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    We are grateful for the opportunity to provide the open coaching period for our athletes. Remember that each student athlete should be practicing appropriate social distancing practices and procedures in order to attend Roosevelt's open coaching period practices. Per the new WIAA guidelines, all athletes participating in an outdoor activity must wear a mask at all times. Do not attend practices if you've any Covid-19 symptoms or you've been around individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19. The safety of our student athletes, coaches and communities is the most important aspect of the open coaching period.

    Please the following update from the WIAA:

    Executive Board Alters WIAA Season Schedule

    RENTON, Wash. - The WIAA Executive Board voted Tuesday to amend the current season schedule for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, opting to delay the start of WIAA Season 2 to February 1 and shorten each WIAA Season to seven weeks in length.

    WIAA Season 2, which consists of traditional winter sports, is scheduled to begin with practices on February 1 (January 25 for gymnastics) and end with a Regional culminating event on March 20. WIAA Season 3, which consists of traditional fall sports is now scheduled to begin on March 15 (March 8 for football) and end on May 1. WIAA Season 4, which consists of traditional spring sports, will begin with practices on April 26 and conclude on June 12.

    The decision comes in light of surging COVID-19 cases around the state, putting in jeopardy the ability to begin WIAA Season 2 which was scheduled to begin on December 28.

    While the Executive Board approved the framework for each WIAA season, flexibility remains at the local level due to the protocols approved at the November 2 meeting. If less than 50 percent of schools in a classification are able to compete in a sport, in accordance with Department of Health Guidelines, the Executive Board will make an adjustment to the scheduled season in order to allow the chance for greater participation.

    Due to the delay of WIAA Season 2 the Board voted to approve an extension of the WIAA Open Coaching Window to January 23. The window allows for coaches in all sports to work with student-athletes in the same fashion as the summer coaching window.

    The full WIAA Season schedule can be found here. 

     

    Fighting On Since 1922

    Welcome to Roosevelt Athletics!

    The benefit and value of athletic participation in high school is well documented as an integral part of the adolescent developmental process. The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) further indicates that athletic participation correlates with greater success in academics and success beyond high school (NIAAA, 2013). However, today’s society often places too great of value on winning (a win at all cost mentality that can stifle an athlete’s physical, mental, and social development). Because of this, there is a need to strike a balance in athletic competition to maintain a productive and healthy experience for all.

    Roosevelt Athletics is committed to being a model program were all athletes are empowered to compete to the best of their ability with the utmost integrity in athletics, academics, and in life.

    We will strive to do this by practicing and living the following Rider PRIDE core values:

    Rider PRIDE

    Passion: always competing, a “want to do” attitude instead of “having to do”

    Respect: of self, teammates, opponents, officials, and the game

    Integrity: participating with honesty to the written and unwritten rules

    Determination: commitment, discipline, and sacrifice to finish

    Excellence: pursuing ones athletic, academic, and personal best

    Sportsmanship

    Sportsmanship is an integral aspect of competition at any level. Of course, being a good sport comes easier when the outcome goes our way. Therefore, the true mark of sportsmanship is when the outcome doesn’t go our way. This can be even more challenging when the opponent seems to have no regard to being good sports themselves. So, how do we respond?

    Roosevelt athletes, students, parents, and fans can support sportsmanship and healthy competition by following the Game Day Expectations listed below:

    • Show respect to the opponent as they are involved in the same game day experience

    • Be role models of appropriate behavior, poise, and confidence (be in control of your emotions, avoid derogatory comments)

    • Accept judgments of the officials and coaches (it’s not easy, but criticism rarely helps and often worsens the situation)

    • Accept the results of each game; do not make excuses

    • Encourage athletes to keep their perspective in both victory and defeat

    • Dignify mistakes made by athletes; they are giving their best effort and concentration

    • Cheer LOUD and PROUD for our team to FIGHT ON!

    School Fight Song

    Fight on for Roosevelt High School, hurl back the foe, bring home the glory of a victory! Fight on for Roosevelt High School on field and floor, we're backing you team so top that score!