Welcome to Ichabod Crane High School Athletic Registration
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Students registering for Athletics must have a current physical examination form on file before before the student is authorized to participate in practice or tryouts. Physicals are valid for 1 year from the date of the exam. You can upload a digital copy of the physical form during registration or you can send in a hard copy to the school nurse.
If you have questions or need assistance with the registration, please contact:
Timothy Stewart - Athletic Director
Welcome to the Ichabod Crane Central School District Athletic Department. We provide students with a wide variety of interscholastic athletic programs to choose from.
Varsity - The varsity level of interscholastic athletics is the culmination of the high school athletic program. Normally juniors and seniors occupy the majority of the roster positions, however gifted freshman and sophomores may be considered. Also, 7th and 8th graders who have satisfied the requirements of the Athletic Placement Process may be included. It should be noted that once a student participates at the junior varsity or varsity level all NYSPHSAA transfer regulations apply, regardless of grade level. Team play, sportsmanship, individual physical ability, motivation, and mental attitude are all very important aspects of competition at this level. While contest participation over the course of the season is desirable, a specified amount of playing time is not guaranteed. Preparing to win and striving for victory in each contest are worthy goals of a varsity level team. The varsity coach is the leader of his/her program and is responsible for communication and system development at each level. At this level there may be limitations on the number of student-athletes on one team.
Junior Varsity (JV) - This program is intended for those who display the potential for continued development into productive varsity level performers. Team membership varies according to the structure of each sport, but freshman and sophomores occupy the majority of the roster positions. Juniors may be eligible for the junior varsity program in certain instances. Also, 7th and 8th graders who have satisfied the requirements of the Athletic Placement Process may be included. It should be noted that once a student participates at the junior varsity or varsity level all NYSPHSAA transfer regulations apply, regardless of grade level. At this level increased emphasis is placed upon elements and strategies of team play, physical conditioning, refinement of fundamental skills, and social and emotional development. The junior varsity program works towards achieving a balance between continued team and player development and team success. The outcome of a contest becomes a consideration at this level. An attempt will be made to give all team members meaningful contest participation over the course of a season, however equal playing time is neither required nor expected. With the goal of becoming a varsity student-athlete clearly in sight, a high level of dedication and commitment is expected at the junior varsity level. At this level there may by limitations on the number of student-athletes on one team.
Modified - This program is available to all students in the 7th and 8th grade. A student reaching the age of 16 during a sport season may complete that season and must play junior varsity or varsity the following season. Sports activities offered are determined by existence of leagues, student interest, and relationship to the high school program. At this level the focus is on learning athletic skills and game rules, fundamentals of team play, social and emotional growth, physiologically appropriate demands on the adolescent body, and healthy competition. This program is designed to offer students the opportunity to engage in a more highly organized competitive experience than what is found in intramural or recreational programs, but not as involved as those found on junior varsity or varsity teams. An attempt will be made to give all team members meaningful contest participation over the course of a season. At this level there may be limitations on the number of student-athletes on one team.
Regulations for students in grades 7 and 8 to participate on Varsity or JV Athletic Team
The Athletic Placement Process is a process for screening students to determine their readiness to compete in high school level interscholastic athletic competition by evaluating their physical maturity, fitness and skill. The student may be placed at the appropriate level of competition which should result in increased opportunity, a fairer competitive environment, reduced injury and greater personal satisfaction. The intent of this program is to provide for students in grades 7 through 12 to safely participate at an appropriate level of competition based upon readiness rather than age and grade. Students going out for modified teams DO NOT need to go through this process.
Prior to tryouts, students will have to complete the following:
Print and complete student/parent portion of the athletic placement packet (personal information and parent signature forms).
Athletic Placement Process Packet: (Do not hand in until entire packet is ready)
- Administrative Approval
- Coaches Sport Skill Evaluation
- Physical Maturity Form
- Parent/Guardian Permission
- Physical Fitness Testing Score Form
Please return the completed packet to Mr. Stewart, (Athletic Director) in the High School Main Office.
The athlete must get his/her physical fitness scores from his/her physical education teacher.
Student must have a updated Physical on file with the School Nurse.
Student must have a MATURATION screening done by the school medical director, Dr. Neal Baillargeon.
The 2018-2019 screening dates are:
FALL - 8/8/18, - 9am in MS HEALTH OFFICE
WINTER - 10/24/18 - 9am in MS HEALTH OFFICE
SPRING 2019 - TBA
Student must have a Physical Fitness test done by a certified Physical Education Teacher, to determine a student’s ability to participate in upper level sports. The ONLY athletes tested will be those who have completed the sports physical and maturation process with the school physician, Dr. Baillargeon
If the student meets all the requirements, he/she will be eligible to TRYOUT for his/her particular sport. If a student does not meet one or more of the performance standards, he/she will not be able to try out.