Ventura High School

Cougar Country


Athletic Info Night-May 8th-Tuttle Gym-6:30 PM

Here in Cougar Country: players play, coaches coach, officials call the game, fans cheer for OUR team. Remember it's a game and these are kids!  Stay classy.

Dead Period Summer 2024 - June 16th through June 29th  

The VUSD Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (BP 0410) 

General Information:

Sports for PE Credit

Students in 9th or 10th grade who wish to utilize team involvement in lieu of a traditional PE class must be selected on a team for each semester (both fall and spring) in order for it to be counted as a PE Course.

Closed Practices

Athletic practices are closed to the general public and parents unless prior arrangements have been made with the head coach and athletic director for a planned visit.

Playing Time Expectations

Unlike youth or pay to play sports, high school sports participation is based on academic eligibilit, skill level, and attendance in classes, practices and games.  The high school level of athletic competition is highly competitive and we play to win.  That said, stronger players often receive starting positions and more playing time during contests.  We will always work to develop all of our players to ensure opportunities for improvement so that additional playing time can be earned.  This in by no means a guarantee and is always a coaching decision.

24 Hour Cooling-Off Period

Emotions can run high when our children are involved.  For that reason, we must insist on a 24-hour cooling off period so cooler heads prevail when discussing topics of concern or agitation.  It is never appropriate to broach conversations of this nature on the day of a contest.

Concerns or Complaints

Concerns or complaints, either during the season or off-season, should always be resolved following the chain of command and the steps are outlined below.

Step 1:  Speak directly with the head coach.

Step 2:  If no resolution is reached, speak to the athletic director (

Step 3:  If no resolution is reached, speak to the assistant principal in charge of the athletics program (

Following these steps will be adhered to, if one is skipped you may be re-directed.


Tryouts will be posted on either some or all of the following:

VHS School Announcement Slides, VHS Website, Posters around campus, ParentSquare