Winter Sports Opportunities

    1. Low-risk sports – At the November 18 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved our recommendation to allow low-risk sports which includes bowling, Alpine skiing, and boys swimming and diving for varsity and modified levels. However, this week, Section 2 made the decision to move Modified Swimming to the “Fall 2” season which is scheduled to start on March 1st.

    2. Moderate-risk sports – As noted in previous Updates and in Board of Education presentations, there is still no decision on Indoor Track and there is still no location at which to hold events nor is there a schedule in place for the season.

    3. High-risk sports – Today, the NYS Public High School Athletic Association announced that high-risk winter sports which were slated to start on January 4 have been postponed until such time as the NYS Department of Health provides authorization for these sports to begin. 

     Winter Athletics Program DRAFT Plan - For more information on the return to athletics, please review this Winter 2020-2021 Interscholastic Athletics Program DRAFT Plan

    Ballston Spa Return to Athletics Winter Season plan - click here 

    College Bound Athlete Information - NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER QUI

    Winter Sports Registration dates: 

    HIGH RISK WINTER SPORTS - At this time we are opening Family ID for the following winter sports so as to ensure that student athletes who are interested in playing are eligible for the sport if the Saratoga County Department of Health allows for winter sports to move forward and if the Board of Education approves the recommendation from administration. Again, opening this registration does not indicate that sports for the winter season are going to take place. Please register if your child is interested in playing the following winter sports:

    Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Competitive Cheer, Ice Hockey, and Wrestling

    To be approved to attend try-outs the following criteria must be met:

    1. A physical dated between September 17, 2017-current. This may be uploaded during registration or a hard copy can be submitted to the school nurse. 
    2. ImPACT baseline scores completed in the last 2 years. If your ImPACT is expired you will receive a message from Family ID and instructions on how to complete a baseline test at home.
    3. Completion of registration information below. All answers will be reviewed by the sports medicine team. If additional information is required for clearance your registration status will show "NOT APPROVED". 
    4. Bona Fide Ballston Spa student

    High School Level Sports -  Jan. 27  to Feb. 3 (click here to register) - Cheerleading, Basketball, Wrestling, Ice Hockey 

    Any student who desires to participate in an interscholastic sport at Ballston Spa must first:

    • Be enrolled as a bona fide student in the BSCSD in grades 7-12.

    • Complete Registration Process on FAMILY ID including submission of a record of a physical examination, conducted by the school or your personal physician. Physicals are good for 1 calendar year. In addition, the school physician must approve the student for participation.

    Family ID Registration Directions - click here

    APP Process - Students in 7th & 8th grade who wish to participate on a freshman, junior varsity, or varsity level team must be approved through the Athletic Placement Process - click here 

    Winter Sports Start Dates -

    High School Level - Friday 2/5  
    Sports Offered - Varsity Hockey
    JV/Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball
    JV/Varsity Cheerleading

    *Dates due to change. Please check back for updates on specific sports   

    First Day Tryout/practice schedule - click here - updated 2/4 (basketball, cheer & hockey )

    Modified Sports - Modified Swimming - MOVED TO FALL 2 -  starting March 7

    Unified Bowling - TBA

    At this time, there will be no spectators for indoor sporting events. 

    Winter Coaches Contact List -  click here

    Winter Athlete Recognition



    College Bound Athlete Night Presentation 2017-18 - click here

    NCAA Eligibility Center - http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future