Dear Parents and Guardians,
Cactus Canyon Junior High Athletics is excited for the 2018-19 school year. We will continue to participate in the Desert Middle School Athletic Conference. We are happy to once again compete against Combs Middle School, as well as with schools in the Coolidge and Maricopa school districts. Our league offers 10 sports over four seasons, with the seasons matching up with the four quarters
First Quarter - Baseball and Softball
Second Quarter - Boys Soccer and Volleyball
Third Quarter - Football, Cheer, and Girls Basketball
Fourth Quarter - Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Cheer, and Girls Soccer
In the majority of sporter, due to league guidelines, only one team from each school will compete. Basketball and volleyball will be the exception with each school having “A” and “B” teams. Tryouts will occur at the start of each season to select the athletes. Activity buses will not be available for the 2018-19 school year, so transportation home from CCJH following practice and events will be the responsibility of 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 (at the bottom of this page). Students 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 or after March 1 for the following school year. (Physicals dated March 1, 2018, or later are good for all of the 2018-19 school year.) Please contact the Athletics office for information on local and reasonably priced physicals.
In addition, AJUSD schools will continue to implement a “Pay to Play” program. All students selected for a team will be required to pay at $100 participation fee, per student, per sport. The fee must be paid prior to the first official team practice following tryouts. We do offer payment plans, however, half the fee must be paid prior to the second game and the final payment must be received by the last game. If you would like to use Extracurricular Tax Credit donations to pay the fees, please see the Athletics secretary in the office.
We look forward to another successful athletic season at Cactus Canyon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (480) 677-6182.