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Athletics

Athletic Placement Process Program Policy
(Grades 7 - 12)

The Board of Regents establishes regulations governing student eligibility for interscholastic athletic competition. Through a program known as the Athletic Placement Process, in which Port Jefferson has chosen to participate, school districts may use athletic eligibility standards based on physical and emotional maturity and skill level rather than relying solely on age as the determining factor for eligibility. The intent of the Athletic Placement Process is to provide safe and suitable participation at an appropriate level of competition for pupils in grades 7-12. Only the very highly talented and highly skilled pupils should be considered for advancement. In accordance with the Port Jefferson Board of Education Athletic Placement Process Policy, application for this program begins with a recommendation of the student-athlete by the coach to the Athletic Director at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the season. Seventh and eighth grade students may be considered for the APP for individual sports, however only eighth graders may be considered for the APP for participation in team sports. The complete Port Jefferson Athletic Placement Policy can be found on our website under the BOE tab of the homepage under Board Policies. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, (631) 791-4441.

 

Timeline for recommendations and testing

Fall Sports - All recommendations and testing must be completed by the first Friday in August

Winter SportsAll recommendations and testing must be completed by the first Friday in October

Spring Sports - All recommendations and testing must be completed by the first Friday in February

 
Friday, August 17, 2018