Our athletic seasons are going to look a little different this year. We just wanted to share with you the time frame for each sport this year. Please keep in mind that for this year's athletics, we will not be having playoffs or championships. With our condensed season our focus is to get the kids to play games and give them the experience they will need to prepare for their next grade level.
DVOA students are eligible to play for Desert Sky if:
- The student lives in the Desert Sky boundries for middle school.
- The student was registered at Desert Sky prior to joining DVOA.
- The student was previously accepted to Desert Sky by open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.
Volleyball- 1/19 - 2/12 (5 games)
Wrestling-Postponed. More information to come
Spiritline- 1/19 - 4/23 (Cheer for basketball and volleyball)
Basketball- 2/15 - 3/12 (6 games)
Track and Field- 2/16 - 4/9 (3 to 4 meets) Meets will be held 3/22 - 4/23.
Baseball and Softball- 3/22 - 5/7 (8 games each)
Cross Counry- 4/12 - 5/14 Meets will be held from 4/9 - 5/14 (8 available meets)
We are working on putting together some clinics/camps for December. Please note that these are not mandatory and are not used for evaluating athletes. We just want to give the students a chance to "get rid of the rust".....and have some fun.
Desert Sky Athletics
In order to participate in an after school athletic program, all students must be cleared to participate through the athletic office. The first step is to register at http://registermyathlete.com . All students must be cleared prior to try-outs (for cut sports) or the first day of practice (for non-cut sports). An athlete will not be cleared until all information is completed.Please view our PowerPoint (PDF Form) and for more information on how to fill out the neccesary paperwork, visit our register my athlete informational page.
Athletic FeeATHLETIC FEES FOR 2019-2020
In 2016-2017 the Deer Valley Unified School District faced another year of reduced funding by the State Legislature. As a result, and in an effort to balance the district’s budget, the DVUSD Governing Board has approved an athletic fee for the 2016-2017 school year. This fee will continue to be applied towards the 2020-2021 school year. The approved fee is in compliance with legislation passed in 1995, A.R.S. 15-342.24, enabling schools to assess reasonable fees for optional extra-curricular activities and programs. The purpose of the athletic fee is to provide revenue to maintain and operate athletic programs, which exceeds $2,000,000 per year, for 7th-8th grade and high school students. These fees collected will help defray the expenses of operating the DVUSD athletic programs.
2018-2019 Approved Athletic Fees
7th/8th grade athlete
$60 per sport ($120 maximum per athlete)
9th-12th grade athlete
$100 per sport ($200 maximum per athlete)
$300 maximum per family/household*
* A family or family household is defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes as “a householder and one or more other people related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.”
In accordance with the State of Arizona’s regulations and Deer Valley’s Governing Board Policy, only those students deemed academically eligible may participate in extra or co-curricular activities in which competition is an integral part of the organization. Students must be passing all subjects to be eligible. Study sessions will be available for students needing assistance.
Students are encouraged to work out with their team(s) and not quit the sport even if they have a failing grade. They will be allowed to fully participate in competitions only when they can show passing grades on mid‑reports, progress reports, or report cards. Each of these grading periods determines the student's eligibility until the next grading period approximately 2 1/2 weeks later.
The teacher and the coach may limit participation in a sport due to disruptive behavior and attitude.
If a student receives a detention, in‑school suspension, or out‑of‑school suspension, the student may not participate in or attend any extracurricular activities including practices, games, competitions, dances, etc. Parents may not change scheduled detentions due to conflicts with extra-curricular activities.Note: An absence of more than 1/2 of the school day will make students ineligible to participate in sports or other activities that day only. Students who go home ill may not return to school to participate in extra-curricular activities.
Concussion CourseAIA Concussion Online Course: In compliance with ARS §15-341 (24) (SB 1521) all student athletes shall complete the Brainbook online concussion education course. This course is to be taken one time by a student athlete.
This course was originally set up for high school athletes, but the Deer Valley Unified School District has asked all middle school students to take the course as well. (when the student takes the course they will need to register as a 9th grader. You should also choose the high school that is nearest to you).
Once this course is completed, the student will not need to take the course again in high school.
Student need to print out the certificate given a the end of the course and turn it in with their athletic clearance packet.
Students may access the course at http://aiaacademy.org/brainbook.
2020-2021 MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETIC EVENT PRICES
All DVUSD Students (with school I.D.)...........Free
Athletic Pass (10 Punches)............$30Extra-curricular Sports
Fall Sports: (October-December)
- Boys Volleyball
- Girls Volleyball
- Cross Country
Winter Sports: (January-March)
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Basketball
Spring Sports (March-May)
- Boys Baseball
- Girls Softball
- Track and Field
No Cut Sports: Cross Country, Wrestling, Track and Field