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Athletic Placement Process (FLMS Students Playing Up)

Bedford Central School District 

Athletic Placement Process 

Below is a description of the process by which 7th or 8th graders can become eligible to take part in a Fox Lane High School team.  This process in meant for the rare athlete that has both the physical and emotional tools to play with older athletes.  This process is a state requirement, including the physical fitness test component.  


Step 1. Parent or student athlete contacts Head Coach regarding student’s interest in

         playing up.  The coach will then submit the student’s name to the Athletic Director

          via email with the school nurse CC’d on the email.


Step 2. District Medical Director meets with students recommended to approve physical

            maturity level for sport desired. 


Step 3. Coach performs a skill evaluation.  The evaluation is returned to the AD’s office

            (for Fall Sports, no later  than 5/22 – Winter no later than October 14th and Spring

             no later than 2/1). 


Step 4. The coach contacts the FLMS assistant principals to verify that the student is in

            good standing both academically and behaviorally.  The coach will then contact

            the student’s physical education teacher of record to verify that they student is in

           good standing.


Step 5. Physical Fitness test comprised of five components is administered by a FLMS

            physical education teacher.  Students must pass all five in order to move on in the



Step 6. Turning in the pre-participation form, and having an updated physical will

            complete the process of eligibility.


Related Files

    pdf APP Test to Play Up (PDF -242 KB)
    This contains the components of the APP test for middle school students to participate in high school athletics. This test is a NYSPHAA test that is mandated for public high schools in New York State. Students must pass all components of this test to try out out for a high school team.
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