Parents & Students
ATHLETICS PHONE NUMBERS:
Athletic Office (Pat Bowen) 231-933-6575 and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Director (Justin Thorington) 231-933-6576 and Email: email@example.com
Main Office Fax 231-933-6506 and Main Office Phone 231-933-6500
Need to Contact a Head Coach? Central High School Varsity Coach Contacts
REGISTER YOUR STUDENT ATHLETE(S) through our NEW Registration System on FinalForms: https://traversecity-mi.finalforms.com
For instructions on FinalForms: FinalForms Parent Playbook
TCAPS Student Handbook Link: https://www.tcaps.net/downloads/district/secondary_handbook.pdf
Student-athletes are strongly encouraged to ride to and from athletic events with their teammates & coaches. Situations occasionally arise where an alternative plan may need to occur. When a student-athlete rides to or from an away event (outside of Traverse City) with his/her parent or a parent of a teammate, a Transportation Variance Form (below) MUST be completed and submitted to the head coach prior to the event. Student-athletes are never permitted to drive to or from away events, or ride with anyone other than his/her parent or a parent.
The following are links to health-related forms. More information regarding each form, along with links to the form, can be found by navigating to "Training Room" and selecting "Physicals & Concussions."
It is strongly recommended that students visit their primary care physician for a complete wellness exam, and have the physician complete the above MHSAA Physical Form at the time of that exam. It is also recommended that parents of upper elementary children plan to have their child's exam conducted on or after April 15 each year. That way, moving forward those exam dates that are on or after April 15 each year ensure that the exam meets MHSAA requirement for the following school year.
Insurance is available for families that will cover student injuries due to accidents (i.e. no coverage for illness, medical conditions and the like). Options available include 24-hour coverage or just school-time protection (both of which are offered with or without interscholastic sports coverage). In particular, parents/guardians of students participating in interscholastic athletics are encouraged to consider this affordable coverage for the added protection it offers (especially those who are uninsured or have high-deductible plans). Note that football is the one interscholastic sport that is only covered through the purchase of that specific option. Click here to access the information on the District website. Any questions should be directed to Julie Gorter, TCAPS Executive Assistant, at 231.933.1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SITES OF VALUABLE REFERENCE FOR SPORT PARENTS:
SPIRIT ITEMS AT EVENTS: A HELP GUIDE FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS, BOOSTERS & SPECTATORS
There can often times be confusion about what spectators can and cannot use in terms of spirit items during MHSAA Tournaments and regular season events. TC Central adheres to many MHSAA Tournament expectations with regard to noisemakers and spirit items for the sake of consistency throughout the entire season. See examples at this link:
MHSAA OFFICIALS RECRUITMENT
Respect & support for MHSAA Game Officials is needed now more than ever! Currently on an alarming multiple-year decline in registration, we need to retain the officials that we currently have, largely by showing our support for their willingness to do the job by respecting the calls that are made. In addition, we need to encourage friends and family members, especially youngsters, to give it a try. Without officials, there would be no games! Learn more here:
Do you aspire to be a student-athlete at the Division I or Division II level? Get started with the NCAA Clearinghouse process by your junior year, if not sooner. NOTE: The NCAA may not approve various online courses taken in high school. Know before you enroll in an online course!
RESOURCES FOR THE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETE
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIORS
Traverse City Track Club College Scholarship
Note the deadline is March 1, TCTC annually awards $31,000 of scholarships. Additional information and applications are available at http://www.gtrcf.org/
Graduating senior or current college student from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau County
Demonstrated involvement with running as a member of their high school or college's track or cross country team, or through participation in TCTC or other organized running events
Participation in community service activities will be considered during selection process
Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, employer, mentor, etc. Please email your letter (PDFs preferred) to gthornbury@gtrcf.