Discovery Canyon Campus High School operates on an alternating block schedule. Purple Days include blocks P1, P2, P3 and P4. Silver days include blocks S5, S6, S7, and S8. 8550 Charity Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Phone: 719.234.4000 FAX: 719.234.4099.

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We are going to win: in the classroom, on the fields, courts, mats, pool and tracks, and more importantly, in life. Our goal is to help student athletes learn life lessons through sport. Learning that hard work is necessary, that being a teammate is valuable, and understanding that leading is a privilege.
Academic Requirements 

A student must carry a minimum of five full credits (previous and current semester) and fail no more than one class from the previous semester in order to be eligible to participate in athletics. There are ongoing academic checks during the school year to verify continued eligibility. Students earning failing grades during an athletics season may become ineligible to participate.

Online Registration

Registration must be completed online via BigTeams. 

Current Physical

Physicals must be signed and dated by a doctor and must last through entire sport season. Physicals will be uploaded as part of the Online Registration process. Find out more on the Sports Physicals page. 

Pay for Athletic Fees

See the Athletics Registration page for additional information. Fees can can either be paid online with or in the Athletics Office.

Transfer Students 

If you have transferred from another school (other than 9th graders) and this is your first season to participate in a sport, you must complete the Transfer Forms at BigTeams.

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Athletics Eligibility

All students must meet eligibility requirements to participate in athletics.Read more about eligibility.
Registration Process

All athletes are required to complete the BigTeams/PlanetHS on-line registration process.  If you have already created parent and/or athlete accounts, do not create a new one.

If you have not registered previously, or if you are an incoming Freshman, start with the BigTeams Parent/Student Getting Started page.

If you are transferring from another school, start with the BigTeams/PlanetHS Transfer Process.

Athletes may not participate in tryouts, practices, or compete without a completed registration.  No paper registrations will be accepted.

  • Physicals must be current. We recommend having a summer physical for your athlete so participation is not delayed. Sports physical forms are uploaded as part of the BigTeams/PlanetHS registration process. Read more about Sports Physicals.

  • Incomplete or late registrations may delay participation in tryouts, practices and games.

  • In the “Sports Interest” section of BigTeams, only check the sports your athlete will be participating in or attending tryouts for.

  • Athletes may register for all seasons at one time but remember to only indicate which sports they will actually participate in.

  • If you are registering for Field Hockey or Gymnastics you must select the school where practices are held as your secondary enrollment school.

Athletics Fees

Students pay a fee for each sport in which they participate. Athletic fees cover a portion of the cost of operating the school athletic program.

The Student Fees page and the Parent/Student-Athlete Handbook provide detailed information on per-season fees and maximums for individuals and families. Some sports require specialized equipment. Refer to the Parent/Student-Athlete Handbook or speak to the coach for more information.

Athletic fees may be made via Payforit, or at your school's Bookkeeping or Athletic Office via check or cash. We do not accept debit or credit cards over the phone.

School Assignment

Students participating in a sport at a school other than their regularly attended school will need to be assigned to that school. Athletes may not participate until the athletic assignment is complete.  Please contact Mary Elsner at 719-234-1211.

Athletically assigned students must select the assigned school under the Secondary Enrollment option in Planet HS, and cannot use the PayForIt option to pay for fees.  Contact the assigned school's athletics department for alternate payment methods.

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Athletics Registration

Registration is required to participate in athletics. The registration process is online at BigTeams (also known as PlanetHS).Learn more about registration.
Getting Physical

Physicals must be signed and dated by the doctor and uploaded during the BigTeams registration process. The athletics office does not accept paper copies.

We recommend getting a physical during the summer, as physicals expire yearly. If a physical is obtained during the school year, keep in mind that it may expire in the middle of an athletics season the following year, possibly causing delays in participation.

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Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals are required to participate in athletics and must cover the entire season. There are no exceptions.More detail on sports physicals.
Strength training to help reach your goals

Discovery Canyon's Strength & Conditioning Program has been a source of pride since the school's opening.  The program is led by Coach Melendrez, a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA , who is in his 10th year as DCC's full-time strength and conditioning coach. Prior to coming to Discovery Canyon, Coach Melendrez's experiences in the field included interning at the United States Olympic Training Center, serving as an assistant at the United States Air Force Academy and a graduate assistant at the University of New Mexico. Coach Melendrez plays an active role in promoting HS strength and conditioning, serving on the NSCA's executive council for the High School Coaches Special Interest Group. 

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Strength and Conditioning

Recognized for its excellence by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and recipient of the 'Strength of America Award'.Details on DCC's Strength and Conditioning program.
Evaluation and Diagnosis

This service is a free, initial evaluation and x-rays, if deemed appropriate by the attending provider. Any follow up care or additional treatment (e.g. casting, surgery, injections, MRI, CT scan, etc) is NOT considered Bumps and Bruises, and you or your medical insurance will be billed.

All 'bumps & bruises' visits will be coordinated by the school’s respective athletic trainer or athletic director. If the ATC determines an athlete needs to be seen by the Bumps and Bruises provider to assess the extent of an injury, the ATC will contact the athlete’s parents. Parents then must give the ATC verbal consent to schedule the appointment for the athlete.


DCC Team Physicians


Dr. Jones and Dr. Dresher can be found at Colorado Springs Orthopedic Group.

Memorial North Campus

4110 Briargate Parkway, Suite 300


Colorado Springs, CO 80920


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Bumps and Bruises Clinic

Bumps and Bruises Clinic is a service provided to D20 high school athletes by Colorado Springs Orthopedic Group.Details on the Bumps and Bruises clinic.
D20 Stadium

8720 Scarborough Drive, Colorado Springs, CO. 80920

Liberty High School Pool

Home Swim & Dive events are held at the Liberty High School Pool, 8720 Scarborough Drive. 

Air Academy High School

Please follow these guidelines when attending events held at AAHS, which is located on a closed military installation.

  • Access is restricted to the most direct path to and from the high school, and the high school grounds.

  • All visitors must enter the USAFA via the South Gate (exit #150). No exceptions.

  • Upon arrival to the security checkpoint the driver of the vehicle must:

    • State the name of the contest in which they are attending (i.e. varsity football vs. your school)

    • Provide the security person with their current driver’s license. Drivers may also be asked to provide current vehicle registration and/or current proof of insurance.

    • Vehicles are subject to search when entering this federal installation and security personnel will likely ask to open the trunk of the car and/or perform a cursory check of the interior of the vehicle. You have every right to refuse such an inspection, but will not be allowed to enter if you do so.

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Athletics Venues

A listing of the various athletic venues that we use for practices and competitions.Read more about our athletics locations.
Athletics Philosophy

Athletics are an integral part of a student’s educational experience. It is a privilege to participate in these programs, and carries with it responsibilities to the school, the activity, other students, the community, and the athletes themselves. These experiences contribute to the development of learning skills, leadership skills and the students’ development of their physical, mental, social and emotional well being.

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Parent/Student Athlete Handbook

In addition to describing registration processes and other requirements, our handbook also covers behaviors and expectations for our athletes.Find out more about the athlete handbook.

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Athletics Announcements

Athletics Events

Athletics Features

Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA)
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
Pikes Peak Athletic Conference


The DCC Boosters website.

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