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Athletics

To the parents/guardians of Gunderson High School Athletes:

As the Athletic Director, I would like to welcome you to the Gunderson High School Department of Athletics. I look forward to getting to know you as you progress through our athletic programs.

Successful athletic programs have specific goals. They include: a positive experience for every athlete and a great sense of camaraderie and unity within their team; an environment that ensures high ethical standards and expectations for fairness, equity, and sportsmanship for all of our student-athletes and coaches. Here at Gunderson, we pride ourselves in demonstrating that “Character Counts.”

A successful athletic program also includes dedicated coaches, active support from the student body, outstanding leadership from school administrators, and most importantly, a great sense of pride fostered by the entire community. It will be our mission to facilitate all those facets together to create the best athletic programs possible. Athletes: play hard, play fair, and dedicate yourself to be the best you can possibly be, but most importantly, have fun! The rewards will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Did you know that research shows that the greatest influence upon our student athletes is NOT the coach? By far, you as a parent or guardian have the greatest influence upon your child. Research has shown that parents can influence a child’s motivation, perceived competence and their enjoyment of the sport. The feedback and behavior of a parent will affect how long an athlete stays involved in a sport and how the athlete perceives their abilities. I am asking all Gunderson High School parents and guardians to take a positive approach to your child’s upcoming season. Provide a motivational climate prior to, during and after all games. You will be amazed with the results.

In creating a positive athletic experience, we must understand that both parenting and coaching are extremely difficult vocations. In establishing an understanding of each other’s positive, we are better able to understand and accept the actions of those involved in high school athletics. By being better able to accept the actions of others, we will provide greater benefit to our athletes.

As a parent, you have a right to understand what expectations are placed on your child. This begins with clear communication from the coach of the respective team. Communication from your child’s coach that your should expect is:

  • Philosophy of the coach
  • Location of practices and events
  • Team requirements
  • Team discipline and behavior

Communication that coaches can expect from the parents/guardians:

  • Concerns expressed directly to the coach and in a professional manner.
  • Notifications of any schedule conflicts well in advance.
  • Use of the athletics website provided, in securing the information readily available to parents/guardians and their child.

As your child becomes involved in the programs at Gunderson High School, they will experience some of the most rewarding moments in their life. It is important that your child understands, that just like life, there may be times when things do not go the way they expect. At these times, discussion with the coach by your child is highly encouraged.

There may be times that it is very difficult to accept your child’s lack of playing time or the position(s) they have been asked to play. The coaching staffs at Gunderson High School are professionals. They make judgements based on what they believe to be best for the team. Certain things can be discussed with the coach but other things, such as team strategy, other players, etc., should be left to the discretion of the coach.

There are situations that may require a conference between the coach and parent. It is important that both parties involved have a clear understanding of the athlete’s position. The following procedures should be followed to help promote resolution following communication between the player and coach:

  • Contact the program head coach to set up an appointment. Please do not attempt to confront a coach before, during, or after a game. This time can be emotional for all. Meetings of this nature do not promote resolution.
  • If the meeting with the coach did not provide satisfactory resolutions, then a meeting with the Athletic Director and Coach is the next step.

I hope that you are excited as we approach another year of Grizzly Athletics. This privilege extended to your son or daughter will lay the foundation for future success in life. I am honored to be associated with Gunderson High School Athletics and I will work hard on your child’s behalf to promote and strengthen the values of our programs.

Respectfully,

Brian Chew
Athletic Director

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Athletic Booster Club

Meeting Dates:
8/15
9/19
10/17
11/21
12/19
1/16/20
2/20/20
3/19/20
4/16/20
5/21/20

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Register My Athlete

We have a new online platform for registering for a sport at: https://www.registermyathlete.com/​


At this site, parents create an account and register their son/daughter for a sport of their choice. They will also e-sign all of their paperwork and upload their physical forms. All students must be completely registered and have a current physical turned in or uploaded BEFORE they may participate with any sport’s teams.

