LETTERING AND AWARDS GUIDELINES

A candidate for lettering in any sport must meet the following requirements:
1. Meet all requirements set forth by the Denver Public Schools Athletic League.
2. Meet the individual requirements of the sport
3. Complete the season in good standing.
4. Have the recommendation of the coach and the principal.
Forfeitures and byes are not to count toward winning an award.
The principal and coach of the school concerned may award a 4-year meritorious service letter to a senior who has never lettered.

POMS/CHEERLEADING
Cheerleaders should attend 90% of assigned varsity athletic events in uniform. Cheerleaders should attend 90% of all assigned practices as required by sponsor. Sponsor should keep a record of all events and practices attended from fall sports to the end of spirit season. Cheerleaders will conduct themselves at all times in or out of uniform in a manner becoming to their position as leaders and official representatives of their high school. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in Cheerleading – must be in good standing and meet other requirements as set by coach.

CROSS COUNTRY
Requirements for cross-country lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in cross-country – competing in 5 varsity meets or placing 1st in any varsity, dual or triangular meet, or placing in the top 10 in the city meet.

FOOTBALL
Requirements for football lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in football – represent the school in 10 quarters of varsity contests.

GOLF
Requirements for golf lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in golf – representing the school in 2 league matches and winning 2, playing in 4 matches, or playing in 2 matches as a member of the championship team.

SOCCER
Requirements for soccer lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in soccer – 10 halves.

SOFTBALL
Requirements for softball lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in softball – a player must take part in 27 innings. The pitcher must take part in 15 innings.

VOLLEYBALL
Requirements for volleyball lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in volleyball – a girl must participate in 50% of all scheduled varsity league games.

PE Waivers

• Participation in ONE FULL Sports Season = 5 semester hours of PE Requirement WAIVED
• Student MUST be a 9th-11th grade student
• Student MUST maintain academically eligibility for the ENTIRE Season and MUST complete season
• Students MUST request the waiver through their counselor prior to the first game. If the request is made after the first game, the waiver will be denied. Please see counselor for details.

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