Jackson:
coachjacksonspeed@gmail.com

United Ice Hockey (Varsity/JV)
Practice
Jan. 16:  1-2:30pm (Onyx)
Jan. 17:  2-3:30pm (Onyx)
Jan. 18:  4:30-6pm (Onyx)
 
More info, contact Coaches Eric Keipper eric.keipper@comcast.net  or Austin Grzenia agrzenia@yahoo.com  

Boys Swim/Dive
Practice
Jan. 18:
2:30-4:45pm
More info, contact Coach Tim Hickey:  timhickey18@comcast.net

Wrestling
Practice
Feb. 8: can begin contact practices   

More info, contact Coach Mike Holtz:
mikeholtz141@gmail.com