Parent Instructions

Athletic Physical Form

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Coach Evaluation

Additionally, we are offering the opportunity to allow students, parents, or guardians to evaluate the coaching staff. Please fill out this form.

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Announcements

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Mandatory Fall Sports Meeting

Athletes and their parents must attend the informational meetings for fall sports. This meeting will be on August 15th at 6pm in the Theater. You’ll get all the info you need regarding fall sports and the opportunity to meet with the coaching staff.

Athletes must turn in completed sports required documents, including a physical exam, before they allowed to try out for a team or attend practice.

Girls Volleyball

Conditioning will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9am-11:30am in the gym until July 18th.

Boys Volleyball
Girls Basketball
Football

Conditioning/Practice Dates:

6/10   3-5 PM
6/11   4-6:30 PM
6/12   3-5 PM
6/13   4:30-6:30 PM
6/14   3-5 PM (VARSITY ONLY)
6/15   7V7 TOURNAMENT @ WESTMONT HS
6/17   3-5 PM
6/18   4:30-6:30 PM
6/19   3-5 PM
6/20   4:30-6:30 PM
6/24   3-5 PM
6/25   4:30-6:30 PM
6/26   3-5 PM
6/27   4:30-6:30 PM

7/8   3-5 PM
7/9   4:30-6:30 PM
7/10   3-5 PM
7/11   4:30-6:30 PM
7/15   3-5 PM
7/16   4:30-6:30 PM
7/17   TBA 7V7 (VARSITY ONLY)
7/18   3-5 PM
7/22   3-5 PM
7/23   4:30-6:30 PM
7/24   3-5 PM
7/25   4:30-6:30 PM

8/5   2:30-5:30 PM. 5-8 PM
8/6   2:30-5:30 PM, 5-8 PM
8/7   2:30-5:30 PM, 5-8 PM
8/8   3-6 PM
8/9   3-6 PM
8/10   9-11 AM, 2-4:30 PM
8/17   9-11 AM
8/23   ​BVAL JAMBOREE

For a copy of the Football 2019 Summer Calendar, please click below
Football 2019 Summer Calendar

Cross Country

June conditioning will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the weight room from 2pm-4pm until June 27th. July conditioning will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday in the weight room from 9am-12pm until July 24th.

For more questions or concerns, please contact Coach Miclette.

Girls Tennis

Mandatory meeting will be held on August 15 in T-6 at lunch. Practices will begin on August 15 at the tennis courts from 3pm-5pm.

Boys Basketball
CCS
Boys Soccer
Girls Soccer
Wrestling
Golf
Baseball
Badminton
Swimming
Golf
Water Polo
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Coaches Email List

Sport

Coaches

Title

Athletic Director

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Athletic Director

Badminton

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Head Coach

Baseball - Varsity

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Head Coach

Boy’s Basketball - Varsity

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Head Coach

Boy’s Basketball - JV

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Head Coach

Girl’s Basketball - Varsity

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Head Coach

Girl’s Basketball - JV

Alexis Merriwather

Frosh Head Coach

Cheer

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Head Coach

Cross Country/Track and Field

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Head Coach

Football - Varsity

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Head Coach

Football - FS

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Head Coach

Boy’s Golf

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Head Coach

Boy’s Soccer - Varsity

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Head Coach

Boy’s Soccer

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Frosh Head Coach

Girl’s Soccer - Varsity

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Head Coach

Girl’s Soccer - JV

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Frosh Head Coach

Softball - Varsity

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Head Coach

Softball - JV

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Head Coach

Swimming

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Head Coaches

Girl’s Tennis

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Head Coach

Boy’s Volleyball

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Head Coach

Girl’s Volleyball

Callie Orozco

Head Coach

Girl’s Water Polo

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Head Coach

Boy’s Water Polo

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Head Coach

Wrestling

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Head Coach

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