Welcome to our athletics page
Our Athletic Program is one steeped with a "Tradition of Excellence!"
As the Director of Athletics, I believe that athletics is a vital part of the entire educational process. Athletic programs teach student-athletes values such as sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, respect, dedication and cooperation. It is my hope that these values learned in the Gloversville Athletic Program stay with our athletes for a lifetime. The goal for this athletic web site is to improve communication among all stakeholders of the Gloversville Athletic Program.
The Gloversville Enlarged School District(GESD) interscholastic athletic program is being built upon the positive qualities of pride, commitment and performance with an emphasis on academics, sportsmanship, safety and chemical free participation. The expectation is for excellence both on and off the playing areas.
The district has a high rate of
participation in a well-rounded program of team and individual
GESD offers over 50 teams in 20 different sports (including varsity, JV, freshman and modified programs). Our teams and students participate in the Foothills Council, Section 2, and New York State competitions. Many teams have been recognized for their team grade point average in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Team Scholar-Athlete program. Click here to view a list of those teams.
The philosophy of athletics, in the GESD, consider athletics to be an integral part of the school's educational program. We believe that athletics provide experiences that will affect the student athlete physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. We believe that by promoting sportsmanship, at all levels, the athletics program instills pride, reinforces a sound value system, and enhances the individuals self-image, as well as the image of the school district and the community.
The GESD's athletic program should achieve and maintain the following objectives:
Concentrate on the development of skill and on student participation in contests.
Develop athletes who have high moral and ethical values, standards and behavior.
Develop athletes who demonstrate good sportsmanship. We believe that the basic rules of good sportsmanship consists of: showing respect for opponents at all times; show respect for officials and their decisions; know, understand, and follow the rules of the contest; maintain self-control at all times; recognize and appreciate skill in opponent's performance.
Develop a competitive winning attitude.
Encourage individual commitment to personal and team goals.
Emphasize the importance of academic achievement.
In accordance with New York State Education law, any student participating on an organized athletic team must have an annual physical to participate. Physicals are good for a period of one year from the date of the physical. Athletic Health History Forms must be completed for each sport season. The form is then submitted to the School Nurse to be completed. Students must have a physical and/or update in order to participate.
The following options are available if your son or daughter wants to participate on an athletic team:
1. Obtain a physical at the school. Physicals are done by the District Chief Medical Officer.
2. Your child may get a sport physical by their private physician. The physical MUST be completed on the Health Appraisal physical form and returned to the School Nurse.
If you choose to have the physical done by your private physician, the completed physical form MUST be delivered prior to the start of practice to the school nurse or Athletic office.
Policies regarding extracurricular sports and activities can be viewed here.