Athletics & Activities

Jefferson Forest High School
Athletics Department

1 Cavalier Circle
Forest, VA  24551

Athletic Director:
  Jedd Zaring

Activities Director:  Katie Wood

Athletic Secretary:  Kathy Glover

Athletic Trainer: Joey Lyons

For current JF rosters, game schedules, and results go to:

*** You can follow @JFHSsports on Twitter for updates on games, etc ***

COVID-19 UPDATE  April 1, 2020

Excerpted Statement from Dr. Billy Haun, VHSL Executive Director

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam made the decision to close schools for the remainder of the year. I am sure this is a decision that was not an easy one, but it was made after much consultation and advice from very knowledgeable health professionals and experienced
school leaders. Most importantly, his decision was made to protect and ensure the safety for all citizens of Virginia.

As a result, Spring Sports and the traditional spring season has been cancelled. On Tuesday, March 24, the VHSL Crisis Management Team decided to delay until May making any decisions related to considering any summer options for spring sports. Nothing can or will be done before then.  Your VHSL staff and school leaders are dealing with personal and professional challenges in adapting to social distancing mandates themselves.

With that, I ask every person to put spring sports aside for now and to focus on taking steps now to ensure the best future we can for the well-being of the Commonwealth and our students.
Concentrate on being the best teammate you have ever been for another team – Team Virginia.  Team Virginia consists of Virginia’s leaders, health and medical providers and every citizen in the Commonwealth. Our team is fighting the battle against COVID-19.

Doctors and scientists have declared the only way to defeat the coronavirus is to diligently follow the guidelines as prescribed. The recommendations of the CDC and public health officials will likely continue to evolve as the medical and scientific communities learn more about the best ways to mitigate risks to the most vulnerable members of our community. Your
VHSL leadership team will continue to work at formulating the best plan for the future to serve our students and member institutions in the months to come.

The VHSL is committed to putting the health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes and citizens at the fore-front during this unprecedented health-crisis. We truly appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Thank you.
John W. “Billy” Haun, Ed.D
VHSL Executive Director




🏐Girls interested in playing Volleyball should email JF Head Varsity Coach Kristy Mistretta to be put on our program's email list.
🏐JV and Varsity tryouts are scheduled to begin August 3rd and B Team tryouts are scheduled for August 5th-7th.  Times will be announced at a later date.  

2019-20 General Athletics Information:
Contact the Head Coach (see below) for more information on pre-season and out-of-season practice dates and tryouts

Participation requirements:
1.  BEFORE participating in any contest or practice, or pre-season conditioning, or out-of-season practice, the student-athlete must turn in a signed and completed current VHSL Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Exam Form (ALL 4 pages): a new form is required for each school year May 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  This form can be found at
2.  A student-athlete must satisfactorily complete (pass) the equivalent of five (5) courses in which he/she was enrolled in the previous semester AND have continuous enrollment in five (5) classes for the school year.
3.  The student-athlete shall not have reached the age of 19 on or before the first day of August 1, 2019.
4.  The student-athlete should not be enrolled in school for more than ten (10) semesters -5 years- beginning with the 8th grade year.
5.  Student-athletes must submit a completed Parental Consent Verification Form, found on page 13 of the BCPS Athletic Requirements, Responsibilities, and Required Signatures 2019-2020 form distributed by the coach to team members.
Please note: all requirements apply to club team sports as well.

2019 Fall Sports (Tryout start date)

*Competition Cheer (Aug 5)
*Football & Basketball Sideline Cheer (May 18)
*Cross-Country-Boys and Girls (Aug 5)
*Football (Aug 1)
*Golf-Boys and Girls (Aug 1)
*Volleyball (Aug 5)

2019-20 Winter Sports (Tryout start date)

*Basketball-Boys and Girls (Nov 11)
*Indoor Track-Boys and Girls (Nov 11)
*Swim & Dive-Boys and Girls (Nov 11)
*Wrestling (Nov 11)

2020 Spring Sports (Tryout start date)
*Baseball (Feb 24)
*Lacrosse-Boys and Girls (Feb 24)
*Soccer-Boys and Girls (Feb 24)
*Softball (Feb 24)
*Tennis-Boys and Girls (Feb 24)
*Outdoor Track & Field-Boys and Girls (Feb 24)

Exciting changes in Jefferson Forest Athletics for 2019-20!                        

*Starting this year, tickets to all JF Athletic contests can be purchased in advance online through  You then validate your ticket at the gate on your mobile phone.  This will also be the way to purchase JF season ticket Sports Passes.
Use this link to the JF Sports GoFan page:

*Customers to our venue concession stands will now be able to purchase snacks with a credit card

Gym Advertising
2019-20-21 Rate Card

Vinyl Banner
$600 one year
$1500 for 3 years
  -sponsor provides the banner
  -3' x 6' -Banners will be installed in the gym and will remain in place for one year

Digital Scoretable Ad
 $400 per sport/per season (volleyball; girls basketball; boys basketball)
$1000 for all three sports per year
  -12’ wide x 30” image area or three independent 4’ x 30” displays
  -sponsor provides digital art (logos, photo, etc) and text copy
  -8 second ad rotated from 1 hour before the game, throughout the game, and for at least 15 minutes after the game.
  -table also used for other school events (athlete signings, back-to-school day, etc)

Contact: Athletic Director Jedd Zaring

2019-20 Cavalier Head Coaches

Cheer - Katie Wood:
Cross Country - Colby DelBene: 
Football - Paul White: 
Golf - Garnet Manley:
Volleyball - Kristy Mistretta; 
Boys Basketball - Jeff Monroe:  
Girls Basketball - Jake Whitman: 
Wrestling - Allen Hackman: 
Indoor Track & Field - Ryan Marano:
Swimming & Diving - Marty Ponder:
Boys Soccer - Scott Zaring: 
Girls Soccer - Matt Newton: 
Softball - Gary Harris: 
Baseball - Ryan Gilleland: 
Boys Tennis - Tyler Johnson:
Girls Tennis - Brady Taylor: 
Outdoor Track & Field- Ryan Marano:
Boys Lacrosse - Tyler Zinck: 
Girls Lacrosse - Maddie Koontz

Band - David Webb: 
Theater; Film Festival - Spence White: 
Scholastic Bowl - Kevin Canada 
Forensics - Bryan Munson: 
Debate - Nathan Munson: 
eSports - Nathan Munson:
Robotics - Scott O'Neal: 

2019-20 JF Sports Passes

JF Sports Passes can be purchased for individual seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring) or for all three seasons. They are good for all regular season home sporting events during the 2019-20 school year, but do not include play-off or tournament games.  This pass will NOT be honored for away games at other high schools.
There are multiple levels and pricing options.  Sports Passes can lead to tremendous savings, especially if you have children involved in multiple sports.
Options for the 2019-20 school year:

Family Pass* (all-seasons)                                    $250

Family Pass* (one season)                                    $170

Individual (non-student) Pass (all-seasons)        $135

Individual (non-student) Pass (one season)         $75

Student (all-seasons)                                              $50

Lifetime Cavalier Gold Card (senior 64+)                  $60
-Gold Cards are only sold in the Athletic Secretary's office at JFHS
-Gold Cards will be physical cards (not be a mobile phone app)

*Family Passes admit three to five (3-5) members of the same family

NOTE: a mobile phone will be needed to validate a JF Sports Pass at the gate.


Except for Cavalier Gold Cards, all other passes are sold online GOFAN:

-Please note: there will be a convenience fee added

For more information:
Contact Athletic Secretary Kathy Glover at

VHSL Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form

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