December 11, 2013
The Selection/Classification Program is a process for screening students to determine their readiness to compete in 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.
The athlete will attend the specific sports meeting (will be announced in school) to receive the information regarding try outs. Students must be recommended by the team's coach in order to proceed through the selective classification process.
Step 1: Print and complete student/parent portion of the selective classification packet (personal information and parent signature forms). Click here for packet. Return the completed packet to Coach Dochat (boys) at High School East or to Coach Eggleston (girls) at the Gowana Middle School.
Step 2: The athlete must get heir physical fitness scores from their physical education teacher.
Step 3: Student must have a Sports Physical, either at school during
the predetermined sports physical nights (click here for information
on school physicals), or by the student's primary medical doctor
(click here for information on private physical clearance).
Step 4: Student must have a MATURATION screening done by the school's physicians, Dr. Marinello or Dr. Cotugno. STUDENTS MUST COME TO A SPORTS PHYSICAL NIGHT TO HAVE THIS DONE. You must attend one of these physical dates - there are no make-up dates.
Step 5: Student must have a Physical Fitness test done by Coaches Eggleston/Dochat, to determine a student's ability to participate in upper level sports. Students must first attend school physicals for maturation testing. Coaches will submit a list of athletes to be tested to Mr. Christopher Culnan, Athletic Director, and either Coach Dochat (boys) or Coach Eggleston (girls). The ONLY athletes tested will be those who have completed the sports physical and maturation process with the school physician, Dr. Marinello.
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 should talk to his coach about the possibility of requesting a waiver. Waivers are submitted at the discretion of the coaching staff. This process does not guarantee participation on a team.
For further clarification, please visit the NYS Education Department's selective classification webpage at: http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/pe/documents/scrivised2005.pdf