Athletic Eligibility Standards and Requirements

Purpose of High School Athletics

The purpose of athletics is to contribute to the overall educational experience of the balanced and total student.  Competition in high school athletics is a privilege.  Accompanying that privilege is the responsibility of the student to conform to standards established by the school teams and instituted by the NFHS, CIF, CIF-SDS, SDUSD, and school athletic conference.

Student-Athletes accept the responsibility of conducting themselves to a higher standard of expectations. Concepts learned through athletics include teamwork, integrity, sportsmanship, restraint, persistence, leadership, self-esteem, discipline, and humility. Student-athletes will be expected to adhere to the following code of behavior:


We expect that PHHS Athletes will strive to:     

  • At all times represent their school in a positive manner.
  • Excel academically as well as athletically
  • Be on time, be enthusiastic, dependable, loyal, and cooperative.
  • Be responsible and open to coaching.
  • Be a team player.
  • Abide by the general rules of discipline as established for you by the CIF, CIF San Diego Section, San Diego City Conference, and Patrick Henry High School.


Student-Athlete Expectations & Responsibilities:

  • Develop leadership on the field of play, the classroom, and the campus.
  • Represent your high school in a positive manner at all times.
  • Maintain a G.P.A of 2.0 or above (unweighted academic GPA)
  • Embody respect and responsibility in the classroom.
  • Be on time.
  • Be at all practices and games.
  • Come prepared to be a part of the team.
  • Come prepared to do your best. This includes proper nutrition, sleep and care of injuries and illness.
  • Be positive.
  • If you don’t understand something, ask your coaches.
  • Be respectful of yourself, your teammates, your coaches, your parents, the officials, and the fans at all times.
  • Take care of all equipment, uniforms issued and return at the end of the season.
  • Respect rules and policies.