Michael De Joseph, District Director of Health, PE & Athletics
A Message from the District Director
Dear Babylon Families,
Welcome to the Babylon athletic program. We are fortunate to have dedicated coaches leading our student-athletes as well as a network of support from our administration, staff, parents, and community. Our program is governed by the rules, regulations, and procedures prescribed by the New York State Public High School Athletics Association, Section XI, and the Babylon School District.
The overall goal of the program is to further the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students through participation in athletics. Athletic success is most often measured by wins and losses; our goal is to find success in competition, in the classroom, and in the community.
Success is defined by a variety of desired outcomes:
- Goal setting and a commitment to a common goal
- Develop a work ethic and dedication to daily improvement
- Respect for others in practice, competition, and in the community
- Build lifelong friends and meaningful relationships
- Celebrate success and learn from failure and adversity
- Gain communication and leadership skills, learn to be part of a team
- Appreciate the importance of good sportsmanship
I remind you of the need for all, (coaches, participants, and spectators), to promote and observe positive sportsmanship in competition and in the stands. Let the coaches coach, let the officials officiate, and let the players play.
Please contact me with any athletics-related questions and/or concerns.
Michael De Joseph
District Director of Health, PE & Athletics
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.
The Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012.
Students interested in playing sports (HS or JHS) must log on to rankonesport.com, complete & submit the following forms online:
- Permission slip
- Emergency contact form
- Emergency concussion questionnaire
- Pre-participation health form
*Students can have sports physical performed by a private physician but must use the Babylon Physical Exam Form
ALL PHYSICALS ARE RETURNED TO THE HS NURSE'S OFFICE.
to complete & submit online forms.
Click on the links below for information regarding membership, eligibility, rules, and other pertinent information:
College Select Planning Guide
COLLEGE SELECT & NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NYSPHSAA) PARTNER TO OFFER COLLEGE PREP SERVICES TO SCHOOLS
LATHAM, NY - The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with College Select, LLC for a three-year agreement as the “Official College Preparation Service to NYSPHSAA and its member schools.”
“We are grateful to have a partner like College Select so that our 600,000 student-athletes who engage in the college planning process can do so with much more ease,” said Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “College Select will provide parents, athletes and non-athletes a number of convenient features to seamlessly go through the application process during one of the most important decisions of a high school student’s life.”
The Association will promote College Select, which is a web based technology that automates the college planning process, at its 32 state championships, meetings and on its web site to help its membership with various areas of college planning. Furthermore, NYSPHSAA plans to promote College Select's step-by-step process for the completion of financial aid forms in addition to their database of every college and university in the country. The service will allow students to perform a customized search by their location, state, major, GPA, standardized test scores and/or sport. College Select also provides an efficient structure to allow students and families to take ownership of their college preparation further simplifying the planning process.
"We have leveraged our proven methodology by creating this comprehensive platform that features all the tools needed for a simple college planning solution," said Dominick Ferraro, College Select's Founder and CEO. “College Select automates the college planning and recruiting process so the system does the work for the student and their families.”
NYSPHSAA and College Select will also engage in a social media campaign to promote use of College Select on any mobile phone, tablet, kindle, laptop or PC. Discounts and special membership fees will be offered to NYSPHSAA athletes and non-athletes to sign up for the service during the partnership.
The partnership will be launched this October and is the first agreement the two organizations have embarked on.
More information on College Select can be found at on Twitter @CollegeSelectU.
USA Football evolves and grows the sport through innovative standards and best practices to advance coach and player development, participation and safety within the fun of the game and its inherent values. As the sport's national governing body and member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players. For more information, click here.
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