Athletics

 




ATHLETIC SEASON UPDATE

Please be advised that based on an abundance of caution,
Section 8 has decided to delay the start of all Sports.  Below is the finalized plan for the model of running three (3) sport seasons starting in January.   

**There has been no guidance from NYS regarding the Middle School Level to date.

 
Section VIII High School Athletic Seasons 2020-2021 School Year


Winter Sports Season
Monday, January 4, 2021 - Friday, February 26, 2021 (47 day season)
B/G Basketball, B Swim/Dive, B/G Bowling, Cheer, Wrestling, Gymnastics, B/G Indoor Track

Fall Sports Season
Monday, March 1, 2021 - Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (45 day season)
Football, B/G Soccer, G Tennis, B/G Cross Country, B/G Volleyball, Cheerleading, G Swim,

*Spring Sports Season
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Monday, June 14, 2021 (46 day season)
B/G Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, B Tennis, B/G Track and Field,

                                                 *Potentially extended season if no Regent Exams







 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

REGARDING ATHLETICS


Fall Season Delayed Start

Season to begin on September 21

FOR ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION
YOU  MAY DROP OFF YOUR
SEASONAL UPDATES / PERMISSION SLIPS
AT THE NURSES OFFICES DURING THESE TIMES AND DATES BELOW.

MIDDLE SCHOOL:

MS FALL SPORTS PHYSICALS - TBD

MS NURSES OFFICE - SUMMER HOURS
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
AUGUST 26,27,31,
SEPTEMBER 1,2,3


Please make sure that your child sees the nurse prior to that date should they need a physical exam.

HIGH SCHOOL

HS 2020 FALL SPORTS PHYSICALS - TBD

MS NURSES OFFICE - SUMMER HOURS
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
AUGUST 14,17,18,19,20,24



Please read news release below
 

NEW YORK STate Public                                                                     News Announcement

High School Athletic Association                                            For Immediate Release                       July 16, 2020


                                                          NYSPHSAA To Delay Fall Sports Start Date 

 

Latham, NY – The Officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), voted to delay the official start date of the Fall 2020 sports season, cancel the Fall 2020 Regional and State Championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19.  This decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force when they convened as a working group for the third time this morning.

 

“As the state considers reopening, it is unrealistic to believe athletic seasons can start on August 24th as originally scheduled,” said Paul Harrica, NYSPHSAA President. “The priority will continue to be on the educational process and a return to learning in the safest way possible.”

 

The NYSPHSAA Officers’ decision includes: 

• Delay Fall sports start date until Monday, September 21st (NYSPHSAA PAUSE)

• Cancel Fall Regional and State Championship events

• Waive seven-day practice rule

• Maintain current practice requirements

• Encourage geographic scheduling for games & contests

• Schools would have the option, if permitted by state officials, to offer off-season conditioning workouts. 

 

“We recognize this is challenging for everyone, but the decisions made at the State level are based upon data and statewide infection rates all in an effort to stop the spread of COVID and reopen responsibly,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “At this time, Department of Health guidance presented on July 13th prohibits interscholastic athletics across the state. The Association will continue to follow state guidance and will work collectively with State officials to ensure high school athletics will start up responsibly in the future.  As an association, we must be willing to be flexible and continue to explore all options with students’ safety as our main focus,” Zayas concluded.


With regional differences, schools and areas will be impacted differently by the COVID-19 crisis.  At the discretion of the NYSPHSAA Officers and authorization from state officials, if the Fall sports seasons are interrupted or impacted by COVID-19 crisis (i.e. state official guidance, school closings, cancellation of high-risk sports, etc.) then a condensed seasons plan will be implemented.

 

The Condensed Season plan would entail the following, with the stipulated dates being tentative.


Season I (Winter Sports)

Dates: Jan. 4-Mar. 13 (Week 27-36) 10 Weeks *Note: tentative dates

Sports: basketball (girls & boys), bowling (girls & boys), gymnastics, ice hockey (girls & boys), indoor track & field (girls & boys), skiing (girls & boys), swimming (boys), *wrestling, *competitive cheer.

* Because of high risk nature of wrestling and competitive cheer, sports may have to be moved to Season II or season III.

 

Season II (Fall Sports)

Dates: Mar. 1-May 8 (Week 35-44) 10 Weeks *Note: tentative dates

Sports: football, cross country (girls & boys), field hockey, soccer (girls & boys), swimming (girls), volleyball (girls & boys), Unified bowling.

Note: Weather will have an impact upon outdoor sports in some parts of the state in March and potentially early April.  Girls Tennis moved to Season III.

 

Season III (Spring Sports)

Dates: Apr. 5-Jun. 12 (Week 40-49) 10 Weeks *Note: tentative dates

Sports: baseball, softball, golf (girls & boys), lacrosse (girls & boys), tennis (girls & boys), outdoor track & field (girls & boys), Unified basketball.

 

 

 

 

REGARDING INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS


The decision to return to school and interscholastic athletics will be determined by NYS Officials.  The NYS Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has created a COVID-19 Task Force to examine information and provide guidance and recommendations to what we hope will be the re-opening of our schools and programs.

REGARDING REQUIRED  MEDICAL /HEALTH EXAMINATIONS

If a students athlete has had a Health Examination (Physical/Medical) in 2018-19 or 2019-20 school years they will be permitted to participate in Athletics this Fall (Only) without getting a new one.  Students will need to provide the Seasonal Update/Parental Permission form in prior to the start of the season.  Students who have not previously had a health examination must still obtain q health examination prior to participation in the fall 2020 Athletic Programs.  

At this time students should plan to obtain the required Health Examination prior to participation in the winter and spring 2020-21 seasons.  This may change due to the COVID -19 status and response from NYSPHSAA.

We will continual update you all with any information 

 

Thank you for your time and cooperation.
Please stay safe.



Hicksville Comets

SENIOR STUDENTS ATHLETE- COACHES FAREWELL VIDEO

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Welcome to Interscholastic Athletics!

Welcome to our Athletic home page. On the left side of this page are links to various pages that will give you additional information on the programs, schedules, directions, NCAA information and regulations, and additional information for student athletes. Please take the time to browse the website. 
 Please see the New Information below.

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We are pleased to inform you that Hicksville High School is making CoreCourseGPA.com, a web-based software program, available to all Hicksville High School student-athletes and their parents/guardians free of charge. 

If your child has aspirations of competing athletically as a freshman at an NCAA Division I or Division II school, they must meet NCAA Initial-Eligibility minimum standards, including minimum core course GPA and SAT/ACT test score requirements.  CoreCourseGPA.com is an innovative tool that allows you to easily track your son or daughter’s progress towards meeting these requirements, beginning as soon as the first semester of their freshman year. 

You can find all this information on the "INFO FOR THE COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT ATHLETE-CCGPA" page Just scroll down and its on the left.


CoreCourseGPA.com now provides an on-demand 26-minute presentation for your student-athletes. This is a perfect resource for parent and student-athlete.

The presentation below will educate you on NCAA academic initial-eligibility rules and recruiting resources while also providing a CoreCourseGPA.com demo with instructions for student-athletes to activate their school provided CoreCourseGPA.com membership.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS CAN BE FOUND IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE

The video may be viewed at the link below:

http://bit.ly/ccgpamw



Thank you!
Matthew Calarco

Director of HPEA & Recreation, Driver Ed