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Things to Know About PSD Athletics at Stahl Junior High  2022-23

Fall 2022 Fall Sports Clearance Dates:

August 26  9:00 – 12:00 Football only

August 29  9:00 – 12:00 Football only

Sept 2       9:00 – 12:00 Volleyball and Cross Country

Sept 6       9:00 – 12:00 Volleyball and Cross Country

Sept 7       Lunchtime (Football, Volleyball, Cross Country)


Welcome to the Stahl Storm Sports Page!  The following information should prove helpful if your son/daughter wishes to participate in a sport(s) at Stahl.


ATHLETIC CLEARANCE:  Prior to trying out for a sport at Stahl (7th and 8th graders only), each athlete must get cleared to participate by the Athletic Director, John Diseth ([email protected]).  Here is the process:


Sports Physical – all athletes need to have a physical with a doctor and bring their physical examination form to Mr. Diseth prior to the sports season (showing that they are clear for participation.)  These are good for two years and will be kept on file at Stahl.


Online Participation Forms – parents/guardians need to complete and save two online forms.  The forms are found at:



        These forms need to be filled out every year.


Gray Athletic Clearance Card – these are available in Stahl’s main office and need to be brought to Mr. Diseth once filled out.  These travel with the team in the event of an emergency.


Concussion Screening Form – any athlete trying out for football, volleyball, basketball, soccer or wrestling needs to have a baseline concussion screening.  Olympic Sports and Spine  offers convenient, inexpensive screening.  These are good for two years and will be kept on file at Stahl.


See Mr. Diseth – Prior to each sports season, I will be available in Room 156 at lunchtime to clear students for the upcoming season.


ACADEMICS:  As student-athletes, academic performance in the classroom is our number one priority at Stahl.  Athletes are expected to maintain a 2.0 GPA and be passing 5 of 6 classes.  Failure to do so will result in the student being placed on academic probation.  Grades are strongly considered by coaches making cuts during tryouts (Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball.)


SPORTSMANSHIP:  Stahl has a strong tradition of great sportsmanship.  We ask that our coaches, parents, and athletes be respectful of each other, as well as our referees.  As a good friend once told me, there are four roles at an athletic even, and you can only perform one of these roles:  player, coach, parent/fan, and referee.


Sports Seasons/Starting Dates:

FALL ATHLETICS – Football 8/29/22    Girls Volleyball and Girls Cross Country 9/7/22


WINTER 1 ATHLETICS – Boys/Girls Wrestling and Girls Basketball 11/7/22


WINTER II ATHLETICS – Boys Basketball and Girls Soccer 1/30/23


SPRING ATHLETICS – Girls/Boys Track 4/3/23


*Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer are all cut sports, requiring tryouts.


TRANSPORTATION:  Athletes can ride the activity bus home from practices (Monday-Thursday), departing Stahl at 4:20pm.  We ask that our athletes ride to and from away contests on the team bus.  Most coaches will allow athletes to ride home from a contest with a parent if they provide their coach a signed note in advance.


ASB/ATHLETIC FEE:  All athletes are required to purchase an ASB card ($30) and pay an athletic fee ($40) per season.  Students with free/reduced lunch have a discounted price.  All fees can be paid in the Stahl office.


COMMUNICATION/PLAYING TIME:  We ask that our athletes be proactive about their communication with teachers and coaches.  For example, if an athlete needs to miss practice for some reason (academics, etc.), they should make arrangements ahead of time with their coach.  Playing time is determined by the coach.  Our goal is to put kids in the game when they have the best opportunity to be successful.  Our coaching staff is also trying to compete in games, so playing time will not always be equal.  If there are any concerns about playing time, please talk with your son/daughter first, then contact their coach if needed.


ATTENDANCE:  Attendance is very important at Stahl.  Our athletes need to be at school the day before, day of, and day after a contest to be eligible.  Athletes involved in other afterschool activities will want to check their schedule prior to trying out for/joining a team.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me, John Diseth, at (253)840-8881 or [email protected] .  We look forward to working with your student athlete!


John Diseth

Athletic Director

Stahl Junior High School