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GENERAL INFORMATION 
 
The primary goal of the Darien High School Athletic Program is to develop successful qualities and winning attitudes in our student athletes.
 
The challenges associated with competitive athletics create learning experiences that enable students to grow and mature.
 
In 2007/08, Darien will field 61 athletic teams in twenty-one different sports. The program features 33 varsity, 16 JV and 12 freshman teams. Blue Wave athletes come in all shapes, sizes and abilities. Currently, over 74% of the student body participates in at least one sport each year.
 
Fall sports include football, soccer and cross country for boys; cheerleading, field hockey, soccer, cross country, volleyball, and swimming for girls.
 
The winter sports are basketball, indoor track, swimming, wrestling, ice hockey, skiing and squash for boys; basketball, cheerleading, indoor track, skiing, ice hockey, gymnastics and squash for girls.
Spring sports include baseball, track, tennis, golf, sailing, lacrosse and volleyball for boys; softball, track, tennis, sailing, golf and lacrosse for girls.
 
Two forms must be completed for all athletes to be eligible to participate in interscholastic sports:
·         Athletic Emergency Card - This is in addition to the Health office Emergency Cards.
·         Sports Participation Health Record - All students who plan to tryout, practice, and play at any level of interscholastic athletics must have a documented physical examination in order to participate. This physical exam must be updated yearly, and kept on file with the school nurse.