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Frequently Asked Questions

FOOTBALL REGISTRATION FAQS

Get answers and support here for the most frequently asked questions about registering for Pinnacle Football!

Q: What does registration for pinnacle football entail? 

 
A: There are 2 different registrations required to play Football at Pinnacle High School.  Please complete them in the order listed below:
 
Step 1: Register on SportsEngine

This gets your player on the roster and parents/guardians on team communications. 

Click Here to Register for the 2024 Season on SportsEngine

 
Step 2:  Complete AIA Registration in RMA/Aktivate  (Register-My-Athlete)

All athletes must also complete an Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) registration to participate in High School sports.

Parents will need to create a user account or log in to their existing account, complete all required forms, and upload them into Register My Athlete (RMA) before the first day of official practice.  

Click Here to Register on RMA

 

sports Engine Registration

 

Q:  IS MY ATHLETE REGISTERED WITH SPORTSENGINE?

A:  To verify a registration, visit the website at: https://www.pinnaclefootball.com/registerhere scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the PHS lookup information.
 

 

Q:  MY ATHLETE IS NOT REGISTERED, HOW DO I SIGN UP?

A:  Visit the registration page HERE and follow the Steps for SportsEngine and RegisterMyAthlete.  SportsEngine registration is required to be completed first while RMA registration is required to be completed and labeled 'Ready for Tryouts' before  August.

 

Q: How Do I Create an Account on Sports Engine?

A:  Parents or Guardians: YOU MUST create a new account using YOUR name, email, and personal information.  DO NOT use your Athlete’s information to Create an Account.  You will add your Athlete’s information as a sub-profile to your account during the registration process.  Click the appropriate links below for detailed instructions.

Register-my-athlete/aktivate Registration

 

Q: HOW DO I REGISTER ON RMA/AKTIVATE

A:  Aktivate (formerly Register My Athlete – RMA) is the official AIA online registration required for all High School Athletics in Arizona. 

Per AIA Rules, players will not be allowed to participate in hitting practice, which starts July 29th, until RMA is completed and approved by the Athletic Director so please have this completed before departing for Camp on July 22th!    Log in at: registermyathlete.com
 

 

Q: HOW DO I UPLOAD MY DOCUMENTS & FORMS TO RMA? 

A:  After logging in to your RMA Account, click on the Registration Checklist

  • Under the Physical Documents section >> click on the section you wish to complete

  • Click on the arrow to the left of the requirement to open it then Click Upload 

  • Once your document is uploaded, your account will show the status of each document as “Pending Verification”.  Once the documents are reviewed and approved by the Athletic Director, the status with show as "Approved". 

 

Q: WHY CAN'T I UPLOAD ALL 6 PAGES OF THE SPORTS PHYSICAL?

A:   The maximum size limit for each section is 64 MB.  Uploading the Sports Physical via multiple photos often exceeds this size limit.  To correct this, try one of the following:  

  • Scan all photos into a pdf via Adobe Acrobat OR a free phone app such as “Genius Scan”.

  • Try reducing the file size of each photo

  • Try converting photos from JPG to PNG

Q: What Fees Do I need to pay and when are they due?

A:  There is no cost to "register".   Required fees include $200 for District Athletic Participation Fees - paid in August.

Other fees/costs may include Spring/Summer uniforms for practice and 7v7 games, Booster Club membership, team meals, and summer camps.  Click here to see a complete breakdown of all required and optional fees:  $ Estimates


SPORTS ENGINE FAQS

Get answers and support here for the most frequently asked questions about SportsEngine Functions

Q: HOW DO I ADD A 2ND PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO Team Communication on MY SE ACCOUNT?

A. If an account owner wishes to add another parent or guardian to their account to receive emails from the PHS football system, there are two options.  
 
Option 1:  Add a 2nd Email Address to the Account Owner’s profile
This is a good option for a family member who is interested in receiving team emails but does not need to manage a player’s profile or calendar.
 
Option 2:  Add a Guardian Under Your Player’s Profile
This is a good option if more than one parent/guardian needs or wants access to the following:   
  • Team Emails and/or Text Messages
  • Team Chat on the Mobile App (used for alerts and urgent updates)
  • Game and Event Reminders
  • RSVP for Events
  • Access to Team Calendar, Photos, Volunteer Sign-ups, and more on the Pinnacle Football Website
Please note:  Guardians can only be added under a Player’s Profile.   If you have more than one player, you can toggle the guardian to manage each player.
 

For desktop instructions, click on the instructions below.  From your mobile device, follow the steps at GUARDIAN ADD.   Contact your team representative for additional assistance if needed.

 

Q:  How Do I Change the Account Owner in Sports Engine?

A:  If your SE account is set up with your Athlete as the Account Owner, parents/guardians will not receive Team Communication or have full access to the football website, team calendar, or messaging features on the mobile app. 

Click the instructions below for step-by-step instructions for changing the SE Account Owner from a Player to a Parent or Guardian.

 

 

Q:  HOW DO I get the Sports Engine app?

A:  Download the SportsEngine App to your mobile phone for easy access to Team Communication & Alerts + Schedules/Calendars + Game-Day Rosters.

SE For iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sportsengine-team-management/id499597400

SE for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sportngin.android

 

 

Q: HOW DO I SET UP THE MOBILE APP FOR CALENDAR ACCESS, MESSAGES & REMINDERS?

A:  See detailed set-up instructions and trouble-shooting tips in the document below.

 

 

Q: How do I turn off the media notifications I get from the SE app?

A:  In your SE app, go to account settings and then you can toggle each team's notification settings for media to off.  See the following FAQ sheet for detailed instructions.

