Use the link below to access the Richmond Athletics website hosted by EventLink. Here you will find athletic event schedules and links to register your student-athlete for participation in Richmond Athletics.
On August 14, 2023, Preston Treend, Director of Athletics, Facilities, and School Safety, presented the 2023-24 Student-Athlete Code of Conduct to the Board of Education. On August 28, 2023, the Richmond Board of Education approved the 2023-24 Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.
CLICK HERE for the 2023-24 Student-Athlete Code of Conduct
In the Richmond Community Schools District, students participating in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) sponsored sports at the middle and high school are required to pay a non-refundable, Pay-to-Participate fee, approved by the Board of Education in June 2021, of $100.00 per year for high school and middle school sports. The Pay to Participate is reduced to $90 for students who qualify for Reduced Lunch and $80 for students who qualify for Free Lunch.
*Pay-to-Participate payments will be accepted online through a Debit/Credit Card or Electronic Check from a checking account. There is a $2.65 fee for each $100.00 charged to a Debit/Credit Card and a $1.00 fee for Electronic Check payments, per payment made. These “convenience fees” are in addition to the District’s Pay-to-Participate fee.*
For families that do not have a valid Debit/Credit Card or a checking account, you may purchase a pre-loaded VISA or MasterCard at a local retail store, such as CVS, Kmart, or Kroger.
The deadline to student-athletes Pay-to-Participate is as follow:
For FALL SPORTS, which includes Volleyball (7th and 8th Grade Girls); Sideline Cheer (7th and 8th Grade, Junior Varsity and Varsity); Cross Country; Equestrian; Football (8th Grade, Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity); Soccer (Boys Varsity); Tennis (Varsity Boys) and Volleyball (Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity), must be paid by the first game OR the Friday before Labor Day, whichever comes first, for High School and the Second Friday after Labor Day for Middle School.
For WINTER SPORTS, which includes Basketball (7th and 8th Grade Boys/Girls and Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys/Girls); Bowling; Competitive Cheer (7th and 8th Grade, Junior Varsity and Varsity); and Wrestling (Varsity B and Varsity), must be paid by First Friday in December for Middle and High School. For Middle School Competitive Cheer and Boys Basketball for 7th and 8th Grade, the Pay-to-Participate deadline is the Second Friday in February.
For SPRING SPORTS, which includes Baseball (Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity); Golf (Varsity Boys); Soccer (Varsity Girls); Softball (Junior Varsity and Varsity); Tennis (Varsity Girls); and Track (Middle School and High School Boys and Girls), must be paid by the second Friday in April for High School and the third Friday in April for Middle School.
Volunteers are an essential part of the gameday experience and allow our athletic events to happen. Both the Booster Club and the Athletic Department are in need of people to fill these positions. Please consider signing up by clicking the link below:
Nominations for the Richmond Athletic Hall of Fame are now open. Nominees can be nominated to one of four categories according to the following criteria:
ATHLETE: Eligible for consideration after ten (10) years of the date of graduation from Richmond High School. Must have distinguished himself/herself in the field of athletics while a student at Richmond High School. Nominee must have represented RCS with high character standards both as a student and as an alumnus.
COACH: Any coach with at least 8 years coaching experience at RCS, having won at least one conference championship and/or advanced in the state tournament. The nominee must be inactive and removed from the coaching staff at Richmond for at least 5 years. Criteria for consideration should be based on team accomplishments or significant contributions to the athletic programs at Richmond High School.
TEAM: Team nominees must have won a conference championship and/or advanced in the state tournament. Teams making significant contributions to future programs will also be considered. Teams will be eligible for induction ten (10) years after their season.
CONTRIBUTOR: An individual who has made outstanding contributions to the athletic programs at Richmond High School. These contributions would go beyond simply coaching or playing. This category is optional for each induction class.
To nominate an individual for the Athletic Hall of Fame, click on the link below:
The Richmond Community Schools will assist clubs or teams that compete at the “highest level of competition” within their organization or sport, often referred to as “States” or even “Nationals”.
To qualify for financial assistance from the District, the coach or club sponsor must submit a proposed detailed budget of expenses, at least one (1) week prior to the event or competition, to the appropriate Dean of Student. For a copy of the Proposed Budget form, see 4110AG under the the Board Policy and Administrative Guidelines.
