Interscholastic Eligibility



for participation in the interscholastic program, the student must be a bona fide student as defined in the New York State Athletic Association Handbook AND:

● be enrolled in and actually carrying at least four subjects including physical education
● if an athlete visits a physician due to an injury or suspected injury, the athlete MUST return to the school nurse the written diagnosis of the injury and date of return to participation
● must be in good health and have a current (within one year) athletic physical on file with the district

TO MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY, the student must abide by all HCSD Code of Conduct and Student Handbook Guidelines, including but not limited to:
● be regular in school attendance; arrive by 9:00 a.m. and not be excused any part of the day for personal illness
● maintain a satisfactory school average; if academic issues are raised by an athlete’s teacher(s), the student athlete will take the appropriate, recommended steps to improve academic performance
● do not use or be in possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tobacco products, ecigarettes and vaping products/devices, illegal and/or controlled substances, counterfeit and designer drugs, or paraphernalia for use of such drugs, or be under the influence of any such substances on school property or at a school function
● do not endanger the health, safety and/or welfare of others
● maintain good sportsmanship at all times
● maintain good citizenship

Any athlete found to be in violation of the above eligibility regulations and guidelines will be subject to school and team disciplinary action.

All participants who are issued school uniforms or equipment are financially responsible for them if they are damaged or not returned at the close of the season. Uniforms can be worn only while representing Hamburg at practices, in school on game days, and at games.

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