In an effort to eliminate some of the confusion that may arise in a high school sports program, this page has been created to help new and existing parents navigate the various constituencies of Los Alamitos Football as well as understand what is expected of players and parents in our program. Los Alamitos is one of the most successful programs in the country because of the efforts of coaches, players and parent all contributing to help the program excel.
The Los Alamitos Football program runs year round, with various phases throughout the year. While the season typically runs from August through December. Coaches, players and parents are involved in varying degrees during the entire year.
Running a program of this size and quality is extremely expensive, and with recent budget cutbacks the school only covers a portion of the cost of running the program. The Los Alamitos Griffins Football Booster Club has two main purposes. The first is to serve as an interface between parents, the school, and the coaches. The second is to provide fundraising to help support the program and lower the cost per family required to run the program. In addition to assisting with fundraising, each family is expected to contribute to help cover the costs of equipment, coaches, transportation, fields, and stadium costs needed to run the program.
Players will not be allowed to begin practice in August without being medically cleared. Each player is required to have a physical and submit the physical form to the Activities Office at Los Alamitos High School. You also need to update your information on www.athleticclearance.com so your player can be cleared through Athletic Clearance by the Activities Office. If your player is not cleared prior to August 1, 2022, your player will be unable to participate in the football program until clearance is received. Please note this process could take some time given the summer break, DO NOT wait until the last week to complete your physical.
All Fundraisers and required registrations are propagated on this website. Forms are available below and many of our programs have online registration by using the PARENTS tab above.
Fall Camp & Season
Fall camp begins in early August (see Calendar tab for dates). CIF has mandatory practice requirements before a player can participate in a game. Players not fulfilling these requirements will not be allowed to participate in games until they have completed these requirements.
At the end of the season there is typically a year end banquet to honor the team. Players who are not graduating will remain in 6th period football and begin off-season workouts. Some athletes will move to other sports, please check with the coaches to ascertain which sports will require a departure from the 6th period football class and which will train with the football team.
Spring practice is typically three weeks long and concludes with a Spring Game, which is non-padded. Players are expected to wear the official spirit wear chosen for the season.
Los Alamitos Football players are highly encouraged to participate in the summer football program.