On the proposed budget sheet, the coach or club sponsor must submit an "official roster" of students participating in the event/competition and the "official" coach, coaches, or sponsors attending the event. The budget must also reflect how non reimbursable items will be paid.
District supported reimbursement expenses include:
Transportation. 100% of the transportation cost will be covered, so long as the transportation is provided by Richmond Community Schools. For competitions out of State, the Dean of Students and Coach/Club Sponsor shall meet with the Superintendent to determine a fair rate.
Lodging. If the event or competition location, according to MapQuest, is more than 90 miles away from Richmond Community Schools (35276 Division, Richmond, Michigan 48062), the event or competition qualifies for lodging reimbursement up to $100 per room, inclusive of all taxes and fees.
The District shall reimburse the difference between the cost of a standard room accommodation (two queen beds, 4 participants to a room) minus the hosting organization or MHSAA reimbursement for room(s). Only competing students and Schedule B coaches/advisors on the official roster will be reimbursed for room fees.
If the hosting organization/MHSAA does not reimburse for hotel rooms, then the district shall pay up to $150 per room, inclusive of all taxes and fees, the lodging accommodations, so long as the event location is more than 90 miles away.
The number of nights to be reimbursed for lodging is as follows:
the night before the event begins, only if the official start time of the event occurs before noon;
the night(s) of the event, only if the competition occurs over multiple days; and
the night after the event ends, only if the event officially ends after 5:00pm.
Food. The District shall reimburse meals only for the competing students and coaches/advisors on the "Official Roster" for the event or competition. Meal reimbursements may not be combined or carried over to cover additional costs of another meal. The district shall reimburse up to $10.00 for breakfast, $12.00 for lunch, and $15.00 for dinner
Once a budget has been established AND approved, a check will be cut to the actual vendor (preferred) or directly to the district-level organizer of the event. All checks issued must be reconciled with the Business Office within seven (7) calendar days following the event.
Itemized receipts are required following the completion of the event to clear any advances. Again, reimbursement is only for student and coaches/advisors on the official roster of the “State/National” Meet/Tournament or Competition.
If a group chooses to bring additional students or adults, the District shall not reimburse students or adults not on the official roster.
Athletic Boosters Information
Thank you for visiting the Richmond High School Athletic Boosters page. We are a non-profit organization set up to support the Richmond High School/Richmond Middle School athletic teams. We are a club consisting of parents, of current students, at Richmond High School and Richmond Middle School. Our main priority is to raise funds, alongside the Athletic Department, to give athletic teams more opportunities to be successful each school year. Concessions and 50/50 ticket sales at athletic events, are a couple ways that we fundraise for the athletic programs. The Athletic Boosters also provide scholarships, through event fundraising, for student-athletes that are graduating seniors.
Richmond Athletic Boosters Mission
The purpose of the Richmond Athletic Boosters is to support the Athletic Department, and all team sports/student-athletes, within the financial and physical limitations of the organization and its current fiscal budget.
Current Board Members
Teri Cervi, President
Tami Xerri, Vice President and Concessions Manager
Ann Durst, Secretary
Marci Jarvis, Treasurer
Allison Rinehart, Volunteer Coordinator
Meetings occur on the first Tuesday of every month, except for the months of July and December. The location is determined by the board at the end of each meeting. Additional meetings may be called by the Executive Board, if needed.
Everyone within the school district is invited and welcome to attend Booster Meetings. There are NO annual fees necessary for membership. However, to be a VOTING member or the Richmond Athletic Booster Board, one must be in recorded attendance for at least 2 meetings of the current year. Voting privileges will be allowed at the 3rd meeting in attendance.
In the event that the Richmond Athletic Booster Board should resolve to disband the organization, any moneys and assets shall be donated to the Athletic Department of Richmond Community Schools.
Contact the Richmond Athletic Booster Board at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Athletic Booster Scholarship Information
The Athletic Boosters provide scholarships to varsity letter recipients who have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Student-athletes who reside with board members are not eligible for this scholarship. Forms will be available for student-athletes no later than March of each year. The forms are due to the Richmond Athletic Booster Board president by the first Friday in April, each year. The Richmond Athletic Booster Board president will then make a scholarship questionnaire available to other board members for review. The president will call a meeting to vote on recipients of the scholarships. Once the recipients are agreed upon, the Richmond Athletic Booster Board president will have plaques and certificates created that will be presented to the student-athlete at the senior awards ceremony. To request a Scholarship application, email: email@example.com.