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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

High School Team Tryouts

Grades 9-12 | Spring Sports 2024

Spring sports offered include Lacrosse, Soccer, Intramural Tennis, and Track and Field. Tryouts and practices for student-athletes participating in Lacrosse, Soccer, and Track and Field begin Monday, February 26. Intramural Tennis will begin on March 4. 

Every student trying out must have all medical documentation completed in Magnus Health. A current physical is required to play. Most physicals are valid for two years from the date of the examination unless the physician states that it is only valid for one year. To guarantee that the physical meets the MSHSAA requirements for student-athletes, please use either the MSHSAA Physical Evaluation form or the Villa physical form found on Magnus Health. Please email Kirsten Jasper, school nurse, at kjasper@villa1929.org or Tim Deines, Athletic Director, at tdeines@villa1929.org with questions regarding medical information. Students and parents should review all of the athletics information, especially the Parent’s Guide to Concussion, in the Co-Curricular section of the Student-Parent Handbook.

School attendance is mandatory for student-athletes.

  • Students must be present at school by the end of the first period or they will not be eligible to play or practice that day. Individual circumstances will be handled by the Athletic Director and Dean of Students.
  • Students participating in sports must be enrolled in and pass a minimum 7/8 classes.
  • Students are require to attend all practices and games.

Excused absences include:

  • Illness – An extended illness will require a doctor’s note.
  • Physician/Dental Appointments – Students must submit a note to the coach from the physician's/dentist's office confirming the day and time of the visit.
  • Family Emergency – Parents must communicate any emergency with coach/Athletic Director.
  • College Visits – Students are allowed one (1) excused college visit during a season.
  • School-sponsored Activities – Show Choir, Retreats, and other school-sponsored requirements.
  • Academics – Academic excuses are allowed with confirmation/communication from a faculty member to the coach/Athletic Director.
  • If a student is involved in a club sport, per MSHSAA rules, the high school sport takes priority over club activity.  Students must communicate with coach/Athletic Director for permission to miss high school sport for club activity.

Individual circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the coach, Athletic Director, and Principal. Athletes will be allowed two (2) unexcused absences during a season.

School/Holiday Breaks:
Students are expected to be in attendance for any practices or contests during school and holiday breaks. If you believe there will be scheduling conflicts due to family travel, please contact the coach directly to communicate and ask for a tentative schedule.

Selection of Teams:
Villa Duchesne wishes to provide a safe and positive experience for each of our students who wishes to participate in athletics. We encourage students to participate in sports, especially ninth graders. The number of students participating effects how many teams we can field.  Depending on the amount of participation from the student body, size limitations may be imposed in some sports. When this occurs, coaches will evaluate students based on attitude, work ethic, skill, fitness, and the needs of the program to select the participants of a team. There is no guarantee that a student will make a team even if she made a team the previous year or that the student will move to the next level the following year. All students trying out for a team are required to be present beginning the FIRST DAY so that we achieve the mandatory 14 days of practices required by MSHSAA prior to start of the season contests and everyone participates in the tryout process. If you have any questions regarding a sport, please contact the head coach.

Lacrosse: Number of teams and cuts will depend on student turnout. Tryouts begin Monday, February 26, from 4:30-6:30 pm on Condie Field. Students should bring mouth guard, lacrosse stick, goggles, tennis shoes, turf shoes, water bottle, and appropriate clothing for the weather.  Head Coach: Briana Vorkink,  Briana.arnold23@gmail.com

Soccer: Number of teams and cuts will depend on student turnout. Tryouts begin Monday, February 26, from 3:30-5:30 pm on Holthaus Field. Students should bring shin guards, cleats, tennis shoes, water bottle, and appropriate clothing for the weather.  Head Coach: Steve Stoll, sstoll@villa1929.org

Intramural Tennis: Intramural tennis is a recreational offering for spring and is a no-cut opportunity. Practices begin Monday, March 4, from 3:30-5:00 pm on the tennis courts. Students will participate three times per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday through May 5. Attendance is mandatory to earn PE credit. Students should bring a racquet, a water bottle, and appropriate clothing for the weather to practice.  Questions? Contact Maddy McCabe, mmccabe@villa1929.org

Track and Field: Track and Field is a no-cut sport. Practices begin Monday, February 26, from 3:30-5:30 pm on Holthaus Track.  Students should bring running shoes, a water bottle, and appropriate clothing for the weather. Head Coach: Tim Deines, tdeines@villa1929.org

Looking ahead

Spring Sports 2024

  • Tryouts for Lacrosse, Soccer, and Track & Field begin Monday, February 26. Intramural Tennis begins March 4.

Fall Sports 2024

  • Tryouts for Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Tennis, and Volleyball begin Monday, August 12.

Questions, contact Director of Athletics Tim Deines at
tdeines@villa1929.org or
314.810.3430. 

Go Saints!