Sports

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Unified Sports

Many Unified Partners, Athletes, and Volunteers make this program a success! At Denver South we offer Unified Teams for Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Floor Hockey, and Track

Promoting Social Inclusion Through Sport: “Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.”

Unified Athletes: Benefit greatly from class and competition: Students learn the importance of communication, perseverance, and working together as a team to have fun! Athletes improve their mobility, coordination, and work on life skills like sharing and staying active.

Unified Partners: Students join Unified Class to earn PE credit while improving their physical fitness, sharpening their skills and learning acceptance and inclusion while participating in Unified Sports. A primary goal of Unified Sports is to equalize the ability level of Unified Athletes with their Partners and to promote inclusion through team practice and competition.

Head Unified Coach: Katie Ryan
email: Kathleen_Ryan@dpsk12.org

Cheerleading

The 5A Cheerleading team at Denver South High School does a wonderful job supporting their fellow athletes in addition to competing at the State/National level and consistently winning League Championship titles! Each squad is determined the Spring prior to the following school year so that our Cheer athletes can work hard and be ready for Fall.

Denver South Cheerleading Program operates under core covenants that include…

  • Mental Toughness
  • Confidence
  • Teachable Spirit
  • Accountability
  • Passion
  • Discipline
  • Selflessness

The role of a Cheerleader is to be a positive leader at Denver South High School. They are required to be a spirited representative, student, and teammate at all times both in and out of uniform. All cheerleaders within our program will be expected to model sportsmanship and promote school spirit among the student body and our community.

Fall Sports

Cross Country

Cross Country Boys and Girls at Denver South continually impress at league and Invitational competition! Washington Park and South Campus serve as the perfect backdrop for our award winning 5A program to get outside and practice or compete. XC athletes are impressive on the go and in the community, volunteering at Denver Hunger Walks and 5K’s.

Per CHSAA Calendar, regular season starts in August with Regionals & State completion in October. Stay involved through social media, running distance during Spring Track season, and off season workouts during summer & breaks

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Football

DSouth Football: “Play for something bigger”

The Football program at Denver South competes under the 4A CHSAA classification with 3 levels: Varsity, JV and Freshman. They work hard in the off season, so get involved now! 4A Football is allocated 10 Varsity games per season, with first round State playoffs commencing in November. Practices and games are held at the Denver South Turf or across the path at All City Field (DPS League Stadium) Visit the team website for more information about the program, our Coaches, and athletes who have gone on to play at the next level: www.denversouthfootball.com

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Boys Golf

Golf at Denver South is inclusive of every skill level if you are willing to work hard! The Boys team practices off-site at Overland Golf Course during the season, with opportunity to improve during the off season. CHSAA Regionals are completed by the end of September; State finals in the beginning of October. Season typically starts ONE full week prior to other Fall Sports.

Girls Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a combined team with George Washington High School; however, they compete as one 4A team! Members practice at Denver South HS in their own space complete with vault, bars, floor. Athletes compete against other district teams, in addition to 4A/5A School Invitationals – annually 8th graders can start practicing with the team May 1st. During the 2018-19 Season Denver South had eight State Qualifying Gymnasts.

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Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer has 3 levels of 5A teams: Varsity, JV and Cteam. This program is welcome to every student, skill level, and nationality; boasting one of the most diverse teams in the State of Colorado! Varsity stays competitive in 15 games throughout the regular season against league, and non-league teams. Players stay active during the off season with kick arounds and off the field in community clean ups.

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Softball

Girls Softball is a great place to get involved, work hard, and have fun. They like practicing in the off season and winning more and more games during Fall season with 23 games total & a 2019-20 League Championship Title! This program is on the rise currently offering a Varsity & JV level, so reach out and join this great group of girls. 8th graders can start getting involved May 1st.

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Boys Tennis

A warm welcome to new and returning players and families! We look forward to a fun, safe and successful 2020 season. We are happy that you have decided to commit your time and your skills to the Denver South Boys’ Tennis Program. You join a program that is founded on achieving excellence through hard work, strong ethical standards and supported by a tremendous group of dedicated coaches and parents and teammates. This 4A team practices on our 6 courts behind Denver South High School, at Wash. Park and Denver Tennis Park.

Student athletes stays active on the courts and within their community, volunteering at the Denver Rescue Mission and others.

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South High School Tennis Guide to Off-Season Hitting and Conditioning

We hope that you find time over the winter through the beginning of next school year to develop and work on your tennis games. If you want to improve your tennis game, the following pieces are important:

  • South open-hitting and conditioning sessions
  • Play in USTA tournaments
  • Sign up for clinics, group lessons and/or individual lessons
  • Strengthen your fitness level

South Open-Hitting Sessions

Stay in contact with Coach for optional open-hitting sessions weather permitting at South courts or indoor at the Denver Tennis Park. Spots are limited to varsity and approved JV players.

USTA Tournaments

Tournaments are a great way to improve your match play and mental toughness. While clinics and lessons are great, they will not provide match experience. In order to play in USTA tournaments, you must join (membership starts at $20). Then, you can register to play singles or doubles in tournaments all year and work on your ranking.

