Tag: Athletics

I wanted to comment on the person who felt all athletes should make a team and have no cuts. While that’s a nice thought, it’s not realistic. As it is some teams have many more athletes than necessary for the roster. Those “extra” kids ultimately sit the bench and sometimes never get in the game. Then those athletes are embarrassed because their friends and families come to watch them play and then never touch the field. I have a daughter who has been cut and a daughter who will be successful at sports until she graduates. There is no easy answer. If your child is cut, they can still work at their deficiencies and come back and try out next year. Many coaches respect that effort and give them another chance. (And my daughter was given very detailed feedback from the coach on what she needed to work on and I appreciated that!) Do you really want to make a team where you’ll never play? That’s a huge time investment for the athlete and family. My daughter who was cut would rather be cut and find a new club or sport to join, vs never getting on the field. Sports at Shen are competitive due to our number of students, not because Shen just wants to win win win. It’s not the same as being at a smaller school, but we follow the same formula as all the other schools. Our rosters are bloated to allow more students to make a team. Letting everyone make a team is not a realistic answer.

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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What is the price for a ticket for football game?

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A. $3 for adults $1 for students for regular season. Sectional pricing is different.

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While running for sports on campus, why can guys run shirtless, but girls cannot run in sports bras? It’s no more of a distraction than a boy running without a shirt! Girls sweat a lot while they’re running too and they should be able to have the same rights as boys!!!

Written by on September 5, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  We agree and this will addressed with male athletes, coaches and teams. 

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If a student was charged in court outside of school for a crime such as theft or assault, would that student still be allowed to participate in school sports? I know that what happens outside of the grounds of the school is not necessarily Shen’s jurisdiction, but what steps do the athletic department take if the crime is brought to their attention? Thanks in advance!

Written by on September 5, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Answers to your questions can be found in the Athletic Code of Conduct: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WykanY_CyGCv6jUbwNtbZHRFXkRbTirUbwzvbfXdF5k/view

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Are there going to be Sports Physicals for Fall and Winter Sports? We missed the Summer Sports Physical and would really like to take part.

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The physicals held in the summer are for all three seasons. If you miss it, you will have to get a private physical. Please contact the athletic department for more information.

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How many spots are there for Jv field hockey?

Written by on May 8, 2017 in Grapevine

Size of Field Hockey roster have ranged from 18 to 22 since 2013 2016- 18 2015-18 2014-22 2013-20

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I have a question about allocation of money for sports: I have heard that football player’s uniforms are provided for them while tennis dresses, for example, cost $60 and are paid for by the athlete. Does the district regularly discriminate between sports, in terms of funds provided?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The tennis teams were and have been offered the opportunity to have the school buy them uniforms through the budget and bid process that all teams go through.  They have chosen over the years to buy their own.

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my son wants to play shen hockey, but hes in the 7th grade. what should he do?

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Grapevine

A. You can contact the athletic office with your questions.

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Can freshman girls tryout for the 2017 freshman boys baseball team?

Written by on March 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The answer would be no based on the fact that under the Commissioner of Education regulations for Mixed Competition, softball and baseball are considered a singular sport.  See NYSPHSAA language below:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/pe/documents/mixed_competition.pdf (1) Equal opportunity to participate in interschool competition, either on separate teams or in mixed competition on the same team, shall be […]

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My daughter is thinking about doing Shen field hockey and she’s in 6th grade do you have any information about when it starts and where to sign up?

Written by on March 7, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  You or your child speak can speak to Coach Eggleston (MS PE) in the Gowana Green gym.  Coach Eggleston is one of the modified field hockey coaches. 

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