Dexter High School Athletics

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New MHSAA Transfer Rule Summary


Welcome to the DHS Athletics department, home of the Dexter Dreadnaughts! 

In order to participate in athletic programs at DHS, families must complete the following for their athletes: 

Students will not be able to practice or compete until these items are completed. All the information needed for these items is contained in the modules below.

Athletics Registration

Athletics Registration has been consolidated with regular back-to-school student registration. Each August, families use the district's Registration Gateway to update family contact information, etc. and acknowledge receipt of important information. Part of this process includes acknowledgment of receipt of the athletics handbook, policies, and concussion protocol. Families only need to review registration (including the athletics information) one time each school year. 

Parents who did not complete the back-to-school review prior to the Spring athletics season need to complete the acknowledgements in hard copy. Please sign and date THIS FORM and return it to the coach or athletics department. 

To Complete Athletic Registration:

[Parents who have not yet reviewed their student information in the Update Gateway for the year: 

    Participation Fees

    Participation Fees 

    Once tryouts have concluded, school sport* participants must meet district pay-to-participate requirements.  All participation fee payments can be made online through Community Education, or in person at the DHS Athletic Office. (Fall links will be live August 1st). 

    High School Athletic Fees are as follows:

    • 1st sport: $250
    • 2nd sport: $150
    • 3rd sport: $100

    Fees are per student, per school year. There is a family cap of $700 per year.

    Athletic Scholarships are available on a season-by-season basis. Please apply for scholarship funds as early as possible. Return the Athletic Scholarship Application to the DHS Athletic offices.

    *The participation fee structure applies to school sports only. Self-funded sports fees are entirely separate from school-funded sports fees. They are determined by each sport and have no bearing on school pay-to-play family discounts. Students still register with DHS athletics, but payments are made to the club that runs that sport rather than through the school pay-to-play system. 

    Admission to High School Athletic Events

    Prices for Admission to DCS High School Home Athletic Events

    Single admission to regular season athletic events:

    • Regular games: Adults $5.00
    • Students/Senior Citizens (62 and older): $3.00
    • Children 5 and under get in free

    Admission to District/Regional or State games (prices are set by MHSAA)

    • Flat: $5.00 Adult & Student

    Athletic Event Passes

    Save money by planning ahead. The district offers several cost-saving passes for admission to home athletic events. All can be purchased/obtained in the DHS Athletic Office, weekdays 7:30am-3:00pm when school is in session.

    Yearly Passes:
    • Adult Pass: $60.00 - (One pass per adult in home. Passes cannot be shared.) Good for admission to home athletic events for the year.
    • Student Pass: $20 (For students currently enrolled in a Dexter School. cannot be shared.) Good for admission to home athletic events for the year.

    Punch Cards

    • All ages: $25.00. This allows 10 entries into home athletic events. One punch per person per event. (This is non-refundable if lost or stolen because it can be shared).
    Senior Passes:
    • Free pass for seniors 62 and over, must be obtained from the Athletic office during school hours.  (Only available for seniors living in the Dexter School district, must show I.D. at entry/cannot be shared). 
    Staff Passes:
    • As a benefit of employment, DCS staff who bring school ID to athletic events can enter with themselves and one guest. (If ID is not present, staff pay regular admission.)

    Sports Medicine

    What is Athletic Training?

    Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession. (source:

    MedSport is the sports medicine branch of the Division of Orthopaedics at Michigan Medicine. MedSport provides after school athletic training services including practice and game coverage to care for emergent, acute, and chronic type injuries for Dexter student athletes.  Your Dexter athletic trainers are: 

    Trevor O’Brien, M.S, AT/ATC, PES

    Shannon Siira, AT/ATC

    Athletic Training Room: (734) 424-4100 ext. 7202

    Follow us on Twitter for helpful injury information and other great ideas for taking care of your body: @_DexterAT_


    Further Information:

    Concussion Information

    Concussion Information

    Concussions are a serious problem for athletes. Dexter Community Schools require all athletes, their families, and coaches to learn about concussion and sign a pledge form indicating they understand the seriousness and will comply with our concussion protocol. The pledge is included in our Athletics Registration form, but the information is posted below for your reference.

