NEW PHONE NUMBERS:
Athletic Office (Tracy Welch) 231-933-6575
Athletic Director (Zac Stevenson) 231-933-6576
Main Office Fax 231-933-6506
Need to Contact a Head Coach? Varsity Head Coach Contact Information
REGISTER YOUR STUDENT ATHLETE(S) through our NEW Registration System on FinalForms: https://traversecity-mi.finalforms.com
For instructions on FinalForms: FinalForms Parent Playbook
TCAPS Student Handbook Link: https://www.tcaps.net/downloads/district/secondary_handbook.pdf
LINK – Winter Sports Rosters
Student-athletes are strongly encouraged to ride to and from athletic events with their teammates & coaches. Situations occasionally arise where an alternative plan may need to occur. When a student-athlete rides to or from an away event (outside of Traverse City) with his/her parent or a parent of a teammate, a Transportation Variance Form (below) MUST be completed and submitted to the head coach prior to the event. Student-athletes are never permitted to drive to or from away events, or ride with anyone other than his/her parent or a parent.
The following are links to health-related forms. More information regarding each form, along with links to the form, can be found by navigating to “Training Room” and selecting “Physicals & Concussions.”
Emergency Medical Form Athletics 2018-19 (Turn into Coaches)
It is strongly recommended that students visit their primary care physician for a complete wellness exam, and have the physician complete the above MHSAA Physical Form at the time of that exam. It is also recommended that parents of upper elementary children plan to have their child’s exam conducted on or after April 15 each year. That way, moving forward those exam dates that are on or after April 15 each year ensure that the exam meets MHSAA requirement for the following school year.
SITES OF VALUABLE REFERENCE FOR SPORT PARENTS:
SPIRIT ITEMS AT EVENTS: A HELP GUIDE FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS, BOOSTERS & SPECTATORS
There can often times be confusion about what spectators can and cannot use in terms of spirit items during MHSAA Tournaments and regular season events. TC Central adheres to many MHSAA Tournament expectations with regard to noisemakers and spirit items for the sake of consistency throughout the entire season. See examples at this link:
Respect & support for MHSAA Game Officials is needed now more than ever! Currently on an alarming multiple-year decline in registration, we need to retain the officials that we currently have, largely by showing our support for their willingness to do the job by respecting the calls that are made. In addition, we need to encourage friends and family members, especially youngsters, to give it a try. Without officials, there would be no games! Learn more here:
MHSAA ELIGIBILITY SUMMARY
Are you eligible to have the privilege of being a student-athlete at Central High School?
NCAA SIGNING & RECOGNITION DATES
We love to recognize and honor our Trojan senior student-athletes who sign or commit to play at the collegiate level. This link provides the dates that recognition ceremonies will take place at CHS. Coaches and/or parents should inform the Athletic Office if a team member plans to sign a Division I or II National Letter of Intent (LOI) on one of the dates indicated. Or, if a student plans to sign a Division III (or other affiliation) Letter of Commitment or other form of commitment, please notify the Athletic Office so that we can plan to recognize all student-athletes moving on to the next level on the May date!
Do you aspire to be a student-athlete at the Division I or Division II level? Get started with the NCAA Clearinghouse process by your junior year, if not sooner. NOTE: The NCAA may not approve various online courses taken in high school. Know before you enroll in an online course!
RESOURCES FOR THE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETE
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIORS
Traverse City Track Club College Scholarship
Note the deadline is March 1, TCTC annually awards $31,000 of scholarships. Additional information and applications are available at http://www.gtrcf.org/
Graduating senior or current college student from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau County
Demonstrated involvement with running as a member of their high school or college’s track or cross country team, or through participation in TCTC or other organized running events
Participation in community service activities will be considered during selection process
Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, employer, mentor, etc. Please email your letter (PDFs preferred) to gthornbury@gtrcf.