Fall Sports

Cross Country Lettering Requirements

 

Honoring the commitment and talents provided by our athletes, we will recognize their personal contributions by providing a letter of achievement or letter of participation for the cross country runners.

The system we will use for lettering will based on points earned throughout the season and off-season. It encourages one to develop healthy “off-season” preparation to enhance our cross country program. In addition it encourages the athlete to strive to increase their personal best results and challenge other team members to pursue their best.

To achieve a letter an athlete must earn 11 points along with attending practices and meets, and complete the season in good standing.

Points can be earned in the following manner:

  • 1 pt. Varsity runner per meet
  • .5 pt. Junior varsity runner per meet
  • .5 pt: JV runner out running (time performance) a varsity runner
  • 1 pt.: Placing in the upper 60 % of a race in 90% of the meets (based on varsity race)
  • 1 pt.: individually winning a race, varsity or jv
  • 1 pt.: a top 10 finish at conference meet, including JV 2 pts: participating at Districts
  • 5 pts: participating at State
  • 1 pt. :keeping a summer running log (300 miles) (add an additional pt. for 400 mile plus)
  • 1 pt. for attending a running camp
  • 1 pt. for summer strength training –100% attendance. 1-4 pts: for each year of participation

An injured runner who lettered the previous year may still earn a letter upon recommendation of the coach.
Letter winners in all cases will be determined by the head coach.

Minutemen Football Lettering Requirements

 

  • Must play in 50% of all varsity quarters
  • 9 games, must play 18 quarters
  • A player that becomes injured that would have met the quarters will also be included
  • Senior in good standing (voted in by coaching staff)

Softball Lettering Requirements

 

  • Must play in at least 50% of scheduled varsity games.
  • Must obey all Lexington Public Schools drug, alcohol, hazing, bullying policy. 
  • Must obey Lexington High School softball players contract. (This is something they will sign at the beginning of the season that will go over all team rules)

Girls Golf Lettering Requirements

 

  •  Compete in at least 6 varsity meets in a season.
  •  Senior that has participated all four years and is a scoring member in at least two varsity meets.

Boys Tennis Letterwinner Requirements

 

To letter for the Lexington Boy’s Tennis varsity team, players must meet one of the following requirements:

          1. Play in three of the regular season varsity contests 
          2. Be a senior in good standing
          3. Play on the conference/state lineup
Players who suffer a season-ending injury, or an injury that prevents them to meet one of the requirements, may still letter at the head coache’s discretion. 

Volleyball Letterwinner Requirements

 

Varsity Letter Awards will be given to those that complete the following:

  • Play in 60% of sets played.

Participation Awards will be given to those that end the season in good standing with the team;

  • Attendance at practices/games/team meetings
  • No disciplinary issues/situations

Cheerleading Lettering Requirements

 

Cheerleading is a NCA (Nebraska Coaches Association) certified sport.  For this reason, cheerleaders are able to letter if they meet the requirements.  In order to receive a varsity letter for cheerleading, you must meet the following requirements per season:

  • Attending all scheduled games (Switching games is acceptable)
  • No benching incidences unless for an injury/sickness
  • Make 3 sport posters/locker tags
  • 3 volunteer events for fall, 2 for winter (i.e. extra YMCA cheer, concessions)
  • In good academic standing

Winter Sports

Girls Basketball Lettering Requirements

 

Varsity Letters will be given to those meeting two of the three following requirements

 

          1.   Participate in enough quarters to equal 50% of games played

          2.   Compete in a postseason game (Sub-districts/District/State)

          3.   Be a Senior in good standing with the team.

 

Players who suffer a season-ending injury, or an injury that prevents them to meet one of the requirements may still letter if they otherwise would have met the requirements.

Boys Basketball Lettering Requirements

 

To letter for the Lexington Boy’s Basketball varsity team, players must meet a minimum of two of the following requirements:

          1. Play in half of the regular season varsity contests

          2. Be a senior in good standing

          3. Be on the district/state roster

 

Players who suffer a season-ending injury, or an injury that prevents them to meet one of the requirements may still letter if they otherwise would have met the requirement.

Cheerleading Lettering Requirements

 

Cheerleading is a NCA (Nebraska Coaches Association) certified sport.  For this reason, cheerleaders are able to letter if they meet the requirements.  In order to receive a varsity letter for cheerleading, you must meet the following requirements per season:

  • Attending all scheduled games (Switching games is acceptable)
  • No benching incidences unless for an injury/sickness
  • Make 3 sport posters/locker tags
  • 3 volunteer events for fall, 2 for winter (i.e. extra YMCA cheer, concessions)
  • In good academic standing

 

Drill Team Lettering Requirements

 

  • Performs at all games
  • Satisfactory attendance (no unexcused absence)
  • Follows LHS sports handbook rules

Powerlifting Lettering Requirements

 

All those eligible for lettering MUST be in good standing at the end of the Powerlifting season. 

 

Must meet 2 of the 4 requirements

          1. Medal in all regular season meets (1st-5th Place)

          2. Medal at the state meet

          3. 66% of lifts made during meets

          4. Wilk’s Coefficient – Boys 100 or above — Girls 85 or above

 

Powerlifter’s who have been a part of the program for all 4 years, have ended each year in good standing at the end of the season but did not meet 2 of the 4 requirements, will be awarded a letter for their dedication to the program

 

Unified Bowling LETTERING REQUIREMENTS

 

Unified Bowling Point System for Lettering (Must have 20 to letter)

