Dear Parents and Guardians,
Cactus Canyon Junior High Athletics is excited for the 2021-2022 school year. We are happy that we will be participating in the Cactus Athletic Association (CAA) starting this year. Our league offers eight sports over four seasons, with the seasons matching up with the four quarters.
First Quarter - Baseball and Girls Basketball
Second Quarter - Softball and Wrestling
Third Quarter - Football and Girls' Volleyball
Fourth Quarter - Boys' Basketball and Coed Soccer
We will have one team for each sport that will compete, we will not be having an “A” and “B” team (pending no limitations from the COVID pandemic). Try-outs will occur at the start of each season to select the athletes. Activity buses will not be available for the 2021-2022 school-year; therefore, transportation following athletic practice/events from CCJH to home will be the responsibility of the parents/guardians.
Students interested in participating in a sport will need to complete an Athletic Participation Packet. Packets are available in the Athletics office and online through the CCJH website. Students will need to have a current physical on file in the health office in order to be cleared to try out for any team. A current physical must be dated on/after March 1st for the following school year. (physicals dated March 1, 2021 or later are good for all of the 2021-2022 school year).
AJUSD policy requires student athletes to have health insurance and provide a copy of that insurance to the Athletics Office.
In addition, Apache Junction Unified Schools will continue to implement its “Participation Fee” program. All students selected for a team will be required to pay a $100 participation fee, per student, per sport. There is no family discount or multiple sport discounts. There is no guarantee of playing time in competition for any athlete. Please note that some sports may require additional money for sport specific equipment. This will be communicated by the coaches. We do offer payment plans; however, half the fee must be paid prior to the first game and the final payment must be received by mid-season. If you would like to pay your fees and apply it towards the Extracurricular tax credit, please see the secretary in the CCJH office.
We look forward to another successful athletic season at Cactus Canyon Junior High. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 480-677-6182.