Athletics & Extracurricular Activities

The interscholastic athletic program provided in the Huntsville City Schools is restricted to grades 7 through 12. In keeping with the philosophy of the Huntsville City Schools Board of Education that the primary goal of all school programs should be the development of worthy citizens, the interscholastic athletic program in the Huntsville City Schools shall be planned to provide opportunities for all students to develop a sense of fair play, exercise responsibility, and demonstrate good sportsmanship. The Board encourages participation by all students in appropriate extra-curricular activities.

  • Location:  Merts Building at 200 White Street, Room 111
  • Hours of Operation:  8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday

*Eligible Huntsville City schools are members of the Alabama High School Athletic Association

For athletic schedules, please visit your school's website calendar or view the specific athletic information page found under the Get Involved menu of the school website.  For a complete listing of schools and links to their websites, visit the schools page.

Athletics & Extracurricular Activities Coordinator

Mr. Scott Stapler

2021-22 Winter Sports Guidelines for Spectators
Gym Seating Capacity
  • Maximum of 20%
  • Marked off with specific seating areas only

Any spectators who wish to attend athletics events must purchase tickets online via GoFan.  Cash payments will not be accepted after November 12, 2020 in order to minimize physical contact.  Passes will not be granted.

Ticket Pricing

Football Tickets
  • Varsity: $11 Adults / $6 Students
  • Middle School: $8 Adults / $4 Students
All Other Tickets:
  • High School: $9 Adults / $5 Students
  • Middle School: $7 Adults / $4 Students
Spectator Protocols

Any spectators who do not follow the protocols below will be asked to leave the venue.

  • Spectators must be masked to enter the gym
  • Spectators should remain masked unless eating or drinking
  • Spectators should sit and/or stand socially distanced unless with family members
  • Student sections will not be permitted, to promote social distancing
  • The HCS Clear Bag Policy will remain in place
  • Spectators will be required to enter and exit through different doors
  • Fans are encouraged to avoid congregating in lines, such as concession stands
Concessions & Off-Campus Track & Bowling
  • Concessions will be available.  We ask that everyone avoid congregating in line and maintain social distancing.
  • Off campus competitions such as indoor track and bowling are subject to guidelines of the facilities in which they are held.
General Athletics Information
Available Sports

Our students may participate in the following sports:

  • Fall: Cheerleading, Cross-Country Track, Football, Swimming / Diving, & Volleyball
  • Winter: Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Wrestling
  • Spring: Baseball, Golf, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis
  • Middle School Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Track, Volleyball

To obtain scores for your favorite teams, please refer to:

Alabama High School Athletic Association


Alabama High School Athletic Association Forms

All AHSAA forms, including forms for participation consent, concussion information, and physicals, can be found on the AHSAA forms website.

Huntsville City Schools Forms

History of Milton Frank Stadium

Who was Milton Frank?Artists drawing of Milton Frank

Milton Frank Stadium is a 12,000 seat multi-purpose stadium located at 2801 15th Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805,  in Huntsville, Alabama. In 1949, ground was broken for the Milton Frank Stadium (which at the time was Huntsville Stadium), and it opened in 1962. Milton Frank had been a strong advocate for the need to build the stadium, chairing the drive to build it.

Mr. Milton Frank II was born September 5, 1910, in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Amilton Frank and Alma Worthan Frank.

Milton was the husband of Zimmie Wise Frank (Born: March 15, 1912 Died: January 10, 2007) and the father of Morris Wethau "Buster" Frank (Born: February 5, 1941 Died: December 2, 1998) and  Dr. Milton "Butch" Frank III (retired) of Georgia, both of whom played under Coach Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama.

Milton was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he played football. In 1934 after he graduated, he came to Alabama to be the head football coach and a teacher at Huntsville High School. Once he moved to Huntsville, he was a resident of this city until his passing away on April 10, 1967. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville.

During his tenure at Huntsville High School, he directed the athletics department, then resigned in 1946 to enter the jewelry business. He was a co-owner with his brothers, M.W. and Richard, of Rose Jewelry Store in Huntsville and Decatur, Alabama, as well as a store in Pulaski, Tennessee.

Milton Frank was a past president of Temple B’nai Sholom in Huntsville, and a member of the City Board of Education for five years before his death, serving as Chairman of the Board in 1966.

A few weeks before he died, the State Legislature changed the name  of “Huntsville Stadium” to “Milton Frank Stadium” in honor of him.

