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2019 Spring Sport Physical Dates

Washington Sports Medicine will be holding sports physicals on Tuesday, Jan 22nd and Thursday, Jan 24th.  Please see the attached flyer.  They will once again be pre-booking time slots in order to get athletes through the process quickly.  Please see our trainer, Igor, if you have any questions.


MVAL Ticket Pricing Schedule - UPDATE 6/22/18

To offset the rising costs of officials, the Mission Valley Athletic League Board of Managers voted to increase ticket prices for athletic contests The following changes go into effect for the 2018-19 school year.


For Football (JV and Varsity), Basketball (Freshmen, JV, and Varsity), Boys/Girls Volleyball, Boys/Girls Water Polo, Boys/Girls Soccer, Boys/Girls Swimming, Baseball/Softball, Track and Field, and Wrestling:

General Admission: $7.00

High School Students with ASB Sticker/K-8 Students: $5.00

Senior Citizens (62 and older): Free


Note to All American HS Athletes

Please note that if you choose to participate in a sport, you are obligated to finish the season with that sport. Therefore, you cannot participate in a new sport until the season of your prior sport is completed. For example, if a student is playing a fall sport, but decides that they no longer want to play and try out for a winter sport, that student is not allowed to participate in any winter sport activity (conditioning, open field/gym, weight training, etc) until the completion of the fall sport season. The same can be said for winter sports going onto spring sports. All AHS student-athletes have agreed to this rule when he/she agreed to the Athletic Code.


If you have any questions regarding this rule, please see Mr. Peffer or Mr. Hashimoto for more details.


Thank you.

Athletic Forms
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Students needing Student Accident Insurance/Supplemental Insurance

If you need supplemental insurance to participate please check out the folder in the Athletics Locker. It is labeled Student Accident Insurance and you may want to read the memo from the Pacific Educators Insurance Group. 


You may purchase the insurance online here or visit the district website (Risk Management) to print out a hard copy of the application form under Student Accident Insurance.

NCS Scholar Athlete Awards

There has been some confusion regarding how student-athletes qualify for this award, so here are the criteria and grading period for each season of sport (per NCS):


SCHOLAR ATHLETE - earned by any freshman, sophomore, junior or senior athlete who achieves a 3.5 or better GPA (unweighted) during the grading period while that student is participating in a sport.


FALL Sports: Use November grades - 1ST quarter


WINTER Sports: Use Fall Semester grades - 1ST semester


SPRING Sports: Use April Grades - 3RD quarter



Academic Eligibility

At the end of each grading period (1st Quarter, 1st Semester, 3rd Quarter, 2nd Semester), each school has a small 10-day window to figure out each student-athlete's GPA and classify each one as Eligible, Ineligible, or on Academic Probation for the following grading period by a date set forth by our local governing body, the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL), called the Date of Determination. Once the Date of Determination has passed for that grading period, each student's eligibility status is set in stone and will not change until the next Date of Determination, regardless of any "updated grades" or "progress reports". There are no exceptions to this as each school, including American HS, falls under the jurisdiction of the MVAL, North Coast Section (NCS), and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and are bound by the Date of Determination.


Here are the academic eligibility standards:


1. The successful completion of a minimum of twenty units of academic work during the grading period preceding the sport and a 2.0 grade point average or higher. (ELIGIBLE)

2. Students falling below a 2.0 grade point average but above a 1.75 grade point average will be placed on academic probation for the next nine week grading period OR a student receiving an F grade in any class is placed on probation no matter what his/her grade point average. (PROBATION)

3. A student will be deemed ineligible if he or she is under a 1.75 grade point average, is on probation for two consecutive grading periods, or fulfills both the criteria of academic probation. (INELIGIBLE)


Unfortunately, all students, regardless of IEP's and 504 plans, are bound by eligibility standards set forth by the Mission Valley Athletic League, North Coast Section, and California Interscholastic Federation.


American High School's Athletic Code has been developed in accordance with those standards and the school does not have the ability to make exceptions.



The criteria for earning a letter may vary from sport to sport because of the different characteristics of each program. Each varsity head coach will be permitted to determine the criteria necessary for earning team awards and will need to make athletes aware of any specific criteria at the beginning of the season. Letterman jackets are purchased independently from the school.

American High School has a process for the distribution of varsity letters and other jacket items. Student athletes must have an ASB sticker in order to receive their lettermen jacket items. All  athletes regardless of level will receive a certificate of participation. Only first time varsity athletes will receive a block letter, graduation numbers, and a sport insert. Returning varsity athletes will receive an additional insert for the jacket.

NCAA Eligibility Information

Students interested in possibly participating in collegiate athletics should read up on some of the guidelines and eligibility requirements here. There are some links that will take you to the NCAA website (below) and will tell you the same information. 

