Tag: Athletics

If I am participating in a after school sporting event what period do I need to be in school by to still be eligible to play?

Written by on November 3, 2017 in Grapevine

A. You should be in school if you plan to play or practice unless you have a legal excuse.

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Just wondering? I thought that Shen sports teams were supposed to put the best players on the field? Not the players the coaches know and treat as favorites because they coach them in another sport?

Written by on November 3, 2017 in Grapevine

A. There are many different reasons that go into who plays and who doesn’t. For example…attitude, sportsmanship, etc..

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Is colorgaurd a sport?

Written by on November 3, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No. Sports are based on NYS Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) classification – http://www.nysphsaa.org/

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Is cheer a sport

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Yes. Cheerleading is now classified as a sport by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

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Is there a reason the below items on the football scoreboard do not work? >. down: >. yds to go: >. ball on:

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The football officials association will run the scoreboard/ game clock but not the down, yards to go and ball on features.    

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can the athletic trainer do x rays

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  No, if there is a suspicion of a fracture he will send them to an orthopedic doctor or Urgent Care, if an emergency, for any diagnostic x-rays.

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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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