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  • 2017 Summer Mailing Forms - Update 8/10/17

    Please see the Connect-Ed message that was sent to families on the morning of July 18 regarding the new process for the 2017 Summer Mailing Forms. Please select "Read More" for updates.

    SUBMISSION OF PHYSICAL: You may now upload an electronic copy of a doctor-completed physical form within the Physicians section of the Summer Mailing Forms. If you have already completed your other forms and would now like to upload a physical, please log in to view your summary and select Edit from the drop-down. You may also send it in hard copy to the child's school, or email it to the school's klschools address located in the Contact Information. You do not need to provide it here if it has already been submitted in a 2017-18 Fall Athletics registration.

    STUDENT NAME NOT APPEARING: your student's name will be pre-populated as a participant choice only if he/she has previously participated in HS or MS athletics.

    SECTION SELECTION (the first data-entry field): please select the SECTION that corresponds to the grade level that this PARTICIPANT will be entering in the Fall. If the school and grade level that you need do not appear, then you may have selected the incorrect program for this PARTICIPANT. Please return to the dashboard and enter the full name of the school into the "I want to register for a program at" field.

    FINDING ANOTHER PROGRAM: if you have finished with your John Jay High School 2017 Summer Mailing Forms submission, and would like to next submit your HS athlete's forms for the Athletics Dept, please  return to the dashboard and enter  John Jay Athletics into the "I want to register for a program at:" field.

    UPLOADING A HEALTH APPRAISAL FORM: if you have completed your child’s summer mailing forms, and would like to go back in to upload his/her Health Appraisal Form (required for grades K, 2, 4, 7, 10 and all new entrants), please use the “View or Edit my Registrations” button to update the existing Participant record for your child.

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  • District e-Newsletter

    Click here for the District's current e-newsletter.

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  • Email Deliverability

    KLSD sends emails to families from two different addresses: alerts@klschools.org and email@blackboard.com. Please check your junk or spam folders and add these sending domains to your list of accepted email senders.

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  • District Offices Have Moved

    Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.

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John Jay Athletic Director Helps Develop NYS Pitch Count Regulations

 Christian McCarthy, the Athletic Director at John Jay High School and the co-chairman for high school baseball in Section 1, spoke at a panel discussion organized by The Journal News and USA Today about pitch count regulations that are being implemented across the country for high school baseball.

The pitch panel discussion took place on March 28, 2017 at New Rochelle High School and was watched live on Facebook by over 13,000 parents, coaches, and student-athletes. 

Pitch count regulations are being implemented across the country for high school baseball. Each state was required by the National Federation of High School Associations to draft its own rules for the 2017 season. McCarthy was directly involved in the recent process to develop pitch count regulations for New York State.

“I’ve seen a lot of pitching injuries over the years,” said McCarthy.  “The old rule was that students could pitch a certain number of innings a week. That was not protective. The new rule states the maximum number of pitches that varsity, junior varsity and modified student-athlete can throw, as well as the required days of rest.”

 “This panel discussed the strain on pitchers’ arms, injury prevention and the application of these rules in New York State,” said Vincent Mercogliano, sports reporter for The Journal News who moderated the discussion.

“My goal as the moderator was to put five experts in the room and help parents, students, and coaches understand the new rules,” said Mercogliano.

 Christian McCarthy spoke as part of the team that developed the new regulation for New York State. The other panelists were:

Rick Peterson, a Major League Baseball pitching coach who is well-known for combining saber metrics, bio-mechanics and predictive analysis to keep pitchers healthy and reduce injury

Dr. Stephen Nicholas, an authority in the field of sports medicine and one of the leading orthopedic surgeons for pitching injuries in the country who has served as the team physician for the New York Jets, New York Islanders and the athletes at Hofstra University

Brian Aviles, a former pitcher with the Atlanta Braves and a pitching coach, whose son Robbie was considered a first-round prospect for the 2010 MLB Draft before tearing his UCL

Darren Gurney, the director of Rising Star Baseball Camp who has produced a series of videos with Miami Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler which focus on pitching mechanics.

“We are in first step mode,” said McCarthy. “The initial regulation is out. We will make modifications to make it more effective. A lot of different things can be done to improve regulation to protect students’ arms. Expect that the rule will continue to evolve to make it more effective.”

 

(in photo: John Jay's Brendan Carberry)