Fall 2020 Sports Tryouts
AS OF 7/16/2020, THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NYSPHSAA) HAS VOTED TO DELAY THE OFFICIAL START DATE OF THE FALL 2020 SPORTS SEASON TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020.
**Tryouts will be rescheduled to begin on 9/21/2020 as more information becomes available. 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 begin Monday, September 21, 2020.
REMINDER: IT IS REQUIRED THAT ALL ATHLETES ATTEND ALL DAYS OF TRYOUTS AND ALL SUBSEQUENT PRACTICES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A TEAM, NO EXCEPTIONS.
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 in mid-July.
High School Varsity and JV Sports
High school sports teams will begin Fall team tryouts on Monday, September 21.
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 complete required state fitness testing. Sign up is required. Fitness testing will be held on August 10th & August 17th at 11am on the Ursuline School campus. Please CLICK HERE to sign up. Please bring with you hard copies of appendix B (completed by a guardian) and appendix C completed (completed by doctor). Please click HERE for the Athletic Placement Document with required signature forms.
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.