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Athletic Eligibility

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Pursuing Victoy With Honor

"Pursuing Victory With Honor," in its essence, will provide the tools to teach character development skills to the student-athletes of California high schools.

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The Grenada School District believes that the character of young people is strengthened by participation in extracurricular activities.  Such skills as cooperation, teamwork, sportsmanship and self-awareness are expanded.  Other outcomes include pride in school and carry-over interest into the academic program. GES hopes its student athletes will develop principles of honesty, responsibility, scholarship and respect for others through our athletic programs. It is our hope that athletes will also learn how to persevere in the face of adversity and setbacks. We urge families to actively support and encourage their children in academic and athletic pursuits as well as sportsmanship and victory with honor.

As John Wooden says, "There should be joy in the journey, but we must also know it will bring its share of strife, struggle and frustrations. How you deal with it determines how it deals with you.

A good article to read: What is the Purpose of High School Sports by Ray Wolf,

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Sports Nutrition

Nothing is more important to your ability to perform than good nutrition.

Eating the right foods helps you stay physically fit and reach your optimum performance. To reach your highest potential and maintain a winning edge, all of your body systems must be perfectly tuned using proper nutrition.

Eat a variety of Healthy Foods and stay Hydrated. The young bodies of student athletes are still growing. It is important to nourish that growth and fuel the demands of strenuous exercise and organized sports.

Eat enough Energy, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber.

  • Choose lots of brightly colored Fruits and Vegetables.
  • Get plenty of Calcium. Calcium helps build healthy bones.
  • Iron is important. Iron helps carry oxygen throughout the body. Iron-rich foods include red meat, chicken, tuna, salmon, eggs, dried fruits, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Protein for strength. Protein can help build muscles, along with regular training and exercise. Protein-rich foods include fish, lean red meat and poultry, dairy products, nuts, soy products, and peanut butter.
  • Smart Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates or "carbs" provide energy for the body and are an important source of fuel for young athletics. However, there is no need for "carb loading" before a big game. Choose carbohydrates in whole-grain foods that are less processed and high in fiber, like pasta, brown rice, whole-grain bread, and cereal. Fiber also helps lower cholesterol and may help prevent diabetes and heart disease.
  • Water, and staying properly hydrated, is key to an athlete’s success.

Without the right foods, even physical conditioning and expert coaching aren't enough to push you to be your best.

Good nutrition must be a key part of your training program for you to succeed.


Athletic Opportunites At GES

Ges offers the following athletic opportunities for students in grades 5 -8. 

Fall: Co-ed Volleyball -Tryouts; Co-Ed Cross Country- Tryouts

Winter: Co-ed Cheerleading- Tryouts, Girls and Boys Basketball - Tryouts; 

Spring: Track - Tryouts for the relay team only (Based on the number of students participating, Fourth grade students may be eligible to participate at the discretion of the coach.) 

Ski Club

Ski Club: goes on 6 trips to Mt Shasta Jan - March and is a school program offered by Mount Shasta Ski Park and coordinated by GES. This activity  is open to any eligible student grades 4 and up, however there is a substantial cost associated. As this program is only coordinated by GES, it is dependent upon parent participation. All parents are expected to commit to driving at least one trip. Please contact the school for further information.

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