Fall 2020 Athletics Tryouts
On September 3, the Executive Committee of Section One announced that it is permitting
high school cross country, field hockey, soccer, and girl’s tennis
to begin Tuesday, September 29th.
We will hold tryouts on that day.
Volleyball and competitive cheer Fall seasons will begin
March 1, 2021, known as “Fall Sports Season II.”
This was announced September 9.
Swimming : still awaiting further guidance.
Modified Sports also pending approval.
The NYSPHSAA has also voted to cancel regional and state championship tournaments for the fall 2020 season and has prepared a condensed sports season schedule should the COVID-19 pandemic continue throughout 2020.
Please check back frequently for updated information.
High school tryouts for cross country, field hockey, soccer, and tennis begin Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
All tryouts are on the Ursuline campus. You can see the schedules of practices and games, organized by sport, at Teams & Schedules.
Health form is MANDATORY.
All athletes are reminded that they must have a current physical on file with the school nurse. Please click here to access the required NYS health exam form.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that it is having on our health care providers, The Department has released a memo to provide direction to schools when students are delayed in obtaining required health exams, along with information on the required health exam form.
- Continue to accept any physical examination form conducted on or before January 30, 2021 and allow parents/guardians additional time to provide the completed exam form to the school;
- Student athletes can participate in the fall 2020 sports season without a current health exam if they have a physical form from the 2019-2020 school year; and
- For the past two school years, the Department has encouraged schools to accept a health exam form regardless of the form it was completed on. Beginning January 31, 2021- physical examinations for school are to be documented on the NYS Required Health Examination Form (attached).
Updated Student Athlete Handbook Forms will be available upon completion.
High School Varsity and JV Sports
Cross country, field hockey, soccer, and girl’s tennis will begin Fall team tryouts on Tuesday, September 29.
It is required that athletes attend ALL days of tryouts and ALL subsequent practices to be considered for a team, no exceptions. High school team practices start immediately after teams are selected, and respective practice times will be posted on the individual team pages on our website under “Teams & Schedules.”
During the course of tryouts, Varsity teams will be selected first. Once the Varsity team is announced, players who did not make the Varsity cut will return to continue to tryout for the Junior Varsity team (unless they are in their senior year). If there are high numbers for the tryouts, Junior Varsity cuts will be made as well. ALL selected players are expected to be in attendance at ALL tryouts, practices and games.
7th and 8th graders who would like to try out for a JV or Varsity sport must have completed required state fitness testing. Fitness testing was held on August 10th and August 17th.
For those interested in Cross Country, click here for a summer workout plan. Please note that it is recommended that any athlete participating in off campus summer training be in good health and have current annual physical within the last 12 months on file with their doctor.