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If you are a Home-Based, Charter, or Private School Student***,  you must first get clearance by the District Athletic Director - Russ McKinstry, or  his secretary, Lori Willadsen. Once the District Athletic Director/Office has cleared an athlete to participate at one of the four high schools, the athlete's family and the high school will receive a placement letter.  Contact info for Russ McKinstry's Office Secretary is Lori Willadsen - 970-490-3332 or e-mail at .  Please access following site for more info:

***NOTE, athletes outside of our District and interested in gymnastics, girls golf. boys or girls lacrosse - sports not offered in their district, do not need to be placed here per info above.  However, they must follow all the step #'s below.  

Once  Home-Based, Charter or Private School Student is cleared and placed by the District, he/she must print/fill out the following forms and bring to the Athletic Office at Rocky (be sure to check our hours of operation tab on home page), and, pay, in order to get an orange "Permit to Practice" card.  A card must be obtained before tryouts of a sport.


Because Colorado HS Sports Association (CHSAA) requires all athlete's in Colorado to have physical info on file with their school (Rocky - Ms. Seale - Athletic Secretary), registered, eligibility checked/cleared, along with proof of payment shown before an athlete may participate in any sports season.  Once this has been done, an orange card is issued.

Winter orange cards will begin to be issued approx. Oct. 21.  Needed for official start date of Nov. 18 (see bottom of page for more info).

Spring orange cards will begin to be issued approx. mid January for official start date of March 2 (see bottom of page for more info).


STEP #2 - Pay athletic fee (see info below) in person @ Rocky Mountain High School (be sure to see office hours on the home page, Athletic Office Info tab). Students who do not pay will not be allowed to participate. No family maximum.

Along with the above forms.



All  Other Sports Boys & Girls Lacrosse Unified Sports Ice Hockey Nordic Skiing
PSD Non-Charter Students $175 $175 plus $180 $95 $175 plus $1,000 $175 plus $400
ATHLETIC TRAINING CONTRIBUTION – pays for all training room supplies, maintains/replace weight room equipment for all athletes (PSD and Home
Based, charter, etc…).
$10  for each sport played $10 if not already paid for prior sport      
Home-Based, Charter, Private and Out of PSD District School Students $263 $263 plus $270 $143 $263 plus $1,000 $263 plus $400

STEP #3 - When athlete brings in completed paperwork and has paid, athlete's eligibility is checked by Ms Seale (Athletic Asst.) or Mr. Terry (Athletic Director).  

**Please bring contact info of who to communicate weekly with regards to athletes eligibility.
***For CEC must check in with your eligibility person and sign their paperwork so we can have access to your weekly grade info!!!

  • Home-Based athletes must be registered with Troy Krotz at tkrotz@psdschools.organd have athletes transcript when he/she checks in for an orange card!  These students must also list all classes taking this semester on the following home-based form
  • For all other schools, initial eligibility will be found out once we contact athlete's school.  We will be checking on how many credits they passed last semester, and, how many classes they are taking this semester, AND, if these amounts are according to their school's CHSAA requirements to be considered a full time athlete.

***Home-Based, charter, other student athletes eligibility will need to be determined.  Please bring contact info of who to communicate weekly with regards to athletes eligibility.

Eligibility will be taken weekly, and based upon the athlete's school's requirements.

Step #4 - Once cleared by the Rocky athletics department, an orange  "Permit to Practice" will be issued to the athlete.  Athlete must turn the orange card into the coach by first day of try-outs (this hand-off , from athlete to coach, lets the coach  know the athlete is cleared/eligible to participate in his/her sport).

If the orange "permit to practice" card has not been handed off to the coach by official March 2 date, athlete may not participate further, until, permit is given to the coach.  


PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS (March 2) to get an orange card!!!


*Athletic programs not offered by all four comprehensive high schools. These programs are combined teams. CHSAA requires the combined teams to be assigned to a specific high school. Information below identifies the combined sport and which high school it's assigned to. Students interested in the combined athletic programs may register at assigned school or through the athletic office at their high school (if a student at one of the four PSD comprehensive high schools).

  • Field Hockey - Fossil Ridge High School
  • Gymnastics - Rocky Mountain High School
  • Boys' Lacrosse - Rocky Mountain  High School
  • Girls' Lacrosse - Rocky Mountain High School
  • Nordic Skiing - Poudre High School
  • Ice Hockey - Fort Collins High School