Athletics Update for 2020-21

May 11, 2020

As we close out the current school year, we’re looking toward the upcoming athletic year!  For summer updates and information for the fall season, visit the Athletics page. Team pages with coaches’ contact and other important information are linked from the Athletics page found under the Extracurricular tab on the website.

Information below includes details about the FHSAA Physical and Parent/Guardian Consent, Varsity and JV Football Cheer try-outs (they’re virtual!), Cheer Buddies, and important dates and athletics contacts.


Athletics 2020-2021 | Important Forms

Students (currently in grades 5-11) interested in participating in athletics for 2020-2021 must have a completed FHSAA Physical and an FHSAA Parent Consent submitted to the athletics department before conditioning, practice, or try-outs. Physicals and parent/guardian consent forms are valid for 365 days.

Hard-copy forms will be available during the week of June 1. Information is forthcoming regarding end of year procedures for families and hard-copy athletics forms will be available for pick up at that time. Stay tuned!

Forms may be downloaded (links above), completed, and submitted the following ways

1 – Mailed to P.K. Yonge  – 1080 SW 11th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
2 – Put in the drop box outside the Front Office

Questions concerning forms or athletics? Contact Kelly Barrett |


Varsity & JV Football Cheer (Currently in Grades 5-11 )

Students currently in 5th-11th grade who are interested in trying out for Varsity and JV Cheer, this year try-outs are VIRTUAL!

1 – Check the Cheer page on Tuesday, May 12 for instructions

2 – Email Coach Barrett ( with your name and grade level before Friday, May 15.
If you don’t contact Coach Barrett you won’t be able to
submit your video.


Cheer Buddies

Cheer buddies is a Varsity Cheer mentoring program open each year to Kindergarten – 5th grade students. Participants learn cheers, participate in practice during home game weeks, and cheer with the Varsity Cheer team during a quarter of the home varsity football games.  Sign-Up information for cheer buddies will be posted on the P.K. Yonge Varsity Cheer page on Tuesday, May 19th. Sign-ups are on a first-come-first-served basis.


Important Dates and Contacts

FHSAA Fall sports begin BEFORE the school year starts.  Dates below are official allowable start dates for each sport.

IMPORTANT – Coaches may choose to wait to start at a later date. Check the individual sports’ web page (information posted mid-June for start dates) or email the coach to find information on summer conditioning, try-out dates and general information for each sport. Individual sport pages can be found here: Athletics

Cross Country – Monday, July 27th: First Day of Cross Country
Head Coach – Larett Dietrich:

Golf – Tuesday, August 4th: Try-Outs @ 2pm Mark Bostick Golf Course
Head Coach – Kelly Barrett:

Football – Monday, July 27th: First Day of Fall Football
Head Coach – Marcus McDonald:

Swim & Dive – Monday, July 27th: First Day of Swim & Dive
Head Coach – Kara Dawson:

Volleyball – Monday, July 27th, First Day of VARSITY Volleyball
MS & JV Volleyball Try-Outs – Monday, August 10th @ 3:30pm
Contact – Kelly Barrett:

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