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.

BASEBALL – (BOYS)
 
Requirements for baseball 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 baseball – a player must participate in half of the team’s innings.  A pitcher must appear in 35% of the games.

 
BASKETBALL – (BOYS/GIRLS)
 
Requirements for basketball 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 basketball – 20 quarters.

 
POMS/CHEERLEADING – (GIRLS/BOYS)
 
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 – (BOYS/GIRLS)
 

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 – (BOYS)
 
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 – (BOYS/GIRLS)
 
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.

 
GYMNASTICS – (GIRLS)
 
Requirements for gymnastics 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 gymnastics – enter 75% of all scheduled meets.  Place in the top 4 of 50% of all scheduled meets, or earn team points in 50% of all meets, or place in the top 6 places of the district meet.

 
LACROSSE – (BOYS/GIRLS)
 
Requirements for lacrosse 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 lacrosse – participate in 5 halves.

 
SOCCER – (BOYS/GIRLS)
 
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 – (GIRLS)
 
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.
 

SWIMMING – (BOYS/GIRLS)
 
Requirements for swimming 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 swimming:

  • A swimmer must earn 30 points in dual meet competition or place in the top 3 of the city varsity swimming meet or qualify for the state meet.
  • Note:  Points scored in relays are divided equally among the 4 relay members.
  • A diver must earn 24 diving points or place in the top 3 places of the city swimming meet or qualify for the state meet.

 

TENNIS – (BOYS/GIRLS)

 

Requirements for tennis 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 tennis – representing the school in 4 league matches and winning 2 or playing in 6 matches.

 

TRACK – (BOYS/GIRLS)
 
Requirements for track 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 track:

  • Average 3 points for each league meet held during the season.
  • Note:  In the DPSAL Relays, only members of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd relay teams for each event will score points or fractions of points for a letter award.
  • Scoring a point or fraction of a point in an individual event, or being a member of a placing relay team in the Denver Public Schools district meet, state meet or any meet that includes 10 or more schools.

 

VOLLEYBALL – (GIRLS)
 
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.