8th Grade Athletic Placement Process (A.P.P.) Fitness Testing Dates

Incoming 8th grade students interested in trying out for junior varsity or varsity teams in the fall, which include:  Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Tennis, Girls Swim & Dive, and Soccer must complete Athletic Placement Process Fitness Testing. 

The Advance Placement Process (APP) is a program for evaluating students who want to participate in sports at a higher level.   The purpose of APP is not to fill positions on teams, instead, it is aimed at the few, select students who can benefit so that student may be placed at a level of competition that should result in increased opportunity, a fairer competitive environment, minimized risk, and greater personal satisfaction. 

APP Physical Fitness Test with Chart.pdf  
This is a copy of the test that will be administered. 


Fitness Testing will be offered on the below dates:  

Monday, August 22 - 8:00AM at JJHS Fitness Center 
Make-ups - Tuesday, August 23rd - 8:00AM at the JJHS Fitness Center

Waiting to take the test until Monday, August 22nd will result in students missing the morning session of tryouts.  The test components are posted above.  A signed permission form and physical maturity form must be completed and submitted, prior to students taking the APP test. Please contact the Athletic Office for the paperwork or for any additional questions you may have.

Varsity Option and Independent Study Programs

Varsity Option Program:
Varsity Option is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who play on a Varsity sport. Sophomores are eligible for one (1) season and juniors and seniors are eligible for all three (3) seasons. 

Independent Study Program:
The Independent Study Program is open to juniors and seniors only who participate in an activity that offers individual instruction by a qualified instructor. It is expected that these athletes spend a minimum of ten (10) hours per week in this activity. 

**Students interested in either of these programs can pick up the application forms in the athletic office. 

NYSED Commissioner's Regulation 135.4: 

ii) Secondary instructional program—grades 7 through 12. All secondary pupils shall have the opportunity for regular physical education, but not less than three times per week in one semester and two times per week in the other semester, taught by a certified physical education teacher, and all such pupils shall participate in the physical education program either:

(a) a minimum of three periods per calendar week during one semester of each school year and two periods during the other semester; or
(b) a comparable time each semester if the school is organized in other patterns; or
(c) for pupils in grades 10 through 12 only, a comparable time each semester in extra class programs for those pupils who have demonstrated acceptable levels of physical fitness, physical skills, and knowledge of physical education activities; (VARSITY OPTION)
(d) for pupils in grades 10 through 12 only, a comparable time each semester in out- of-school activities approved by the physical education staff and the school administration; (INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM)
(e) as provided in an equivalent program approved by the Commissioner of Education.


Fall Sport Start Dates:

Fall Sports begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 for all Varsity, Junior Varsity (JV), and Freshman sports.

High School Fall Sports Offerings:  Cross Country (boys and girls),  Field Hockey (girls), Football, Soccer (boys and girls), Swimming (girls), Tennis (girls) and Volleyball (girls).

Fall Modified Start Dates:

Sports Interest Meeting - Wednesday, September 7th

First Day of Tryouts - Thursday, September 8th

Fall modified sports offerings:  Cross Country (boys and girls), Field Hockey (girls), Soccer (boys and girls) and Volleyball (girls). 

Winter Sport Start Dates:

Winter Sports begin on Monday, November 14, 2022 for all Varsity, Junior Varsity (JV), and Freshman sports.

High School Winter Sports Offerings:  Basketball (boys and girls), Bowling (boys and girls), Gymnastics, Ice Hockey (boys and girls), Indoor Track & Field (boys and girls), Ski (boys and girls), Swimming (boys), and Wrestling.

Spring Sport Start Dates:

Spring Sports begin on Monday, March 13, 2023 for all Varsity, Junior Varsity (JV), and Freshman sports.

High School Spring Sports Offerings:  Baseball, Golf (boys and girls), Lacrosse (boys and girls), Softball,  Tennis (boys), Track & Field (boys and girls) and Unified Basketball.


Sports Registration

We are pleased to announce that the John Jay Athletic Department has partnered with Final Forms as the new platform for registering students for sports.

FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your child.  FinalForms stores and saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year which means you never need to enter the same information twice!  FinalForms also pre-populates information, wherever possible, to save time!   Click on Parent Playbook (attached) to get started in FinalForms.  If you require support during the registration process, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Use Support”.   Register at:  https://katonahlewisboro-ny.finalforms.com/ and follow the prompts to create your account and get started! 

 Final Forms Registration Playbook.pdf 

 John Jay NY Spanish Parent Playbook.pdf 

 Katonah Parent Playbook.pdf 












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