• Athletic Eligibility and Rules of Participation Handbook

     

    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 WINTER Sports
     
     
    Winter Sports Start Dates:
    High School:  November 30, 2020
    Modified: TBA
     
     

    Wappingers CSD Athletics Fall Guidelines 

     

    NOTE:  Please register on Family ID from
     
    TBD
     
     
     
     
    Student athletes are permitted to participate in the winter 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 winter 2020 sports season.
     
    All documents must be uploaded to your FamilyID account or on file in the nurse's office
     
     
     
     
     
    Important Athletic Information:
     
    Concussion Management Law
    The 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.

     Student and Parent Concussion Information sheet

     
      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 Monday, November 23, 2020 @ 1:00 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 Wednesday, November 18, 2020.  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.

     

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