 


WEBSITE AND TEAM CALENDAR FAQS

Get answers and support here for the most frequently asked questions about
How to Sign In and Use the Website plus how to access the Team Calendar.

Q:  HOW DO I SIGN IN TO THE WEBSITE?

A: To gain full access to your Team Pages, Calendar, Photos, and Dibs, you will need to sign in to the Website using your SportsEnging log-in.   You can find the sign-in button in the upper right corner of the football website.

For detailed instructions on how to sign in, click on the link below:

TAG MENU PHOTO

 

Q: WHY CAN'T I SEE EVENTS ON THE WEBSITE CALENDAR?

A: You might not have your team(s) selected in the ‘Show tag Menu’. There is a button below and right of the calendar where you can customize the team events displayed. Make sure all teams your athlete is rostered on and the volunteer roster are both selected.


VOLUNTEERING & DIBS FAQS

Get answers and support here for the most frequently asked questions about
DIBS / Volunteering and How to sign up. 

Q:  WHAT ARE DIBS?

A: Dibs are volunteer shifts or items that need to be filled. All available volunteer opportunities will be posted on the Dibs tab. You can view available Dibs and sign up at any time during the season.

 

Q: HOW DO I SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER?

A:   Pinnacle Football utilizes the Dibs Tool through SportsEngine to manage our volunteer opportunities and track required volunteer fulfillment.  Visit the ‘Dibs’ section of the website at https://www.pinnaclefootball.com/dib_sessions for available volunteer opportunities and select the event you are interested in.  Within the opportunity, select the date that matches your schedule and enter the requested information.

 

Q: WHAT ARE THE VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS PER FAMILY?

A: Pinnacle Football requests that each parent/guardian per player (living together or separately) claim a minimum of 2 Dibs credits per season.  We Humbly Ask you to consider signing up for at least 3 Dib items  (3 credits) if you are able.
 
 

Q: DO I NEED A SPORTS ENGINE ACCOUNT TO CLAIM A DIB ITEM?

A:  You do not need a SportsEngine account to sign up however, sign-up is easier if you are logged in to SportEngine.
 
 
 

 


FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT & PRACTICES FAQS

Get answers and support here for the most frequently asked questions about
Equipment Provided, Needed, and Heat Acclimatization Safety & Training. 

Q: WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES PINNACLE PROVIDE?   WHAT DO PLAYERS NEED TO PROVIDE?

A:  See below.

     PHS Football Provides:                                                                   Players Provide
      1. Certified Schutt Helmets                                                                          1. Cleats - predominantly white
      2. Shoulder Pads                                                                                                  2. Mouthguard 
      3. Practice Jerseys/Pants                                                                               3. Girdle: 7-pad (preferred) or 5-pad
      4. Game Uniforms                                                                                               4. Game Socks (white)
 
Players will receive school-issued equipment prior to the first official day of helmet/pad practice IF their RMA Registration status is "Ready for Tryouts".   Players are responsible for the safe upkeep of their equipment throughout the season and should report any repairs, adjustments, or sizing issues to the Equipment Manager immediately.

 

Q: Can I use my own helmet and/or pads?

A: Players may use personal helmets & pads under the following conditions:

  1. Personal helmets and equipment must meet NOCSAE and AIA regulations & safety requirements.

  2. Helmets must have an up-to-date NOCSAE certification.  Youth helmets are not allowed for high school football at any time.

  3. Personal equipment must be inspected for safety and proper fit and approved by the PHS Equipment Manager prior to use at practices and games.

  4. Players must turn in a signed Helmet Waiver to their Head Coach prior to use at practice or games.

  5. Game helmets must be painted Matte White with a White Facemask & White Chin Strap

  6. Personal helmets must be reconditioned and recertified every 2 years at players' expense.

Q: WHEN DO PLAYERS BEGIN USING HELMETS & PADS? 

A: Official Season Practices begin the first week of school (exact date for Fall 2024 TBD).  All players are required to complete 6 days of Arizona AIA Heat Acclimatization Training before dressing in full pads.

Day 1-3: Helmets Only.  Players wear Pinnacle practice t-shirts and shorts or 7v7 Uniforms, cleats, and mouthguards.

Day 4-6: Helmets and Shoulder Pads Only.  Players wear practice jerseys over pads, shorts, cleats, and mouthguards.

Day 7 forward: Full Pads - including girdle and practice pants.

 

Q: WHAT IF A PLAYER MISSES A PRACTICE DURING Heat-Acclimatization Training?

A: Players must complete all 6 days of Heat Acclimatization Training before dressing in full pads.  Missed practices will simply delay the day they dress in full pads but players can still practice.

 

Q: CAN I BEGIN PRACTICING IF MY RMA REGISTRATION PAPERWORK ISN'T COMPLETE? 

A: NO!  Once official practice begins - every player MUST be fully registered on SportsEngine and their RMA status says "Ready for Tryouts".  

No player will be allowed to begin Heat Acclimatization Training, practice, or check-out equipment until all registration requirements are met.


ADDITIONAL FAQS


ATHLETIC FEES

Q:  ARE MY ATHLETIC FEES TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

A:  For most people, yes, however a definitive answer can only be provided by your personal tax representative.  Also, any activities your athlete registers through PV Schools community education eleyo site may also be deductible or matched through corporate matching. 

Q: CAN FRIENDS/FAMILY OFFSET THE $200 ATHLETIC FEE REQUIREMENT?

A: Yes.  Athletic fees are an approved item that the Arizona tax law allows a credit.  Please review the attached PVUSD published flyer and contact your tax professional for additional information if needed.