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High School Sports

Poudre School District offers a variety of athletic opportunities for students at the high school level. Each comprehensive high school in PSD has a full time Athletic Director who is charged with overseeing the athletic programs. 

2018-2019 Athletic Fees (no family maximum)

Athletic Fees All Sports Boys & Girls Lacrosse Unified Sports Ice Hockey Nordic Skiing
PSD Non-Charter Students $150 per sport $150 plus $180 $85 per sport $150 plus $1,000 $150 plus $200
Home-Based, Charter & Private School Students $225 per sport $225 plus $270 $127 per sport $225 plus $1,000 $225 plus $200

Check-out process/forms:

To register your student-athlete for the upcoming sports season, please see the High School Registration tab at the top of the page 

Families have two choices to register a student-athlete for a sports season.  

  1. Register online by navigating to the  High School Registration tab then to your designated high school.
  2. Download and print all of the forms and submit them to the high school athletic office in person.  All high school students participating in PSD Athletics must have the following forms completed and turned into their school prior to their participation.

SPORTS PHYSICALS Does your student need a sports physical and you don't have a Primary Care Physician or are having trouble getting an appointment?  

The Health and Wellness Center at Centennial High School will be offering sports physicals/well child exams over the summer months (June - August).  Any PSD middle and high school student (and their PSD enrolled siblings) can now enroll and be seen at the Center year round.   The Center prioritizes meeting the needs of students/families who are uninsured, underinsured and/or having a difficult time accessing medical care.   The Center accepts insurance (including Medicaid and CHP+), offers a cash pay option and a sliding fee scale (for qualified families).  No child is ever turned away for inability to pay.  Se habla español! Pida hablar con Kayleigh.  For more information or to schedule an appointment call (970) 488-4950.

Fall Sports

Boys and Girls Cross Country
Field Hockey*
Boys Golf
Girls Gymnastics*
Boys Soccer
Boys Tennis

Winter Sports

Boys and Girls Basketball
Ice Hockey*
Girls Swimming/Diving

Nordic Skiing*

Spring Sports

Girls Golf
Boys and Girls Lacrosse*
Girls Soccer
Boys Swimming/Diving
Girls Tennis
Boys and Girls Track & Field

*Indicates athletic programs that are not offered by all of the four comprehensive high schools.  Instead the programs are combined teams. CHSAA requires the combined teams to be assigned to a specific high school.  The information below identifies which high school where these combined sports are offered. 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).

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

Special Olympics of Colorado Unified Sports offered at each high school.

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer 
Contact each high school athletic director for specific details regarding their athletic programs, schedules and opportunities.  
Fort Collins High School Athletics Skip Caddoo 970-488-8007
Fossil Ridge High School Athletics Brandon Carlucci 970-488-6308
Poudre High School Athletics Carey Christensen 970-488-6185
Rocky Mountain High School Athletics Shawn Terry 970-488-7006

Student Handbook

Parents and student-athletes are encouraged to read the PSD Athletic Handbook prior to participation. 

PSD Ejection Policy for Spectators: Any spectator affiliated with PSD schools that is ejected or removed from an athletic venue due to poor sportsmanship will be placed on probation and not allowed to return to further PSD athletic events until the following have occurred:

  1. The individual meets with the building administration to discuss future expectations for behavior.
  2. The individual completes an approved NFHS Sportsmanship course.  The course is free and is available online.  A certificate of completion must be presented to the District Athletic Director as proof of meeting this requirement.

Repeated minor offenses or egregious acts of unsportsmanlike conduct including contact with an official, coach, staff member, opposing team members, throwing items onto court or floor, etc. will be grounds for law enforcement involvement and may be grounds for spectator to be permanently banned from all future PSD contests.

Russ McKinstry

Poudre School District-Director of Athletics

Phone: 970) 490-3106

Lori Willadsen

Poudre School District- District Athletics Office Manager

Phone: (970) 490-3332

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