Welcome to WCSD Athletics!!Athletics have had a significant influence on American culture and society and enjoys a unique status in the American value system. We believe that participation on an interscholastic athletic team is a worthwhile experience, which all students should have the opportunity to pursue. We take great pride in our athletic programs. We believe athletics is an integral part of the Wappingers Central School District educational program and have it organized to meet the needs and interests of our students.News Flash: If you are not cleared through Family ID you cannot try out for FALL SportsFALL Sports Start Dates:High School: September 21, 2020 as per NYSPHAA new documentationModified: TBARegister through Family ID!!High School FALL Registration is from August 22 to September 13, 2020Junior High FALL Registration is from TBADue to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that it is having on our health care providers:Student athletes are permitted to participate in the fall 2020 sports season if they have previously
had a health examination for school attendance in the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 school years
and provide a health history completed and signed by the parent/guardian within 30 days of the start of the
season.Student athletes who have not previously had a health examination must still obtain
a health examination prior to participation in the fall 2020 sports season.All documents must be uploaded to your FamilyID account or on file in the nurse's officeImportant Athletic Information:Concussion Management LawThe Concussion Management and Awareness Act has gone into effect on July 1, 2012 for all public schools and charter schools. The law requires schools to provide educational materials to parents and students. The Student and Parent Concussion Information sheet can be accessed by clicking on the link below.Athletic Placement Process (APP)Clarification Regarding Maturity Assessment and Tanner Staging:The Athletic Placement Process (APP) Maturity Assessment Standards are as follows. The medical director is now instructed to take into consideration the height, weight, muscle mass, and Tanner staging as compared to the other athletes he/she would compete. This language allows a physician to use their professional judgment taking into account the totality of the student’s overall physical development. The Tanner Staging is required; however the Tanner rating in the APP document is only a recommended number. The medical director reviews the information gathered from the physical, student’s physical size and the Tanner Staging. They then render a decision on whether or not, in their professional opinion, the student is at an appropriate developmental level to compete with other athletes in the desired sport and level of competition.APP Physical Fitness Test Dates
Van Wyck and Wappingers Junior Athletes - All Athletic Placement Process Candidates are to report on TBA in the RCK Gym Lobby to participate in the physical fitness test.** Students must have a physical, Athletic consent form and completed Athletic Placement Process packet submitted to the respective Athletic Office (WJH to RCK, VW to JJ) by TBA. NOTE: The Administrative Approval, Parent Permission and Coach's Evaluation forms are to be returned, filled out, to the respective High School Athletic Office. The medical forms are to be returned, filled out, to the respective Junior High School.