Potsdam Sandstoners Athletics
Links & Information
Game & Practice Schedule
Sports Offerings (by season) - This document provides you with a listing of all of the athletic teams that are available for our student-athletes to participate in for the 2015-2016 school year.
Sports Season Start Dates (2015-2016) - This document provides you with information pertaining to start dates that Varsity, JV, and Modified teams are eligible to begin practice for the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons for the 2015-2016 school year.
Athletic Placement Process Dates - The Athletic Placement Process (APP) is a program for evaluating students in grades 7-12 who want to participate in sports at higher or lower levels.
Code of Conduct - This policy has been prepared for use as a reference by students, coaches and parents of students participating in the interscholastic athletic program. It is intended to define students’ and parents’ responsibilities as they pertain to the rules and regulations in the district’s interscholastic athletics program.
Section 10 Athletics Office - This Interscholastic Athletics Service (Section 10) coordinates all of the public Junior/Senior High School athletic contests that take place in St. Lawrence and Franklin County.
NYSPHSAA - The Association serves as a central organization for public high school athletics.
NYSED School Health Services Site - This site provides information on the Concussion Management Awareness Act which became law on July 1st.
ImPact Concussion Testing - ImPACT 2005 is a user-friendly, Windows-based computer program that can be administered by a team coach, athletic trainer or physician with minimal training. Reaction time is reliably measured to one hundredth of a second across individual test modules (10 modules total) and allows for an assessment of processing speed as the player fatigues. The test battery consists of a near infinite number of alternate forms by randomly varying the stimulus array for each administration. This feature was built in to the program to minimize the "practice effects" that have limited the usefulness of more traditional neurocognitive tests. ImPACT takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. The program measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning in athletes.
Booster ClubThe Potsdam High School Booster Club needs your financial support through membership, but just as important, we need you to volunteer. Please consider volunteering at one of our sports concessions this year.
Information for Coaches
Coaching Application - Department of Physical Education and Athletics Application for Coaching
Coaching Certification Requirements - This document provides a reference to coaches as to what the requirements are to obtain and maintain coaching certification in New York State.
First Aid & CPR/AED Approved Course List - This document provides a listing of First Aid & CPR/AED courses that are approved for coaches by New York State.
Coaching Handbook -This handbook is designed to give coaches the interscholastic athletic policies of the Potsdam Central School District. Included are copies of the New York State and Section 10 regulations, as well as the school district guidelines. These policies will answer most questions regarding our athletic program. If there are areas not included, or should there be a need for interpretation of a specific policy, coaches should consult with the athletic director or an administrator. This handbook should be a useful tool that will improve the overall effectiveness of the interscholastic program. The Appendices should be copied according to each coach’s need.
End of Season Coach's Packet - This includes end of season reports to be completed by all coaches, including coaching evaluation, inventory of athletic equipment, postseason checklist, and self-evaluation form.
Concussion Course for Coaches - This is a link to the site for coaches to take their mandatory concussion course. This course must be taken every two years.
Concussion Course for Physical Educators and Nurses - This is a link to the site for physical educators and nurses to take their mandatory concussion course. This course must be taken every two years.
Information for Officials
2012-15 Contract - Official's Contract between Section 10 NYSPHSAA and Northern New York Sports Officials' Council
Officials Claim Form - Official's Claim Form
Mileage Chart - Section 10 Official Mileage Chart
Liability Alert Form - Injury Reporting Form
Game Disqualification Reporting Form - All ejections, game misconducts/game disqualifications on coaches, players, and/or participants must be reported to the Section 10 Athletic Office, in addition to the Association President.
Athletic Director: Mark Wilson