VRHS Athletics Announcements

Vista Ridge High School Athletics

“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”

Vince Lombardi

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Vista Ridge High School aspires to be among the state’s premier high school athletics programs both academically and athletically, a model of excellence for others to emulate, while enhancing the lives of student-athletes and preparing them for life beyond high school athletics. In addition, the athletic department strives to be recognized as a campus leader in terms of its ethics, community leadership and fiscal responsibility.




Cross Country
Boys' Basketball
Track & Field
Girls' Basketball
Girls' Soccer
Wrestling Girls' Golf
Boys' Golf Cheer Baseball
Boys' Soccer    

Eligibility Policy

Any student participating in an athletic team or an activity that includes a performance or competition must meet Vista Ridge eligibility standards to perform or compete. All students will participate in grade checks on a weekly basis with their coach and advisor.

Athletic Lettering

Students have the opportunity to earn athletic letters throughout their high school career. Lettering requirements are determined by each program, so be sure to check with the sponsor, coach or VRHS Athletic Department.

Athletics Elective Credit

Students may earn up to 1.0 credit of P.E. elective credit or general elective credit by participating on a school approved athletic team, marching band, Cheerleading, and Dance Team. For each successfully completed season, a student will earn a 0.5 credit. The credit will be applied to the student’s transcript for the semester in which the activity is completed. This credit will be applied to the P.E. graduation requirement or general elective requirement. 

Athletics Overview

District 49's administrators believe that interscholastic activities are an integral part of the educational process, providing valuable educational experiences outside the classroom curriculum. Many valuable life-long lessons such as sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, etc. are learned through participation in athletics and activities. It is the goal of District 49 to maximize the opportunities and effectiveness of the lessons learned through athletics.

The following components contribute to the enhancement of the philosophy:
  • Vertical Integration – youth and middle school programs that support the high school athletic programs
  • Development of fundamental sports skills
  • Competitive high school athletic programs that promote academic and athletic excellence
  • Programs that allow for maximum opportunities for student participation and that are developmentally appropriate, tailored to the physical, mental and emotional maturity levels of the participants
  • Principles of fair play and sportsmanship, both on the field and in the stands
  • Highly qualified coaches and staff with opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Competitive resources for programs at each level made available through operating funds, participation fees and fund raising

Sportsmanship is highly emphasized and positive behavior is expected by students, athletes, parents, guardians and fans at all District 49 sponsored events.

We strongly encourage family members and students to share in our athlete’s experience by attending games and demonstrating positive and constructive support. District 49 events will not tolerate any inappropriate behavior or unsportsmanlike conduct. Spectators must demonstrate positive behavior or that spectator may be asked to leave by an official, school personnel, administrator, or police officer. If the person resists leaving, the police will charge the person accordingly.
  • A spectator who is removed from an event will forfeit his/her privilege of attending future contests – either home or away. If removed from a game, the spectator may have an opportunity to meet with the athletic director to try to resolve the issue. If the spectator shows up at future contests without resolving the issue, he/she may be charged with trespassing.
  • If an athlete acts inappropriately (see guidelines presented in the Athlete’s Code of Conduct), the coach is expected to take disciplinary action. This may include suspension for the remainder of the game or longer. Consequences for such behavior should be outlined in team rules and expectations and discussed prior to competitive season.
  • If a coach acts inappropriately (see guidelines presented in the Coaches Code of Conduct), the coach will be dealt with by the Administrator. Consequences may range from verbal reprimand, to written reprimand, to suspension, to dismissal.
  • Coaches are expected to set strong examples and should model expected behavior at all times.
Sam Baldwin
Athletic Director
Office: 719.494.8821
Kelly O'Cain
Athletic Secretary
Office: 719.494.8815

Athletics Resources