Lessons and Clinics

Lessons are pricey, but if you are able to take a lesson to work on technique, it is a great investment. Clinics are a great way to play with different players at your level. There are many different clubs in the Denver area where you can sign up for clinics and lessons. Below are a few options-

  1. Gates Tennis Center- Public Facility in Cherry Creek
  2. Meadow Creek Tennis Club in Lakewood
  3. Colorado Athletic Club at Monaco & Yale
  4. Denver Tennis Club in Hilltop
  5. Denver Tennis Park- behind South

Strength and Conditioning

Fitness is an important component of improving your tennis game. You can work on this on your own or by taking conditioning classes or camps. Here are some resources to help you work on this part of your game.

Fitness Training Components

  • flexibility
  • speed and agility
  • power training
  • strength training
  • endurance training

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Girls Volleyball

The Denver South Volleyball program has four different levels of competition comprised of Varsity, JV, Cteam, and Freshman. There are 23 Varsity games throughout the season and 19 for lower levels. Student Athletes are encouraged to excel in the classroom and on the courts, continually boasting one of the highest team GPAs at Denver South. Try outs are mandatory due to the high volume of interest in the program – come get involved with off season workouts, and become part of our amazing diverse program!

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball continually produces some of Denver South’s top athletes that go on to play at the next level. Our program competes against other 5A non-league and DPS schools with Varsity & JV participating in Tournaments. Per CHSAA calendar , regular season runs from November to February with allocations for 23 Varsity games and 19 lower level games. State Finals conclude in March, and season typically starts with Tournament play.

Come out to a game, reach out to a Coach, stay involved with off season hoops and conditioning!

2019-20 Season held 4 levels of play under the direction of Head Coach Vince Valdez.

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Girls Basketball

“We Can, We Will, We Must.”

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The girls basketball program at Denver South is comprised of Varsity, JV, and Cteam levels that compete in bracket tournaments and regular season games. Since 2017 this team has regularly qualified for Colorado Playoff Game play and are excited for the future of the program! Get involved with pre-season practices during the off season and stay up to date by following on Social Media & Checking out their Website:

Girls Swim and Dive

Denver South Swim & Dive welcomes all levels of ability. Our inclusive program aims to build individual physical and mental strength, all while maintaining unity as a team. Denver South High School does not have a pool, therefore students are transported by bus directly after school (once the official season starts) and practice Monday through Friday at our DPS partner school, Denver West.

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Wrestling

Boys and Girls are encouraged to participate on this team – get out and try something new! Wrestlers have their own gym at South for practices after school and members compete in scrimmages, tournaments, dual and triangular meets throughout the season at the 4A level. This program continually produces athletes that go on to compete at Regionals and even State competition at the Pepsi Center!

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Spring Sports

Baseball

Baseball season at Denver South fields 23 varsity games, and 3 levels of play. This program continues to grow in numbers and results. This past 2019 Spring season we compiled a 15-8 record and made the post season for the 1st time since 1998. We also had 6 players recognized as All League selections and the DPL player of the year. The regular season begins in late February and we will have preseason conditioning and workouts starting in November. We also provide summer teams for incoming freshman and current student Athletes.

Email Coach Grubesic for more info and follow us on social media to stay involved!

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Girls Golf

Golf at Denver South is inclusive of every skill level if you are willing to work hard! The Girls team practices at Wellshire Golf Course during the season, with lots of opportunity to improve during the off season. Regionals are typically completed the second week in May, with State Finals at the end of the month.

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Boys Lacrosse

The boys lacrosse program at Denver South welcomes players from all abilities to play on their JV or Varsity team. Denver South Lacrosse is part of the South Suburban Lacrosse Conference and competes against other 5A schools during season. Varsity level is allocated 15 regular season games with Regionals beginning the second week in May and State finals the week of 5/20.

Boys Lacrosse 2018-19 Website

Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse is a team at Denver South that is growing in numbers and popularity! The team competes against other 5A schools across Colorado with 15 Varsity matches per season. We have lower levels also so get involved now with this fun program:

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Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer continually boasts one of the best teams on and off the field, winning the CHSAA outstanding achievement for highest cumulative team GPA in the State of Colorado! They also give back to their community with trash pickup days and inclusive fundraising. This 5A team has Varsity and JV levels, competing in 15 games throughout the season. Tryouts are mandatory due to the high volume of interest in the program.

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Boys Swimming

Denver South swimming welcomes all levels of ability. Our inclusive program aims to build individual physical and mental strength, all while maintaining unity as a team. Denver South High School does not have a pool, therefore practices are held at our DPS partner school, Denver West. Teams compete in various league competitions for Relay, Triangular, etc. throughout the season in addition to Invitationals for Swim & Dive.

Girls Tennis

Girls Tennis is an all inclusive program from beginner to expert! This 4A team practices behind South High School on our six court tennis facility. Student athletes travel within Colorado to compete against other DPS and non league teams in doubles and singles matches. There are opportunities for Varsity & JV matches.

We like to stay active in the off season at the Indoor Denver Tennis Park, so get involved!

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Track and Field

The Track and Field program at Denver South continually produces winning League, State, National, and Collegiate Athletes. DPS All City Stadium is located right next to Denver South facilities making competition an easy transition from campus. Join the team to excel in an event like shotput, long jump, or stay in shape for your Fall and Winter seasons.

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