Dale Nordick, Activities Director
This page will be used to try to keep the public up to date on what is happening concerning
extra-curricular activities at Northern Cass. Please check back frequently for updates. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call me at the school (701-874-2322) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Jaguars – now playing college athletics
Several Northern Cass Jaguars athletes are now playing for area colleges. We are very proud of these former students, and all are encouraged to follow their college careers. If I have missed anyone, please let me know.
Eric Burgad – Class of 2007
Eric is now in this third year of playing football for Valley City State University (he red-shirted his first year). Keep up on Eric’s career here: http://vikings.vcsu.edu/football/
Ashley Holmstrom – Class of 2007
Amy Havelange – Class of 2008
Amy is entering her second year of competition in the track program at Minnesota State University-Moorhead (she redshirted her first year). Keep up on Amy’s career here:
Brittany Olson – Class of 2009
Brooke Maddocks – Class of 2009
Whitney Holmstrom – Class of 2010
Whitney is in her first year of playing basketball at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. Keep up on Whitney’s career here:
Jake Daigle – Class of 2010
Kyle Dallman – Class of 2010
Sam Lako – Class of 2010
As most of you know, the North Dakota High School Activities Association now requires yearly physicals prior to participation in any athletic activities (grades 7-12). Here is the notification, as printed on the NDHSAA webpage:
“At the North Dakota High School Activities General Membership meeting January 28, 2010 in Bismarck, representative school administrators passed an amendment to the NDHSAA Constitution and By-Laws concerning student physical examinations.
Starting with the 2010-11 school year, student athletes participating in NDHSAA sanctioned sports programs will be required to file a pre-participation health history screening and physical examination with their school office prior to their participation on a yearly basis. The Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination is valid for one school year; a physical examination must be completed on or after April 15 to be valid for participation the following school year.
Previously, student athletes participating in NDHSAA sanctioned sports were required to have a physical examination every 2 years. The purpose of changing from every 2 years to every year is to protect athletes from any undiscovered health concerns. School administrators passed the amendment 68/7.”
The physical form can be found on the left side of the Athletics page on the Northern Cass website, as well as on the NDHSAA website. (ndhsaa.com)
Sanford Health Sports Medicine
I am pleased to announce that Northern Cass has entered into a three year agreement with Sanford Health
Sports Medicine for athletic training services. There are many benefits to this arrangement. Sanford will
provide school visitations by an Athletic Trainer twice each week, as well as coverage for every home varsity
football game. They will also participate in events/programs at Northern Cass, such as educational programs,
workshops, after hour consultations, pre-season meetings, and development and supervision of student
assistant rograms. They will provide Exercise Physiologists for telephone consultations, and provide services
of an Exercise Physiologist during the school year for team fitness evaluations, and will customize condition-
ing programs as requested.
Our trainer will be Kathy Stompro. She is very well regarded in the Athletic Training field, and is looking
forward to working with our students and coaches.
Sanford Sports Medicine’s new HIPAA form
One change with our new Sports Medicine provider is the requirement for a signed HIPAA form from each
student and parent that may be seen by the trainer during the school year. Here is the email from Randy
Martin, Athletic Training Coordinator at Sanford Sports Medicine.
“The merger between MeritCare and Sanford has created the standardization of many policies/procedures. One is
the interpretation of HIPAA regulations and how it applies to our athletic trainers at the contracted schools. With
this email, I amasking for your help in assisting staff with the implementation of the attached form. Starting this
sports season, to enable an athletic trainer to communicate an injury to a coach, school nurse, physical education
instructor, etc, we are going to need a signed copy of the attached. If we do not have a signed form, the athletic trainer
will not be able to share injuries, treatment, etc with others. This in no way, will change the treatment or care an
athletic trainer gives the athletes, but just the ability to communicate injuries. With any change, change is hard, but
this is a requirement the department must follow. The South Dakota High School Activities Association makes this
form a part of the Physical Exams and Health Issues Forms. This is not the case in North Dakota. With that, I ask
for your help, assistance, and understanding in the implementation of this new form. If you have any questions, please
don't hesitate in contacting me."
Coaches should be handing out the form to their athletes, or you can access the form by clicking here:
It appears likely, that, beginning with the 2012-13 school year, the NDHSAA will be requiring all coaches
for NDHSAA sponsored activities for grades 7-12 to become “registered coaches.” Although not yet final-
ized, the three requirements will likely be:
1) Take the NFHS (National Federation of High Schools) Fundamentals of Coaching Class.
2) Take a First Aid and Safety class
3) Maintain current CPR certification.
Northern Cass has been very proactive in this process. 15 of our coaches have already taken the
“Fundamentals of Coaching” class, and the others (mostly new additions to the staff) will be taking the course this school year. You can learn more about the “Fundamentals of Coaching” class, including a
Jaguars on the Web!
Well known local radio personality Rick Roberts, along with Chad Priewe and Donny Lill, have formed
CDR Sports Broadcasting, which is a web audio cast of many Jaguars games. Their first web cast will be
our football opener, August 24, vs. Larimore. Their site is currently still under construction, but as soon as
it is up and running, their website will be linked with ours. We are excited about this new avenue for broad-
casting Jaguars events. It will be especially useful for Jaguar fans who live in other parts of the country, as
many Jaguar games can now be available world wide!