Athletics & Physical Education

While discussions continue about team sports for 2020-2021, we can still confirm that the earliest date that team sports would begin practice is December 14, 2020.

Competitive Athletics

On July 20, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the governing body for public and private high school sports in the state of California, released their modifications for the 2020-21 athletics calendar, which condensed the normal 3 season calendar into 2 seasons. Due to the overlap of certain sports, and ramifications on facility availability, the Bay Area Conference (which JCHS is a member) voted on August 19 to submit an alternative calendar which better suits the needs of smaller independent schools. This calendar will be reviewed in the coming weeks and will need NCS/CIF approval. 

When we have more information to share, JCHS Director of Athletics Sean Moler will provide details about the JCHS plan for the athletic program. Until then, here are a couple of takeaways:
  1. JCHS will do all it can, following the guidelines of city and county health officials, to safely provide an interscholastic athletic experience for our student-athletes. Any scenario where team sports can resume is predicated on the resumption of in-person learning.
  2. Regardless of which calendar is ultimately adopted, the earliest date that team sports will begin is Dec 14, 2020.
  3. In order to prepare for the possibility of a return to athletic competition, we recommend that each student who plans to participate visit their physician for a sports physical prior to December. Please bring this form with you, and submit completed forms to JCHS Athletic Director Sean Moler. Sports physicals are mandatory, and are good for twelve calendar months.

Virtual PE Opportunities for Quarter 1

Our new Virtual PE classes are now scheduled and online! We are very excited to be offering the JCHS student body an opportunity to take structured zoom classes led by our fantastic coaching staff and experienced ProCom.  You can find the calendar and Zoom links for these events on the Virtual Commons link in the Portal resource board. JCHS students can earn a semester of PE credit (0.5) for completing twenty (20) of the forty (40) sixty-minute classes being offered. If you are interested in earning credit, register for your twenty classes by completing this form.

Alternatively, if your preference is to just drop-in on a few classes, this is also an option! However, the only way to earn PE credit (through the Virtual PE program) is to complete twenty classes. No partial credit will be given. Most classes will include a dynamic warmup, a combination of plyometric, speed and/or body weight training, and core exercises, in addition to sport-specific drills.

Click on "Read more" below each class link for dates and more information.

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Independent PE

If you don’t feel inspired by the Virtual PE option, but you still want to earn PE credit this semester, you can also propose an alternative. Normally, students can earn PE credit for sports or activities not offered by JCHS. In the past, this has included crew, dance, yoga, lacrosse, personal training, to name a few. Due to ongoing COVID restrictions on gyms and on in-person classes, this fall we are extending the Independent PE plan offered this summer, with a few modifications. Your personalized program could include hiking, biking, walking, online workouts, playing a sport--or come up with something creative! The goal is that you are keeping your body active this fall, and in the process, develop strength/coordination/flexibility and/or maintain cardiovascular health. If you need ideas, please reach out to me - I have a ton of resources to help you get on your way!
 
What documentation is required for Independent PE this Fall?
1. Fill out this Google form and have it approved by Coach Moler.
2. Complete the 35 hour requirement by December 11.
3. Hours must be verified by a parent (or instructor/coach, if applicable). Parent verification email to Coach Moler is due no later than December 11, 2020. No partial credit will be given.
 
Again, if you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Moler.

Sample workout schedule: 
  1. Welcome and check-in / Coach records attendance
  2. Dynamic warmup (10 min)
  3. Plyometric, speed, body weight training (15 min)
  4. Sport specific drills (15 min)
  5. Abdominal series (10 min)
  6. Post-workout attendance and check-out (5 min)
Continuation of Modified Independent PE for Fall 2020

In a typical year, there are a number of ways JCHS students can earn PE credit through group activities outside of JCHS. Due to ongoing COVID restrictions, this fall JCHS is extending Independent PE opportunities as described below:

What are my choices? 
The first option is to sign up for Virtual PE classes offered by the JCHS Athletic Department. If you don’t feel inspired by this option, you can propose an alternative. Your personalized program could include hiking, biking, walking, online workouts, playing a sport, or something creative that you propose (approx. 4 hours/week). The goal is keeping your body active this fall, and developing strength/coordination/flexibility and cardiovascular health. If you need ideas, please reach out to JCHS Athletic Director Sean Moler. He has lots of resources to help you get on your way!

What documentation is required?
1. Fill out the “Independent PE” section on the Independent PE Form and have it approved in advance by Coach Moler.
2. Complete the 35-hour requirement by November 24.
3. Hours must be verified by a parent (or instructor/coach, if applicable). A parent verification email to Coach Moler is due no later than November 24.
4. No partial credit will be given.
 
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