For current sport athletes interested in trying out for the next season's sport

  • You must complete your current season prior to gong to next season's sport. 
  • You will be give a tryout for the next sport at the conclusion of your current season.
  • You must also turn in a new signature page to Mr. Peffer or Mr. Hashimoto in order to be cleared to participate.
  • It also might be a good idea to contact the next season's sport coach to inform him/her of your intent to try out following season so they know to expect you.

American Apparel

Custom apparel


Athletics Home Page

Athletics Website Has Moved

We have moved. This website will no longer be updated. Please on the link immediately below to go to the American HS Athletics website for the most up to date information:

AHS Athletics Website

Athletic Registration - FamilyID

Greetings Eagle Families!

We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration for American High School Athletics through FamilyID ( FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. The best thing is that you will enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs, so you will only have to remember your login information to be able to resubmit for each season and/or year.



If you want to upload your physical, please make sure you have a clear, legible copy from your doctor (M.D. or D.O. only) including the office stamp, doctor signature, and date. The physical must be within the last calendar year for it to be valid. If you still wish to bring a hard copy in, you may turn it in to Office B after you complete the online registration process.


Even if you have already completed the paperwork process for a fall or winter sport (2018-19), you will need to redo it on FamilyID if you wish to participate in a spring sport. If you submitted a physical for the fall or winter season, we have it on file and you will not need a copy of it. Registration for spring sports will open on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 on FamilyID and close on Monday, February 11, 2019.



It will be helpful to have the following information handy to allow for accurate completion of your online registration.

  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Medical insurance information


A parent/guardian should register by clicking on this link:


Follow these steps:

  1. To find your program, click on the link provided by the Organization above and select the registration form under the word Programs.
  2. Next click on the green Register Now button and scroll, if necessary, to the Create Account/Log In green buttons. If this is your first time using FamilyID, click Create Account. Click Log In, if you already have a FamilyID account.
  3. Create your secure FamilyID account by entering the account owner First and Last names (parent/guardian), E-mail address and password. Select I Agree to the FamilyID Terms of Service. Click Create Account.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to activate your new account. (If you don’t see the email, check your E-mail filters (spam, junk, etc.).
  5. Click on the link in your activation E-mail, which will log you in to
  6. Once in the registration form, complete the information requested. All fields with a red* are required to have an answer.
  7. Click the Continue button when your form is complete.
  8. Review your registration summary.
  9. Click the green Submit button. After selecting ‘Submit’, the online registration will be complete. You will receive a completion email from FamilyID confirming your registration.
  10. In order to complete the registration process, you will need to pick up your clearance sheet from Office B to take to tryouts and if you have a donation check, you can bring it in at this time as well. 

At any time, you may login at to update your information and to check your registration(s).
To view a completed registration, select the 'Registration' tab on the blue bar.


  • If you are having trouble following the directions above, you can watch a brief new user video to help create an account here.
  • If you need further assistance with registration, contact FamilyID at: or 888-800-5583 x1.
  • Support is available 7 days per week and messages will be returned promptly.


NOTE: PHYSICAL EXAM FORMS POLICY Physicals are NOT SAVED from year to year, so you will need to submit evidence or copy of a physical each new school year. Athletic physicals are good for 1 calendar year from the date received. Before submitting, check to be sure you have the doctor’s STAMP, SIGNATURE & CURRENT EXAM DATE (must be for the current school year) on the form. The old Athletic Clearance Form is no longer available on the website and will not be accepted.

UPDATE - 2019 Spring Sports - Athletic Clearance

The first official day of Spring Sports will be Monday, January 28th, 2019.


Submit your information on FamilyID by Friday, January 25th, 2019 and bring your physical exam (if you did not upload it on FamilyID)/pick up your Athletic Clearance sheet to take to tryouts from Mr. Peffer or Mr. Hashimoto in Office B after school if they are in there. There are no papers to submit unless you did not upload your physical exam.


***The clearance sheet is your confirmation that you may try out. We will begin distributing them after school in Office B on Monday, January 14th, 2019.****



Paperwork for Spring Sports

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

No collection of physicals or distribution of tryout slips

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Before School (8 to 8:30) – Distribution of tryout slips only (no physicals)

          After School – Distribution of tryout slips and collection of physicals

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Before School (8 to 8:30) – Distribution of tryout slips only (no physicals)

          After School – Distribution of tryout slips and collection of physicals

Friday, January 25, 2019

Before School (8 to 8:30) – Distribution of tryout slips only (no physicals)

          After School – Distribution of tryout slips and collection of physicals

Monday, January 28, 2019

          After School – Distribution of tryout slips

(Hard copies of physicals turned in after Friday, 1/25/19 or not uploaded to FamilyID before school, 1/28/19 will not receive a tryout slip until the following day)


You can find the directions on how to complete this process by following the posting called "Athletic Registration: FamilyID."


