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Athletic Policies

Policies & Forms

  • ‚ÄčThe Ossining School District's Interscholastic Athletic Program is a natural extension of the school curriculum that provides activities for the growth and development of our students. This program also contributes significantly to preparing our students for becoming productive, contributing citizens of our community and society.

Spectator Policy

The Ossining Athletic Department encourages spectators to attend athletic events and support their teams in a positive manner.  To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, we have established the following policy:

  1. Spectators are expected to exhibit respectful behavior towards players, officials and other attendees.
  2. The use of foul language, disruptive behavior, negative gestures or harassment will not be tolerated. 
  3. Any under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be admitted.
  4. Any form of violence or unruly conduct will result in immediate ejection from the venue.
  5. Any spectator removed from a game will have a minimum penalty of a one-game suspension and will have to take a credential course run by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) in order to return to future games. 
  6. Failure to comply with this policy may result in denied entry or being ejected from the event.
We appreciate your cooperation in making athletic events safe and enjoyable for everyone involved.

Playing Time Policies

  • A student athlete who has enjoyed success in his/her sport in outside programs may experience difficulty accepting a team role that does not include large amounts of playing time. Playing time is based on several factors and is part of the coach's responsibility.
  • Sulking, complaining or creating an uncomfortable environment for your teammates and coach is not the answer. If a student athlete is unhappy with the amount of playing time he/she is receiving it is recommended that the athlete request a private meeting with the coach to address the situation.

Vacation Policies

When parents/guardians and student-athletes choose to take their family vacations during sport seasons, it must be understood that the time missed by the student athlete can affect team chemistry and personal conditioning. Student athletes who miss practices or competition for any reason may have their position or playing time adjusted. Coaches shall make every effort to inform parents/guardians and student-athletes of the season's schedule as far in advance as possible.
* Parents please be advised that fall high school sports start practice the 3rd week of August. *
A student athlete who attempts to participate in too many extracurricular activities will undoubtedly have a conflict of obligations. The Athletic Department recognized that each student should have the opportunity for a broad range of experiences in the area of extracurricular activities and will attempt to schedule events in a manner that will minimize conflicts. When conflicts do arise, the sponsors of activities will work together to find a solution so the student does not feel as he/she is in the middle. if a solution can not be found, the student athlete will have to make his/her decision based on the following:
  • The relative importance of each event.

  • The importance of each event to the group involved.

  • The relative contribution the student can make.

  • How long each event has been scheduled?

  • Make your decision in cooperation with your parent/guardian.

  • If it becomes obvious that a student can not fulfill the obligations of a school activity, he/she should withdraw from that activity.

Travel Release Form

Athletes are to ride the bus to and from athletic contests with their respective team.  This is part of the team bonding experience that we encourage athletes to partake in. However, we understand the situations may arise and emergencies happen. In the event that you require to take your athlete from an athletic event a Travel Release Form must be completed and returned to the Head Coach prior to the athletic contest.