Lake George participates in the New York State Education Department approved “Athletic Placement Process”. The program is a process of screening students to determine their readiness to compete in education-based athletic competition. The intent of this program is to provide the opportunity for exceptional athletes in 7th and 8th grade to participate on Junior Varsity or perhaps even Varsity Teams. This program is designed for athletes who would be best served competing on a higher-level team than age and/or grade might indicate. A determination through this program assesses a student’s physical maturation, physical fitness, skill, academic and social readiness.
The program is not to be used to fill positions on teams with low numbers, provide additional experience, or to provide a place for junior high students when no modified program is offered.
The requirements that must be met BEFORE an athlete is classified and may try out for a team:
- Administrative approval
- Parental permission – signed and returned.
- Medical examination – approved by the school physician with the development/maturity level determined by the physician in accordance with the established guidelines for the level of that particular sport.
- The individual’s prior experience and skill level is judged on the demands of the sport at the level of play at which the student is endeavoring to qualify.
- Successful completion of all of the items on the athletic performance test which will be administered by a physical education teacher, or by the athletic director. Athletes who do not meet ALL of these criteria during the test may have an opportunity to try again.
For additional information please refer to the NYSED document: Athletic Placement Process for Interscholastic Athletic Programs.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Kyle Manny, Athletic Director