    All Athletics Forms

    School Attendance

    School Attendance

    1. An athlete must be present at all games and practices as designated by the coach unless absent from school due to personal illness or excused by the coach prior to the absence.
    2. An athlete must be in classroom attendance all day in order to dress and participate in an athletic contest and/or practice that day, unless excused by a prearranged special excuse. A special excuse is defined as a doctor, dentist appointment, or a funeral. The student must demonstrate proof upon request from the Coach and Athletic Director. Staying home to rest or calling in sick for half the day is not considered excused absences. This will not meet the all day requirement and the athlete will not be allowed to participate.
    3. Under emergency circumstances exceptions to the rule MAY BE GRANTED by the Director of Athletics, Principal or Assistant principal. The coach is to be notified of the granting of the waiver.

    MHSAA Academic Policy


    To be eligible, a middle school and high school student must comply with the following rules:

    Enrollment — He/she must be enrolled full time in a high/middle school no later than the fourth Friday after Labor Day or the fourth Friday of February. A student must be enrolled in the school for which he or she competes. Full time enrollment is considered taking four core courses through the school for which the athlete competes.

    Age — He/she must be under 19 years of age, except that a student whose 19th birthday occurs on or after September 1 of a current school year is eligible for the balance of that school year.

    Physical Examination — He/she must have passed a current year physical examination. A record must be on file in the Athletic Office. The current year commences the first day after the school year closes in the spring for summer vacation. A physician’s statement for the current school year is interpreted as any physical examination given on or after April 15th of the previous school year.

    Seasons of Competition — He/she must not have more than four first-semester and four second-semester seasons of competition in a sport in a four-year high school, or three first-semester and three second-semester seasons in a three-year high school, including present seasons. When two seasons leading to a State championship of the same sport are offered, an athlete may participate in only one.

    Semester of Enrollment — He/she must not have been enrolled for more than eight semesters in grades nine to twelve, inclusive. Seventh and eighth semesters must be consecutive. Three-week enrollment or participation in one or more athletic contests constitutes a semester of enrollment.

    Undergraduate Standing — He/she must not be a high school graduate.

    Previous Semester Record — He/she must have received at least two credit hours for work taken during the previous semester of enrollment. (four classes passed)

    Current Semester Record — Students must maintain academic eligibility in order to be eligible to participate in athletics. High school students must be passing four courses (each course passed equals 1/2 credit per semester) to satisfy MHSAA regulations. Students ineligible by MHSAA standards at the semester’s end will be withheld from athletic competition the succeeding semester.

    Transfers — Student-athletes must have had an accompanying change of residence by the student’s parent, guardian or other person with whom the athlete has been living during the period of his or her last high school enrollment, into the district or service area of the school, to be eligible during the first semester in attendance.

    Awards — Student-athletes must not have accepted any award or merchandise exceeding $25 in value for athletic performance. Athletes accepting memberships, privileges, services, negotiable certificates, or money are in violation. For amateur practices, students may not have accepted money, merchandise, memberships, privileges, services or other valuable consideration for participating in any form of athletics, sports, games or for officiating inter-scholastic athletic contests, or have signed a professional athletic contract. (Reinstatement will not be considered for one year.)

    Limited Team Membership — A student who, after practicing with or participating in an athletic contest or scrimmage as a member of a high school athletic team, participates in any athletic competition not sponsored by his or her school in the same sport during the same season, shall become ineligible for a minimum of the next three contests/days of competition and maximum of the remainder of that season in that school year.



    Adults who are not permanent DCS employees but are in our buildings and facilities interacting/working with students on a regular basis must have a volunteer form on file. This includes classroom parents, club leaders, athletic team helpers, and so forth.

    Complete the Volunteer form below and return it to the athletic office. This information is kept confidential within our HR department.


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    Contact Us
    • Dexter High School Athletics
      2200 N. Parker Rd.
      Dexter, MI 48130
    • Office Hours M-F 7:30am - 4:00pm
      Summer Hours
      M-Th 7:00am - 4:00pm
      Fri 7:00am - 11:00am
    • (734) 424-4170
      (734) 424-4251 fax
      734-424-4100 ext. 7202 Athletic Training Room
    • Director Mike Bavineau
      Secretary Judi Stoll
    • Dexter Community Schools  734-424-4100
    • Bates School, 2704 Baker Rd.
      Dexter, MI 48130 
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