You will not be allowed to tryout or practice without picking up your clearance sheet. Any paperwork turned in on the first official day of your sport is not be guaranteed to be cleared in time for practice that day.


Note to multi-sport athletes: If you are currently playing a sport, you will need to finish your season with that sport before trying out for the next sport. All you will need to do is pick up your clearance sheet.



  • Online registration at FamilyID must be submitted first

  • You must have the doctor stamp, sign & date a CURRENT physical examination form from an M.D. or a D.O.

  • You will not be allowed to participate in any tryouts and/or practices until you have complete and cleared paperwork.

2018-19 Sports Tryout Dates and Locations

You can find the spreadsheet with all of the tryout dates and times for spring sports here.


Please direct all questions regarding tryouts to the coach directly. If it is a paperwork issue, please contact one of the Athletic Directors.


Thank you.

Physical Exam Forms Policy

Please be aware that we will not be saving physicals from year to year, so you will need to submit evidence or copy of a physical each new school year. We realize that some insurance carriers will not provide a physical exam each year, so the doctor's office will still need to sign off with a current date on the clearance form for you to turn in.
Also, when you submit them, please make sure that you have the doctor's signature and office stamp (MD or DO only - We will not accept a chiropractic, or DC, physical examination).
The signature form needs to be submitted with this form after you and your parent/guardian have signed it.

Athletic Directors

Ken Peffer:

Brian Hashimoto:

Transfer Students

Notice to All Transfer Students
North Coast Section Eligibility Transfer Policy Statement
Transferring from one to school to another may affect your athletic eligibility under North Coast Section/CIF rules.  All transfer students who have attended another high school are initially ineligible. Transfer students are required to meet with the Athletic Director upon enrollment at the new school.  Note:no transfer student will be allowed to participate in scrimmages or contests until approved by the North Coast Section.
It is the student's responsibility to set up a meeting with the Athletic Director.
North Coast Section Transfer information can be found at:  We encourage parents of transfer students to review the NCS eligibility transfer information.

Sports Links

Former Eagles Competing at 4-Year Colleges - UPDATED 6/18/18

Please follow our former Eagle athletes in action at the collegiate level. If you know of an alum that is currently competing or has competed in a 4-year collegiate sport, please let us know with a link.



Sophia Balmaceda (Swimming) - Washington State University (Washington)



Erin Hardin (Water Polo) - California State University, Sonoma

Netra Ravishankar (Soccer) - California Institute of Technology



Lydia Dadd (Water Polo) - Santa Clara University

Jared Luty (Wrestling) - Menlo College

Jazmyn Sudbrook (Volleyball and Basketball) - Whittier College



Tylore Bell (Basketball) - California State University, Dominguez Hills

Naeem Knox (Baseball) - Menlo College

Sofie Seilnacht (Gymnastics) - University of California, Berkeley

Sylvie Seilnacht (Gymnastics) - University of California, Berkeley

Rhianna Soares (Track and Field) - Saint Mary's College of California



David Chukwu (Track and Field) - University of California, Berkeley

Andy Huang (Tennis) - University of California, Santa Barbara

Kimberly Nelson (Softball) - Saint Martin's University (Washington)

Kelvin Pellom (Football) - Pacific University (Oregon)

Ruthvik Sunil Kumar (Track and Field) - University of California, San Diego



Alexandria Gibson (Softball) - Youngstown State University (Ohio)

Hilvy Cheung (Swimming) - University of California, Davis

Melissa Urena (Soccer) - Missouri Valley College (Missouri)

Alexander Yaung (Swimming) - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Indiana)



Karen Gurske (Water Polo) - Concordia University Irvine

Raylene Gould (Soccer) - LeTourneau University (Texas)

DeShane Hines (Football) - Utah State University



Deborah Blalock (Soccer) - New Mexico State University (New Mexico)

Holli Brown (Softball) - California State University, Sonoma

Anderian Carbonel (Basketball) - San Diego Christian College

Camille Harris (Basketball) - Menlo College

Janell Koide (Soccer) - Vanguard University

Daniel Luty (Wrestling) - Campbell University (North Carolina)

Vinnie Toor (Basketball) - Linfield College (Oregon)

Shawn Wong (Football and Track & Field) - Willamette University (Oregon)



Lorato Anderson (Track & Field) - University of California, San Diego

Chanelle Norwood (Track & Field) - California State University, East Bay

Needhee Solanki (Rowing) - University of California, San Diego

Donna Williams (Soccer) - California State University, East Bay



Ryan Chio (Cross-Country) - California State University, San Francisco

Rachel Mitchell (Cross-Country and Track & Field) - California State University, Sacramento

