Instructions and forms below can be changed at any time by FHSAA. Take them as a guideline.
In order to participate in any school sports at Florida high schools, we must obtain permission from the State of Florida High School Athletic Association for you. There are many forms which we need to fill out before you arrive.
Sports usually involve practices after school and weekly or more often games against other local schools. Sometimes coaches requests students to ‘try-out” for the team if there are more students interested in playing than there are spaces on the team. Playing on sports require good grades in all classes taken at school, and students may be cut from the team – asked to leave the team - if grades are low.
In some instances, coaches have allowed students to practice with the team, but not participate in competitions, but this would be the school decision.
The following sports are played at most high schools, in the three seasons. B=boys, G=girls, if no B or G listed then there may be teams for both. Students may only play one sport during each season:
- Cross Country (Distance Running)
- Us Football –B
- Swimming And Diving
- Volleyball – G
- Wrestling – B
- Weight Lifting – G
- Baseball –B
- Flag Football – G
- Softball – G
- Volleyball – B
- Weight Lifting-B
- Track And Field
In order to be able to tryout and/or practice all students MUST fill out the
Participation Physical Evaluation Form (updated 7/7/2017)
Consent and Release from Liability Certificate (updated 7/7/2017)
(This is required by all students to have, even American students.)
In order for an Exchange Student to compete this form MUST be filled out
Registration Form for Youth Exchange
Other International or Immigrant Student
NOTE! As of 7/7/2015, this form is no longer to be found on the FHSA's website....??
You can read more about the Florida High School Athletic Association's rules HERE.
The most important is that you are bringing the following documentation when you arrive:
- official original language transcripts from all school attended by the student since entering the 8th grade/year
- translated transcripts from all school attended by the student since entering the 8th grade/year, include name and contact information for the individual or organization providing the translation