Sports Eligibility and Registration
Sports Participation Eligibility
Students in grades 7-12 have the opportunity to participate in NYS Section V Athletics. In order to try out for a sport, the following health documents are required to be submitted to the student's health office prior to the beginning of the sport's season:
Dated no earlier than one year prior to the start of the sport season (no extensions allowed)*
*2020 FALL SPORTS ONLY: physicals dated 09/01/2017 or later shall be accepted per NYS in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Fall sports: dated on or after August 1 of the previous year*
- Winter sports: dated on or after November 1 of the previous year
- Spring sports: dated on or after March 1 of the pervious year
RAPID-ACTING RESCUE MEDICATION ORDERS
For students who require rapid-acting rescue medications (epinephrine, inhaler, insulin, glucagon, etc) in school and/or sports
Need Independent Carry and Use medication orders for the school year*
*2020 FALL SPORTS CLARIFICATION: students are still required to submit updated medication orders for the 2020-21 school year. The district cannot accept previous years' medication orders.
ACTIVITY RESTRICTION CLEARANCE
For students who are restricted from sports due to injury
Need to be cleared for sports participation by the restricting medical provider
Seasonal Sports Registration
Registration is now electronic through FamilyID
There is no option to register for the sport on paper sport sign-up forms.
Health documents may be securely uploaded to the site to share with your school nurse.
In order to try out for a sport, a student must register for the sport every year.
Registration period begins 30 days prior to the start of the sport season.
- Fall sports start mid August
- Winter sports start early November
- Spring sports start early March
Athletic Placement Process (APP/Selection Classification)
NYS requires students in 7th and 8th grade to go through the Athletic Placement Process for Inter-school Athletic Programs in order to participate in Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity sports.
*2020 FALL SPORTS CLARIFICATION: APP students must have a physical exam dated 8/1/2019 or later. Per NYS, APP students must have a current physical exam, dated within 12 months of the start of the season, in order to participate in the APP process.
For more information, refer to the WCSD APP Protocol.