Frequently Asked Questions
General Athletic Questions
Click here for information about eligibility.
Where can I find information on the required pre-participation forms?
Information about pre-participation forms can be found here.
Where can I find information on practice schedules for PV athletic teams?
Click here for changes to the daily practice schedules. This page is updated by 2 PM.
Where can I find game schedules for PV athletic teams?
Click here for game schedules.
Does the school district/athletic department have a season ticket plan for students, families, senior citizens, and other individuals? Yes.
Athletes are encouraged to use a lock to secure their belongings in a gym locker.
How do I know the locations of athletic fields?
To see a map of fields on our our PV High School/PV Middle School East campus, please click here. To see a map of fields at PV Middle School West, please click here.
Must I register/sign-up my child for a middle school sport in advance?
No. However, students must report the first day of practice with all required paperwork properly completed.
When do middle school teams practice and play?
Middle school teams practice and play after school. Practices generally end at 5:00PM. If an abbreviated practice is scheduled, the coach will announce such in advance. Please note: Changes in weather can result in an abbreviated contest or practice.
What time should I pick up my middle school child up from practice?
Parents picking-up their child from practices must do so no later than 5:15 PM. If an abbreviated practice is scheduled, the coach will announce such in advance. Please note: Changes in weather can result in an abbreviated contest or practice. The school district does NOT provide an activity bus.
Are there any weekend or holiday games or practices for middle school teams?
In general, there are no weekend of holiday practices or games.*
*Cross Country, Wrestling and Middle School Track teams will have some holiday/weekend practices and/or contests.
Must my child ride the bus to and from contests/games?
Student-athletes MUST use school-provided transportation to all athletic contests and scrimmages unless prior arrangements have been made with the administration. In addition, student-athletes who are transported by school-provided transportation to events MUST return by school-provided transportation unless the head coach receives parental permission personally. Only a legal parent or guardian may transport student-athletes. This however, should only occur in emergency circumstances.
Attention wrestlers: National Federation rules require the hair of your head not extend below eyebrows, ear lobes or over a shirt collar. There are also restrictions on facial hair and sideburns. Please check with your coach or the athletic director for additional information.
Are there rules regarding how much my child will play in any contest?
There are no hard, fast rules mandating every athlete will play in any scheduled contest. Playing time is determined by the coaching staff. A player’s past performances in practices and games, their attitude, effort, number of players on a team, the length of the game, along with their awareness and knowledge of the sport will all be assessed to determine playing time. This includes any Senior Recognition games. If a player has a question about playing time, the player is to talk to the coach privately, in-person to discuss what they can do to get more playing time. Please see parent/coach communication information (below).
Both parenting and coaching are extremely difficult vocations. By establishing an understanding of each position, we are better able to accept the actions of the other and provide greater benefits to children. As parents, when your children become involved in our athletic program(s), you have a right to understand what expectations are placed on your child. This begins with clear communication from the coach of your child's program.
COMMUNICATION YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM YOUR CHILD'S COACH:
1. Expectations the coach has for your child as well as all the players on the team.
2. Locations and times of all practices and contests.
3. Team requirements, i.e., practices, special equipment, out-of-season conditioning.
4. Disciplinary actions that may result in the denial of your child's participation.
COMMUNICATION COACHES EXPECT FROM PARENTS:
1. Concerns expressed directly to the coach.
2. Advance notice of any situations that may hinder participation in the practice and/or games.
As your child becomes involved in the programs of the Perkiomen Valley School District, they may experience some of the most rewarding moments of their lives. It is important to understand there also may be times when things do not go the way you or your child wishes. At these times, discussion with the coach is encouraged.
APPROPRIATE CONCERNS TO DISCUSS WITH COACHES:
1. The treatment of your child.
2. Improving your child's athletic performance.
At times it may be difficult to accept your child's limited playing opportunities. Please remember that coaches are professionals. They make decisions based on what they believe to be the best for all students involved. As you have seen from the list above, certain things can and should be discussed with your child's coach. Other things, such as those listed below, must be left to the discretion of the coach.
ISSUES NOT APPROPRIATE TO DISCUSS WITH THE COACHES:
1. Playing time.
2. Team strategy.
3. Other student-athletes.
Sometimes there are situations that may require a conference between the coach and the parent. It is important that both parties involved have a clear understanding of the other's position. When these conferences are necessary, the following procedures should be followed to help promote a resolution to the issue of concern.
IF THERE IS A CONCERN TO DISCUSS WITH A COACH
1. Please encourage your child to speak directly with the coach.
2. Call to set up an appointment.
3. If the coach cannot be reached, call the athletic office to assist you in arranging a meeting.
4. Please DO NOT attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest or practice. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach. Meetings of this nature rarely promote resolution.
5. If the meeting with the coach did not provide a satisfactory resolution, call and set up an appointment with the athletic director to discuss the situation.
EXPECTATION OF PARENT/GUARDIAN
1. Support your student athlete's efforts toward success.
2. Work to promote a positive environment that is conducive to the development of the student athlete.
3. Become familiar with, and review the rules and regulations with your student athlete.
4. Communicate any concerns in a timely manner according to district protocol.
5. Treat all coaching personnel with courtesy and respect, and insist your student athlete do the same