General Information

Updates:

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Update 9/16/20: DPS ATHLETICS STATEMENT – REGARDING CHSAA FOOTBALL SURVEY Click Here: English / Aquí para Español


We believe that participation in athletics is crucial to the overall educational experience as Student-Athletes can learn to build meaningful and lasting relationships, perform under pressure, commit to excellence and balance academic and social responsibilities. Participation in athletics can often translate to higher academic and personal success for Student-Athletes.

All athletic competitions sanctioned by the FNE Warriors Athletics Program are governed by the rules set forth by the Colorado High School Activities Association and the DPS Athletic Board of Control. In addition to CHSAA regulations, the FNE Warriors Athletics program may implement standards beyond what is required by CHSAA. Student-Athletes must abide by the rules set forth by the Denver Prep League and listed on the electronic DPS Athletic Consent Forms completed during online registration via FamilyID.

Eligibility for all Athletics

Academics FIRST!!!

Eligibility requirements for Athletic Teams, Band, Orchestra, Speech Competition, Vocal Music, Student Senate, and Cheerleading are set by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) which governs all school activities for the state. To meet eligibility requirements:

  1. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 25 credits each semester. This includes both the semester of play as well as the previous semester to gain eligibility. (This cannot include teacher assistant, study hall, or independent study.) Students who drop a class may be in jeopardy of falling below the required 5-credit minimum. Students withdrawing from a class with a failing grade will carry an F for each weekly grade check for the entire semester.
  2. Students who withdraw carry an F for the remainder of the semester. Any time a student becomes enrolled in less than 25 credits, the student will become academically ineligible.
  3. Students who fail two classes the previous semester are ineligible for competition until the CHSAA mandated recertification date for their sport.

Additional Eligibility Information

  1. Students transferring schools without a bona fide family move are subject to restrictions set forth by CHSAA.
  2. Student’s grades will be certified weekly. Students who receive more than one failing grade during the certification period will be ineligible for the following week.
  3. All 9th graders are eligible at the start of the school year.
  4. Each week teachers will submit a cumulative grade to date in order to establish an Student-Athlete’s weekly eligibility.

In addition, coaches, counselors, and the Athletic Director will provide information about athletic requirements. 

Getting Involved in FNE Warriors Athletics

Reach out to a Coach, come out to a game!!!

Per CHSAA Bylaws, incoming 9th graders can start participating with High School Athletic teams on May 1st. A lot of our Athletic Programs offer off-season and preseason opportunities, stay involved with Social Media & ask Coaches to get involved!

Lettering & Awards Guidelines

Celebrating our Students-Athletes. A candidate for lettering in any sport must meet the following requirements:

  1. Meet all requirements set forth by the Denver Public Schools Athletic League.
  2. Meet the individual requirements of the sport.
  3. Complete the season in good standing.
  4. Have the recommendation of the coach and the principal.

Forfeitures and byes are not to count toward winning an award.

The Principal and Coach of the school concerned may award a 4-year meritorious service letter to a senior who has never lettered.

Letter Jacket ordering can be found below:

Baseball – Boys

Requirements for baseball lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in baseball – a player must participate in half of the team’s innings. A pitcher must appear in 35% of the games.

Basketball – Boys/Girls

Requirements for basketball lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in basketball – 20 quarters.

Football – Boys

Requirements for football lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in football – represent the school in 10 quarters of varsity contests.

Soccer – Boys/Girls

Requirements for soccer lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in soccer – 10 halves.

Softball – Girls

Requirements for softball lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in softball – a player must take part in 27 innings. The pitcher must take part in 15 innings.

Track – Boys/Girls
  • Requirements for track lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in track:
  • Average 3 points for each league meet held during the season.
  • Note: In the DPSAL Relays, only members of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd relay teams for each event will score points or fractions of points for a letter award. *Scoring a point or fraction of a point in an individual event, or being a member of a placing relay team in the Denver Public Schools district meet, state meet or any meet that includes 10 or more schools.
Volleyball – Girls

Requirements for volleyball lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in volleyball – a girl must participate in 50% of all scheduled varsity league games.

Wrestling – Boys/Girls

Requirements for wrestling lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards.  In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in wrestling – wrestling in 1 league match and earning 6 points, wrestling in 2 league matches and earning 6 points, wrestling in 4 matches, or earning a fraction of a point in the city or state tournament.

Concussion Protocol

To view information from our Athletic Trainer, Tiffany Harris (LAT, ATC) on our concussion protocol, please click here.

Fees and Requirements

Pay to Play Fees & Doctor Physical

Students must pay the athletic participation fee per season, per sport before being cleared to participate by the official start date. During pre-season, registration is not required. Students and their families will pay athletic Pay to Play fees online during their registration, which typically opens 3 weeks prior to the official start date.

All Student-Athletes must complete online registration and obtain a physician’s clearance for participation in sports. These 3 items (online registration, payment, physical) must be completed by the student and his or her parents/guardians and returned to the Athletic Office (Montbello Campus – Room 101 L or Room 101 M) before the student can participate in practice or competition.

Physicals are valid for 365 days and are not accepted electronically or via email (exceptions may be allowed to be submitted electronically this school year).

Problems Registering? View Frequent Q&A.

Families can obtain a physical through their family doctor, wellness centers such as Walgreens, or a Denver Health School-Based Center: School-Based Clinic Locations

You can print a Physical Form or turn in the paperwork that is provided by your Doctor.

If families do not have access to the internet or need assistance in navigating the system they are welcome to stop by the Athletics Office at the Montbello Campus (Room 101 L or Room 101 M) for help or call the FamilyID Help Line at 1-781-205-2800.

Please visit the Athletics Contact Page, and the Athletics Calendar Page to connect with a Coach and support our Student-Athletes at Home & Away competition!

Athletic Registration

In order to be cleared to participate, all Student-Athletes MUST:

  1. Complete your FamilyID profile and online payment – per sport, per season;
    • Returning students: Login to existing account, update registration & pay fees online.
    • First Time students: Create a new profile online, complete the registration & pay fees online.
  2. Provide a hard copy of a current physical to the Athletics Office on the Montbello Campus (Room 101 L or Room 101 M) every 365 days, or upload to the FamilyID system; email or mobile copies are not accepted.
  3. Have a Big Teams (formerly known as “PlanetHS – ArbiterAthlete”) account for CHSAA eligibility – completed once during freshman year, or for any first time Student-Athletes visit the website: http://www.planeths.com and choose FNE Warriors Athletics.

**If you are a transfer student from another high school, and will now attend a school within the FNE Warriors Athletics regional program, you must contact and meet with the Athletic Director, Paul Jefferson, (Paul_Jefferson@dpsk12.org) for further guidelines and paperwork.

**If you are a student who attends another high school but will be participating in one of the sports offered through the FNE Warriors Athletics program because your current school does not offer a particular sport, please complete this form: SWAP.

Online registration opens three weeks before the season, do not wait until the start date to register & get cleared. 

Participating Schools

FNE Warriors Athletics Program Contacts:

Admission to Games

DPS schools collect game admission generally for inside sports on the Montbello Campus (Volleyball, Basketball) and those held at Evie Dennis Stadium (Football).

Admission Prices*

*Subject to change per DPS policies. Post-season game and tournament admission prices may be different.