  • Practice on Time: 1 point
  • Attend Team Dinners and Bring Food: 1 point
  • Must be in academic standing. No “F’s” during season: 5 points
  • Show improvement during season: 1 point
  • Be of good character, a teammate, and a team player: 1 point
  • Participate in meets: 1 per each
  • Contributes to the team’s success: 1 point
  • Perfect attendance: 5 points
  • No team rule violations and no reports from the office or teachers: 2 points
  • Returns all equipment on time: 1 point
  • Works concessions: 1 per event
  • Bake Sale: 1 point
  • Other: 1 point
  • Keep a 2.5 GPA throughout season: 1 point
  • Make second quarter honor roll: 2 points
  • Have parent release and physical turned in: 2 points
  • Won games: 1 for each game
  • 6 game series won: 1 for each series
  • Points Possible: over 40

Wrestling Lettering Requirements

 

The athlete must participate in 50% or more of the meets (District and State not included) and meet the following criteria:

  • Complete the season in good academic and social standings (minimum of 2.0 GPA).
  • Attend all practices, meets, tournaments, and meetings unless excused by the coach.
  • Show consistent, good work ethic and positive attitude.
  • Remain a member of the team for the entire season. This includes the post-season practices.
  • Place in the top 3 of a meet of 8 or less teams.
  • Place in the top 4 of a meet with 9 or more teams.
  • A senior that has been out for all 4 years and finishes their career in good standings will have the opportunity to letter.

Spring Sports

Boys Golf Letter Requirements

 

 The requirement for lettering in Boy’s Golf is that a student must play in a least half of the Varsity meets.

 

Girls Soccer Lettering Requirements


To letter for the Minutemaids Soccer Team, student-athletes must meet the following requirement:

  • The student-athlete must have an accumulative GPA of 2.6 at the end of the season,

AND one of the following,

  • Play in half of the regular season varsity contests, OR
  • Be on the district/sub-state/state roster(s);

 

HOWEVER, the coaching staff will have the final decision when it comes to individual lettering requirements.

Boys Soccer Lettering Requirements

 

To letter for the Minutemen Fútbol Program, student-athletes must meet the following requirement:

  • The student-athlete must have an accumulative GPA of 2.6 at the end of the season,

AND one of the following,

  • Play in half of the regular season varsity contests, OR
  • Be on the district/sub-state/state roster(s);

 

HOWEVER, the coaching staff will have the final decision when it comes to individual lettering requirements.

Girls Tennis Lettering Requirements

 

To earn a varsity letter, a player must participate in half (50%) of the varsity meets or place in the top 2 in a varsity tournament involving six or more teams.

Track and Field Lettering Requirements

 

  • Place in an individual event or at a major track meet (6 teams or more, excluding indoor meet)
  • Be a member of a relay team, three times that places 3rd or higher in a major meet (6 or more teams, excluding indoor meet)
  • Score 2 points per varsity meet scheduled
  • Obtain 12 Minutemaid-Minutemen Power Points:
    Scale:
    • 1 point for semester GPS 2.5 or higher
    • 1 point per year of experience and participation
    • 1 point being a 3 sport participant
    • 1/2 point per event in major varsity meet (6 or more teams)
    • 2 points for power performance (2 meets or more)

    Minutemaids:  minimum of PV 8’6″, SH 36′, Discuss 110′, HJ 5’2″, LJ 15’8″, TJ 34’6″, 100 m: sub 13.3, 200 m sub 27.8, 400 sub 63, 800 m sub 2:40, 1600 m sub 5:56, 3200 m sub 12:50, 100 H: sub 16.6, 300m H: sub 50

    Minutemen:  minimum of PV 12′, SH 48′, Discus 130′, HJ 6′, LJ 20’3″, TJ 40’6″, 100 m: sub 11.5, 200 m sub 23.8, 400 sub 54, 800 msub 2:07, 1600 m sub 4:55, 3200 m sub 10:50, 100 H: sub 16.3, 300 m H: sub 42.5

 

All letterwinners must complete the track season in good standing by maintaining eligibility and returning equipment issued.

Other Activities

Journalism Lettering Requirements

  • Two or more years of service on yearbook staff as a member in good standing
  • Must have participated in all aspects of yearbook creation (researching, interviewing, writing, editing, photography, design, concept development) and done work of high quality in all areas.  Each aspect must have been used in the creation of at least one yearbook
  • One or more years as a member of the editorial board
  • Student must be a senior or currently enrolled in the yearbook class
  • Compete at NHSPA fall convention or NSAA state competition.  All-Class Medalists or Golden Kernel Winners receive an automatic letter
  • Attend NHSPA summer journalism workshop

Instrumental and Vocal Music Lettering Requirements

# of PointsRequirements
30Small ensemble rehearsal credit each nine weeks
10Playing for a pep rally
30Playing for a football game
10Playing for each sporting contest
10Singing/Solo performance of the National Anthem
40For a I at any contest for the whole band or chorus
35For a II at any contest for the whole band or chorus
30Parade performance
50Jazz Band or Swing Choir
20Jazz Band or Swing Choir concert
30Concert Band or Concert Choir concerts
50Marching Band competition
Accompanist
20Contest
10School
15Public gathering
Ensembles
20Ensemble/small group performance at school
25Ensemble/small group performance at a public place
Honor Bands and Choirs
50Acceptance in band/choir
35Alternate in band/choir
25Auditioned for band/choir
Offices
15Any office or section leader/leadership team
30Drum Major
Solos
75*I
50*II
25*III
10*IV

*Earned for solo at District Music Contest

A letter will be given for every 600 points in band. A letter will be given for every 350 points in choir. 1 For each hour of work outside of band (must bring in a practice sheet signed by parents)

  • Points for outstanding efforts for the band or choir shall be rewarded at will by the director
  • The final decision for receiving a letter will always rest in the judgment of the director, even if all of the points have been achieved.4” and 6” chenille letter for “music”. Point totals will be revised each year by the music instructors for the next school year.

Play Production Lettering Requirements

 

Speech Lettering Requirements