Athletic Department FAQ’s

I’d like to play a sport at Prescott High School. What do I need to do? Where do I start?

  1. Your first step should be to register online with and complete the necessary information, including reading and agreeing to all of the policies and codes, and e-signing.
  2. You will also need to have a physical done each school year (no earlier than March of the previous school year). The physical paperwork is specific to the AIA and must be totally completed (AIA physical paperwork can be downloaded HERE or picked up in the Athletic Department at PHS). Make sure all four pages are completed and signed by athlete, parent, and medical professional.
  3. Every athlete must complete once in their four years a concussion education course (BRAINBOOK) and Opioid education course, which are both mandated by the state of Arizona. (Link HERE)
  4. Once the online registration is complete, including physical, and online courses you must come to the Athletic Department office and pick up a clearance slip (we are the final clearance).  The clearance slip is what lets your coach know you are cleared to participate in tryouts.

Why does it say that my registration is incomplete even though I have filled everything out online with

The final clearance for all student-athletes is to come to the Athletic Department and get a clearance slip. The Athletic Department will make sure that all information is complete before signing off and giving out a clearance slip.

What kind of grades do I have to have to play sports?

If a student does not receive a passing grade (“D” or better) in all of his/her classes, the student becomes ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activities for a period of four to six weeks (calendar of dates can be found HERE). If the student then passes all classes, he/she will become eligible for the next grading period. Prescott Unified School District’s No Pass/No Play policy affects all students in grades 6 through 12. An 8th grader who does not pass all his/her classes second semester will be ineligible for the first grading period of his/her freshman year and will continue to be ineligible until he/she passes all classes.

How much does it cost to play a sport?

The participation fee to play a sport at Prescott High School is $130 per sport. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch through PUSD, you pay $65 per sport.  Your participation fees can be paid online HERE.

Do I have to have insurance to play sports?

Yes, medical insurance is required for all student athletes to play.  If you do not have private insurance, school insurance can be purchased at a very reasonable rate for the school year. Contact the Athletic Department to obtain information.

What if I have fines? Can I still play?

You must pay all outstanding fines and fees in the bookstore prior to receiving your clearance slip. Participation fees are not due until a week before the first date of competition. You can try out for a sport before having to pay your participation fee.

What is the difference between Brainbook and ImPact?

Brainbook is a concussion education course that the AIA requires all student athletes to take once in their high school career. This course is to educate all students on the causes, symptoms, and risks of concussion. This test is done by the each student athlete. This must be completed prior to being cleared to participate in sports.

ImPACT is a baseline concussion test that our Head Athletic Trainer has each student athlete complete every two years (twice in high school career). This test allows our Athletic Trainer to obtain a baseline for each student athlete should they receive a concussion. This test is administered at school under the direct supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer.

I don’t attend Prescott High School, but I’m a homeschooled student.  Can I play sports at Prescott High School?

If you are a homeschooled student who resides in the attendance zone of Prescott High School (ie. Prescott) you can play sports at Prescott High School. There is some paperwork that must be completed and filed with the Athletic Department, so a meeting should be scheduled with the Athletic Director to obtain more information on how to do this.

I don’t live in Prescott, but want to play sports at Prescott, is this allowed?

There are lots of variables to this question in determining eligibility for sports participation. A couple of things to remember if you want to play sports at Prescott:

  • You must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 classes at Prescott
    • Online/Genesis students are NOT eligible to play sports at Prescott.
    • Homeschool students see above.
    • Charter School students see below.
  • If you have participated in sports at another high school before coming to Prescott (in-state or out of state), this will impact whether you are eligible.
  • If you live in a different attendance zone, it may impact your eligibility.

For questions relating to eligibility, you must contact the Athletic Department.

I go to a charter school/private school in Prescott that doesn’t offer sports. Can I participate at Prescott High School?

PUSD does not allow charter school or private school students to participate in our extracurricular or athletics program if you are not an enrolled student at Prescott High School.

What are the sports offered at Prescott High School?

Fall: Badminton (Girls), Cross Country (Boys and Girls), Football, Golf (Boys and Girls), Mountain Biking (Boys and Girls), Cheer, Dance, Swim (Boys and Girls), and Volleyball (Girls)

Winter: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Cheer, Dance, and Wrestling

Spring: Baseball, Softball, Tennis (Boys and Girls), Track and Field, Volleyball (Boys)

When are tryout dates for each season?

Please check the Athletics webpage at for the latest information on tryouts and dates.

How can I contact the Athletic Department?

The athletics office is located in the main building at Prescott High School.  We are open 7:30 am-3:30 pm Monday-Friday. You may also contact us by calling 928-445-2322, or emailing us at:

Bobbi Yoder (Athletics Secretary)

Missy Townsend (Athletic Director)