Rabbie Mojaddidi (Basketball) - Chapman University



Katie Blalock (Soccer) - Fresno Pacific University

Alexandria Carbonel (Basketball) - Saint Mary's College of California

Taylor Travis (Golf) - University of San Francisco

Elias Tuma (Baseball) - University of California, San Diego



Samantha Brown (Softball) - University of California, San Diego

Lauren Dubay (Cross-Country) - California State University, San Jose

Julian Harris (Basketball) - Menlo College

Eric Sullivan (Football) - Hastings College (Nebraska)



Brandon Martin (Basketball) - California State University, San Diego

Swap Mushiana (Soccer) - University of California, Irvine/Dominican University of California

Zach Townsend (Baseball) - Campbellsville University (Kentucky)

Ryan Zimmerman (Baseball) - Northwestern State University (Louisiana)



Jason Koide (Cross-Country) - Chaminade University (Hawaii)

Jennifer Wong (Volleyball) - University of Massachusetts, Boston (Massachusetts)



Okechukwu Mbanugo (Basketball) - Santa Clara University



Anthony Mbanugo (Football) - Western New Mexico University (New Mexico)

Eryk Thomas (Basketball) - East Tennessee State University (Tennessee)

Shannon Tillman (Soccer) - Pacific University (Oregon)



Kenneth Cook (Wrestling) - University of California, Davis

Dustin Tillman (Wrestling) - Columbia University (New York)



James Medeiros (Wrestling) - California State University, Fresno



Trisha Dean (Softball) - Saint Mary's College of California



James Cannida (Football) - University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada)



Darin Preisendorf (Wrestling) - California State University, Fresno



Steve Lewis (Track & Field) - University of California, Los Angeles

Important Information for College Bound Student-Athletes

If you are interested in playing sports in college (or even just considering it), no matter the Division, we encourage you to speak with your AHS Counselor to ensure that you have the best opportunities and the most support. Be sure to keep the Athletics Office and your school counselor in the loop throughout the process.


The Process

The NCAA Eligibility Center ensures that a student-athlete is academically clear to compete in intercollegiate sports at the Division I or II level. If you are interested in playing sports at a Division I or II school, it is your responsibility to be sure the NCAA Eligibility Center has the documents it needs to certify you; this determination is typically done at the end of the junior year. These documents include:


1) Your completed registration on the NCAA Eligibility Center website and $80 fee (fee waivers are available; speak with your school counselor for details);


2) Your official transcript, uploaded electronically (You can now order the transcript from the Parchment website to go directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center - you can find help on how to use Parchment here);


3) Your official SAT or ACT scores, sent directly from the testing agency;


4) International Student Release Form (if appropriate).


For students starting college in the fall of 2016 and beyond who are considering participating in athletics at a Division I program, new requirements are in place. Click here to view them. If you'd like to work on your NCAA Core Course GPA, please click here for a Division I and/or Division II worksheets.


NOTE: Current students no longer need to have a transcript release form on file because transcripts are obtainable through the Parchment website.





Q: Why do I need to register and be certified?


A: If you intend to participate in Division I or II athletics as a freshman, you must register with and be certified as eligible by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Eligibility Center. Initial eligibility certification pertains only to whether you meet the NCAA requirements for participation in Division I or II athletics and has no bearing on your admission to a particular Division I or II institution.


Q: When should I register?


A: You should register with the Eligibility Center at the end of sophomore year or start of your junior year.


Q: How do I register?


A: Log in to the NCAA Eligibility Center web site and complete the required registration form. It is your responsibility to send your SAT or ACT scores by entering ‘9999’ when you send scores through or


Q: What will the Eligibility Center send to my colleges?


A: The Eligibility Center will send your eligibility status to any Division I or II college that requests it, provided you have given permission on your student release form for the school to receive the information.


NCAA Division III

If you are interested in athletic competition at the Division III level, you may wish to be in contact with a coach or coaches at your schools of interest so you can indicate your interest in their school and athletic program. You can begin this communication in the summer between your sophomore and junior year, especially if you are a fall athlete. Additionally, if you make a visit to the college, you may wish to contact the coach before your visit in order to schedule a meeting. You do not have to go through the NCAA Eligibility Center process.



If you are interested in a college that is a NAIA school, you will need to register with the NAIA. It is a different process than the NCAA, and just because you are registered with the NCAA, doesn’t mean you do not have to register with the NAIA. You should register with the NAIA at the end of your junior year, or beginning of your senior year. To register for the NAIA, go to NAIA Eligibility Center.

2018-19 Dates of Determination

These are the official dates after each grading period in which all students become eligible, ineligible, or placed on probation. Please read the rules regarding academic eligibility here.


First Quarter



First Semester



Third Quarter