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    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 SPRING Sports

    High School Spring Sports (Baseball, B/G Golf, B/G Lacrosse, Softball, B/G Track and Feild, and Boys Tennis) Start Date: April 19th, 2021

    High School Registration for Spring Sports will be open on March 23 to April 13, 2021 

    High School 2021 Spring Sports FamilyID Letter 

    Junior High School Spring Sports (Baseball, B/G Lacrosse, Softball, and B/G Track and Feild) Start Date: April 26th, 2021

    Junior High School Registration for Spring Sports will be open on March 30 to April 18th, 2021

    Junior High School 2021 Spring Sports FamilyID Letter 
     According to the New York State Education Department, students should plan to obtain the required health examination prior to participation in the spring 2021 sport seasons. 

    Please upload the most current physical exam to your Family ID account.  If you are unsure if your child requires an up-to-date physical, please contact your child’s Health Office and the School Nurse will check for you.   If your child has a completed physical from a private physician please upload it onto FamilyID for approval by the school physician.

    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 Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 3:00 Van Wyck students report to John Jay HS and Wappingers Junior students report to Roy C. Ketcham HS 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 Thursday, April 1, 2021.  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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