Participation in High School Athletics requires a lot of information for families to consume at various parts of the season. This page is for Athletes and Parents to consume that information at their convenience. 
 
Explore the tabs below to access the information that you need.
 
Below the tabbed information is an important document for all Parents and Students to consume regarding the relationship between Parents and Coaches.
 
 

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Directions to FVL & CIF Schools

FVL Schools

Click the link for each school to access driving directions from NU to each FVL school.
 

 

CIF Schools

CIF SJS Member Schools & Maps
Select the school you are looking for to obtain a map to any CIF SJS school

NCAA Eligibility

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit association that regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
 
To be eligible to play sports at a Division 1 and Division 2 college or university, it is required that you register with the NCAA.  Division 3 colleges and universities do not require you to be registered with NCAA.  However, if there is a remote possibility that you will be playing D1 or D2 sports at a college or university, please register with the NCAA.
 
For more information and to be sure you are on track with NCAA requirements, please see your high school counselor. 
 
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NUHS National Letter of Intent Sign Up

We want to honor and celebrate our student-athletes for accomplishing so much throughout the years. If you are signing a letter of Intent with a Division I, II, or III school, we would like you and your family to participate in one of the three NU Signing Days we have scheduled for the school year:
 
Thursday November 12, 2020 
Thursday April 15, 2021
 
To effectively celebrate you and your accomplishments, please fill out the following Form so that we know a little bit more about your exciting new path and can speak about your past accomplishments on your National Letter of Intent Signing Day. 
 
 
 

NU Sports Websites

Parent Driver Form

 
If you are interested in driving other students, other than your own, please complete the below forms and submit the required documentation directly to Suzanne Bernadett in the ASB Office on campus.
 
***Note that approval/disapproval may take up to a week AND that there are minimum insurance coverage required in order to drive other students.
 
 Parent Driver Forms - Click the link for access

Post-Season Athlete Evaluation

We are always looking to improve our Athletic programs and feedback on your experiences are integral to that improvement. Below is a link to an anonymous evaluation form where you can express your voice on what your experiences were throughout the past season.Responses may be shared with coaches but the names and accounts of those who submit them are not collected. 
 
Please take some time to provide your honest take on how the season progressed through your perspective and experience. Your feedback is very important to NU and the future success of our programs. 
 

Sport/Parent Education

Nothing is more important than supporting our young adults as they navigate life. As a parent, there is no greater role in life. These resources were selected to provide you and others with education built around how to best support our hard-working student-athletes. 
 

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Resources

NFHS Learn Positive Sport Parenting - Free Course - Positive Sport Parenting provides information and resources to help educate you on the importance of proper behavior by parents in school sports and the role you must play to ensure your child has a positive sport experience.
 
The Parent Seat (6 minutes 30 seconds) - A video from NFHS that explains the role of a parent during game day and provides suggestions on how they can cope with the roller coaster of emotions that they will feel.
 
Beyond the Scoreboard (4 minutes 50 seconds) - Another NFHS production, this video is designed to help parents understand the benefits of participation in Interscholastic Athletics and Activities. They go farther than wins and losses! 

Articles

Abusive Fans Make It Tougher To Recruit High School Refs - Sacramento Bee article that looks at high school athletics through the lens of a referee
 
Coach-Parent Partnership - From Positive Coaching Alliance, this short article lists ways to strike a greater connection with your athlete's coaching staff to enhance the experience of your child.
 
High School Athletes Are Struggling With Mental Illness - An article from The Atlantic that explores the link between the "sports professionalization" environment in high school athletics and levels of anxiety and mental health issues in athletes
 
The Nine Mental Skills for Successful Athletes - From the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology, this comprehensive article identifies 9 specific areas that all athletes can learn and improve on to be more successful in athletics
 
The Second Goal Parent - Positive Coaching Alliance is a great resource for coaches, administrators, athletes and parents. This article identifies the importance on focusing on the big picture of youth sports: helping their child take away the lessons that will help them be successful, contributing members of society.
 

Support Resources

3 Sports Psychology Tips For Coaches and Parents - 3 simple reminders for us adults on how to set our athletes up for success
 
The Wrong Questions to Ask - Positive Coaching Alliance National Advisory Board Member Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In this video, Dweck talks about the importance of having a growth mindset instead of focusing on comparing your youth athlete to the other kids and putting pressure on them to be better than everyone else. 
 
45 Resources to Cope -  Online MSW Programs is an online Masters program that offers degrees in Social Work from top universities around the country. This article shares support resources along with external organizations to help athletes recognize and overcome mental health issues. Information is broken out to support elite professionals, coaches, youth, secondary, and collegiate level athletes for addressing overall mental wellness both on the field and off.

Transfer Students

All students coming to Nevada Union from another school MUST speak with the Athletic Director. 
 
 CIF forms, a phone/email/in-person interview with parent(s) or guardian(s), and additional documentation will be required subject to the conditions of the student transfer and that process begins by contacting the Athletic Director. 
 
 Please contact Daniel Crossen, at dcrossen@njuhsd.com, as soon as you can to begin the process.
 
CIF must approve ALL transfer students for athletic eligibility.
 
 

Tryout Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all dates are subject to change. Please continue to monitor the websites

 
Every student wishing to participate in tryoutspractices, or contests must be cleared by the NU Athletics office. As a part of the clearance process, every athlete is required to have a yearly physical from a qualified physician - turn in the completed Physical form in the ASB office on campus - and complete the FamilyID online registrationThe physical must be dated ON/AFTER May 21, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year.
 

2020-2021 CALENDAR

 Fall Sports – Start Dates:
  • July 27, 2020 -  -  Football 
  • August 3, 2020 -  Cross Country, Girls Golf, Football, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball
  • August 17, 2020 -  - Boys & Girls Water Polo
Winter Sports – Start Date: November 2, 2020
Spring Sports – Start Date: February 8, 2021

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