Seasons 2-4 Academic Eligibility for Athletics (Feb. 11)
Dear McDaniel families,
(This information concerns ONLY students who wish to participate in athletic teams during the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. If your student is not participating this year, you can disregard this letter.)
With plans underway for modified competitive athletic seasons this spring, our athletic department wanted to be sure you know that student athletes will have to meet academic eligibility guidelines in order to participate. The requirements are:
- Student must have passed 3 classes in the previous grading period (Q2).
- Student must be enrolled in and passing 3 classes in the current semester.
- Student must be showing satisfactory progress toward graduation.
If your student wishes to join an athletic team, but did not meet one or more of these requirements, there are steps they can take to become eligible.
- If you did not pass 3 classes last semester, depending on what your grade listing says, there are ways to earn credit for your class
- If you received NG: you must complete a credit recovery plan. Reach out to Joe Martin at email@example.com for assistance.
- If you received NP: contact your class teacher to find out what you can complete to earn credit for the class.
- If you are not currently enrolled in 3 classes, contact your counselor by Feb. 12 to add classes. These must be classes that earn a grade (no study hall).
- Students must have completed certain numbers of credits by the start of each year to show they are on track to graduate:
- 9th: N/A
- 10th: completed 4.5 credits
- 11th: completed 10 credits
- 12th: completed 17 credits
If you have not met any of these requirements, there is a hardship process available. Reach out to your coach or our Athletic Director, Tyler Kelleher, at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance as soon as possible. If you have additional questions, please contact Tyler Kelleher or our Athletics secretary Kerry Graves at email@example.com.
Feb. 8: Update:
Dear McDaniel athletes and families,
Season 2 competitive programs (Football, Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball) are now open for Registration! Season 2 will officially begin on Feb. 22, with tryouts starting those days. All students must register to participate on those teams, even if they are currently participating in the Season 1 workout pods. Sign up with this link for Season 2 Registration.
We are still waiting for final state and district guidelines regarding volleyball and football, but students may register for those teams at this time. Our department will email details to families about these programs when they are complete.
For the weeks of Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, we will continue with workout pods. Registered students will receive emails with workout times each week.
Spectator Policy for Season 2
McDaniel families and athletics supporters,
Thanks for your questions about our competitive season for fall teams. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to admit spectators to our games during Season 2.
Please see the Spectator Policy outlined by the Portland Interscholastic League for more details on this topic.
Girls Soccer welcomes new head coach!
Dear McDaniel Soccer Families and Students,
We are excited to announce that Larry Hermida will be our interim Girls Soccer head coach for this year! Coach Hermida has been on our staff the last 4 years as our JV coach, as well as our head coach for both swim team and boys tennis. He brings plenty of knowledge, passion, and dedication to the girls soccer program and our students.
Our Girls Soccer coaching staff has also added Shelby DeRocher as our JV coach this year. This is Shelby’s first year as a math teacher at McDaniel High School. Coach DeRocher was an assistant at West Linn High School last year and played soccer collegiately at Linfield.
We are excited about the upcoming season!
PIL Season 2 Registration
The Season 2 competitive athletic program is now open for registration! These Season 2 programs include Cross Country, Football, Soccer, and Volleyball. To sign up, go to our online registration page on FAMILY ID.
Portland Public Schools (PPS) and the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) will be offering a modified in-person season for our students starting on February 22. Programming will follow all OSAA, OHA, and PPS guidelines to ensure a safe environment for all students and coaches.
PIL SEASON 2 Q&A
What if students miss asynchronous class time for games?
Do students have to ride the bus to/from games?
When does Season 2 begin?
What is the weekly schedule for teams?
Are there academic requirements to participate?
Is there a fee to participate?
Do I need to sign up if I am already in the fall workout pods?
Will there be competitions?
Can spectators attend matches?
Other Ways to Participate:
During the 2020-21 school year, most teams are holding informal workout pods, when their sport is not in season. For details on these pods and how to join, please read this detailed letter from Athletic Director Tyler Kelleher:
For links and instructions on getting a sports physical, see the Links and Forms page.
Home Workouts During School Closure:
If you'd rather do your own workout, here are some suggestions prepared for our teams from our coaching staff!
McDaniel Boys Soccer:
We now have a YouTube Channel! Subscribe to "Madison Boys Soccer" for workouts and skill drills!
Track and Field:
A message from Providence Sports Medicine:
Providence Sports Medicine wants to help athletes get ready to return to sports participation safely as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and look to return to athletics. We have developed a 6 week program to help prepare athletes to integrate into regular training and team sports. Please see the attached PDF for a description of the program. Full program documents can be downloaded on June 8th by going to Providence Sports Medicine’s website under the performance page. Or follow this link: