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Commissioner's Regulations

REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

§135.1 Definitions.

 

Definitions as used in this Part:

  1. Commissioner means the Commissioner of Education
  2. Department means the Education Department of the State of New York
  3. Satisfactory, appropriate, approved, acceptable, adequate, equivalent, essential, sufficient, suitable, respectively, in the judgment of the commissioner.
  1. School personnel means person employed by school authorities in conducting the schools.
  2. Adaptive physical education means a specially designed program of developmental activities, games sports and rhythms suited to the interests, capacities and limitations of pupils with handicapping conditions who may not safely or successfully engage in unrestricted participation in the activities of the regular physical education program.
  3. Athletic association means an approved central organization of schools joined together on a large geographic area or statewide basis for the purpose of governing athletic programs for all  its member schools.
  4. Bona fide student means a regularly enrolled student who is taking sufficient subjects to make an aggregate amount of three courses  and who satisfies the physical education requirement.
  5. Extraclass periods in physical education mean those sessions organized for instruction and practice in skills,  attitudes and knowledge through participation in individual, group and  team  activities organized on an intramural, extramural or interschool athletic basis to supplement regular physical education class instruction.
  6. Extramural activities means those games or other events which involve the participation of pupils from two or more school districts and which are conducted as play-days or sports days at the end of the intramural season.
  7. Health education means  instruction  in  understandings,  attitudes  and  behavior in regard to the several dimensions of health. This instruction relates to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, safety, mental health, nutrition, dental health, sensory perception, disease prevention and control, environmental and public health, consumer health, first aid, and other health-related areas.
  8. Instructional physical education means the required physical education program, which has as its foundation, planned sequential learning experiences for all students.
  9. Interschool activities mean those which provide competition between representatives of two or more schools and which offer enriched opportunities for the selected and more highly skilled individuals.
  10. Intramural activities mean those activities conducted within one school district involving only those pupils enrolled in such school district and which are organized to serve the entire enrollment.
  11. Invitation activities mean those games or other events dealing with one sport, arranged by invitation of one school to one or more other schools  without leading to any formal schedule  and championship.

 

 

Questions contact: Darryl Daily, NYSED at ddaily@mail.nysed.gov

 

 

  • League means an organization of schools joined for the purpose of providing athletic competition among schools of comparable size, interests, and within reasonable distance of  each other.
  • Mixed competition means the combination of male and female pupils participating on the same  interschoolathletic teams.
  • Organized practice means a session of an athletic squad or group organized for interschool athletics for the purpose of providing  instruction and practice in physical conditioning activities, skills, team play and game strategy, under the supervision of a qualified school official.
  • Physical fitness activities mean those physical activities which are designed to develop endurance, strength and agility and to fit the individual so that he can perform the task repeatedly without undue fatigue and with a reserve capacity to meet unexpected stresses and hazards.
  1. Physiological maturity means a stage of maturation identified by the school physician in determining an appropriate level of interschool athletic competition in accordance with standards established by the commissioner.
  2. Recreation means the program which is organized to include types of activities such as arts and crafts, athletics,  dramatics, music,  rhythms,  sports  swimming and water safety provided at the discretion of school district authorities under the supervision of qualified  personnel  and  designed to provide for the worthy use of leisureby individuals and groups.
  3. Sports day means a day when pupils from two or more schools meet and engage in a variety of competitive sports events.
  4. Section means an organization of schools within a specified geographic area which holds membership in an athletic association, and is established for the purpose of administering athletic programs for the member schools and leagues within such area.

 

§ 135.2 General regulations.
  1. All schools under the jurisdiction of  the State Education Department shall provide a program of health, physical education and recreation in an environment conducive to healthful living. This  program shall include:
    1. health and safety education;
    2. physical education, includingathletics; and
    3. recreation
  2. It shall be the duty of trustees and boards of education:
    1. to provideapproved and adequate personnel and facilities;
    2. to maintain for each child cumulative records covering the essential features of the health and physical education program and, when a pupil transfers to another school, to provide such school with a certified transcript thereof;

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions contact: Darryl Daily, NYSED at ddaily@mail.nysed.gov

 

 

§ 135.4 Physical education.
  1. School district plans. It shall be the duty of trustees and boards of education to develop and implement school district plans  to provide physical education experiences for all pupils as provided in this section. Such current plans shall be kept on file in the school district office and shall be filed with the Division of Physical Education, Fitness, Health, Nutrition and Safety Services. All school districts shall comply with the provisions of this plan by August 1 1982. However, the requirement for submission of a plan  shall become effective by January 1, 1983. A school district may conduct an instructional physical education program which differs from, but is equivalent to, the required program of instruction set forth in paragraph (2) of subdivision of this section, with the approval of the commissioner. An equivalent program may be implemented only after approval from the Division of Physical Education, Fitness, Health, Nutrition and Safety Services. A request for approval to conduct  an  equivalent  instructional  physical education program shall be filed with the Division of  Physical  Education,  Fitness, Health, Nutrition and Safety Services, and shall include the:
    1. program goals and objectives;
    2. way in which students are to be scheduled and the length of time daily, weekly, monthly or yearly;
    3. program activities offered at each  grade level or each year of instruction; and assessment activities for determining the students’ performance toward the goals and  objectives of the program.
  2. Nonpublic schools. Similar courses of instruction shall be prescribed and maintained in private schools in the State, and all pupils in grade kindergarten through 12 shall attend such courses. If such courses are not established and maintained in any private school, instruction in such school shall not be deemed to be substantially equivalent to instruction given to children of like ages in the public school or schools of city or district in which the child resides.
  3. Program plans. School district plans shall include the following:
    1. Curriculum.
      1. The curriculumshall be designedto:
        1. promote physical activity and the attainment of physical fitness, and a desire to maintain physical fitness throughout life;
        2. attain competency in the management of the body and useful physical skills;
        3. emphasize safety practices;
        4. motivate expression and communication:
        5. promote individual and group understanding:
        6. provide knowledge and appreciation of physical education activities;
        7. make each individual aware of the effect of physical activity upon the body;
        8. provide opportunities for the  exercise  of pupil  initiative,  leadership  and responsibility; and
        9. reinforce basic learning of other areas of the total school curriculum.
      2. There shall be experiences of sufficient variety in each of the following:

 

 

  1. basic and creative movement:
  2. rhythm and dance;
  3. games;
  4. perceptual- motor skills;
  5. individual and team sports;
  6. gymnastics;
  7. aquatics, where possible;
  8. lifetime sports activities;
  9. outdoor living skills; and
  10. other appropriate activitieswhich promotethe development of boys and girls.
  11. There shall be opportunity provided for participation in appropriate extra-class activities.
  12. There shall be activities adapted to meet the needs of pupils who are temporarily or permanently unable to participate in the regular program of physical education.  Adaptive physical education programs shall be taught by a certified physical  education teacher.
  13. There shall be continuous evaluation of the instructional program and assessment of individual pupil needs and progress. Appropriate cumulative records shall be maintained which cover the essential features of the physical education program for each pupil, and when a pupil transfers to another school, such records shall be transferredwith the student'stranscript.
  1. Required instruction.
    1. Elementary instructional program-grades K though 6.
      1. All pupils in grades K-3 shall participate in the physical education program on a daily basis. All pupils in grades 4-6 shall participate in the physical education program not less than three times each week. The minimum time devoted to such programs (K-6) shall be at least 120 minutes in each calendar week, exclusive of any time that may be required for dressing and showering; or
      2. As provided in an equivalent program approved by the Commissioner of Education.
    2. Secondary instructional program-grades 7 through 12. All secondary pupils shall have the opportunity for regular physical education, but not less than three times per week in one semester and two times per week in the other semester, taught by a certified physical education program either:
      1. a  minimum  of  three  periods  per  calendar  week  during  one  semester  of each school year and two periodsduringthe other semester; or
      2. a   comparable  time  each  semester  if   the  school  is   organized  in  other patterns; or
      3. for pupils in grades 10 through 12 only, a comparable time each semester in extra class  programs  for  those  pupils  who  have  demonstrated acceptable levels of physical fitness, physical  skills,  and  knowledge  of physical education  activities; or

 

 

  1. for pupils in grades 10 through 12 only, a comparable time each semester in out-of-school activities approved by the physical education staff and the school administration; or
  2. as  provided  in     an     equivalent  program    approved  by  the  Commissioner  of Education.
  1. Attendance.
    1. All pupils shall attend and participate in the physical education program as approved in the school plan for physical education and as indicated by physicians' examinations and other tests approved by the Commissioner of Education. Individual medical certificates of limitations must indicate the area of the program in which the pupil  may participate.
    2. School district plans  shall  indicate  through  the  sequential  curriculum  the  steps  to be taken to insure that each pupil meets the requirement for participation in a physical education program which complies with the provisions of this section. School districts may award local diploma credit for the  required program, and may also submit plans for elective units in physical education for additional credit.
  2. Personnel.
    1. Elementary classroom teachers may provide instruction under the direction and supervision of a certified physical education teacher.
    2. When students participate in out-of-school activities as part of alternative programs, such activities may be taught by non-certified personnel, provided they  have appropriate experience and are so approvedby the board of education.
    3. Each school district operating a high school shall employ a director of physical education who shall have certification in physical education and administrative and supervisory service. Such director shall provide leadership and supervision f o r the class instruction, intramural activities, and interschool athletic competition in the total physical education program. Where there are extenuating circumstances, a member of the physical education staff may be designated for such responsibilities, upon approval of the commissioner. School districts may share the services of a director of physical education.
  3. Facilities. Trustees and boards of education shall provide adequate indoor and outdoor facilities for the physical education program at all grade levels. Appropriate guidelines to schools with respect to facilities will be provided by the Division of Physical Education, Fitness, Health, Nutrition and Safety Services.
  4. Administrativeprocedures.
    1. School district plans for the physical education program shall include information on the following administrative procedures:
      1. curriculum development in relation to grade levels, as referred to in paragraph (1)  of this subdivision;
      2. appropriate  examinations  and  tests  to  be  employed  by  school  authorities  in determining pupil needs and progress in physical fitness, knowledge and skills;
      3. class size and grouping patterns which are compatible with the activities being taught;

 

 

  1. use of non-school facilities;
  2. use of non-certified persons, such as student leaders, practice teachers, etc.;
  3. use of supplementary personnel which are describedin section 80.33 of this Title;
  4. summer school physical education programs, if conducted; and
  5. policies and procedures for the conduct of extraclass programs.
  6. Periodic reports regarding the status and progress of equivalent programs which have been approved by the commissioner shall be filed with the Division of Physical Education, Fitness, Health, Nutrition and Safety Services as requested.
  1. Basic code for extra class athletic activities. Athletic participation in all schools shall be planned so as to conform to the following:
    1. GENREAL PROVISIONS. It shall be the duty of trustees and boards of education:
      1. To conduct school extra class athletic activities in accordance with this Part and such additional rules consistent with this basic code as may be adopted by such boards relating to items not covered specifically in this code. A board may authorize appropriate staff members to consult with representatives of other school systems and make recommendations to the board for the enactment of such rules;
      2. to   make   the   extra   class   athletic   activities   an   integral   part   of   the   physical education program;
      3. to permit individuals to serve as coaches of interschool athletic teams, other than intramural teams or extramural teams, in accordance with the following:
        1. Certified physical education teachers may coach any sport in any school;
        2. Teachers with coaching qualifications and experience certified only in areas other than physical education may coach any sport in any school provided they have completed;
          1. the first aid requirement set forth in section 135.5 of this Part;
          2. an approved pre-service or in-service education program for coaches or will complete such a program within three years of appointment. Such program shall include an approved course in philosophy principles and organization of  athletics,  which  shall  be  completed  within  two  years  after  initial appointment   as   a   coach.   Upon   application   to   the   Commissioner   of Education, setting forth the reasons for which an extension is necessary, the period in which to complete such training may be extended to no more than  five  years  after  such  appointment.  Such  approved  programs  for coaches  will  consist  of  one  of  the  following  (credits  and  hours  vary depending upon the contact and                                  endurance     involved in the sport): a department approved college   program   from   two to eight credits; or a department approved in-service education program, conducted by schools, colleges,   professional   organization   or   other   recognized   groups or agencies, from 30 to 120 clock hours; or an equivalent experience which is approved by the commissioner of Education; (see) Guidelines for Coaching  www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/physed.html)
        3.  

 

 

 

 

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 80.18 of  this  Title, other persons with coaching qualifications and experience satisfactory to the board of education may be employed as temporary coaches of interschool sport teams,


 

when certified teachers with coaching qualifications and experience are not available, upon the issuance by the commissioner of a temporary coaching license. A temporary coaching license, valid for one year, will be issued under the following conditions:

  1. the superintendent of  schools shall submit an application for  a temporary coaching license, in which the inability of the district  to  obtain  the services of a certified teacher with coaching qualifications and experience is demonstrated to the  satisfaction of the commissioner;
  2. candidates for initial temporary licensure shall have completed the first aid requirement set forth in section 135.5 of this Part prior to the first day of coaching;
  3. candidates for the first renewal of a temporary license shall have completed or be enrolled in an approved course in philosophy, principles and organization of athletics; and
  4. candidates for any subsequent renewal of a temporary license shall  have completed or demonstrate evidence of satisfactory progress towards the completion of an approved pre-service or in-service education program for coaches which shall include an approved course  in philosophy,  principles and organization of athletics. Such approved programs for coaches shall consist of one of the following (credits and hours vary depending upon the contact and endurance involved in the sport): a department-  approved college program of from two to eight credits; or a department approved in- service education program, conducted by schools, colleges, professional organizations or other recognized groups or agencies, from  30  to  120 clock hours; or an equivalent experience which is approved by the Commissioner of Education.
    1. persons who were employed as coaches in New York State schools  on  or before September 1, 1974 and  who  do  not  meet  the  requirements  set  forth in sub clause (1), (2) or (3) of this clause, may continue to coach any sport. The NYS Board of Regents approved an amendment to section 135.4 of the Commissioner's Regulations to establish a three-year renewable professional coaching certificate. The amendment allows non-teacher coaches to be issued a professional coaching certificate. A professional coaching  certificate  will  be valid for a three- year period, and  may be  renewed  for an  additional three- year period upon submission of a renewal application. For additional information please reference section 135.4. NYSPHSAA NOTE: Volunteer coaches as a special class of coaches are not recognized by the S. E. D. This means these coaches must meet all the preceding requirements.
  5. to determine the need for an athletic trainer and to permit individuals to serve as athletic trainers for interschool athletic teams, intramural teams or physical education classes only in accordance with the following:
    1. Qualifications. Persons serving as an athletic trainer shall possess a valid certificate from the National Athletic Trainers Association or  have completed a

 

 

course  of  study  comparable  to  that  required  for  certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association.

  1. Scope   of  duties  and  responsibilities.  The  services  provided  by  an  athletic trainer shall include, but not limited to, the following:
    1. Provide first aid and sport injury emergency services for students;
    2. Provide school personnel and students with advice and services on physical conditioning programs, training methods, screening procedures, injury prevention and use of safety equipment for sports participation; and
    3. supervise the training room, maintain and order first aid supplies, and maintain records on student injuries and illnesses relative to sports participation in cooperation with the school health service office.
  2. to give primary consideration to the well-being of individual boys and girls in the conduct of games and sports;
  3. to sacrifice no individual for the sake of winningevents;
  4. to conduct all activities under adequate safety provisions;
  5. to equalize, insofar as possible, the powers of opponents in individual and group athleticcompetition;
  1. to provide adequate health examination before participation in strenuous activity and periodically throughout the season as necessary and to permit no pupil to participate in such activitywithout the approval of the school medical officer;
  2. to maintain an equitable division of facilities, budget and personnel between boys and girls;
  3. to permit no athletic team to represent a school except in conformance with this Part;
  4. to approve all traveling of individuals or teams under their jurisdiction;
  5. to permit no post-seasongames or tournaments;
  6. to permit no post-schedule games or tournaments other than those conducted by school authorities in accordance with approved standards;
  7. to permit any individual or team to represent a school only in games, meets or tournaments which are conducted by secondaryschoolauthorities;
  8. to provide opportunity for instruction, practice and competition for  pupils  in grade 4 through 6 in extra class programs which shall be basically intramural activities;
  9. to provide opportunity for instruction and practice for pupils in grades 7 through

12  in  extra  class  athletic activities which are  intramural activities and  approved interschool competition;

  1. to limit athletic activities conducted by the school to appropriate competition and practice between pupils in grades 7 through 12, except  that  a  post  graduate pupil may participatein intramuralactivities;
  2. to provide the same general degree of opportunity for participation in intramural and interscholastic activities to both males and females.
    1. PROVISIONS FOR INTERSCHOOL ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES FOR PUPILS IN GRADES 7 THROUGH 12. It shall be the duty of the trustees and boards of education to conduct interschool athletic competition for grades 7 through 12 in accordance with the following:

 

 

  1. Interschool athletic competition for pupils in junior high school grades seven, eight and nine. Such competition shall be conducted in accordance with the following exceptions:
    1. In junior high school, competition may include grades seven through nine.
    2. In six-year high schools, ninth grade pupils may participate in junior high competition.
    3. A board of  education may  permit pupils in grades no lower than seventh to compete on any senior high school team, or permit senior high school pupils to compete on any teams in grades no lower than  seventh,  provided  the pupils are placed at levels of competition appropriate to their physiological maturity, physical fitness and skills in relationship to other pupils on those teams in accordance with standards established by the commissioner.
      1. Interschool athletic competition for  pupils  in  senior  high  school grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. Inter-high school athletic competition shall be limited to competition between high school teams, composed of pupils in grade 9 to 12 inclusive, except as otherwise provided in sub clause (a)(4) of this subparagraph. Such activities shall be conducted in accordance with the following:
  1. DURATION OF COMPETITION. A pupil shall be eligible for senior high school athletic competition in a sport during each of four consecutive seasons of such sport commencing with the pupil's entry into the ninth grade and prior to graduation, except as otherwise provided in this sub clause, or except as authorized by a waiver granted under clause (d) of this subparagraph to a student with a disability. If a board of education has adopted a policy, pursuant to sub clause (a)(4) of this  subparagraph,  to  permit  pupils  in  seventh  and eighth grades to compete in senior high  school  athletic  competition,  such pupils shall be eligible for competition  during  five  consecutive  seasons  of  a sport commencing with the pupil's entry into the eighth grade, or six consecutive seasons of a sport commencing with the pupil's entry into the seventh grade. A pupil enters competition in a given year when the pupil  is  a  member of  the team in the sport involved, and that team has completed at least one contest. A pupil shall be eligible for interschool competition in grades  9,  10,  11  and  12 until the last day of the school year in which he or she attains the age of 19, except as otherwise provided in sub clause (a)(4) or clause (d) of this subparagraph or in this sub clause. The  eligibility  for  competition  of  a pupil who has not attained the age of 19 years prior to July 1st may be  extended under the following circumstances.
    1. If sufficient evidence is presented by the chief school officer to the section to show that the pupil's failure to enter competition during one or more seasons of a sport was caused by illness or accident beyond the control of the student, such pupil's eligibility shall be extended accordingly in  that sport. In order to be deemed sufficient, the evidence must include documentation  showing  that  as  a  direct  result  of  the  illness or  accident

 

 

beyond  the  control  of  the  student,  the  pupil  will  be  required  to  attend school for one or more additional semesters in order to graduate.

  1. If the chief school officer demonstrated to the satisfaction of the section that the pupil’s failure to enter competition during one or more seasons of a sport is caused by such pupil’s enrollment in a national or international student exchange program, that as a result of such enrollment the pupil will be required to attend school for one or more additional semesters in order to graduate, and that the pupil did not enter  competition  in  any  sport while enrolled in such program, such pupil's eligibility shall be extended accordingly in such sport. (d) Waiver from the age requirement and four- year limitation for interschool athletic competition for students with disabilities in senior high school grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. For purposes of this clause, the term non-contact sport shall include swimming and diving, golf, track and field, cross country rifle, bowling, gymnastics, skiing and archery, and any other such non-contact sport deemed appropriate by the Commissioner. A student with a  disability,  as defined  in section  4401  of the Education Law, who has not yet graduated from high school may be eligible to participate in a senior high school non-contact athletic competition for a fifth year under the following limited conditions: (1) such student must apply for and be  granted  a  waiver to  the  age  requirement and four-year limitation prescribed in sub clause (b)(1) of this subparagraph. A waiver shall only be granted upon a determination  by  the superintendent of schools or chief executive officer of the school or school system, as applicable, that the given student meets the following criteria:
    1. Such student has not graduated from high school as a result of his or her disability delaying his or  her educationfor one year or more;
    2. such student is otherwise qualified to compete in the athletic competition for which he or she is applying for a waiver and the student must have been selected for such competition in the past;
    3. such student has not already participated in an additional season of athletic competition pursuant to a waiver granted under this sub clause;
    4. such student has undergone a physical evaluation by  the  school physician, which shall include an assessment of the student's level of physical development and maturity, and the school physician has determined that the student's participation in such competition will not present a safety or health concern for such student; and
    5. the superintendent of schools or chief executive officer of the school or school system has determined that the given student's participation in the athletic competition will not adversely affect the opportunity of the other students competing in the sport to successfully participate in such competition.
  1. REGISTRATION. A pupil shall be eligible for interschool competition in a sport during a semester, provided that he is a bona fide student, enrolled during the first 15 school days of such semester, is registered in the equivalent of three regular courses, is meeting the physical education requirement, and has been in

 

 

regular attendance 80 percent of the school time, bonafide absence caused by personal illness excepted.

  1. SPORTS STANDARDS. Interschool athletic programs shall be planned so as to provide opportunities for pupils to participate in a sufficient variety of types of sports. Sports standards, such as number of contests, length of seasons, time between contests, required practice days, etc., for all interschool sports shall conform to guidelines established by the Commissioner of Education.
(c)Male and female pupils on interschool athletic teams.
  1. Equal opportunity to participate in interschool competition, either on separate teams or in mixed competition on the same team, shall be provided to male and female students, except as hereinafter provided. In schools that do not provide separate competition for male and female students in a specific sport, no student shall be excluded from such competition solely  by reason  of sex, except in accordance with the provisions of sub clauses (2) and  (4)  of  this clause. For the purposes of this clause, baseball and softball shall be considered to constitute a singlesport.
  2. In the sports of baseball, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, speedball, team handball, power volleyball where the height of the net is set at less than eight feet,  and wrestling, the fitness of a given student to participate in mixed competition  shall  be determined by a review panel consisting of the school physician, a physical education teacher designated by  the principal of the school, and if requested by the parents of pupil, a physician selected by such parents. Such panel shall make its determination by majority vote of the members, and  in accordance with standards and criteria issued by the department.
  3. Where a school provides separate competition for male and female pupils in interschool athletic competition in a specific sport, the superintendent of schools, or in the case of a nonpublic school or school system which elects to be governed by this clause, the chief executive officer of the school system, may permit a female or females to participate on a team organized for males. However, where separate competition  is  provided,  males may not participate on teams organized for females. NYSPHSAA NOTE: This clause is to meet the needs of the exceptionally talented girl.
  4. Where a school does not  provide separate competition for male and female pupils in interschool athletic competition in a specific  sport,  the superintendent of schools, or in the case of a nonpublic school  or  school system which elects to be governed by this clause, the chief executive officer of the school or school system, or the section may decline to permit a male or males to participate on a team organized for females upon finding that such participation would have a significant adverse effect upon the opportunity of females to participate successfully in interschool competition in that sport.

 

 

§ 135.5 First aid knowledge and skills requirements for coaches.
  1. Coaches of extra class periods in physical education, as defined in section 135.1 (h) of this Part, shall meet the requirements of this section.
  2. Except as provided in subdivision (c) of this section, all coaches must hold valid certification in first aid knowledge and skills, including instruction in the administration of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as issued by the American National Red Cross, or meet equivalent requirements as set forth in this section.
  3. By January 15, 1993 all coaches employed on or after January 15, 1992 must hold valid certification in first aid knowledge and skills, including instruction in administration of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as issued by the American National Red Cross, or meet equivalent requirements as set forth in this section.
  4. For the purpose of this section, the following shall be deemed as equivalent to certification in first aid knowledge and skills, including instruction in  administration of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation as issued by the American National Red Cross:
    1. completion of an approved course for coaches in first aid knowledge and skills, including instruction in administration of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
    2. completion of an approved college or university first aid knowledge and skills course, including instruction in administration of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
    3. completion of approved college or university courses in athletic training  and sports medicine, which include first aid knowledge and skills, including instruction in administration of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation; or
    4. equivalent experience which is approved by the Commissioner of Education.
  5. Except as provided in subdivision (c) of this section, prior  to  the  start  of  each sports season, coaches must provide valid evidence to their chief school officer that their first aid and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge and skills are current pursuant to the requirements established by the American  National  Red Cross or that they meet equivalent requirements as set forth in subdivision (d) of this section.

 

GUIDELINES FOR COACHING REQUIREMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulations of the Commissioner of Education

Section 135.4(c) (7) (i) (c) and Section 135.5

The Universityof the State of New York

THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT July 19, 2009

 

 

 

*For furtherclarificationon other specific First Aid/Pre certification’s not listed, pleasecontact the Associate in Physical Education at (518) 474-5922.

 

 

 

NFHS Coaching Course New York State (NYS) Specific Second Pathway Guidelines

 

Note

Effective July 1,  2015, coaches in New York  State (NYS) will be able to pursue a second alternative pathway to complete the 3 NYS required coaching courses (Principles, Philosophy and organization of Athletics in Education, Health Sciences Applied to Coaching, and Theory & Techniques of Coaching (Sport Specific) by utilizing the NFHS online coaching courses (AIC-Level 1 and CIC-Level 2) and completion of an internship in accordance with guidelines. See   link:   https://nfhslearn.com/home/coaching_requirement

 

The NFHS NYS Specific Second Pathway Process is outlined below:

 

  1. First Temporary Coaching License – No Change
    1. SED Approved First Aid course
    2. SED Approved CPR/AED course
    3. Child Abuse recognition course
    4. School Violence Prevention Course,
    5. DASA training
    6. Fingerprinting

Not required for certification, however required by District to coach: Concussion  Course (Every 2 years)

 

II.Second Temporary Coaching License (First Renewal) – No Change
  1. SED Approved First Aid course
  2. SED Approved CPR/AED course
  3. Child Abuse recognition course
  4. School Violence Prevention Course,
  5. DASA training
  6. Fingerprinting

Not required for certification, however required by District to coach: Concussion  Course (Every 2 years)

 

 

 

nd

th
III.Third, Fourth and Fifth Temporary Coaching License (2          4
 

Renewal) – Two  Options

 

 

Option I (Current Requirements)

Option II NFHS

SED Approved First Aid course

SED Approved First Aid course

SED Approved CPR/AED course

SED Approved CPR/AED course

Completion of Principles, Philosophy and Organization of Athletics in Education

NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach Certificate (AIC-Lever 1*)

Child Abuse recognition course

Child Abuse recognition course

School Violence Prevention Course

School Violence Prevention Course

DASA training

DASA training

Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting

Not required for certification, however required by District to coach: Concussion Course (Every 2 years)(Kept at local level)

 

 

*NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach Certificate (AIC-Level 1) includes:

  1. Fundamentals of Coaching (NYS Specific)
  2. First Aid, Health and Safety For Coaches
  3. Concussion in Sports
  4. One   Sport   Specific   course   of   your   choice.   All   courses   can   be   found  at  http://www.nfhslearn.org

 

IV.Professional Coaching Certificate (by year 5)

 

Option I (Current Requirements): Must be followed if the coach was issued the third temporary using this option

Option II (NFHS) Must be followed if the coach was issued the third temporary using this option

SED Approved First Aid course

SED Approved First Aid course

SED Approved CPR/AED course

SED Approved CPR/AED course

Completion  of  Principles, Philosophy and Organization of Athletics in Education

NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach Certificate (AIC-Level 1)

Health Sciences Applied to Coaching

NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach Certificate (CIC-Level 2)** Internship – 30 hours***

Theory & Techniques of Coaching (sport specific)

Verification of three years of coaching

Verification of three years of coaching

Child Abuse recognition course

Child Abuse recognition course

School Violence Prevention Course,

School Violence Prevention Course,

Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting

Not required for certification, however required by District to coach: Concussion Course (Every 2 years) (Kept at local level)

 

 

** Completion of the following Certified Interscholastic Coach (CIC-Level 2)

Course  Requirements:

 

  1. Fundamentals of Coaching (NYS Specific) (Included in AIC)
  2. First Aid, Health and Safety For Coaches (included in AIC)
  3. Concussion in Sports (Included in AIC)
  4. One sport-specific course of your choice (included in AIC)
  5. Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment
  6. Strength and Conditioning
  7. Teaching and Modeling Behavior
  8. Engaging Effectively with Parents
  9. Sportsmanship
  10. Sports Nutrition
  11. Heat Illness Prevention

 

***Internship: 30 hour minimum. Includes; Internship Evaluation Form completed (Kept at local level) and Coaching Internship Attestation (Sent to SED).

 

Note: If using Option II -NFHS certification for additional specific sport certificates, the evaluator must submit directly to the Office of Teaching Initiatives, the Coaching Internship Attestation form for the sport and the NFHS Sport Specific course completed.

 

 

Verification of Completion of a Sport Specific Internship for NYS Athletic  Coaches using the NFHS Pathway

Instructions for the Coaching Candidate

 

Please complete Section I with your information and request your internship evaluator complete section 2 and return the form directly to the Office of Teaching Initiatives.

 

Instructions for the Coaching Internship Evaluator

 

Please complete Section II. This form must be completed by the person that evaluated this coaching candidate. The form must be completed and submitted directly to the Office of Teaching Initiatives by mail to:

 

New York State Education Department Office of Teaching Initiatives

89 Washington Ave

Albany, NY  12234

Section I:

First Name:

Last Name:

 

Middle Initial:

Street Address:

City:

State:

Zip Code:

Date of Birth:

/                 /

Last 4 Digits of the Social Security Number:

_

Section II

 

The coach identified above has completed an internship for:

Sport

Date internship complete:         /         /

mo        day            year

 

Attestation:

The undersigned hereby attests that he/she is the Internship evaluator of the above-described certification candidate. The coaching candidate has demonstrated the competencies as listed on the Internship Evaluation form and meets or exceeds expectations. See link: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/pe/toolkit.html The Internship  Evaluation Form is found under the heading Athletics and Coaching.

 

School                                                       District/Agency/Organization                                                        Name:                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Address:                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Phone number:                                                                    Email:                                                                                                       Signature Internship                                                                                                                                          Evaluator:                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Printed Name                           of                          the                           Internship                          Evaluator:                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Title/Position of the Internship Evaluator:                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Date:             /          /                         mo                      day                         year

Internship Evaluation Attestation - July 2015

 

Table of Contents

Purpose....................................................................................................................................................................... 50

Who Shall Meet the Requirements?........................................................................................................ 51

Who  is Responsible for  Compliance and Records?.................................................................. 54

Ways of Meeting the Educational Course Requirements for Coaching............................. 54

Sport     Categories................................................................................................................................................... 55

Who MayOffer NYSEDCoaching and FA/CPR Courses...................................................................... 56

Appendix
  1. Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.................................... 58

Section 135.4 (c) (7) (i) (c)

  1. Coaching Course Summaries.................................................................. 61
  2. Coaching Course Equivalent Application............................................... 63
  3. Coaching Course Extension Application................................................................. 65
  4. Courses Accepted to Meet the First Aid and CPR Requirement......... 66
  5. Common Acronyms................................................................................................................ 67

 

 

 

 

 

THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

Office Of Curriculum and Instructional Support 89 Washington Avenue

Albany, New York 12234

(518) 474-5922; Fax: (518) 486-1385

http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/

 

 

 

 

Internship Evaluation Information Form

 

Name of Coach:                                                                                                                                                               

 

Name and Title/Position of Evaluator:                                                                                    

 

Sport:                                                              Date Completed:                                             

 

Directions: An internship (Minimum of 30 hours) will include practical experience as a coach in a specific sport while under the supervision of a school district athletic administrator and/or agency leader and/or organization leader periods of observing other approved coaches. Evidence of the coaching experience and/or periods of observation must be accompanied by the internship evaluation information form. This information must be kept by the coach being evaluated and the district athletic administrator and/or local district personnel administrator. In addition, after the evaluation is complete, a Coaching Internship Attestation will have to be competed.

 

See: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/login.html

 

Please rate demonstrated competencies of the coach in each of the listed areas of responsibilities as determined by your personal observation

4: Exceeds expectations,

3: Meets Expectations,

2: Needs Improvement,

1: Unsatisfactory

 

  1. Team selection. 4 3 2 1
  2. Practice planning (clear daily, weekly, and seasonal objectives). 4 3 2 1
  3. Warm-up and conditioning activities. 4 3 2 1
  4. Organization of drills, etc. 4 3 2 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

Office Of Curriculum and Instructional Support 89 Washington Avenue Albany, New York 12234

(518) 474-5922; Fax: (518) 486-1385

http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/

 

 

 

  1.  

F.

 

G.

Strategy analysis. 4 3 2 1

 

Awareness of individual and team strengths/weaknesses.

 

 

4 3 2 1

H.

Use of teaching aids. 4 3 2 1

 

I.

Motivational techniques. 4 3 2 1

 

J.

Professional relationship with fellow coaches.  4 3 2 1

 

K.

Control of player and team behavior/conduct. 4 3 2 1

 

L.

Care of Equipment. 4 3 2 1

 

 

Skill instruction. 4 3 2 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above information is provided as a result of my observation and evaluation of this coach  during the

                                    season for the sport of                                                 .

 

Signature of Evaluator                                                                                    

 

School:

 

COMMISSIONERS REGULATIONS

 

GUIDELINESFOR COACHING REQUIREMENTS

Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Section 135.4 (c) (7) (i) (c) and Section 135.5

The Universityof the State of New York THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT July 19, 2009

 

 

PURPOSE

 

In order to help provide a safe environment and successful experience for boys and girls who participate on interschool  athletic  teams, Section 135.4 (c)  (7)  (i)  (c)  of  the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education pertaining to physical education include certain minimum requirements for a person to be appointed as a coach of an interschool athletic team (see Appendix A). This includes all head coaches and assistants for varsity, junior varsity, freshman and junior high (modified) teams of publicschools.

 

Many times a person who would like to coach an interschool athletic team has little or no preparation to teach sport skills and techniques. The only qualification is often the person's participation on a college or university team, coach of a community youth team or perhaps experience as a professional player. While such experience is valuable, it  does  not constitute an adequate preparation for coaching an interschool team as an integral part of the school physical education program.  Courses  in  techniques  of coaching  specific  sports are necessary for persons not trained and certified as physical  educationteachers.

 

The coach needs to possess an understanding of the social, moral and physical values inherent in secondary school athletics. The coach needs to be aware of the basic philosophy and principles of athletics as integral parts of physical education and the total educational program for children. The coach  needs to know the various  regulations  and  rules governing athletics so that the decisions a coach makes will not adversely affect the eligibilityof the students or penalizestudentsunfairly.

 

A man or woman who coaches an interschool team must be  capable  of  protecting  the health and well-being of the students by having knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. A coach must have a working understanding of how to properly condition athletes and prevent injuries as well as recognize, evaluate and  follow  the proper course of actionwhen injuries do occur.

 

The course requirements in the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education are  intended to provide a person with an understanding of the basic philosophy and principles of athletics in education, the health related aspects of athletics and the techniques used to coacha specificsport.

 

 

 

WHO SHALLMEET THE REQUIREMENTS?

 

Regardless of the experience or teaching  certificates  a  person  may  have,  State Education Law, Article (6), Section 3001b, requires that a person appointed as a coach of an interschool athletic team must hold valid  first  aid  skills  and  knowledge certification (minimum of 12 hours initial training, valid for 3 years); and adult CPR certification (minimum of 4 hours training, valid for 2 years). Training courses are conducted by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Safety Council, and New York State Education Department approved agencies.  First  Aid  and CPR certification must be approved prior to the first day of practice. The equivalent requirements such as sports medicine and athletic training courses are discussed later in these guidelines. In addition to the first aid certificate,  all  coaches  of  interschool teams must meet part or all of the course requirements in a pre-service  and/or  in- service program. Which requirements apply to the individual coach depend upon the nature of the sport to be coached and the coach's previous experience, training and basic teachingcertificate.

 

Potentialsecondaryschoolcoachesmay possessthree differentbackgrounds:

 

  1. A certified physical education teacher;
  2. A  teacher  certified  in  an  area  other  than  physical  education,  e.g.  English, mathematics;
  3. Holds no teaching certificate and must qualify for a Temporary Coaching License.

 

THEFOLLOWINGSHOULD BE NOTEDFOR EACHTYPE OF BACKGROUND:

 

  1. Certified Physical Education Teachers. A person who holds a valid certificate to teach physical education in New York State may coach any sport in any school, but must meet the first aid/CPRrequirement prior to startingto coach.

 

  1. Other Certified Teachers. Coaching a secondary school athletic team is considered teaching physical education. However, a person who holds a valid teaching certificate in an area other than physical education may also be appointed to coach. The person may either complete appropriate courses or meet the provisions of the "grandfather" clause, as noted below. The "grandfather" clause qualifies a teacher under Section 80.2(c) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to do incidental teaching (coaching) in an area other than the one for which the person holds a certificate.

 

In addition to the first aid/CPR requirement prior to starting to coach, the certified teacher must (a) complete an approved course (or an equivalent course satisfactory to the commissioner – see Appendix C for the Coaching Equivalent form) in Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education within two years from the date of initial appointment  as  a  coach;  (b)  complete  a  course  on  Health  Sciences Applied  to  Coaching  within  five  years  of  appointment  as  a  coach;  and  (c)  also,

 

 

within that same five years, complete a course on Theory and Techniques of Coaching the sport or sportsfor whichhe/she is appointed.

 

A certified teacher does not need to apply for a Temporary Coaching License. It is the responsibility of the school administration to monitor and require certified teachers to meet all requirements to coach.

 

3.Non-teacher Coaches.

 

  1. Temporary Coaching License (TCL). A person who does not hold  a current New York State teaching certificate (e.g. Physical education, English, mathematics) may be appointed as a temporary  coach  only  if  there  are  no certified teachers available with experience and qualifications to coach the team. The non-teacher coach must obtain a Temporary Coaching license from their school district’s BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) by applying on-line through the NYSED TEACH system and  meet all  of the  same  course requirements for coaching as does the certified classroom teacher  within the same time lines and extensions.

 

  • Application for the initial Temporary Coaching License, must submit evidence of appropriate  first  aid  and  CPR;  child  abuse  prevention  workshop  and   violence abuse prevention workshop to the BOCES certification office.  The  appropriate fee must be submitted with each application (see Appendix E - Application for  a Temporary Coaching License). Only one sport may be applied  to a TCL.
  • Applications   a 1st renewal   of   a   Temporary   Coaching   License   must   be

accompanied  by  evidence  of  enrollment  or  completion  of  the  Principles, Philosophyand Organization of Athletics in Educationcourse.

  • Evidence of completion of the remaining required courses must  meet  the same time linefollowed by certifiedteachers(see item #2 above).

 

 

  1. Professional Coaching License (PCL). A person who has completed all the required coaching courses, child abuse and violence abuse workshops, maintains fingerprint clearance, has valid first aid and CPR certification, and has held a minimum of three Temporary Coaching Licenses for a sport per CR 135.4(c)(7)(4)(A) may apply for a three-year renewable Professional Coaching License. The PCL may be renewed for an additional three-year period upon the submission of a renewal application. An application for a Professional Coaching License (see Appendix F –  Application for a Professional Coaching License) requires a fee of $50. Only one sport may be appliedto each PCL.

 

Renewal applications must include a renewal application and fee; verification of current first aid and CPR; evaluations prepared by either the Principal or the Director of Physical  Education/Athleticsfor each yearcoached.

 

 

 

TCL ANDPCL APPLICATIONS:

 

Applicants must begin the licensure process directly through the on-line State Education Department TEACH system application process at  www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert     

 

 

ADDITIONAL AUTHORITY IN REGULATION:

 

  1. A coach of a non-strenuous/non-contact sport  is  not  required  to  take  the  last two courses on health sciences or theory and techniques courses (see Appendix B - Course  Outlines).

 

  1. Extensions To Complete the Course Requirements: An extension of up to two additional years to complete the last two courses may be obtained if there is sufficient reason given for an extension (see Appendix D - Application Form for an Extension).

 

  1. Lapse of Coaching Service: An extension of up to two additional years may be granted by  application to the Commissioner for extenuating circumstances that resulted in a lapse of coaching service from the time  of  initial  appointment  as  a coach. (Appendix D – Application Form for an Extension)

 

  1. Grandfather Clause: “persons who were employed as coaches in New York State schools on or before September 1, 1974 and who do not meet the requirements set forth in sub clause(1), (2) or (3) of this clause, may continue to coach any sport;”

 

 

OTHERREQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO COACHING POSITIONS

 

1)Fingerprinting Requirement

 

The legislation on Project SAVE (Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act) requires new school district employees (both certified and non-certified) as of July 1, 2001 to undergo fingerprinting and clearance for employment. The Teacher Moral Character Unit within the Office of Teaching is responsible for developing regulations for implementing this provision and is working with the Division of  Criminal Justice Services  and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on this requirement.

 

The State Education Department will produce fingerprint packets that include two fingerprint cards, information, instructions related to legislation, fees, due  process rights and where to get fingerprinted. These packets will be  sent to  school districts and to colleges and universitiesthat prepareteachers.

 

 

Further information regarding the Project Save fingerprinting initiative is available at the Department’s web site at www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert  or by contacting the Office of Teacher Certification at (518) 474-6440.

 

2)Child Abuseand Violence Abuse Workshops

 

In accordance with Section 80-1.4 completion of a study in child abuse identification and reporting, and school violence prevention and intervention. All candidates shall have completed at least two clock hours of coursework or training  regarding the identification and reporting  of  suspected  child  abuse  or  maltreatment  in accordance with the requirements of sections 3003(4)  and  3004  of the  Education Law and completed at least two clock hours of coursework or training in school violence prevention and intervention, as required by section 3004 of  the  Education Law. Check with the local BOCES for course offerings or go to the following links to find an on-line class:

http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/ca.htm (child abuse  identification) and http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/save.htm (SAVE) for more

information.

 

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE ANDRECORDS?

 

Compliance: It is the responsibility of the board of education to appoint  only  coaches who meet the requirements as outlined in the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. The chief school officer has the responsibility to  see  to  it  that  all  coaches once appointed by the board of education complete the necessary courses, to determine that the coaches are keeping their first aid skill and knowledge current and are complying with the coaching course requirements. Checking applicants through the SED TEACH system  prior to submitting their names for appointment to the Board of Educationis highlyrecommended.

 

Record Keeping: Each school district must keep permanent records on persons who have been and are currently coaching in the district. It is recommended that the director of physical education and athletics maintain these records. Information on the current coaching staff should be listed in the School District Planfor Physical Education.

 

WAYS OF MEETING THEEDUCATIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTSFOR COACHING

 

The courses required to be completed will depend upon the nature of the sport being coached. In addition to the first aid and CPR requirement, a person coaching a non- contact/non-strenuous sport (bowling, golf, archery, rifle, shuffleboard,  table  tennis) need only complete the Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education course. This is normallya 3-credit collegecourse or a 45-clock hour non-credit course.

 

 

Persons coaching contact/strenuous sports (football, soccer, track and field (indoor and outdoor), cross-country, gymnastics, wrestling, basketball, swimming,  ice  hockey, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, team handball, volleyball, tennis, fencing, crew, skiing, handballand badminton) must have validfirst aid/CPR and must complete:

  • Philosophy,  Principles and  Organization of  Athletics  in  Education course (a  3- credit collegecourse or a 45-clock hour non-creditcourse).
  • Health Sciences Appliedto Coaching (a 3 credit or 45 clock hour course) and,
  • Theory & Techniques of Coaching (specific to the sport coached) (a 2 credit or 30 clock hour course)

(see Appendix B - Course Outlinesand Sport Categories).

 

Waysinwhich the educational requirements for coaches can be met are:

 

  1. Complete a State Education Department-approved course for coaches offered by approved agencies: schools, leagues, BOCES, colleges, universities or other like agencies; (an alphabetical list  by location of approved agencies may be found on the Physical Education web page: www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/physed.html Click the item  Toolkit, then click on the bullet: ApprovedCourses); OR

 

  1. Obtain approval for equivalent experience in lieu of  attending one  or more of the courses. Applications for equivalent experience must be made to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction (click on Toolkit in the above link, then click on the bullet: FORM

and  send  the  form  and  appropriate   documentation:   transcripts,   course descriptions, certifications, etc., to the State Education Department, Office of Curriculum and Instruction, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234, Attention: Physical Education). Please note: approval for  equivalent  experience  applied   to  the Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education course is  seldom given because few people received the practical experiences of working with the specific rules, regulations and interpretations which govern athletics in New York State schools.

 

The State Education Department does  not issue course credit. Credit for courses is only given by approved agencies who offer the coaching courses. Partial or full credit towards fulfillment of required courses may be given for participation in appropriate conferences, clinics, coaching schools, other courses or experiences that provide knowledge of a comparable nature. Persons who believe they can qualify  for  such credit should contact the SED Physical Education Associate for an evaluation of their course experiences (Coaching Course Equivalents). A review may exempt persons from class sessions covering topics in which the person’sexperience is judged to be sufficient.

 

All coaches must be current in first aid and CPR prior to the first day of practice for the assigned sport. First aid/CPR for coaches can be completed through various options. Options available include the following (First Aid valid for three years and CPR valid for two yearsfor the purposeof coaching):

 

 

  1. Completion of an approved First Aid or CPR program by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Safety  Council  or  other  approved  agency included  on a list availablefrom the State Education Department; OR
  2. A State Education Department-approvedcollege or universitycourse on athletic  training or sportsmedicine that includes first aidcertification; OR
  3. A State Education Department-approvedIn-servicefirst aid course; OR
  4. A State Education Department-approvedcollegefirst aid course; OR

 

A list of State Education  Department approved agencies providing in-service first aid courses is available online at: www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/physed.html click on Toolkit, then click on the bullet: Approved Courses. Insuring  that  all  coaches  continue  to meet requirements  for first aid and CPR from the date of appointment to coach an interschool team is the responsibility of the chief school officer.  Prior  to  the  start  of each sport season, the chief school officer must require  valid  evidence  that  each coach has kept current with skill  and knowledge of first aid and  CPR and that all coaches have completedcoachingcourse workas required.

 

SPORTCATEGORIES: STRENUOUS/CONTACTSPORTS:

 

Football, soccer, track and field (indoor and outdoor), cross-country, gymnastics, wrestling, basketball, swimming, ice hockey, baseball, softball, lacrosse,  field  hockey, team handball, volleyball, tennis,fencing, crew, skiing, handballand badminton.

 

NON-CONTACT/NON-STRENUOUS    SPORTS:

 

Bowling, golf, archery, rifle, shuffleboard, tabletennis.

 

WHO MAYOFFER APPROVED PROGRAMS

 

Programs may be offered by colleges and universities, two year colleges, school districts, BOCES, professional organizations, athletic leagues, section athletic councils, athletic associations or other recognized groups or agencies that have received approval from the State Education Department. Agencies or organizations wishing to offer a coaching program should make application to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction and mustreceive approval prior to implementation.

 

  1. The materials to be submittedwith a letter of request for approval shall include:

 

  1. The contact person for the agency.  Include name, full address, phone number  and email address;
  2. The name of the person(s) teaching the course(s), including evidence of their  competence: see specifics in item II. below;

 

 

  1. A statement from the agency indicating it will keep permanent records on persons who complete the courses, where the records will be kept and who will be responsible for them;
  2. Indicate which course(s) the agency wishes to be approved to teach:
    • Philosophy
    • Principles   and   Organization   of   Athletics   in   Education   Health  Sciences Relatedto Coaching
    • Theory& Techniques of Coaching – sport specific
    • First Aid
    • CPR

5.A list of the resource personsthat will be used(for coaching courses only);

6.A description of the evaluationtechniquesto be used.

7.Name, address, and emailfor each instructor you wish approved, plus the items under InstructorApprovals:

 

  1. Instructor Approvals:

 

A)CoachingCourses:

To have instructors approved to teach any of the coaching courses, please see the following list of qualifications necessary to become an instructor. Verification of these itemsmust accompanya request to have the individualapprovedto be an instructor:

  1. Earned Master’s Degree
  2. Copy  of  teacher  certification  or  other  NYS  Education  Department certification (counselors, schoolpsychologists, Nurses license, etc.)
  3. Documentation of completion of the three coaching courses (for all individualsthat are not certified in physical education)
  4. Minimum of five years recent coaching experience at the interscholastic Varsity

- Head coach level – or currently in a Director of PhysicalEducation/Athletics position.

  1. List of current memberships: (NYS Public High School Athletic Association, NYS Athletic Administrators Association, NYS Council of Administrators,  NYS Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc., etc.)

6)   Knowledge and understanding of the NYSPHSAAHandbook.

  1. NYS Certified Athletic Trainers may be approvedto teach Health Sciences Applied to  Coaching withoutitems 2 and 4.
  2. Three letters of recommendation to be an instructorfor SED.

 

B)First Aid/CPRCourses:

First Aid and CPRinstructorsmust providethe following verifications:

 

  1. Documentation of 5 years’ experience teaching First Aid and/or CPR for a recognized  agency such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Safety  Council, EMS Services, NYSDepartment of Health, etc.

 

 

  1. Current instructor certifications fromone of the above.
  2. Three letters of recommendationto become an instructorfor SED.

 

  1. Upon agency approval:

 

Once the agency and instructors are approved, a course outline for each of the courses to be taught will be sent to the contact person listed for the agency. Certificates of completion for Coaching Courses,  First AID and  CPR  will  be  provided  for participants (photocopy masters) and  approved  agencies  will  be  responsible  to provide certificates of  completionto participantsfor eachcoaching courseoffered.

 

  1. Course Certificates of Completion:

 

Participant certificates will be provided  by  SED  for  all  agencies  approved  to  teach the courses. An original photocopy of the certificates will be sent to the  Point  of Contact upon approval. These certificates must be  used  to   provide  evidence  of course completion to the BOCES Certification Units and the Directors of Physical Education/Athletics where the individual is coaching. ONLY THESE CERTIFICATES WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE CERTIFICATION UNITS AS EVIDENCE OF COURSE COMPLETIONTHROUGHA NYSEDAPPROVEDAGENCY.

 

 

  1. Applicationsto NYSED:

 

Send the above to: Associate in Physical Education, State Education Department, Room 320 EB, Albany, New York 12234 for an updated list. If you have questions, please send them viaemailto: pkocials@mail.nysed.gov

 

 

APPENDIX A

 

Regulations of the Commissioner of Education

Section 135.4 (c) (7) (i) (c)

Effective July16, 2009

 

Coaches of Interschool Athletic Teams

(7) Basic code for extra-class athletic activities.  Athletic  participation  in  all  schools shall  be planned so as to conformto the following:

(i) General provisions. It shall be the duty of trustees and boardsof education: (a) .....

(b) .....

  1. to appoint individuals to serve as coaches, whether  in  a  paid  or  non-paid (volunteer) status, of interschool athletic teams, other than intramural teams or extramural teams, in  accordancewith the following:

 

  1. Certifiedphysical educationteachersmay coach anysport in any school;

 

  1. Teachers with coaching qualifications and experience certified  only in areas other than physical education may coach any sport in any school, provided they have completed:

 

  1. the first aid requirement set forth in section 135.5 of this Part; and
  2. an approved pre-service or  in-service education program for  coaches or will complete such a program within three years of appointment. Such program shall include an approved course in Philosophy, Principles and Organization  of Athletics in Education which shall be completed within two years after initial appointment as a coach and approved courses in Health Sciences Applied to Coaching, and Theory and Techniques of Coaching that is sport specific, which shall  be  completed  within  five years of initial appointment. Upon application to the commissioner of education, setting forth  the  reasons  for which an  extension  is necessary,  the  period  in  which to complete such training may be extended to no more than five years after such appointment. Such approved programs for coaches  will  consist  of  one  of  the following (credits and hours vary  depending  upon  the  contact  and  endurance involved in the sport): a department- approved college program of from two to eight credits; or a department-approved in- service education  program,  conducted  by schools, colleges, professional organizations or other recognized groups or agencies, from 30  to 120 clock hours; or an equivalent experience which is approved by the commissioner of education. Upon application to the Commissioner of Education in a format prescribed by the Commissioner and setting forth the reasons for which an extension is necessary, the period in which to complete such training may  be extended to no more than  seven  years  after  such  appointment;   provided  that coaches who have a lapse in service due to maternity leave, military leave,  or  other

 

 

extenuating circumstances may apply to the Commissioner  for  an  additional extension of no more than two years to completecourse work.

 

  1. Temporary Coaching License. Notwithstanding the  provisions  of  section  80.18  of this Title, other persons with coaching qualifications and experience satisfactory to the board of education may be appointed as temporary coaches, whether in a paid or non-paid (volunteer) status,  of interschool sport teams, when certified teachers with coaching qualifications and experience are not available, upon the issuance by the commissioner of a temporary  coaching  license.  A  temporary  coaching  license,  valid for one year, will  be issuedunder the following conditions:

 

  1. the superintendent of schools shall  submit  a  statement  to  the  Department  that the district is unable to obtain the services of a certified teacher with coaching qualifications  andexperience;
  2. candidates for initial temporary licensure shall have completed the first aid requirement set forth in section 135.5 of this Part prior to the first day of coaching;
  3. candidates for the first  renewal of  a  temporary license  shall  have  completed  or be enrolled in an approved course in Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education; and
  4. candidates for any subsequent renewal of a temporary  license  shall  have completed an approved pre-service or in-service education program for coaches which shall include an approved course in  Philosophy,  Principles  and  Organization  of Athletics, which shall be completed within  two years after initial appointment as a coach, and approved courses in Health Sciences Applied to Coaching, and Theory and Techniques of Coaching that is sport specific, which shall be completed within five years of initial appointment. Such approved programs  for  coaches  shall  consist  of  one  of the following (credits and hours vary depending upon the contact  and endurance involved in the sport): a department-approved college program of from two to eight credits; or a department-approved in-service  education  program,  conducted  by schools, colleges, professional organizations or other recognized groups  or  agencies, from 30 to 120 clock hours; or an equivalent experience which is approved by the commissioner of education. Upon application in a format prescribed by the Commissioner of Education and setting forth the reasons for which an extension is necessary, the period in which to complete such training  may  be  extended  to  no more than seven years after such appointment; provided that  coaches  who  have a lapse in service due to maternity leave, military leave, or other extenuating circumstances may apply to the Commissioner for an additional extension of no more than two years to completecourse work.

 

  1. Professionalcoachingcertificate.

 

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of sub clauses (1)-(3) of this clause, other persons with coaching qualifications and experience satisfactory to the board of education may coach  a  specific  sport  in  any  school,  upon  the  issuance  by  the  commissioner  of  a

 

 

professional coaching certificate. A professional coaching  certificate,  valid  for  three years, shall be issued to a candidate who submits a fee of $50 together with an application, in a form prescribed by the commissioner, which satisfactorily  establishes that:

  1. the candidate has completed the requirements set forth in items (3)(ii), (iii) and

(iv)  of this clause; and

  1. the candidate has a minimum of three years  coaching  experience  in  a  specific sport in a New York State interschoolathleticprogram;
  1. a professional coaching certificate shall be  valid for a three year period, provided that such certificate may be renewed for additional three year periods upon the submission of a fee of $50 together with a renewal application for each successive renewal period, in a form prescribed by the commissioner, which satisfactorily establishes that:
    1. the  candidate meets  the  requirements of  sub-items (i)(A) and (B)  of this  sub clause; and
    2. the candidate has received a satisfactory evaluation by the principal or athletic director for each of the preceding three years that the candidate coached  in  the specific sportfor whicha professionalcoaching certificate is sought;
  2. evaluationby principalor athleticdirector;
    1. A school district that appoints an individual as a coach  pursuant  to  a professional coaching certificate shall ensure that the principal or athletic director responsible for the supervision of such individual conducts an evaluation of such individual during each year in whichsuch individual is so employed;
    2. Each evaluation shall include, but not be limited to, a review of the coach's: communication and interpersonal skills, including interactions with colleagues, students, parents  and  the  general  public;  supervisory,  organizational,  and leadership capabilities; knowledge and proficiency in first aid, CPR, sexual abuse guidelines, and other athlete injury-related protocols and procedures; and adherence to guidelines for purchasing equipment, uniforms and related  supplies  and  for storing and maintaining sports equipment;
    3. persons who were employed as coaches in New York State schools on or before September 1, 1974 and who do not meet the requirements set forth in sub clause (1),
  1. or (3) of this clause, may continueto coach any sport;

 

 

APPENDIXB

 

COACHING COURSE SUMMARIES

 

Principles, Philosophy and Organization of Athletics in Education (3 Credits – 45 Hours)

 

This 45 hour course willbe taught in 15 sessions. Each session is three hours in duration.

 

The course covers basic philosophy and principles as integral parts of physical education and general education; State, local and national regulations and policies related to athletics; legal considerations; function  and organization of leagues and athletic associations in New York State; personal standards for the responsibilities of the coach as an educational leader; public relations; general safety procedures; general principles of school budgets, records, purchasing and use of facilities. (Note: This is not a course in “athletic administration.” In addition to first aid and CPR, this is the only course required for coaches of non-contact/non-strenuous sports: bowling, golf, archery, rifle, shuffleboard, tabletennis).

 

 

Health Sciences Appliedto Coaching(3 Credits – 45 Hours)

 

This 45 hour course willbe taught in 15 sessions. Each session is three hours in duration.

 

The course is a series of interactive exercises and activities designed to study Health Sciences as they apply to coaching sports. Through these activities, exercises and health application to coaching topics, participants will gain information, organize it for professional and personal use, and apply it to their particular programs. Health Sciences as applied to coaching will also help define: selected principles of biology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology related to coaching; risk minimization;  mixed competition; NYSEDselection and classification of athletes; age and maturityof athletes.

 

This 45 hour course is divided into three parts:

 

Part I - Philosophy, Physiology, and Psychology (9 hours)

 

Part II - Fitness, Conditioning, Sport Specific Training, Nutrition, and Weight Management (24 hours)

 

Part III - Current and On-going Health Issues and Administrative Procedures(12 hours)

 

 

 

 

Theory& Techniques of Coaching(2 Credits- 30 Hours)

 

This 30-hour course will be taught in ten (10) sessions. Each session is three (3) hours in duration. The first five (5) sessions will address the commonalities of all sports. Sessions six through eight (6-8) will deal with the coaching of specific sports. Session nine (9) will result in an internship experience in one specific sport as described below. Session ten (10) willdealwith the coach’smaintenanceof personalhealth and wellness.

 

The course will begin with an introductory phase in which the basic concepts common to all sports will be discussed. Topics will include a history of interscholastic athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of  athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information,  and  organization  and  management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined. An internship  that  will  include  practical experience as a coach in the specific sport and/or periods of observing other approved coaches willalso be required.

 

 

SecondSport Certification

 

If a coach wishes to gain certification in a second sport while taking this course, he/she must meet additional requirements by completing activities in sessions 6, 7, and 8 for that sport. A second internship experience (Session 9) must also be completed for the additionalsport.

 

If a coach has already completed the Theory & Techniques of Coaching course for one sport and  at a later date wishes to have certification in a second  sport, they must completeonly Sessions 6, 7, 8, and 9 for that sport and not the entire course.

 

The following courses are approved as equivalent instruction for sessions 6-9 when requesting 2nd sportcertificationsonly:

  1. National Federation of High Schools: Fundamentals of Coaching: Soccer, Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse
  2. American Sport Education Program:  Coaching Technical and Tactical Skills Online Courses in Football, Basketball, and Baseball

 

 

APPENDIX C

 

COACHING COURSE EQUIVALENT APPLICATION

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Please print legibly or type all information. This application is a request for the State Education Department to give credit for equivalents to the coaching courses required by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Section 135.4 in lieu of attending courses offered by approved agencies.

Send completed form to:

PhysicalEducation,State    EducationDepartment,Room320EBAlbany,   New  York12234

 

Name                                                                                                                                                                                          Address                                                                                                                                                                                    City                                                                                                        State                             Zip                                    Home Phone(        )                                  -                               Work Phone(   )                    -                          (ext)                  

 

 

1.Doyouholda New York StateTeachingCertificate?                                   Yes                      No

 

If Yes, in what subject?                                                                      Type                                                                              Effective  Date              _/              /            Certificate Number                                                                                            

 

 

2.Are you currently employed as a coach?                             Yes                           No

 

If Yes, School Name                                                                                                                                                                       Address                                                                                 City                                             State                   Zip

Phone (       )                 -                             Date appointed                    /_         _/_                

 

Director of Physical Education/Athletics                                                                                                                              

 

 

3.CoursesrequestedtobemetbyEquivalentExperience:

 

            Philosophy,PrinciplesandOrganization ofAthleticsin Education

 

            Health Science Related to Coaching

 

            Theory    andTechniquesofCoaching(Sport):                                                                                                                       

 

(OVER)

 

List equivalents related to the courses below and attach copies of transcripts, course descriptions, clinicsattendedwith certificatesof participation,or otherverification ofequivalents:

A. Philosophy, Principles and Organization

B.HealthSciencesApplied   toCoaching                                                                                                                                           

C.Theory andTechniquesofCoaching(specific to the sport coached)                                                                                

I declare and affirm that the statements made in the foregoing application, including accompanying statements and transcriptions, are true and correct.

 

 

Signature:                                                                                                                                          Date:                       /  _      /

 

 

 

 

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Approved                _/_            _/             Disapproved           _/_      _/                 Returned for Clarification        /      _/    Signed                                                                       

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APPENDIXD

 

COACHING COURSE EXTENSION APPLICATION

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Please print legibly or type all information. This application is a request for the State Education Department to give an extension of time to meet the coaching courses required by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Section 135.4. Send completed form to:

PhysicalEducation,State    EducationDepartment,Room320EBAlbany,    NewYork12234

 

Name

 

(Last)                                                                        (First)                                              (Middle)

Address                                                                                                  City                                         State                   Zip                 Home Phone(        ) __ _____ -___ __ _____ ____       WorkPhone(         )______ ___-                                 

 

1.     District where you coach:                                                                                                                           

 

2.   Director of Physical Education/Athletics:                                                                                              

 

3.     The coaching courses completed and the agency where courses were taken: Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education:

Health Science Related to Coaching:

Theory and Techniques of Coaching (Sport):

4.   Reasons for requestinganextension:

Plans for completing courses (indicate dates and locations): Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education: Health Sciences Applied to Coaching

Theory& Techniques of Coaching:

I declare and affirm that the statements made in the foregoing application are true and correct.

 

 

Signature                                                                                                        _Date:                  /              _/               

 

 

FOR BUREAU USE ONLY

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Text Box: FOR BUREAU USE ONLY
Approved		_/_		_/ 			 Disapproved	_/_	_/ 			       Returned for Clarification		/		_/ 	 Signed

 

 

 

 

 

COURSES ACCEPTED AS MEETING

THE COACHES FIRST AID AND CPR REQUIREMENT AS OF AUGUST 2011

 

*FIRST AID – All cards must be renewed every 3 years  

or per certifying agency requirements– NO ONLINE COURSES ARE ACCEPTED

  1. A State Education Department approved agency that offers First Aid using the SED course outlines and time requirements: 12 hours initial; 5.5 hours update (valid for 3 years) (www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/physed.html Click on Tool kit, then on Approved Coaching Courses)

 

  1. American Red Cross:
    1. Responding to Emergencies NOW VAILD FOR ONLY 2 YEARS per ARC
    2. Lifeguard Training (meets FA & CPR certification)
    3. NYS First Aid for Coaches

 

  1. NYSDOH/Bureau of Emergency Medical Services:
    1. Certified First Responder (meets FA & CPR certification)

 

  1. National Safety Council:
    1. Advanced First Aid, CPR & AED (meets FA & CPR certification)

 

*ADULT CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) – All cards must be renewed every 1-2 years per certifying agency requirements - NO ONLINE COURSES ARE ACCEPTED

 

  1. A State Education Department approved agency that offers CPR using the NEW SED course outline and time requirements: 2.5 hours initial; 1.5hours update (must be renewed every 2 years to be valid) checkout   www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/physed.html - click Tool kit, then on Approved Coaching Course.

 

  1. National Safety Council (NSC):
    1. CPR/AED Course
    2. Advanced First Aid, CPR & AED

 

  1. American Heart Association Courses (AHS)
    1. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – (credited only for CPR/AED)
    2. Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS)
    3. Heartsaver AED (includes CPR)

 

  1. American Red Cross Courses (ARC)
    1. Adult CPR/AED
    2. CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (credited for CPR and AED)
    3. Lifeguard Training (credited for both CPR and First Aid)

 

  1. American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)
    1. Adult CPR/AED

 

SED does not require the following to have separate certification in First Aid to coach,

HOWEVER A VAILD CPR CERTIFICATE WILL BE REQUIRED:

  1. All Nurses
  2. Physician-PA
  3. Certified EMT/Paramedic
  4. Certified Athletic Trainer
  5. Fire & Police Officers (fulltime)

 

 

 

 

*For further clarification on other specific First Aid/CPR certifications not listed, please contact the Associate in Physical Education

 

 

 

 

COMMON ACRONYMS

 

 

AHA                      American Heart Association

 

ARC                       American Red Cross

 

ASEP                     American Sport Education Program BOCES                             Board of Cooperative Educational Services CPR                             Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

EMS                       EmergencyMedical Services

 

FA                         First Aid

 

NFHS                   National Federation of High Schools

 

NSC                      National Safety Council

 

NYSAAA                New York State Athletic Administrators Association NYSAHPERD

 

New York State Associationfor Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc.

 

NYSDOH               New York State Department of Health NYSED New York State Education Department

NYSPHSAA            New York State Public High School Athletic Association PCL Professional Coaching License

TCL                      Temporary Coaching License

 

Project SAVE      Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act

 

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR SPORTS STANDARDS

 

 

(As provided for in the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education - Section 135.4 (c) (7)(ii)B9)(3).)

 

NOTE: The State Education Department shall annually review the sports standards of athletic associations in order to insure that they conform to the intent of the Regulations and these guidelines.

 

Sports standards adopted by an athletic association shall conform to the following:

 

  1. Seasons. Each sport shall be assigned a specific starting and finishing date for all member schools. Any necessary changes in such dates due to local school, league or section problems must be approved by the executive officers of the associations. The length of a season, including all skill testing, conditioning, practice and contests, shall not exceed:
    1. 15 consecutive weeks for crew, cross-country, field hockey, football, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, soccer and team handball;
    2. 22 consecutive weeks for basketball, gymnastics, icehockey, indoortrack and field, skiing,  swimming, volleyball and wrestling;
    3. 2 separate 15 week periods (fall and spring) for badminton, baseball, fencing, golf, handball, softball and tennis:
    4. Unlimited season length for bowling, archery, riflery and table tennis (these need not be schedule in contiguoussegments).

 

NOTE: It is recommended that an athlete finishing a strenuous or contact sport season and starting another be given a week layoff between seasons and adjustments be made in required practices forsuchcases.

 

  1. Time Between Contests. Each sport shall be designated with an appropriate time between contests, including interschool scrimmages. The time between contests shall be consistent with the nature of the sport in terms of:  pupil  physical  recovery  time, injury exposure, specialized practice preparation, as well as the administrative, financial and climatic factors.

 

  1. Required Practice Days. Each sport shall be assigned a suitable number of practice days prior to the first scrimmage and contest.  A  minimum  number  of  practice  days shall be established as team practices and a minimum number of practice days shall be required of each participant. Team  sports of a strenuous nature shall also have an appropriate number of practice days devoted entirely to physical conditioning before commencing with team skill  development activities.

 

 

 

 

  1. Maximum Number of Contests. The maximum number of contests, which may be established for interscholastic sports during a regular schedule, shall be determined in the sections established by  the  athletic  associations  of  the  State.  The  maximum number of contests shall be limited in accordance with a majority vote  of  the  chief school officers of the schools located within the section. The maximum number of contests established for each sport during the regular schedule is subject to review by the state athletic associations and may be altered where it is found that disparities in the number of games contribute to unequal competition between teams in different sections.

All sectional post-schedule tournaments shall be approved by the local sectional athletic council or controlling body in which the schools hold membership. All other post-schedule tournaments shall  be approved by state associations. (see p. 105)

 

  1. Mixed Competition. Mixed competition between male and female pupils shall conform to Section 135.4 (c) (7) (ii) (c). An exceptional girl, under this regulation, is a girl who is so far superior to other girls in her school, league, or section that she can only be challenged through participation on a boys’ team. (see p. 39, 47, 80)

 

  1. Participation Rules. Eligibility standards adopted by an athletic association shall be the same for male and female pupils.

Competition standards for each sport must be the same for male and female sports when the events and rules are identical, and associations shall make an effort to have these standards  equitable whenever the events and rules are not identical.

 

  1. Sports Standards adopted by an association shall be filed with the New York State Federation of Secondary School Athletic Associations and the New York State Education Department.

 

 

 

Office of School Personnel and Accountability (OSPRA) 5 North Education Building

Albany, NY 12234

 

www.highered.nysed.gov/cert/ospra e-mail: OSPRA@gmail.nysed.gov

Tel. 518-473-2998

Fax. 518-473-0271

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To:                   District Superintendents; School Superintendents; Directors of Charter  Schools;

Non-Public Schools Fingerprint Contacts Private Schools Fingerprint Contacts

 

From:               Deborah A Marriott

Manager and Associate Attorney Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA)

 

Subject:            Fingerprinting Sports Officials Date:                September 23, 2011

 

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify and provide guidance on the topic of fingerprint supported criminal history background checks for sports officials, as mandated by the Schools Against Violence in Education ("SAVE") law, which was enacted in 2000 (Ch. 180, Laws 2000).

 

At the outset, it is important to note that it is the covered school's obligation to comply with the requirements of SAVE. Each individual covered school must analyze each employment situation to determine how to ensure that that employment  situation complies with the fingerprinting requirement of SAVE. In other words, each covered school must ensure that the prospective employee, in this case - the sports official, is fingerprinted or meets a fingerprinting exception contained in the Commissioner's regulations at 8 NYCRR §87.2(k). "It is the covered school's responsibility to ascertain how to best meet these requirements and to implement an individualized plan that will ensure compliance. For instance, a covered school could choose to apply a fingerprinting exception, when applicable, to each employee or it could determine, in their discretion, that it cannot meet the exception's conditions for a particular group of employees and adopt a policy that requires that group to be fingerprinted prior to employment.

 

Specifically, with respect to sports officials, covered schools have advised that they are  encountering the  following  recurring issues and are seeking an interpretation of the

 

 

 

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application  of  two exceptions provided for in the Commissioner's regulations.  The  issues for consideration  are:

 

1. The  complexity  and   cost   involved   in   evaluating  whether   an   official   should be grandfathered for any given contest/year in a particular school district;

 

2.   The complexity and cost involved in tracking the number of visits to verify that the 5- visit limitation has not been exceeded for non-grandfathered officials who have not been fingerprinted and cleared;

 

3. The real possibility that for any given contest, the official who arrives to work may exceed the 5-visit limitation due to the fact that there are many last minute substitutions of officials; and                                                                 ·

 

4.   The requirement to provide direct in-person superv1s1on of each non- grandfathered official while that official is on school grounds.

 

 

The exceptions to the fingerprinting  requirements  contained  in  the  regulations are very limited in scope and cannot be "piggybacked" on each other. The exceptions are as follows:

 

"Grandfather" - allows an employee who worked in a school district  in  the school year prior to July 1, 2001 to be exempt from fingerprinting as long as he or she maintains at least one employment contact with the school district in each subsequent school year after July 1, 2001. A break of a school year means the exception no longer applies to the employee. Employees are grandfathered only within a district. The failure to work in a district during any  subsequent  school year would mean that the employee must be fingerprinted to work in that school district again. In other words, the employee needed to have one employment contact in the 2000-2001 and at least one employment contact every school year since then. Sports officials, who are grandfathered for one sport at a covered school in a given school year, are automatically grandfathered for  all  sports  at  the covered school in the same school year (8 NYCRR §87.2(k](3][ii]).

 

"5-Day Rule" - allows an employee who is expected to have no  more than five days of contact with a covered school (not a school building and not per sport), to be exempt from fingerprinting as long as that employee has in-person supervision by a covered school employee who has complied with SAVE. This exception allows for a total number of contact days with a covered school for a school year (July 1 - June 30). It  cannot  exceed  five.  If an  official  works  more than one sport, the total number of contacts days is calculated toward the 5-day rule, not the total number per  sport.  In  other  words,  a  sports  official  cannot work  5  days   for  one   sport,   and   then   5  days   for   another   sport   (8   NYCRR

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Finally, covered schools, may not exempt an employee by using the "5-day rule" in the first year and then claim that they are "grandfathered" in the second year. The only employees that can claim to be "grandfathered" must  have had an  uninterrupted series of employment contacts since  the 2000-2001 school years.

 

  1. Does a covered school have the right to have stricter standards than the law, by requiring a background check on any official prior to allowing that official to work a contest in that school, even if the official may actually be "exempt" from having to be fingerprinted under the law?

 

Generally no. It is, however, the duty of the covered school to ensure  that the requirements of SAVE are satisfied. As was indicated above, a covered school  can determine that it cannot meet the conditions of the exceptions contained in the Commissioner’s regulations f o r a particular group of employees and adopt a policy that requires that group to be fingerprinted prior to employment. With respect to sports officials, a covered school could determine that it is too cumbersome to ascertain whether the "grand father" provision applies to each of the  several  hundred  sports officials it uses in any given school year  (prior  to  him  or  her  providing  services  on- site) and, therefore, require that he or she be fingerprinted prior to employment.

 

  1. Must a school provide in-person supervision  for  sports  officials  so  that  the sports official can use the  5-day  exemption  (provided  the  sports  official  does not exceed the 5 day rule)?

 

No, a covered school can determine that  it cannot  provide in-person supervision for all sports officials when they  are  officiating  sports  contests  and,  therefore,  the  5- day rule does not apply. If a covered school chooses  to  apply  the  5-day  rule  to  a sports official, it is the covered school’s responsibility to ensure that the sports  official: 1) has the in-person supervision required by the regulation; and 2) does not exceed the 5- day limitation. Employing an individual without  in-person  supervision  or  in  excess of the 5-day rule, without completion of the fingerprint  background  check,  does  not comply with the Commissioner's regulation.

 

  1. Can a covered school refuse to hire an official  who  does  not  have  clearance under SAVE legislation, even though the  official  was   not   actually   required   to be cleared under the law?

 

Yes, if the  official does not meet a covered school's policy that reasonably complies with SAVE, the covered school is under no obligation to hire them.  Sports officials may choose not to comply with a covered school policy that requires fingerprinting, however, covered schools are under no obligation to hire anyone who refuses to comply with the school policy concerning  fingerprinting.

 

 

 

 

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ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS FOR

INTERSCHOOL ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The University of the State of New York The New York State Education Department Office of Curriculum and Instruction Albany,

New York 12234

February 2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

 

Regents of The University

 

 

MERRYL H. TISCH, Chancellor, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York

ANTHONY S. BOTTAR, Vice Chancellor, B.A., J.D.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Syracuse

ROBERT M. BENNETT, Chancellor Emeritus, B.A., M.S.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tonawanda JAMES C. DAWSON, A.A., B.A., M.S., Ph.D.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plattsburgh

HARRY PHILLIPS, 3rd, B.A., M.S.F.S.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hartsdale

JAMES R. TALLON, JR., B.A., M.A.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Binghamton

ROGER TILLES, B.A., J.D.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Great Neck

CHARLES R. BENDIT, B.A.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manhattan BETTY A. ROSA, B.A., M.S. in Ed., M.S. in Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Bronx

LESTER W. YOUNG, JR., B.S., M.S., Ed.D.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakland Gardens

CHRISTINE D. CEA, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staten Island

WADE S. NORWOOD, B.A.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Rochester

KATHLEEN M. CASHIN, B.S., M.S., Ed.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Brooklyn

JAMES E. COTTRELL, B.S., M.D.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  New York

T. ANDREW BROWN, B.A., J.D.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Rochester

JOSEPHINE VICTORIA FINN, B.A., J.D.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Monticello

 

 

Commissioner of Education

President of The University of the State of New York

JOHN B. KING, JR.

 

Executive Deputy Commissioner

ELIZABETH R. BERLIN

 

Deputy Commissioner of P-12 Education

COSIMO TANGORRA

 

Deputy Commissioner for Curriculum, Assessment and Educational Technology

KEN WAGNER

 

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Assessment, Standards and Curriculum

CANDACE H. SHYER

 

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Student Support Services

RENEE L. RIDER

 

 

The State Education Department does not discriminate on the basis of  age,  color,  religion,  creed, disability,  marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, services and activities. Portions of this publication can be made  available  in  a  variety  of formats, including braille, large print or audio tape, upon request. Inquiries concerning this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to the Department’s Office for Diversity and  Access,  Room  530,  Education  Building, Albany, NY 12234.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Darryl Daily, MSEd Associate in Physical Education Office of Student Support Services

New York State Education Department

 

Cynthia Devore, MD, MA, MS, FAPP Consultant

New York Statewide School Health Services Center

 

Karen Hollowood, RN, BSN, MSEd Associate in School Nursing Office of Student Support Services

New York State Education Department

 

Linda Khalil, RN, BSN, MSEd

Director

New York Statewide School Health Services Center

 

Patricia Kocialski, MSEd (Retired) Associate in Physical Education Office of Curriculum and Instruction

New York State Education Department

 

Martha Morrissey, RN, BS, MA Associate in School Nursing Office of Student Support Services

New York State Education Department

 

Gail Wold, RN, BSN

Coordinator

New York Statewide School Health Services Center

 

 

 

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

General Information.................................................................................................... 3

Physical Education Director and/or Athletic Director............................. 5

Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

District Medical Director........................................................................................... 9

Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

APPENDIX

 
  1. Sample Resolution by Board of Education................................... 14
  2. Parent/Guardian Permission Form.................................................. 15
  3. Physical Maturity Form............................................................................ 17
  4. Coach’s Sport Skill Evaluation Form................................................ 18
  5. Physical Fitness Testing: Score Form............................................... 20
  6. Notification of Qualified Athletes......................................................... 21
  7. Special Try-Out Processes–Bowling & Golf.................................. 22
  8. Physical Maturity Chart............................................................................ 23
  1. Physical Fitness Test: Instructions........................................................ 24
  2. Physical Fitness Test: Scores.................................................................... 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PREFACE

 

The Athletic Placement Process (APP) is a program for evaluating students who want to participate in sports at higher or lower levels, as approved by the Board of Regents as a part of the school eligibility rules  in  1980,  and  is  aligned  with  Learning  Standards  1 and 2. Commissioner’s Regulation Section 135.4(c)(7)(ii)(a)(4)states:

A Board of Education may permit pupils in grades no lower than seventh to compete on any senior high school team, or permit senior high pupils to compete on any teams in grades no lower than seventh, provided the pupils are  placed  at  levels  of  competition  appropriate  to their physiological maturity, physical fitness, and skills in relationship to other pupils on those teams in accordance with  standards established by the Commissioner.

 

These standards state that students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate  in  physical  activity,  maintain personal health, and acquire both the knowledge and ability to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

 

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has collaborated with the New York State Athletic Administrators Association (NYSAAA), the New York  State  Public  High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), the Statewide School Health Services Center (SSHSC), district directors of school health services (commonly referred to as medical directors and previously known as school medical officers), and directors of physical education/athletics to promote physical education and interschool athletic competition statewide. This guide to the Athletic Placement Process is the result of that collaboration.

 

This document represents the shared belief of the NYSAAA, the NYSPHSAA, medical directors, directors of physical education/athletics, and the NYSED that physical education and interscholastic athletic competition are important to the development of the whole child, and that students benefit when they can participate in such activities at a pace that is consistent with their physical and emotional maturity, size, fitness level, and athletic skill.

 

Schools, both public and private, competing in interscholastic sports under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner’s Regulations may choose whether or not to adopt a policy that permits students in the 7th and 8th grades to try out for a high school team, or that permits high school students to play at the modified level. If schools choose to have such a policy, the process outlined in this document is to be followed.

 

Normally, a student is eligible for senior high athletic competition in a sport during each of four consecutive seasons, beginning with entry into the ninth grade. However, by satisfying the requirements of the APP, a student may receive extended eligibility that permits:

  1. participation during five consecutive seasons in the approved sport, after entry into  the eighth grade; or
  2. participation during six consecutive seasons in the approved sport, after entry into the seventh grade.

 

 

NYSED Athletic Placement Process                         5

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THE INTENT OF THE APP IS TO PROVIDE A PROTOCOL FOR THOSE DISTRICTS THAT CHOOSE TO ALLOW STUDENTS IN GRADES 7 AND 8 TO MOVE UP; OR FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 TO MOVE DOWN, ALLOWING THEM TO PARTICIPATE SAFELY AT AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF COMPETITION BASED UPON PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL READINESS AND ATHLETIC ABILITY RATHER THAN AGE AND GRADE ALONE.

 

Students do not mature at the same rate, and there can be tremendous developmental differences between students of the same age. The APP is not to be used to fill positions on teams, provide additional experience, provide an opportunity for middle  school  or junior high  students when no modified program is offered, or to reward a student. Instead, it is aimed at the few, select students who can benefit from such placement because of their level of readiness.

 

 

How to Use This Guide

 

The APP is a program that may be implemented at the discretion of local school districts. It is not mandated.

 

The APP is intended for use by student athletes in grades 7-12, and directly relates to specific interschool sport categories and levels of competition as follows:

 

Intermediate

  • Grades 7 - 8 Commencement
  • Grades 9 - 12

 

Interscholastic Sports Categories:

Contact Sports

basketball, baseball,  field  hockey,  ice  hockey,  lacrosse,  soccer,  football,  softball, volleyball, competitive cheerleading, and wrestling

 

Non-Contact Sports

archery,  bowling,  cross-country,  golf,  gymnastics,  rifle,  swimming  &  diving, skiing, tennis, track & field, fencing, and badminton

 

Athletic Competition Levels:

  • Modified
  • Freshman
  • Junior Varsity
  • Varsity

 

The  main  body  of  this  document  is  organized  to  assist  the  medical  director  and  the physical education director and/or athletic director in administering all aspects of the APP.

 

 

 

NYSED Athletic Placement Process                         6

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There is great diversity among student  athletes  throughout  New  York  State.  The  APP was revised to assess a student’s  physical  and  emotional  maturation,  physical  fitness, and sport skill, so that a student may be placed  at  a  level  of  competition  that  should result in increased opportunity, a fairer competitive environment, minimized risk, and greater personal satisfaction. In districts that allow the program, safety must be of paramount importance.

The APP is to be used only when an individual athlete’s athletic skills warrant moving to the commencement or intermediate sport competition level, and therefore, ideally, it should be initiated by the district’s physical education  director and/or athletic director and physical education staff, who recognize the student’s skill. The  APP  may  be  used either prior  to  the  beginning  of  the  season,  so  that  the  student  athlete  can  participate in the try-out period, or within the timelines specified by the NYSPHSAA Promotion Rule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYSED Athletic Placement Process                        7

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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Physical education teachers, coaches, students, or parents/guardians may ask the physical education director and/or athletic director to evaluate a student, using the APP. Students will not be processed through the evaluation procedures without a request from the physical education director and/or athletic director and parent/guardian written permission. It is not the intent to evaluate all modified  students,  and evaluation should be considered only for those students with the appropriate physical and emotional readiness, and whose athletic abilities are outside of those of their age- related peers.

 

Transition from Selection Classification to Athletic Placement Process for 2014- 2015
  • Beginning in the fall season of 2015, the APP will be used to advance students to the high school athletic program.
  • Students in 7th grade will be evaluated through the APP.
  • Students in 8th grade who have not been Selectively Classified for a sport in the previous year will be processed through the APP.
  • Students in 8 t h g rade who had been advanced to a higher level through the Selection Classification process in the previous year will not need to be re- evaluated if they remain at the same level of athletic competition in the same sport.  If a student changes levels of the sport, the APP will be followed.

 

After the fall season of 2015, the following should be implemented:

If a student in grade 7 or 8 has reached the chronological age of 15 years old prior to July 1, he or she is eligible to participate on high school athletics without undergoing the APP; only medical approval by the district medical director is required, as these students are already at an advanced age and would otherwise lose eligibility due to aging out.

 

A student who has undergone the APP does not need the procedure repeated if he/she achieved the required scores for fitness, maturity, and comparable physical size for the desired sport and level, regardless of the school year in which the testing was completed.

 

If a student has undergone the APP evaluation procedure and participated in the 7th grade, the process would not have to be repeated in the 8th grade provided they remain at the same level of athletic competition in the  same  sport.  If  the  student  changes levels or sports, the student’s scores should be reviewed to see if they meet the requirements for the desired level and sport. APP evaluation procedures must be repeated only if the scores do not meet the requirements  for the desired level and sport.

 

If a student has attained an appropriate level of physical maturity, and has a height and weight that are comparable to  those  of  the  proposed team  members  as  determined by the medical  director, they may proceed to the next level of skills assessment by the

 

athletic/physical education director. If the medical director does not clear the student to participate in the desired sport and level, he or she may not proceed any further in  the evaluation process. Medical directors should not be pressured to change their decision. If a student is determined to be comparable with the physical size and maturity of the average age and sex of the students against whom they wish to compete, but fails to meet more than one of the physical fitness test standards, or if a student fails to meet an appropriate sport skill level as determined by the coach, he  or she may not proceed any further in the evaluation process.

 

 

In conclusion, the district medical director and the director of physical education/athletics and ultimately the board of education ensure compliance with the APP. It is intended only for the student who is truly at a level of physical and emotional maturity, comparable physical size, fitness, and sport skill that is commensurate with the level of competition that they wish to  pursue.

 

An athlete may not be approved to participate by the medical director due to health impairment and/or the student’s physical maturation level. Whenever there is disagreement between a private health  care  provider  and  the  district  medical director, efforts should be made by both parties to come to agreement for the health and safety of the student athlete. In these cases, the primary concern should be allowing an athlete to participate to the fullest level of his or her potential safely, and neither the demands of parents, athletes, or coaches should confound that concern. However, Education Law, Section 3208(a) provides a due process procedure to students or their parents/guardians to petition the courts for relief from a school district’s exclusion of the student from participation in an athletic program. In the event of such disqualification, school authorities should advise the parents and the student of the availability of this process. The court may then grant such a petition, if it is satisfied that it is in the best interest of the student and that it is reasonably safe for the student to participate in the athletic program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

 

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR AND/OR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYSED Athletic Placement Process                         1

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PROCEDURES FOR THE DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ATHLETICS

 

 

The director of physical education/athletics has the responsibility of ensuring that the APP is followed by all parties involved; that the medical director is included at appropriate times; and that the final determinations are sent to the parents, competing school districts, and section executives. Students who pass all parts of the APP are permitted to try out.  There  are  no waivers. A student must meet the appropriate  standards  of  physical  and  emotional maturity, size, fitness, and skill, in order to qualify.

 

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION STEPS

ALL STEPS MUST BE FOLLOWED, IN ORDER, FOR EACH APP REQUEST.

 

Step 1 District Policy: Confirm that the school district has approved a resolution to allow students to participate in the APP (and/or revise the language in existing “Selection/ Classification” policies to include the new process). If no such resolution exists, proper steps should be taken to ensure that this first requirement  is  met.(see  Appendix  A-Sample Resolution).

 

Step 2 Parent/Guardian Permission: All students who are to be evaluated must first obtain written parent/guardian permission before any evaluation may begin (see Appendix B).

 

Step 3 Administrative Approval: The athletic administrator should confirm that the student is suitable for consideration, which includes the likelihood that the student would play in at least 50% of the games. Additionally, because of the increased time demands of participation at the high school level, the student’s academic performance (as determined at the local level) should be at or above grade level. Furthermore, administration should assess the student’s emotional readiness to socialize with high school-aged students. If the student is not  academically  or socially ready, the student should not proceed through the APP.

 

Step 4 Medical Clearance: (Must be completed BEFORE the physical fitness portion of the process) The district medical director will determine a student’s physical maturity level, and compare the physical size of the student in relation to that of the students against whom the student wishes to compete. If the student is determined to  have  attained  the  appropriate physical maturity level and comparable physical size for the desired sport and level (see Appendix C and H), the student may proceed with step 5. If the student is determined to not have attained an appropriate physical maturity level for the desired sport and level, the process stops.

 

Important Note on the Physical Maturity Examination: For the medical director, determining the physical maturity level of the student is an important step in the APP process. This is done to ensure that the student has attained a level of physical development at  which  the  chances  of growth plate or overuse injury is minimized. Since the growth plate is the weakest area of the growing skeleton, weaker than the nearby ligaments and tendons  that  connect  bones  to  other bones and muscles, injury to a growth plate can  lead  to  a  serious  and  potentially  permanent injury to a joint or long bone. While growth plate injuries are usually caused by an acute event such  as a fall or a blow to  a limb, they can also result from overuse, such as when a gymnast

 

practices for hours on the uneven bars, a runner runs long  distances,  or  a  baseball  pitcher spends hours perfecting a curve ball.

Growth plate trauma and other overuse injuries may occur in competitive sports such as football, basketball, softball, track & field, and gymnastics. The likelihood  increases  when  students  are doing a single sport year round without substantial rest; therefore, caution must be exercised in determining the physical maturity of students at this age level. Developmental staging reduces, but does not eliminate, the risks of injury to a  younger student moving up to sport activities involving more developmentally mature students. Since all growth plates might not be fully matured by the time a student reaches Tanner 5, care must be exercised in determining the physical maturity of athletes. The size of the student in relation to the other athletes is also a critical component in determining the risk of injury.

It is always best to err on the side of caution and keep a student at the age-appropriate level of play in order to safeguard the student. There will be many more years for  the  student  to advance in athletics, and success is more likely if he or she does  not  suffer  from  permanent injuries.

 

Step 5 Sport Skill Evaluation: The sport  coach will rely  on  past  personal  observations  and may consider input from the student’s former coaches to complete the evaluation. If the coach is unfamiliar with the student, the sport coach may wish to observe the student in a physical education class (see Appendix D).

 

Step 6 Physical Fitness Testing: This must be done by a certified physical education teacher who is not a coach of the sport for which the student will be trying out. The President’s Physical Fitness Test has been selected as the test for this process, and the student must meet the 85th percentile level for their age in 4 out of 5 test components (see Appendix E,  I,  and  J).  For students trying out for swimming, see Appendix J for an alternate fitness test to the 1 mile walk/run- students trying out for swimming may choose to either do the 1 mile walk/ run or the 500 yard swim.

Exception to the physical fitness test requirement: Students who desire to try out for bowling or golf teams are not required to complete the physical fitness testing.

 

Step 7 Qualification Determination: The results of the three evaluations will be sent to the director of physical education/athletics. Only students who pass all parts of the APP are permitted to try out.

 

Step 8 Try Outs: The student is allowed to try out for the sport and level requested or the student must return to the modified level of competition. For students trying out for bowling or  golf, see instructions for try outs for these sports in Appendix G.

 

Step 9 Records: The physical education director and/or athletic director must maintain all records of students who have successfully completed the APP. Items to be kept in the student’s file are: Parent/Guardian Permission  and Result letters; Maturity Evaluation  and  Medical Director Form; Physical Fitness results; Coach’s Sport Skill Evaluation.

 

Step 10 Notifications: A Notification List (see Appendix F) of the scores of all athletes  who have successfully completed the process and have been approved through the APP after the try-out period has been completed must be sent to:

  • The physical education director and/or athletic director of competitor schools
  • Athletic governing board or section office

 

DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND/OR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS CHECKLIST

 

 

 

STUDENT NAME:                                                                                 GRADE:                              

 

 

  • PARENTS/GUARDIANS
    • Correspondence sent out                                                     DATE                     
    • Discussions took place                                                         DATE                     
    • Permission slip returned                                                     DATE                     
    • Final determination letter sent out                                     DATE                     

 

□DISTRICT MEDICAL DIRECTOR (SMD)
  • Maturity form sent out                                                         DATE                     
  • Evaluation returned                                                             DATE                     

Process stops if student is not approved by the medical director

 

□COACH’S SPORT SKILL EVALUATION
  • Correspondence sent out                                                      DATE                     
  • Evaluation returned                                                              DATE                       Process stops if desired sport skill level is not considered appropriate for desired level  of competition

 

□PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST
  • Correspondence sent out                                                      DATE                     
  • Test results returned                                                            DATE                     

Process stops if student fails more than one component of the fitness test

 

□TRY-OUT EVALUATION
  • Correspondence sent out                                                      DATE                     
  • Evaluation returned                                                              DATE                     

 

□NOTIFICATIONS SENT
  • TO SCHOOLS (copy)                                                             DATE                     
  • TO SECTION  (copy)                                                             DATE                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PROCEDURES FOR THE DISTRICT MEDICAL DIRECTOR

 

 

The director of school health services, commonly referred to as the medical director, (also known as the medical officer, or the school or district medical director) must approve a student’s participation in interscholastic athletics [8NYCRR 135.1(7)(i)]. The medical director, who is a  physician, or a nurse practitioner employed by the district has the responsibility of ensuring that all students who enter into the school’s interscholastic sport program are physically able to participate in the  sport of their choosing. Special attention must be given to students in grades 7 and 8 who wish to move up to a higher level of competition. Students in grades 9-12 may qualify to move to a lower level of competition. This section will provide guidance for making the decision to allow younger students the opportunity to play at a higher level, or older students to play at a lower level, provided that they have the physical maturity, comparable physical size, fitness levels, and sport skill to do so safely and with success. Prior to being sent to the medical director, students are required to have written parent/guardian permission to participate in the APP, approval by  administration  to move to the desired level, and a recommendation from the  athletic administrator.

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION

 

The medical director will determine:

  • the physical maturity level of the student in relation to the sport and level in and at which they wish to participate (see Appendix C and H), using the Tanner Scale
  • the size, in height and weight, of the student in relation to the size of the average age and sex of the students against whom they wish to compete

 

The medical director should take into consideration the height, weight, muscle mass and Tanner rating as compared to the other athletes he/she would compete with. For physical development and maturity, Tanner staging remains the least invasive tool to gauge a person’s sexual maturity rating as an indicator of physical maturation. Best practice, therefore, would dictate that the medical director  use  the  Tanner  Rating Scale and compare the developmental level of the  student  to  the  average  Tanner level of students playing the sport at the desired level. The medical director may conduct the Tanner Rating examination him/herself with the prior informed consent of the parent/guardian and of the student. The school must make provisions that allow  for a private, dignified, chaperoned examination, with a parent/guardian present if he/she and the student so desire. Alternatively, the medical director may decide to use, but is not obligated to use, the Tanner rating provided by a private medical provider. Additionally, for girls giving a history  of having gone through menarche, assigning a Tanner rating of five without a physical examination may also be done at the professional judgment and discretion of the medical director, if the history given is consistent with observation of body appearance while clothed.  Since  a  Tanner  Rating

 

requires  an  intimate  examination,  it  is  essential  that  school  districts  create a sound protocol with simple and

clear information for parents/guardians and students to understand what is required during an examination and whether private medical provider assessments, or a student or parent/guardian reported history of menarche are acceptable.

 

 

For physical size comparability, the medical director should have access to the current height  and weight of the student, and compare that with the size of the average age and sex of the students against whom they wish to compete. Growth charts are the easiest method of accomplishing this. For consistency, it is recommended that the following growth charts from the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are used. (see the following page)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Growth Charts: Boys:

http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41l071.pdf Girls:  http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41l072.pdf

 

 

The medical director will clear the student to continue the APP if:

 

  • the student is at an appropriate physical maturity* level by Tanner Scale for the desired level and sport; and

 

  • the student is physically comparable with the average age and sex of the students against whom the student will compete.

 

The process stops if a student is not at a comparable physical maturity level or physical size in relation to the average age and sex of the students against whom he or she desires to compete, as determined by the medical director. The medical director does not need to do anything more than return that information to the physical education director and/or athletic director (see Appendix C). In cases where the medical director’s determination differs from that of a private medical provider, there should be communication between the two to determine the best decision for the student in question. If there can be no consensus between the medical director and the private provider, the medical director’s determination is final. It is advisable that the medical director complete his or her own examination of the student in such cases.

 

*Important Note on the Physical Maturity Examination: For the medical director, determining the physical maturity level of the student is an important step in the APP. This is done to ensure that the student has attained a level of physical development at which the chances of growth plate or overuse  injury are minimized.  Since the growth plate is the weakest area of the growing skeleton, weaker than the nearby ligaments and tendons that connect bones to other bones and muscles, injury to a growth plate can lead to a serious and potentially permanent injury to a joint or long bone. While growth plate injuries are usually caused by an acute event, such as a fall or a blow to a limb, they can also result from overuse, such as when a gymnast practices for hours on the uneven bars, a runner runs long distances, or a baseball pitcher spends hours perfecting a curve ball. Growth plate trauma and other overuse  injuries may occur in competitive sports such as football, basketball, softball, track & field, and gymnastics. The likelihood increases when students are doing a single sport year round without substantial rest; therefore, caution must be exercised in determining the physical maturity of students at this age level. Developmental staging reduces, but does not eliminate, the risks of injury to a younger student moving up to sport activities involving larger and more developmentally mature students. Since all growth plates might not be fully matured by the time that a student reaches Tanner 5, care must be exercised in determining the physical maturity of athletes. It is always best to err on the side of caution and keep a student at the age-appropriate level of play in order to safeguard the student.

 

 

 

DISTRICT MEDICAL DIRECTOR ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS CHECKLIST

 

 

 

STUDENT NAME:                                                     GRADE:    __________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

  • MEDICAL DIRECTOR APPROVAL                                                  DATE ______________
    • Physical Maturity Form sent to Dir. PE/ATH

 

¨MEDICAL DIRECTOR DENIAL
  • Physical maturity Form sent to Dir. PE/ATH                           DATE ______________

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX

 

 

 

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ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

 

SAMPLE RESOLUTION BY BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

 

ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS POLICY1

 

WHEREAS, Section 135.4(c) (7) (ii) (a) (4) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education provides for a board of education to permit pupils in grades no lower than seventh grade to compete on interscholastic athletic teams organized for senior high school pupils, or senior high school pupils to compete on interscholastic athletic teams organized for pupils in the seventh and eighth grades; and

 

WHEREAS, these pupils are to be allowed to compete at levels that are appropriate to their physical maturity, physical fitness, and sport skills in relationship to other pupils in accordance with the standards established by the Commissioner of Education; and

 

WHEREAS, the State Education Department issues the competition standards for these pupils to compete under a program called the Athletic Placement Process;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the (name of school district) Board  of  Education  shall permit pupils to compete after successfully completing the Athletic Placement Process for the requested sport and level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Districts may be more restrictive than the Commissioner’s Regulation, but not less restrictive. If any limitation is to be placed on the Athletic Placement Process (example: specific sports or specific levels), it shall be specified within the content of the Board of Education resolution.

 

 

 

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ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

PARENT/GUARDIAN PERMISSION        (Page 1 of 2)

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

There is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) program that permits physically and emotionally appropriate students to try out for an athletic team that is outside of their grade placement. It is called the Athletic Placement Process (APP).

Your child (name):                                                                                                                   may be eligible to participate in the sport of                                                                                   outside of his or her normal grade level. In order to establish the appropriate eligibility, we must have your permission to begin the APP.

 

This evaluation is a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s emotional and physical maturity (including height and weight); as well as athletic abilities, physical fitness, and sport-specific athletic skill in  relationship to other student athletes at that level.

 

Physical maturity is determined by the district medical director during a physical exam, using the Tanner Scale. The Tanner Scale requires the inspection of the entire  body, including the breasts and genitals. The district does/does not accept Tanner ratings from private medical providers. The district does/does not accept a history of menarche for girls in place of  a physical  examination. Upon passing the medical clearance, the student may proceed to the physical fitness and skill assessments. Students must pass all levels in order to meet the requirements of the APP.

 

If your child successfully meets  the  requirements  of  the  APP,  he/she  will  be  allowed  to  try  out for competitive high school athletics during 7th and/or 8 t h grade(s), or compete at the modified level if in grades 9-12. Under normal circumstances, a student is eligible for senior high school athletic competition in a sport for only four consecutive seasons, beginning with the student’s entry into the ninth grade. However, by meeting the Athletic Placement Process requirements established by NYSED, your child’s  eligibility can be extended to permit:

  1. participation during five consecutive seasons in the approved sport after entry into the eighth grade; or
  2. participation during six consecutive seasons in the approved sport after entry into the  seventh grade.

 

It is important for you and your child to understand that, once the requirements are met and if he/she is accepted as a member of the team, he/she cannot return to a lower-level team (modified) in that sport in that season. Remember, at the higher level of play your child will be exposed to the social atmosphere that is common among older students in a high school environment. Therefore, it is important to take into  account your child’s ability to handle the additional demands.

 

Please feel free to contact me regarding this program or to discuss any aspect of your child’s athletic placement. If you agree to allow your child’s participation in this program, please sign and return the parental permission form to my office.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Physical Education Director and/or Athletic Director

 

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ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

PARENT/GUARDIAN   PERMISSION

PARENT/GUARDIAN STATEMENT (Page 2 of 2)

 

 

 

I have read the attached letter and I understand the purpose and eligibility implications of the Athletic PlacementProcess.

My son/daughter (name):

 

has

 

my permission to undergo the evaluation process and to participate in this program. I understand that the determination of physical maturity is a private examination involving inspection of breasts and genitals and will be done by a licensed school health professional, and I give my permission for the examination. Upon passing the medical clearance, he/she may proceed to the physical fitness and skill assessments. I understand that passing the evaluation process does not guarantee my child a position on a team, but only permits them  to try out.

 

 

 

                                                                                       

Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                                                         Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

 

PHYSICAL MATURITY FORM

THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED BY THE DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND / OR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:

 

Student’s Name                                                                                                                                                Grade                           

 

Home Address                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Date of Birth                  /              /               Age               

 

Gender:      q Male         q Female

 

 

Parental/Guardian Permission Form Received:        q        Yes             Date Received                                               

 

Desired Level:      q    Varsity   q     Jr. Varsity   q    Frosh   q    Modified

 

Desired Sport:                                                                         *Recommended Tanner Rating for

this sport and level ___________________* See Appendix H SCREENING PROCEDURES- THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED BY THE DISTRICT MEDICAL DIRECTOR  (OR BY PRIVATE MEDICAL PROVIDER FOR REVIEW BY THE DISTRICT MEDICAL DIRECTOR IF PERMITTED)

  1. TANNER SCORE AND HEIGHT/WEIGHT ASSESSMENT COMPLETED BY:
    1. District Medical Director                                              qPrivate Medical Provider

 

EXAM DATE: _                                          

 

PROVIDERNAME                                                                                                                                                

 

CIRCLE THE CURRENT DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE OF THE STUDENT, USING THE TANNER SCALE:

1                 2                 3                 4                 5

  1. ALTERNATIVETO TANNER EXAMINATION FOR FEMALES ONLY (If accepted by district):
    1. Onset of Menarche = Tanner Stage 5

 

  1. HEIGHT                                                                       WEIGHT                                                        

 

  1. CHECK APPROPRIATE BOXES BELOW AND RETURN FORM TO THE DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ATHLETICS. (See Appendix H)

 

Student is     q cleared            q not cleared for the sport of:                                                                                       

 

at the following level: q    Modified         q    Freshman     q    Junior Varsity     q    Varsity

 

 

SIGNED                                                                                                                         

District Medical Director

 

DATE         /         /_            

 

 

 

 

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COACH

 

Coach                                                                                        Sport & Level                                   /                                    

 

Student’s Name                                                                       Gender:      q    M  q    F   Age            

 

The above-named student  has  requested  evaluation  through  the  Athletic  Placement  Process. As the coach of the team for which they want to try out, your complete assessment of his/her skill level is an important factor in this process. Please complete and return this form as soon as possible to the Director of Physical Education and /or Athletic Director.

 

NOTE:

The number of students who are allowed to compete outside of their grade levels should be few and far between. The program is intended only for the athlete who has the physical  maturity, physical fitness, and sport skills to be placed with other athletes outside of his/her grade level. Abuses in the program by decision makers  who  seek  to  satisfy  the  needs  of  the  team,  rather than considering the well-being of the student cannot be condoned. There are many potential physical and social/emotional pitfalls that must be avoided, and once a student is elevated, the decision is irreversible. Please keep in mind that, until you are notified by the director of physical education’s office that the student has successfully completed the entire Interscholastic Athletic Placement Process, that student may not attend any practices.

 

If you are familiar with the candidate, please write an evaluation of his/her skill level on the back of this sheet. Supporting information would be helpful in determining proper placement, so be specific.  If  you  are  not  familiar  with  the  candidate,  you  may  wish  to   contact   his/her former coaches for further assessment and/or schedule time to observe the student in a physical  education class.

 

Which level team is the student trying out for?

  1. Modified            qFreshman           qJunior Varsity         qVarsity

 

Which level of play would you recommend for this student?

  1. Modified            qFreshman           qJunior Varsity         qVarsity

 

Compare this student’s skills relative to other members of the team that the student is trying out for.

  1. BelowAverage                 qAverage                 qAbove Average                qSuperior

 

What percentage of playing time would you estimate he/she would receive at that level?                    _%

 

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List or provide documentation (coaches’ evaluations, previous playing statistics, etc.), of any evidence of sport skills in respect to playing at the proposed level (Modified, Freshman, Junior Varsity or Varsity level).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach’s Signature                                                                                                                   Date                                           

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PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING: SCORE FORM INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TESTER

 

The student listed below has been approved to take the Physical Fitness Test. Please proceed with the  testing  as  described  in the  Physical Fitness Test Descriptions & Directions in Appendix I of this document

 

  1. Read the instructions for administering the five items carefully. If you are the coach of the sport that the athlete wants to participate in, you may not be the tester. Notify the Director of Physical Education and/or Athletic Director that a new tester must be assigned.

 

  1. The test can be given in any time frame and in any order. Any of the five items may be retested up to the number of times defined by your APP district policy. Only the best scores should be recorded. For Swimming see, Appendix J page 2,  for  an  alternative  portion  of  the fitness test. For bowling and golf, students are not required to complete a physical fitness test.

 

  1. Encourage the student to do his/her best on each test item. Before commencing with the test, inform the student of the minimum qualification requirement for each component. They MUST score in the 85th percentile for their age.

 

  1. Return this score sheet to the Physical Education and/or Athletic Director’s office as soon as the test is completed.

 

PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST SCORES:

 

 

Student’s Name_

 

Gender: qM qF      Age                       

 

 

Desired Sport                                                                                     Desired Level                                                                  

 

Test Administered By                                                                                                      Date                                                

 

SHUTTLE RUN (nearest tenth) 1/10 seconds

 

  • SIT REACH

Or SIT & REACH  (feet and inches to nearest inch)

 

PULL UPS (# completed)

Or RIGHT ANGLE PUSH UPS (# completed every 3 seconds) STOMACH CURLS (one for each completed movement) number

ONE MILE RUN/500 YARD SWIM (minutes and nearest second)

 

Final Assessment: Student q passed q did not pass at or better than the 85th percentile

 

Signature                                                                                                                               Date            /         /             

 

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ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

 

NOTIFICATION OF QUALIFIED ATHLETES

 

TO:                        q         Executive Director, Section                                         Date                                                   

 

  1. Opponent School Districts

 

 

FROM:                                                                                                                SCHOOL                                                               

Director of PE/Athletics

 

SUBJECT:               APP Qualified Students:            qFall           qWinter          qSpring

 

This is official notification that the following student(s) successfully completed the requirements for Athletic Placement Process per the revised 2014 guideline.

 

 

PHYSICAL FITNESS SCORES

ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

Curl Ups

Shuttle Run

Endurance* 1 Mile Walk/

Run (a)

Or

500 yard swim (b)

Upper Body** Pull-ups(a)

Or

Right angle push-ups (b)

Flexibility**

* V- sit reach (a) Or

Sit & reach (b)

Name

Grade

Sport

Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Alternative 500 yard swim is only for students who desire to try out for swimming.

** Upper body strength can be tested using either pull-ups or right angle push-ups.

*** Flexibility can be tested using either the V- sit reach or sit & reach.

 

Note: Include the subscript of test completed in the score box.

(e.g. if completed 2 pull-ups, then report the score as  a-2.  a is the subscript for pull-ups, and 2 is the number of pull-ups completed)

 

         YES             NO               If YES, Explain                                                                      

 

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G

ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS SPECIAL TRY-OUT PROCESSES

 

 

 

BOWLING

Any 7th or 8th grade student may be given the opportunity to try out for a junior varsity or varsity bowling team. At the completion of the try-out sessions, which must include nine games bowled over a three-day period, if the individual’s bowling average puts him/her in the top eight of your bowlers, he/she is eligible for the team.

 

 

GOLF

 

Any 7th or 8th grade student may be given the opportunity to try out for a junior varsity or varsity golf team. At the completion of the tryout sessions, which must include 18 holes golfed over a three-day period (the first three days of the individual’s tryout when the course is accessible), if the individual’s golf average puts him/her in the top 8 of your golfers, he/she is eligible for the team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

 

PHYSICAL MATURITY CHART

Recommended Tanner Scores for the Athletic Placement Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

MALES

FEMALES

Approved Sports

Freshman

JV

Varsity

 

 

Freshman

JV

Varsity

 

Archery *

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Badminton *

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Baseball +

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Basketball !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Bowling *

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Competitive Cheerleading!

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

 

Cross- Country *

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

 

Fencing +

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Field Hockey!

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Football !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Golf *

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Gymnastics !

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Ice Hockey !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Lacrosse !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Rifle *

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Skiing (Downhill) !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

 

Soccer !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Softball +

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Swim*/Diving!

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Tennis *

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Track & Field*

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

 

Volleyball +

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Wrestling !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

 

 

*= Non Contact

+=Limited Contact

!= Contact

 

Classification of Sports According to Contact (AAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS
PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST: INSTRUCTIONS

Curl-ups

 

This activity measures abdominal strength and endurance. Curl-ups Testing

Here’s what you do:

 

  • Have the student lie on a cushioned, clean surface with knees flexed and feet about 12 inches from buttocks. A  partner holds the feet.

 

  • Make sure the arms are crossed with hands placed on opposite shoulders and elbows held close to chest.

 

  • Keeping this arm position, the student raises the trunk, curling up to touch elbows to thighs, and then lowers the  back to the floor so that the scapulas (shoulder blades) touch the floor, for one curl-up.

 

  • To start, a timer calls out the signal “ Ready? Go!” and begins timing the student for one minute. The student  stops on the word “Stop.”

 

Curl-ups Tip

Instruct helpers to count aloud the number of repetitions.

 

Curl-ups Scoring

 

“Bouncing” off the floor is not permitted. The curl-up should be counted only if performed correctly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shuttle Run

 

 

This activity measures speed and agility.

 

Testing

 

Here’s what you do:

 

 

  • Mark two parallel lines 30 feet apart and place two blocks of wood or similar objects behind one of the lines.

 

  • Student starts behind the opposite line. On the signal “Ready? Go!” the student runs to the blocks, picks one up,  runs back to the starting line, places the block behind the line, runs back and picks up the second block, and runs  back across the starting line.

 

Tips

 

Be sure the participants understand the importance of running through the finish line. Participants should perform this  activity on a gym floor or other appropriate surface.

Scoring

 

Blocks should not be thrown across the lines. Scores are recorded to the nearest tenth of a second.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Mile Run/Walk

 

 

This activity measures heart/lung endurance.

 

Testing

 

Here’s what you do:

 

  • On a safe, one-mile distance, students begin running on the count “Ready? Go!”

 

  • Walking may be interspersed with running. However, the students should be encouraged to cover the distance in  as short a time as possible.

 

Tips

 

Use a large enough running area so that no more than eight laps are necessary to complete a mile. Help participants learn proper pacing for the mile by having them run at the mile pace for short distances during warm-up time.

 

Scoring

 

Always review students’ health status before administering this test. Give students ample instruction on how to pace themselves. Allow them to practice running this distance against time, as well as sufficient time for warming up and cooling down before and after the test. Times are recorded in minutes and seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pull-ups

 

This activity measures upper body strength and endurance.

 

Pull-ups Testing

 

Here’s what you do:

 

 

  • The student hangs from a horizontal bar at a height the student can hang from with arms fully extended and feet  free from the floor, using either an overhand grip (palms facing away from body) or underhand grip (palms facing  toward body). Small students may be lifted to the starting position.

 

  • The student raises his/her body until chin clears the bar and then lowers his/her body to the full-hang starting  position. The student performs as many correct pull- ups as possible.

 

Pull-ups Tips

 

Spend as little time hanging from the bar beforehand as possible because the extra time on the bar may reduce the number of pull-ups performed. Discourage any leg kicking or body swinging, as this may also decrease the number of  repetitions.

 

Pull-ups Scoring

Pull-ups should be done in a smooth rather than jerky motion. Kicking or bending the legs is not permitted and the  body must not swing during the movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s what you do:

 

 

  • The student starts in push-up position, with hands under shoulders, arms straight, fingers pointed forward, and legs straight, parallel, and slightly apart (approximately 2-4 inches) with the toes supporting the feet.

 

  • Keeping the back and knees straight, the student then lowers the body until there is a 90-degree angle formed at the elbows, with upper arms parallel to the floor.  A partner holds her/his hands at the point of the 90-degree angle so that the student being tested goes down only until her/his shoulders touch the partner’s hand, then back up.

 

  • The push-ups are done to a metronome (or audio tape, clapping, drums) with one complete push-up every three seconds, and are continued until the student can do no more at the required pace. The student should remain in motion during the entire three second interval.

 

Right Angle Push-ups Tip

 

As with the pull-up, spend as little time in the starting position beforehand in order to increase the number of  repetitions. Any extra movement may also decrease the number of repetitions.

 

Right Angle Push-ups Scoring

 

Record only those push-ups done with proper form and in rhythm.

 

Right Angle Push-ups Rationale

 

Right angle push-ups are a good indicator of the range of strength/endurance found in kids, whereas some kids are unable to do any pull-ups. Pull-ups remain an option for those students at higher levels of strength/endurance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This activity measures flexibility of the lower back and hamstrings.

 

V-sit Reach Testing

 

Here’s what you do:

 

 

  • A straight line two feet long is marked on the floor as the baseline.

 

  • A measuring line four feet long is drawn perpendicular to the midpoint of the baseline, extending two feet on each side and marked off in half-inches. The point where the baseline and measuring line intersect is the “0” point.

 

  • Student removes his/her shoes and sits on floor with measuring line between his/her legs and the soles of his/her feet placed directly behind the baseline, with the heels 8- 12 inches apart.

 

  • With hands on top of each other, palms down, the student places them on measuring line.

 

  • With the legs held flat by a partner, the student slowly reaches forward as far as possible, keeping fingers on the measuring line and feet flexed.

 

  • After three practice tries, the student holds the fourth reach for three seconds while that distance is recorded.   V-sit Reach Tip

 

Participants are most flexible after a warm-up run. Best results may occur immediately after performing the endurance  run.

 

V-sit Reach Rules

 

Legs must remain straight with soles of feet held perpendicular to the floor (feet flexed). Students should be encouraged to reach slowly rather than “bounce” while stretching. Scores, recorded to the nearest half inch, are read as plus scores for reaches beyond baseline, minus scores for reaches behind baseline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s what you do:

 

 

  • You’ll need a specially constructed box with a measuring scale marked in centimeters, with 23 centimeters at the  level of the feet.

 

  • The student removes shoes and sits on floor with knees fully extended, feet shoulder- width apart and soles of  the feet held flat against the end of the box.

 

  • With hands on top of each other, palms down, and legs held flat, student reaches along the measuring line as far as possible. After three practice reaches, the fourth reach is held while the distance is recorded.

 

Sit and Reach Tip

 

Participants are most flexible after a warm-up run. Best results may occur immediately after performing the endurance  run.

 

Sit and Reach Rules

 

Legs must remain straight, soles of feet against box, and fingertips of both hands should reach evenly along the  measuring line. Scores are recorded to the nearest centimeter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

 

Physical Fitness: Scores

Required for the Athletic Placement Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose one1

 

 

 

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SEX

AGE

Curl-Ups

# in one minute

Shuttle Run

in seconds

V-sit Reach in inches

Sit & Reach in centimeters

1 Mile-

Walk/Ru n min/sec*

Pull-Ups

#

completed

Right Angle Push-ups

# every 3 sec.

Males

11

47

10.0

4.0

31

7:32

6

26

 

12

50

9.8

4.0

31

7:11

7

30

 

13

53

9.5

3.5

31

6:50

7

35

14

56

9.1

4.5

33

6:26

10

37

 

15

57

9.0

5.0

36

6:20

11

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Females

11

42

10.5

6.5

34

9:02

3

19

 

12

45

10.4

7.0

36

8:23

2

20

 

13

46

10.2

7.0

38

8:13

2

21

14

47

10.1

8.0

40

7:59

2

20

 

15

48

10.0

8.0

43

8:08

2

20

                         

 

*For swimming, see next page for alternative 500 yard swim scores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Upper body strength can be measured by performing pull-ups, or right angle push-ups.

2 Flexibility can be measured by performing the V-sit  Reach or the Sit and Reach.

 

 

 

 

 

NYSED Athletic Placement Process Last Updated February 2015

ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

Physical Fitness Scores

Required for the Athletic Placement Process

 

 

 

SWIMMING

 

The swimming endurance component of the physical fitness test allows the athlete to choose which endurance test he/she prefers. It will be necessary to choose one: either the one mile run  (see Appendix J) or the 500 yard swim.

 

 

SWIMMING TIMES REQUIRED FOR 500 YARD SWIM

 

 

BOYS

 

LEVEL

500 Yard Swim Time (min:sec)

Modified

9:15

Freshman

9:00

Junior Varsity

8:45

Varsity

8:30

 

 

GIRLS

LEVEL

500 Yard Swim Time (min:sec)

Modified

10:00

Freshman

9:45

Junior Varsity

9:30

Varsity

9:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYSED Athletic Placement Process Last Updated February 2015

 

 

REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION ON MIXED COMPETITION

 

 

SECTION135.4(C) (7)(II)(C)

 

  1. Male and female pupils on interschool athletic teams.

 

  1. Equal opportunity to participate in interschool competition, either on separate teams or in mixed competition on the same team, shall be provided to male and female students, except as hereinafter provided. In schools that do not provide separate competition for male and female students in a specific sport, no student shall be excluded from such competition solely by reason of sex except in accordance with  the provisions of sub clauses (2) and (4) of this clause. For the purpose of this clause, baseball and softball shall be considered to constitute a single sport.

 

  1. In the sports of baseball, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, speedball, team handball, power volleyball where the height of the net is set at less than eight feet,  and wrestling, the  fitness of given student to participate in mixed  competition shall be determined by a review panel consisting of the school physician, a physical education teacher designated by the principal of the school, and if requested by the parents of the pupil, a physician selected by such parents. Such panel shall make its determination by majority vote of  the members, and in  accordance  with  standards  and  criteria issued by  the department.

 

  1. Where a school provides separate competition for male and female pupils in interschool athletic competition in a specific sport, the superintendent of schools, or in the case of a nonpublic school  or  school  system  which elects to be governed by this clause, the chief executive officer  of  the school or school system, may permit a female or females to participate on a team organized for males. However, where separate competition  is provided, males may not participate on teams organized for  females.

 

  1. Where a school does not provide separate competition for male and female pupils in interschool athletic competition in a specific sport, the superintendent of school, or in the case of a nonpublic school or school system which elects to be governed by this clause, the chief  executive officer of the school or school system, or the section may decline to permit a male or males to participate on a team organized or females  upon  a finding that such participation would have  a significant  adverse  effect upon the opportunity of females to participate successfully in interschool competition in  that sport.

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR MIXED COMPETITION ON INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC TEAMS

 

These guidelines are issued to assist schools in the implementation  of  Section 135.4(c)(7)(ii)(c) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education which govern interscholastic competition involving members of both sexes on a single school team. The following general information should be noted by the school personnel who are responsible for the implementation of the Regulations:

 

  • The purpose of the regulation is to preserve the health and safety of students while assuring that students of both sexes have opportunity to participate successfully in interschool competition. Athletic opportunity in mixed competition is allowed under the conditions set forth in the regulations for specific sports identified in sub clause (2)  of section 135.4(c)(7)(ii)(c), as well as all other sports not so identified.

 

  • The regulation  provides for students involved in  mixed competition

 

  • to be placed on teams at appropriate levels of competition based upon the individual’s medical history, maturity, physical data, fitness scores and skills. The guidelines are to be used for both junior high school and senior high school programs.

 

  • If a team is organized primarily for one sex and members of the opposite sex are also members, the team should continue to be classified as either a male or female.

 

  • If a team was formed originally for one sex but is composed of a significant number of pupils of the opposite sex, it is recommended that separate teams be formed for that sport. This would allow for the greatest number of students to participate and not limit opportunities for or have a disproportionate effect  on any one sex.

 

  • When there are separate teams for each sex in a specific sport, a male may not try out for a females’ team. However, the superintendent of schools may permit a female to try out for a male team, except that competition in the sports identified in sub clause (2) of the regulation is  subject to the review and approval of a panel. Where separate teams are provided, a female who wishes to try out for a male team in these sports must have the approval of the superintendent and the review panel. This type  of  crossover  should  be based upon that female’s athletic ability to compete successfully.

 

  • The sport of boxing is identified in the regulation because it appears in  the  Title  IX Federal Regulations. It is not an indication that the State Education Department considers boxing a desirable sport for secondary students.

 

 

  • Mixed competition in a sport identified in sub clause (2) is subject to review and approval by a panel. This panel must include the school physician and a physical education teacher appointed by the principal and may include a physician chosen by the student’s parent(s). This panel is responsible for determining the readiness of the student in terms of medical health, maturity, fitness and skill of the individual in relationship to other members of the team. The intent of the regulation is to match the student’s readiness with an appropriate placement, as well as to provide  the  pupil  with  a  successful competitive opportunity. When the physical abilities of the individual are deemed by the panel to be short of or exceed the physical abilities of other team members,  thereby creating a hazardous condition or unfair advantage for that student or other members of the team, denial of participation would be appropriate.

 

  • These procedures apply only to a student’s eligibility to try out for a team of the opposite sex. The coach must decide if the pupil is to remain on the team or be dropped from the team in the same manner as all other pupils trying out  for the team. If a coach has a “no cut” policy, the student of the opposite sex must be allowed to remain on the team the same as other students.

 

The following chart indicates which regulatory provisions apply to specific sport  and program offerings:

 

GUIDE TO MIXED COMPETITION APPROVAL FOR INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS

 

 

REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION  SECTION 135.4(c)(7)(ii)(c)

 

 

TEAMS PROVIDED IN A SPORT

1. PANEL APPROVED

SPORTS *

ONE TEAM FOR MALES

ONE TEAM FOR FEMALES

MALE & FEMALE TEAMS

a) Males on a female team

 

 

 

(Not applicable)

With approval of Supt. or Chief School Officer, Review Panel and Section. **

 

Sub clause (2) & (4)

Not Permitted

 

 

 

 

 

Sub clause (3)

b) Females on a male team

With approval of the Review Panel

 

 

 

Sub clause (2)

 

(Not applicable)

With approval of Superintendent or Chief School Officer and Review Panel.**

 

Sub clause (2) and (3)

 

2.            ALL OTHER SPORTS

ONE TEAM FOR MALES

ONE TEAM FOR FEMALES

MALE & FEMALE TEAMS

a) Male on a female team

 

 

 

(Not applicable)

With approval of Supt. or Chief School Officer and Section.

Sub clause (4)

Not Permitted

 

 

 

Sub clause (3)

 

b) Female on a male team

 

No approval required

 

Permitted under Sub clauses (1),

(3) and (4)

 

 

(Not applicable)

 

With approval of Superintendent or Chief School Officer

 

Sub clause (3)

 

  • Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Boxing, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Speedball, Team Handball, Power Volleyball (net height less than 8 feet) and Wrestling.

**This order of approvals is recommended so as to avoid the unnecessary formation of a review panel in cases where the superintendent or chief school officer does not wish to approve the student for mixed  competition.

 

 

REVIEW PANEL PROCEDURES

 

Upon a request to the school authorities for a pupil to  participate  in  mixed competition, as provided in the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, a review panel shall be formed. The Director of Physical Education should coordinate the activities of  the review panel. The information reported on the form, ATHLETIC  PROFILE FOR MIXED COMPETITION, shall be used by the review panel in making a determination.

 

 

COMPLETING THE ATHLETIC PROFILE

 

Part I: School Information

 

  • Fill in the information as indicated. Review Panel

 

  • A school physician and a physical education teacher (designated by  the principal) shall serve on the review panel as school representatives. The parent(s) of the pupil shall also be given the option of having a physician of choice serve on the panel. If parent(s) elect not to have a physician on the panel and a disagreement on the determination of participation by the pupil develops, the parents should be so advised. If the parents still opt not to select a physician for the panel, it is recommended that the school principal appoint another physician so there are two physicians and a physical education teacher on the panel as intended by the regulation.

 

  • The review panel should convene as soon as feasible in order to  give the pupil a reasonable opportunity for an early try out for the team, if approved to do so.

 

Part II: Pupil Information

 

  • The Director of Physical Education should be responsible for providing the panel with all available information.

 

Part III: Physical Education and Medical History

 

  • The   information   on   the   physical   education   history   of   the   pupil   should   be obtained from the physical education teachers who have had the pupil in classes.

 

  • The  school  nurse  should provide  the  information  on  the medical history of the pupil by reference to the available health records.

 

 

Part IV: Physical Data

 

  • The school physician shall provide the information obtained as part of the normal health examination for participation in athletics.

 

The developmental age or maturity level of the pupil can be established by using the Developmental Screening Procedures used in the Athletic Placement Process for Interscholastic programs (APP) (See February 2015 APP:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/pe/documents/AthleticPlacementProcess2-11-  15Revised.pdf).

Note: For modified students, please see Appendix B in the Mixed Competition Guidelines for recommended Tanner scores.

 

  • A determination of general body type should be made by the physician during the health examination. Comments on joint structure would also be helpful.

 

  • If the school physician determines during the health examination the pupil has a physical impairment which would make it unsafe for  the  pupil  to  participate  in the sport, the review panel need not convene.

 

Part V: Athletic Performance Testing (Fitness)

 

  • The Fitness Test scores used are taken from the President’s Council Fitness test benchmarks at the 50th percentile for the National Physical Fitness Award Qualifying Standards. See: https://www.presidentschallenge.org/challenge/physical/ benchmarks.shtml This test  should  be  used  as a means of assessing the student’s fitness level.
    • See: Appendix A in the Mixed Competition Guidelines.

 

  • Scores achieved on this test shall be recorded on the profile form where indicated. The test should be administered by a physical education teacher.

 

  • When  reviewing  the  test  scores,  the  panel  needs  to  be  made  aware  that  the relative importance of the test item to the demands of the sport.

 

  • When reviewing the test scores, the panel should refer to the standards related to the sex of the team and the level of play at which the pupil wishes to play.

 

 

 

  • Please note that the Pre siden t ’s Council Fit n ess Test scor es are not intended as  qualifying or disqualifying scores for mixed competition. The scores that appear in the chart are not absolute requirements for the panel to consider.  The scores only provide a reference as to what could  normally  be  found  among the members of the team for that sex at that level of play. If the scores of the pupil differ from the standards, the panel should assess the significance of that difference for the pupil being considered. The panel should also consider the strengths and abilities of the team in question.

 

 

Part VI: Panel Decision

 

  • Once the panel  has  reached  a decision, the pupil and his/her parents shall be so advised.

 

  • A “YES” decision means the pupil may try out for the team. The coach will then apply the same  try-out criteria used for all other pupils trying out for the team and determine whether or not the pupil may remain on the team.

 

  • The panel decision applies only to the sport and season for which the application was made. Subsequent seasons or sports will require another review. Therefore, all students that have been previously approved to participate in a mixed competition situation must be re-approved each season for each sport in which he/she wishes to participate.

 

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL ATHLETIC PROFILE FOR MIXED COMPETITION

 

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT

 

PART I:           School Information                                      Date:                                    _

 

District                                                          Superintendent                                               

 

City                                                             _ Director of P.E.                                                

 

School Physician                                                                                                         

 

Family Physician                                                                                                          

 

Physical Education Teacher                                                                                        

 

PART II:         Pupil Information

 

Previous mixed competition         YES          NO

What sport and level?                                         

Name                                                            Age    Grade

 

 

Sport and level being requested?

 

 

PART III:        Physical Education and Medical History

 

Is the pupil enrolled in regular physical education without restrictions?

         YES             NO               If NO, Explain                                                                       

 

History of conditions, injuries or illness that would be restricting?

         YES             NO               If YES, Explain                                                                      

 

 

PART IV:         Physical Data

 

 

Weight

 

_lbs     Height

 

feet

 

Maturity Level (see Appendix B)

 

 

 

Body Type  (check ü)       Mesomorph:

 

Endomorph:

 

Ectomorph:

 

Comments:

 

PART V:               Fitness Test Scores

 

Curl-Ups:                                     Upper Body (Pull-ups or Pushups)                           Shuttle Run:                                                   Flexibility:                                             _ Endurance:

1 mile run                                                         Or 500 yard swim                                                      

PART VI:             Panel Decision

 

Approved for try out:                                                   YES                        NO

 

Reason(s)                                                                                                                                                                       

Panel Members:

 

School Physician (print or type name)                                                                                                                   Signature                                                                                                           

Physical Education Teacher (print or type name)                                                                                            Signature                                                                                                           

Family Physician (print or type name)                                                                                                                 (or other appointee)

 

Signature                                                                                                           _

 

 

 

A

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FITNESS TEST FOR MIXED COMPETITION

Benchmarks as provided by

the Presidents Council Fitness Test at the 50th percentile: See: https://www.presidentschallenge.org/       challenge/physical/benchmarks.shtml

 

The standards are based on the 50th percentile for a 13 year old (modified), 15 year old (freshman/JV), and  a 16 year old (Varsity).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose

 

 

 

 

Choose

 

 

 

one

1

 

one

2

Gender

Level

Curl- Ups

Shuttle Run

V-sit

or

Sit and Reach

1 mile walk/run

Pull-Ups

or

Right Angle Push- Ups

Male

Modified

42

10.2

+0.5

26

8:06

3

24

 

Fresh/JV

45

9.7

+2.0

30

7:30

6

30

 

Varsity

45

9.4

+3.0

30

7:10

7

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

Modified

37

11.1

+3.5

31

10:23

1

11

 

Fresh/JV

36

11.0

+5.0

36

9:58

1

15

 

Varsity

35

10.9

+5.5

34

10:31

1

12

                                 

 

 

SWIMMING

 

The swimming endurance component of the physical fitness test allows the athlete to choose which endurance test he/she prefers. It will be necessary to choose one: either the one mile run or the 500 yard swim.

 

SWIMMING TIMES REQUIRED FOR 500 YARD SWIM

 

BOYS

LEVEL

500 Yard Swim Time (min:sec)

Modified

9:15

Freshman

9:00

Junior Varsity

8:45

Varsity

8:30

 

GIRLS

LEVEL

500 Yard Swim Time (min:sec)

Modified

10:00

Freshman

9:45

Junior Varsity

9:30

Varsity

9:00

 

 

 

  1. Flexibility can be measured by performing the V-sit  Reach or the Sit and Reach
  2. Upper body strength can be measured by performing pull-ups, or right angle  push-ups.

 

 

H

Text Box: H

 

ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

 

PHYSICAL MATURITY CHART

Recommended Tanner Scores for the Athletic Placement Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

MALES

FEMALES

Approved Sports

Freshman

JV

Varsity

 

 

Freshman

JV

Varsity

 

Archery *

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Badminton *

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Baseball +

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Basketball !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Bowling *

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Competitive Cheerleading!

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

 

Cross- Country *

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

 

Fencing +

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Field Hockey!

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Football !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Golf *

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Gymnastics !

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Ice Hockey !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Lacrosse !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Rifle *

2

2

2

 

 

2

2

2

Skiing (Downhill) !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

 

Soccer !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

Softball +

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Swim*/Diving!

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Tennis *

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Track & Field*

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

 

Volleyball +

2

3

3

 

 

3

4

4

Wrestling !

2

3

4

 

 

3

4

5

 

 

*= Non Contact

+=Limited Contact

!= Contact

 

Classification of Sports According to Contact (AAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated July2016