Welcome to the Phoenix High School
Athletic Department

Home of the Pirates!

Dave Ehrhardt                                                                    Sherry Merriman
Athletic Director / Assistant Principal                                   Athletic Secretary
Dave.Ehrhardt@Phoenix.K12.Or.Us                                    Sherry.Merriman@Phoenix.K12.Or.Us
National surveys have demonstrated that participation in sports have been related to improved grades, enhanced self-esteem, the development of life skills (communication skills and poise in interviews, for instance), empathy and increased graduation rate.  Phoenix HS encourages every student to consider joining a sports team.
OSAA Sports Offered at Phoenix HS 
Fall Season Winter Season Spring Season
Soccer (Boys) Basketball (Boys) Baseball (Boys)
Soccer (Girls) Basketball (Girls) Softball (Girls)
Cross Country (Girls/Boys) Wrestling (Girls/Boys) Track and Field (Girls/Boys)
Volleyball (Girls) Swimming (Girls/Boys) Golf (Boys)
Football (Boys) Cheerleading (Girl/Boys) Golf (Girls)
Cheerleading (Girls/Boys)    Tennis  (Girls)

James Turnbull
                    Senior James Turnbull signing to play baseball at Simpson University in 2017!


Two forms are necessary to be “cleared” by the Athletic Department.
They are (1) a Physical Form (this is good for two years), and (2) Insurance and Parent/Guardian Consent Form (one form with both of these on it; good for one year).  
In-season, all students must have these on file with the athletic department in order to participate.
This is the powerpoint presentation given by the Athletic Director at the parents meeting, August 2015
A Handbook for the Parents/Guardians of Student-Athletes
This material includes the athletic department philosophy; eligibility and participation regulations; extracurricular expectations; tips for productive communication between parents, coaches and the department; alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug policy; commentary on team selection, and; program level goals.  
Like all schools in southern Oregon, Phoenix HS enforces a “Pay-to-Participate” fee. 
For 2016-2017, it is $75/sport ($35/sport if the student qualifies for free and reduced lunch) with a family cap of $200.  This family cap encompasses both middle and high school team participation.  If there is difficulty paying at the beginning of a season, please speak to the Athletic Director to set up a payment plan.
The Boosters Club raises funds to assist high school athletic teams with items not normally covered by the athletic department’s budget.  Annual Dues in 2016-2017 are $10/person or $20/family.   Contributions are completely optional.  The Boosters Club represents all teams, is devoted toward supporting Phoenix athletics, and is always welcoming new members.  
Interested in competing collegiately?  Speak to your coaches and school counselors, and you will then need to visit the NCAA Clearinghouse.
Pirates in the Community
Phoenix Athletics is committed to being a presence in the community, for the purpose of supporting and providing opportunities for the community.  This is a partial in-development list of what this looks like.
Pirate Honor Roll
Graduates who have continued on to compete in the next level.  This list is in development and will be amended as we learn of more such graduates.
Follow the Pirates on social media!
        Cross Country                    Baseball                    Basketball (Boys)
        Basketball (Girls)                Football                    Soccer (Boys)
        Soccer (Girls)                Swimming               Track & Field
  1. Oregon sports are governed by policies set by Oregon Sports Athletic Association
  2. OSAA Heat Index   (Location lookup)
  3. Air Quality Index, Statewide map, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  4. Air Quality Index, Medford, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (be sure to refresh the page)
  5. Oregon Smoke Information
  6. Coaches Handbook
  7. Head Coaches Evaluation (started to be used in 2014-2015)
  8. Assistant Coaches Evaluation (started to be used in 2014-2015)
  9. Skyline Conference Constitution and Bylaws
  10. Interested in becoming a coach?  Look for vacancies on the school district's Human Resources page.  If you are interested in volunteering, then speak to that sports' Head Coach or contact the Athletic Director.  There are discussions which need to happen and forms which need to be completed before anyone can work with students.
  11. Several professional development trainings for coaches are available through the National Federation of High Schools    

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