General Parent Information

Welcome to John Glenn Athletics. The athletic programs at JGHS are an extension of the classroom. We stress the co-existence of academics and athletics and firmly believe you cannot have one without the other. Many long lasting life skills and friendships are developed during team participation. We hope that your son or daughter will find an opportunity that appeals to him or her and get involved. The following information pertains to the athletic opportunities currently available at our schools

Athletic registration for 2019-20 must be done online and physical forms must be turned in to the athletic office prior to being allowed to participate in athletics. Please see the athletic registration link on our website.

By its nature, participation in interscholastic athletics includes risk of injury which may range in severity. Although serious injuries are not common in supervised school athletic programs, it is impossible to eliminate the risk. Participants have the responsibility to help reduce the chance of injury. Players must obey all safety rules, report all physical problems to their coaches, follow a proper conditioning program, and inspect their own equipment daily.


Athletes are covered under their own home policies. The district does provide supplemental insurance to assist with costs from injuries that are incurred during practices or games that are not covered by a home policy.

Fall tryouts begin in early August. Winter tryouts begin in November. Spring tryouts begin in March. Tryouts for Fall Cheerleading will take place in the Spring.

For information about our specific sports, tryout dates or other information, please contact the head coach for daily schedules and general questions.

Fall Sports:

Cross Country – John Aho:

Golf (Girls) – Tom Oddi:

Football – Steve Waller:

Soccer – John Fedulchak:

Sideline Cheer – Courtney Thomas:

Tennis (Boys) – Wayne Woodard:

Volleyball – Ron Staples:


All incoming (first time) ninth graders are immediately eligible for participation in the athletic program. However, to maintain eligibility an athlete must:

  • have been enrolled no later than the fourth Friday after Labor Day.
  • not have turned 19 before Sept. 1st.
  • have had a physical examination on file in the athletic office (since April 15).
  • have not been enrolled in more than eight semesters in high school (9-12).
  • have passed at least four full credit subjects the previous semester of enrollment with a 1.8 GPA.
  • be currently passing at least four full credit subjects with a 1.8 GPA.
  • have not changed schools without a corresponding move by your parents or legal guardian, with whom you were living.
  • have not received money or other valuable considerations for participating in MHSAA sponsored sports.
  • have not participated in non-school contests during your sport season after having reported to your school team.
  • have not competed in an all-star or national championship after having played for a high school team in the same sport.

Many junior and senior athletes in line to receive athletic scholarships are discovering that they will be academically ineligible to participate in Division I and II colleges and universities because they have failed to meet the academic standards set by the NCAA Initial Eligibility Center. If you see any possibility that your son or daughter might want to participate in collegiate athletics, please check with his or her counselor for current NCAA Eligibility Center information.

All students participating in a sport must have an athletic physical and acknowledgement/responsibility form every year. Ninth-graders should get their sports physical form completed when they receive their immunizations. Please bring your updated sports physical and responsibility form with you to registration. In order for you to participate in any athletic event, we must have an updated athletic physical on file dated April 15, 201 or later BEFORE you try out.

All students wishing to participate in any sports team at must have a current sports physical on file with the Athletic Director. The physical must be dated after April 15, 2019 to be valid for the 2019-2020 school year. Student athletes must bring a completed physical form signed by their parent or guardian to the athletic office before they will be able to practice or try out for any team. For a list of Physicians offering sports physicals click here!

Athletic passes are available for sale in the John Glenn athletic office. Passes are good for parents and their children currently living in the household.  Passes will admit you to all regular season home games at John Glenn and Wayne Memorial High School. MHSAA and KLAA tournaments are not included.

FAMILY Pass               $100
Good for all members of the household, including high school age students.

ADULT                        $5
Good for single adult admission.