• WELCOME TO RIO AMERICANO HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SEASON 2020-2021

    ***Attention: Season 1 Sports are put on hold until January 1st. We will have more information on the start of Season 1 then. 

    Sacramento-area school district superintendents issued the following statement regarding athletics for the fall of 2020.

    All school districts face multiple challenges in planning the 2020-21 school year including how to safely continue with robust athletic and sports programs. Sports play a significant role in the culture and communities of our schools, and the lives of many dedicated student-athletes. In many districts, nearly a third or more of all students at the secondary level are student-athletes.  The six largest districts in Sacramento County - Elk Grove Unified, Folsom/Cordova Unified, Natomas Unified, Sacramento City Unified, San Juan Unified and Twin Rivers Unified -  will come together to share and discuss a safe and thoughtful approach to athletics and competitive sports in the next school year. Our team includes one or more representatives from each district.  The purpose of this team is to primarily:

    • Create an opportunity for district high school athletic representatives to discuss state, county, and sport federation guidance documents
    • Share plans, ideas, concerns, and solutions for 2020-2021 implementation of athletics given the variable, and potentially evolving, conditions each district will be facing in the 2020-21 school year
    • Leverage a larger regional group to seek ideas, innovation and possible solutions to the challenges that come with athletics in a COVID-19 reality
    • Provide transparent and timely communications for each community served. In addition, you can contact your school athletic director for ongoing updates. 

    This team recognizes each district has its own local context, elected Board, and district leadership.  Leadership from each district felt collaboration, communication, sharing, and teamwork - some of the same ideals that make a great high school athletic team - could further benefit all of our communities. The differences in guidance from a variety of organizations have led to confusion and questions.  Our team hopes to provide better clarity, recognizing in these times everyone has to acknowledge certainty is not guaranteed.

    Participation Census Data 

    ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE THEIR PHYSICALS COMPLETED IN ORDER TO COMPETE/TRYOUT!!!!!! 

    SportsNetInc provides our athletic registration services for our athletic programs. In order to create a parent/guardian user account and register 1 or more athletes at Rio Americano, go to: 

    https://sportsnethost.com/rioamericano-parent

    Please see the Instructions to assist you in this process. Instructions for Athletic Clearance

    Due to COVID-19, there have been changed to the 2020-2021 Sports Season. Our goal is to have an active, but safe, season for students, coaches, referees, and our fans. CIF has made adjustments in the seasons per sport. 
     
    Sports have been divided into two different season: Season #1 and Season #2 rather than the usual: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Please see the break down of the seasons below:
     
    SPORTS 2020-2021: Please contact the Head Coach of specific sport to answer specific questions.
     

    Season 1

    Start Date

    Season 2

    Start Date

    Cross Country (Men/Women) Head Coach: Anton Escay

    Dec. 14th, 2020 

    Baseball- Head Coach: Ron Hall

    Mar. 8th, 2021

    Football-Head Coach: Sammie Stroughter

    Dec. 7th, 2020

    Basketball Men-Head Coach: Chris Jones

    Feb. 22nd, 2021

    Volleyball Men-Head Coach: Gary Garot

    Dec. 14th, 2020

    Basketball Women-Head Coach: Shawn Steck

    Feb. 22nd, 2021

    Volleyball Women- Head Coach: John Grix

    Dec. 14th, 2020

    Golf Women-Head Coach: Steve Kronick

    Mar. 15th, 2021

    Water Polo Women-Head Coach: Rachel Ruano

    Dec. 14th, 2020

    Golf Men-Head Coach: Josh Dennis

    Mar. 15th, 2021

    Water Polo Men-Head Coach: Heather Moody

    Dec. 14th, 2020

    Lacrosse Women-Head Coach: Ken Lubert

    Mar. 15th, 2021

       

    Lacrosse Men-Head Coach: Christian Norgaard

    Mar. 15th, 2021

       

    Soccer Women-Head Coach: Pete McNamee

    Feb. 22nd, 2021
       

    Soccer Men-Head Coach: Antonio Sutton

    Feb. 22nd, 2021
       

    Softball-Head Coach: Stephanie Saylors

    Mar. 8th, 2021
       

    Swim & Dive-Head Coach (Dive): Mark Ravera 

    Head Coach (Swim): Morgan McClure

    Mar. 15th, 2021
       

    Tennis Men-Head Coach: Dan Lee 

    Feb. 22nd, 2021
       

    Tennis Women-Head Coach: Gina Costello

    Feb. 22nd, 2021
       

    Track & Field (Men/Women)-Head Coach: Trevor Boler

    Mar. 15th, 2021
       

    Wrestling (Men/Women)-Head Coach:  TDB- Email AD

    Feb. 22nd, 2021

    Rio Americano Athletics understands that this is not ideal for multi-sport athletes, however, it allows Rio Americano to carry out full seasons of ALL sports with limited cross over. This is only a one-year adjustment due to the pandemic and we will return to normal, three-season sports season (fall, winter, spring) the following year.  


    Season #1 Parent Sports Night Meeting TBD (2020-2021).
     

    Season #2 Parent Sports Night meeting TBD (2020-2021)

     All Season #1 Athletes must be ATHLETICALLY CLEARED by December 7th 2020.

    All Season #2 Athletes must be ATHLETICALLY CLEARED by February 22nd 2021.

    SportsNetInc provides our athletic registration services for our athletic programs. In order to create a parent/guardian user account and register 1 or more athletes at Rio Americano, go to: 

    https://sportsnethost.com/rioamericano-parent

    Please see the Instructions to assist you in this process. Instructions for Athletic Clearance


     For More information about a Specific Sport, please contact the Head Coach of that sport or visit Riosports.org


    The San Juan Unified School District Board of Education is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. District programs, activities and services shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

     
     
     
     
     
     

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Last Modified on December 4, 2020