Athletic Department Philosophy

  • We believe that all athletic personnel should strive to teach the basic principle of an attitude toward leadership, competitiveness, fair play, self-discipline and the responsibility for adult living.

    We further believe that a pursuit of these personal and group goals are vital to the perpetuation of a healthy democratic society.

    Durham School of the Arts adheres to the rules and regulations of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) supplemented by state and the Durham Public Schools policies that create an environment that promotes sportsmanship and strong educational priorities.

Trying-Out for a Sport

  • Ticket to Play sessions for High School Spring Sports will take place on Monday February 4 and Tuesday February 5 in the Main Gym lobby during lunch.  You need a current physical and concussion forms.  These forms can be found on the FORMS link.

    Tryouts for High School Baseball, Softball, Track and Men's Tennis begin on Wednesday February 13th.


    Middle School athletics DO NOT require a Ticket to Play. 

    Middle School Try-outs for Track, Baseball, Softball and Women's Soccer  begin afterschool on Monday February 18th.  You must have a current physical and concussion form to try out.  Give these forms to Coach Miller or the coach of the team.

    Middle School Track: Conditioning: 2/4, 2/5, 2/8, 2/11, 2/12, 2/14 (Optional) 4:30-5:30.  Tryouts: Monday 2/18-Friday 2/22 4:30-6:30, meet in Main Gym

    Middle School Softball:  Conditioning February 4-15 4:30-5:30, Tryouts Feb. 18 and 19 4:30-6:30

    Middle School Soccer: Tryouts February 18 and 19: 4:30-6:15

    Middle School Baseball: Meet afterschool in Main Gym on February 18.  Tryouts will be 18,19 and 20 from 4:30-5:45 Parents can pick athlete up at Hillandale Elementary at 5:45 or on Minerva Street  at DSA at 6:00

    Middle School Tennis: Practice begins on February 18 afterschool 4:30-6pm

Athletics Forms