Athletics

Athletes are ambassadors of Portola High School, and therefore the behavior of all athletes, in and out of competition, is of paramount importance. As a privilege and not a right, interscholastic athletics is a voluntary program and students are not obligated to participate. Participation is not required for graduation. It is the responsibility of the athlete to conform to the behavioral expectations set forth by the school’s athletic department.

2018 Summer Skills Camps

Portola High School is excited to announce its Summer Skills Camp program. This is the perfect opportunity for incoming freshmen to build their athletic skills, try a new sport, and get to know our coaching staff. These camps are designed to teach and build skills in each sport, develop proper conditioning, and focus on the fundamentals of high school athleticism. Purely recreational and completely voluntary, the PHS Athletic Summer Skills Camps are open to all Portola High School students. Daily attendance aids in the development of these skills but is not required. Participation in camps is not offered for credit, nor is it a prerequisite for equal access to participation in athletics during the school year. 

2018 Summer Skills Camp Information Brochure

2018 Summer Skills Camp Registration Form

2018-19 Athletic Clearance Process Now Open

Starting March 30, 2018 athletes can begin their clearance process for the 2018-2019 athletic seasons.

Keys to athletic clearance success:

  1. Create an account for the 2018-2019 season at athleticclearance.com.
  2. Select every sport you would like to be cleared for.
  3. Get a new physical during the month on May!
  4. Bring a hard copy of your physical and parent signed clearance confirmation to the Athletic Office.
  5. Come with your team on your assigned date to see Ms. Pippen in the Athletic Office for clearance:
  • 5/1 FOOTBALL
  • 5/2 CROSS COUNTRY
  • 5/3 GOLF
  • 5/4 GIRLS TENNIS
  • 5/8 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
  • 5/9 CHEER
  • 5/10 BOYS WATER POLO
  • 5/11 BOYS BASKETBALL
  • 5/15 GIRLS BASKETBALL
  • 5/16 BOYS SOCCER
  • 5/17 GIRLS SOCCER
  • 5/18 GIRLS WATER POLO
  • 5/22 WRESTLING
  • 5/23 BOYS VOLLEYBALL
  • 5/24 BASEBALL
  • 5/25 SOFTBALL
  • 5/29 BOYS LACROSSE
  • 5/30 GIRLS LACROSSE
  • 5/31 SWIM
  • 6/1 BOYS TENNIS
  • 6/5 TRACK
  • INCOMING FRESHMAN- Clearance will be handled via the athletic office 6/6-6/9 from 2:30-4:00.  This will be discussed at family night on 4/16/18.

If an athlete misses their assigned date, they can come in the following Monday from 2:30-3:30 as a makeup.  They can also make an appointment with Ms. Pippen before the end of the school year (June 8, 2018).

Important Clearance Policies:

Clearance for a season of sport must be completed before the tryout date. Tryouts must occur within the two weeks prior to the start of season*. We will not clear anyone past the tryout date. Only transfer students will be cleared during the season.

Clearance/Tryout calendar:

  • Fall Tryouts- July 23- August 6, 2018
  • Winter Tryouts- October 29- November 9, 2018
  • Spring Tryouts- January 28- February 8, 2019

*Coaches may hold a tryout earlier for returning athletes. These tryouts must be completed during the current academic school year before June 8, 2018. Again, an athlete must be cleared prior to this date to try out. We will not clear them past the tryout date.