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Future Pioneer Athletes

Welcome Letter from the Athletic Director

Dear Future CHS Athlete,

On behalf of the Cupertino High School Athletic Department, I welcome all students to participate in our interscholastic sports programs.  Sports are an excellent way to grow emotionally as an individual.  As a former high school athlete, I know that athletics played a major role in helping prepare me for college and the adult world. Because of sports, the lessons of my coaches, and the games I played, I developed skills in time management, problem solving, delegation, motivation, and team building.

CHS Athletics participate in the SCVAL (Santa Clara Valley Athletic League) in the Central Coast Section (CCS) All rules and regulations handed down by these governing bodies will be adhered to at all times.

As a member of the Cupertino athletic family, our expectations for you are similar to your own family’s expectations. Act responsibly as you represent our school district.  Remember that you are an ambassador for everyone who attends our school.  How you act and react to situations reflects not only on you, but also on your parents and peers.  As a student athlete, you have academic and athletic responsibilities.  Study, go to class, practice hard, and do your best to excel. Take pride in the opportunity to represent all of us in a first-class manner.

The Cupertino High School Athletic Department’s philosophy is that the student athlete’s pursuits on the field should be equally measured with those off of it.  To that end, a Cupertino athlete should pursue personal growth through academic work, team experiences, and as an ambassador of our district.  You should maintain a sense of ethical responsibility. The department strives to maintain an outstanding athletics program, conducted in a manner that sets an example for good sportsmanship. Our primary concern is the education of the student-athlete. We expect all who choose to participate in our sports programs to be responsible student-athletes. We hope you will take full advantage of this opportunity to get a top-notch high school education while participating in our athletic programs.    

Please remember that the coaches and administrators are here for you. Our goal is to help you succeed in life. Once you have graduated, we hope you will remain involved with the district as a proud member of the CHS alumni.

Go Pioneers!

James Gilmore

Athletic Director

Athletic Clearance

Step 1

Click on the Athletic Clearance link. Once on the website watch the “see how it works!” video, it takes 6 minutes and will explain everything in detail.

Step 2

Follow this process below. Please use the same login and password all 4 years. This will help so you don't have to fill out the whole form every year. It will keep most information in memory. It will also move the physical date input last year to the current year. No more having to ask when your physical expires.

  • Click on Register button under the login box.
  • Fill out the boxes that appear on the right hand of the screen.
  • Sign in, User name: Your Email address, Password: (Please write down password)
  • Click on New Registration at top of the page. Choose current school year, Cupertino, and the sport you are trying out for. Submit. (Please pick one sport per season.)
Fall Winter Spring
Football Boys/Girls Basketball Boys/Girls Badminton
Girls Volleyball Boys/Girls Wrestling Baseball/Softball
Cross Country Boys/Girls Soccer Boys Volleyball
Girls Field Hockey Sideline Cheer Boys Tennis
Girls Golf   Boys/Girls Swimming
Girls Tennis   Boys Golf
Boys/Girls Water Polo   Girls Gymnastics
Sideline Cheer   Boys/Girls Track and Field
Band   Competitive Cheer
  • Student information.
  • Medical History, update any new injuries or illnesses. Print out Physical forms. Upload Part 2 under "Physical Form" and Part 1 under "Other"  Upload a copy of your insurance card into "proof of insurance".
  • Parent and Guardian Information, Emergency Contact info
  • Parent and Athlete Signatures. Parent need to sign 7 documents and the athletes need to sign 4 of them.

Step 3

Come to a concussion screening on campus.  See main athletics website for possible dates and times.

Athletic Clearance, Physical and Concussion Screen is completed once per school year. 


Steven Puccinelli
Assistant Principal/Athletics 
(408) 366-7374

James Gilmore
Athletic Director 
(408) 366-7314 

Katelyn Watts
Athletic Trainer 
(408) 366-7331

Where to Start?

Check CHS sport specific website for summer workouts & practice details.

Contact the coach directly for specific questions via e-mail.

Contact CHS Athletic Director if you cannot reach the coach: James Gilmore

Important Dates


END OF SUMMER: 7/28/19

DEAD WEEK (NO Contact, plan vacations during this time): 7/29/19 thru 8/4/19

QUIET WEEK (Limited contact, no activity, meetings and paperwork):  8/5/19 thru 8/8/19


Summer Concussion Testing Dates

All testing will take place in room 307 (computer lab)

Athletic Clearance account must be created prior to concussion testing



Questions, e-mail: Taylor Leidheisl