Athletics

NYSED Guidelines

Guidelines for Coaching Requirements
NYSED athletics and coaching resources including information on CPR and First Aid Requirements.

New York State Athletic Placement Process for Interschool Athletic Programs (NYS APP)
Provides a protocol for districts that choose to allow students in grades 7 and 8 to move up; or students in grades 9-12 to move down, and safely participate at a level of competition based upon physical and emotional readiness and athletic ability rather than age and grade alone.

NYSED Memos

Updated Information Regarding Mixed Competition in Athletics (NYSED 11/30/22)

Information Regarding Health Exams for Athletics (NYSED 9/2022)
Health Exams are required for participation in school athletics (sports). An interval health history must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian before each sports season if the health exam has not been conducted within 30 days of the start of the sports season.   

Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act (NYSED 6/2022)

Note: The revised Interval Health History for Athletics and a Sample Parent/Guardian Letter can be found on the Sample | Forms page under Athletics

Eligibility for Interscholastic Athletics, Inclusive Athletics, and Extracurricular Activities (NYSED 9/2020)

Athletic Trainer Scope of Practice (NYSED 7/2011) 
Clarifies the scope of practice and role of the medical director in supervising the athlete.

Coaching and Athletics Update (NYSED 10/2010)
Reviews NYSED policy for required courses, NFHS rule on head injury, and participation.

Updated Information Regarding Sports Physicals (NYSED 12/2000)

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Page Updated 12/5/22