Varsity Lettering Criteria


Meet the program’s expectations in ALL of the following areas:

  • Attendance: Unexcused absences or continual tardiness may affect lettering (see practice policy)
  • Attitude: Consistent “Team First” actions, “buy-in” and a consistently positive attitude (not complaining…)
  • Demonstrated GREAT character, team support, sportsmanship, and actions directed toward peers, opposing teams, and officials
  • Displayed work ethic toward team goals and individual improvement, Responsibility, including prompt and thorough communication of practice/contest conflicts. Return of all issued apparel and equipment. Role fulfillment. Performance: (see below for sport specific requirements).

NOTE:  Performance is only one qualification and does not automatically equal a varsity letter.  

  • Lettering one year does not automatically qualify for subsequent athletic letters.
  • Any high school athlete or manager in good standing of the same interscholastic sport for three consecutive high school years meets the performance criteria to earn a varsity letter.  Exceptions to the three-year criteria must be made from the coach to the AD.
  • Any exceptions pertaining to lettering must be approved by the Athletic Director, such as a player making significant contributions to the team but unable to finish the season due to illness or injury.                    

Baseball 1) Position players must play in minimum of half of varsity games 2) Two years of varsity service and dressed for all varsity games 3) Pitchers criteria: a) receive credit for winning/losing one game and pitching minimum of 18 innings b) pitch minimum of 24 complete innings c) receive credit for winning/losing 3 games

Basketball 1) A player plays in 50 percent or more of the total quarters in a season, OR (2) a player plays in 25 percent or more of the total quarters in a season and the team advances to the State Tournament.  (3) A role player whose contributions are so overwhelmingly productive to team success (the Head Coach determines that a letter is earned; this must be approved by the Athletic Director).

Bass Fishing 1) Fish at least five Georgia BASS Nation High School sanctioned tournaments. 2) Qualify for the state championship tournament through the Georgia BASS Nation High School organization/GISA 3) Attend scheduled fishing team meetings. 4) participate in one conservation or related community service project.

Cross Country 1) A runner finishes in the top half at the Region Championships or (2) A runner participates in every practice and competition (perfect attendance)  3) The team goes to the State Championships; top seven runners would letter. 4) Achieve grade level performance time.

Golf 1) Any player selected to the All-Area first or second Team 2) 18 hole scoring average of 99 or below (males) or 109 or below (females) in more than half the varsity matches (min of four matches) 3) Any team member playing in the State Championship

Precision Rifle  Achieve one of the following in a match.  1) Standing air rifle (60 shot decimal scoring) minimum of 560 out of a possible 654 2) 3 position air rifle (3x20 integer scoring) minimum of 560 out of a possible 6003) 3 position Small Bore (3x20 integer scoring) minimum of 525 out of a possible 600.4) 3 position Small Bore (3x40 integer scoring) minimum of 1040 out of possible 1200.

Soccer 1) Varsity performer in at least half the minutes of one season.

Spirit Cheerleading 1) A cheerleader is an active varsity contributor (cheers in every contest, participates in all cheer activities)


Boys: 50 Free (27.50), 100 Free (1:05.00), 100 Fly (1:10.00), 100 Back (1:07.00), 100 Breast (1:17.00), 200 Free (2:15.00), 200 IM (2:25.50), 500 Free (6:25.00)
Girls: 50 Free (32.50), 100 Free (1:12.50), 100 Fly (1:20.00), 100 Back (1:20.00), 100 Breast (1:30.00), 200 Free (2:35.00), 200 IM (2:44.50), 500 Free (6:40.00)         

Tennis 1) A player competes in one of the top seven positions for half of the matches in one season.  (2) The player plays in 25 percent of the total team matches and the team advances to the State Tournament. An exhibition match does not count toward lettering.

Track and Field  1) ranks in the top 8 at Region/Area Championships (score at least one point).  2) ranks in the top 5 in a relay at the Region Championships (relay team scores at least four points).  3) breaks a school record for normal events (excludes indoor and seldom run relays). 4) A Legacy List rank of Top 10 will be taken into consideration though not automatic.  5) meets the performance mark for an event

Volleyball  1) A player plays a significant role at the varsity level in half the games available for one season. Significant is defined as a starter or substitute that plays in approximately half the points played in the matches. If the team makes it to the state playoffs and a player has made a significant contribution to the team in practices, has had a great attitude in their role and has met all the criteria other than the playing time.