All current 7th and 8th graders interested in competing at the high school level in the must follow the
NYSED ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS-APP
(formerly known as the Selection Classification Process).
Use the links below to find out more!
This is the entire packet of information regarding the new Athletic Placement Process. This packet includes a lot of information including the new tests, descriptions of the tests, and tanner information. Please read it carefully.
The New York State Education Department voted to revise the Selection Classification program. The biggest differences? OUT are the broad jump, 1.5 mile run, arm hang and the 50 yd dash. The test will now include; sit-ups, shuttle run, 1 mile run, pull-ups,sit & reach (flexibility).
To pass the Fitness Component, Students must attain 85th percentile (from national norms for their age)in 4 of 5 tests. The tanner level has been revised as well. In short, previously the highest tanner level student-athlete’s needed to reach was a #4. SED has now created a Tanner #5; to play at the varsity level a Tanner Level of #5 is now required in 17 boy’s sports and 17 girl’s sports.
A third change is that SED will NO LONGER consider any appeals.
Also remember that once a student athlete competes at a higher level, they will not be able to return to play at a lower level.