In 1989, the Huntsville-Madison County Hall of Fame inducted Milton Frank as a member of the Hall of Fame.

For additional facts and historical information on Mr. Milton Frank, please visit the Huntsville History Collection, the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame, or the Alabama High School Football Head Coach webpages by clicking the following links:

*Photo of Milton Frank obtained through the Huntsville History Collection website.*

Athletic Events
Athletic Event Bag Procedures

Huntsville City Schools is implementing new restrictions on the types of bags that will be allowed inside football stadiums, athletic fields, and gymnasiums for HCS hosted athletic events. The purpose is to provide enhanced security in the interest of improved safety for all attendees and participants. 

Prohibited Bags

This procedure pertains to bags and is not an all-inclusive list of items that are prohibited from HCS facilities.  Bags that are prohibited include but are not limited to:

  • purses larger than a clutch bag, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, and fanny packs that are not clear and/or exceed the size restriction
  • luggage of any kind
  • computer bags/cases
  • camera bags/cases
  • binocular bags/cases
  • any bag larger than the permissible size

Permitted Bags

Individuals are encouraged not to bring any types of bags inside HCS facilities during athletic events.  However, the following types of bags are permitted:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12";
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar); and
  • Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5" x 6.5" (approximately the size of a hand).
  • Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a designated gate.

The public will still be allowed to carry items such as binoculars and cameras inside stadiums, athletic fields, and gymnasiums in a permissible clear bag.  Individuals may bring one large clear bag - either a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or the 12" x 6" x 12" clear bag - plus a small clutch that does not exceed 4.5" x 6.5". The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and is easily searched.

Blankets are permissible during inclement weather and must be tossed over the shoulder or arm.

Individuals with proper credentials from Huntsville City Schools or a recognized media organization may be granted an exemption to bags that do not meet the guidelines.  Bags will still be searched prior to entry, and only bags that pass inspection will be allowed into Huntsville City Schools facilities.

The new procedures took effect starting September 4, 2018.

Magnet & Transfer Athletes
Magnet School Athletics

The Academy for Academics & Arts, the Academy for Science & Foreign Language, and New Century Technology High School do not offer athletics.  However, students at these schools may still participate in athletics according to the Home School Rule found below.  AGT (Williams), IB (Columbia), and Lee High School all offer their own athletics programs which students are able to participate in.

Home School Rule

A student who attends a magnet school that does not offer interscholastic athletics may participate in athletics at the student's home school within the same school system if all eligibility requirements are met.  The home school is based on the parents' residence.  If a magnet school has athletics, the overlapping school rules apply (see below).

Determination of Undefined School Zones

School bus routes within county and city school systems establish the school zones used to determine athletic eligibility.  When bus routes cross country or city boundary lines, these routes will establish the school zones used in determining eligibility if there is an agreement between the school systems involved.

Overlapping School Zones

A student whose parents reside in an area served by more than one school live in the school zone of each school, thus in overlapping school zones.  A student who changes schools within these overlapping school zones is ineligible for one year at the new school.  Note: A student that transfers from a school within these overlapping school zones remains ineligible for one year at any of the other schools within these overlapping school zones.  This rule applies to IB students as well as magnet school students.


Transfer Rule

  • A student that enrolls in one member school and later transfers to another member school shall not be eligible immediately
  • A member school is one that is a member of the AHSAA (Alabama High School Athletic Association)


  • Parents move from one school zone to another school zone
  • Student transfers under Majority to Minority
  • A student is eligible at a new school if they complete highest grade taught at a school and have not graduated
  • After a student attends a school for one full calendar year then that student is eligible to represent that school
  • A student that transfers from any non-member school to a member school is eligible at the beginning of a new semester
Non-Traditional Athletes
Non-Traditional Athlete Enrollment
Parents/Guardians should:
  1. Register student online using the InfoSnap Registration System.  For more information, visit the HCS Enrollment & Registration page.
  2. Contact Assessment and Accountability at 256-428-6966 or by emailing Kimberly Collier or Scott Stapler after registration is complete, and then set up an appointment at the school to bring all documentation required.
    • Please note - students must complete all registration and documentation within the first 20 days of the school year to be eligible to compete as a non-traditional athlete for their school unless they have just transferred from outside the school district.
  3. Contact School Counselor to set up an appointment to enroll at the school and select the elective class.
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