The Schoharie Junior-Senior High School Indians are part of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and play in Section II. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association is the governing body of interscholastic sports for most public schools in New York outside New York City. Schoharie CSD offers a variety of athletic teams for boys and girls at the Varsity, Junior Varsity and Modified levels in the fall, winter and spring seasons. The team colors are royal blue and white.
Athletic Placement Process for Interschool Athletic Programs
According to the State of New York:
“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.”
Interval Health History for sports participation
Prior to the start of tryout sessions or practice at the beginning of each season, a health history review must be conducted for each athlete, unless he/she received a full medical exam within 30 days of the season’s start.
All athletes must schedule a physical with Bassett Healthcare, or they can choose to have their sports physical with their own physicians.