Athletics

Athletics Schedules | Athletics Registration | 2022-23 Projected Start DatesPlacement ProceduresCoaching Information | Athletics Hall of Fame | Sports Official Information | Sudden Cardiac Arrest 

The Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District believes that athletics can play an integral role in a student’s overall well-being. The district strives to offer a wide variety of interscholastic opportunities for students, as students have 27 different sports to choose from at J-D.

Athletics Schedules

The J-D Athletics Office uses ScheduleGalaxy to provide up-to-date practice and game schedules, as well as directions. From the main J-D ScheduleGalaxy landing page, users can quickly select the sport and team they are interested in. 

J-D ScheduleGalaxy

Athletics Registration

Family ID – Student Sports Registration

Family ID Registration

Registration for J-D athletic teams is through FamilyID. You can register through the FamilyID link posted above. Registration on Family ID also meets the requirement of the 30-Day Health History.

Physical exam forms should be uploaded into your FamilyID registration.  All student-athletes will need current copies of physicals to start a new sport season.  A current and valid physical means within the past calendar year from the first day of the month in which practice begins for that sport season. Valid dates are detailed below with each season.

2022-23 Projected Start Dates

Fall Grades 9-12 JV/Varsity

  • Aug. 22, 2022: Seasons begin 
  • July 24, 2022: Family ID registration opens 
    • Physical exams must be dated Aug. 1, 2021 or later  

Sports Offerings

  • Cheerleading: JV/V
  • Girls Swim and Dive: Varsity
  • Girls Tennis: JV/V
  • Girls Gymnastics: Varsity
  • Boys and Girls Volleyball: JV/V
  • Boys and Girls Soccer: JV/V
  • Boys and Girls Cross Country: Varsity
  • Boys Golf: Varsity
  • Football: JV/V

Fall Grades 7-8  Football

  • Aug. 29 through Oct. 30, 2022
  • Aug. 1, 2022: Family ID registration opens 
    • Physical exams must be dated Aug. 1, 2021 or later

Fall Grades 7-8 Soccer, Cross Country, Girls Swim

  • Sept. 6 through Oct. 30, 2022
  • Aug. 8, 2022: Family ID registration opens 
    • Physical exams must be dated Sept. 1, 2021 or later

Sports Offerings

  • Girls and Boys Soccer: 7th/8th Grade Red and White
  • Girls and Boys Cross Country: 7th/8th Grade
  • Girls Swim and Dive: 7th/8th Grade

Winter Grades 9-12 JV/Varsity

  • Nov. 14, 2022
  • Oct. 16, 2022: Family ID registration opens 
    • Physical exams must be dated Nov. 1, 2021 or later

Sports Offerings

  • Girls and Boys Basketball: JV/V
  • Girls ad Boys Indoor Track: Varsity
  • Wrestling: JV/V
  • Boys Swimming and Dive: Varsity
  • Ice Hockey (combined through CBA): Varsity 
  • Cheerleading: JV/V

Winter 1 Grades 7-8-9 Boys Basketball, Girls Volleyball 

  • Nov. 1, 2022 through Jan. 7. 2023
  • Oct. 3, 2022: Family ID registration opens 
    • Physical exams must be dated Nov. 1, 2021 or later

Sports Offerings

  • Boys Basketball: 7th/8th/9th Red and White
  • Girls Volleyball: 7th/8th Grade Red and White

Winter 2 Grades 7-8-9 Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Boys Volleyball, Boys Swim and Dive

  • Jan. 9 through March 17, 2023
  • Dec. 11, 2022: Family ID registration opens 
    • Physical exams must be dated Jan. 1, 2022 or later

Sports Offerings

  • Girls Basketball: 7th/8th/9th Grade Red and White
  • Wrestling: 7th/8th Grade
  • Boys Volleyball: 7th/8th Grade Red and White
  • Boys Swim and Dive: 7th/8th Grade

Spring Grades 9-12 JV/Varsity

  • March 16, 2023
  • Feb. 19, 2023: Family ID registration opens 
    • Physical exams must be dated March. 1, 2022 or later

Sports Offerings

  • Boys and Girls Lacrosse: JV/V
  • Softball and Baseball: JV/V
  • Boys Tennis: JV/V
  • Boys and Girls Track and Field: Varsity
  • Girls Golf: Varsity

Spring Grades 7-8 

  • April 10 through June 11, 2023
  • March 12, 2023: Family ID registration opens 
    • Physical exams must be dated April 1, 2022 or later

Sports Offerings

  • Boys and Girls Lacrosse: 7th/8th Grade Red and White
  • Softball and Baseball: 7th/8th Grade Red and White
  • Boys and Girls Track and Field: 7th/8th Grade

Placement Procedures

We promote and encourage student-athletes to play at grade-level. As a fundamental starting point, grade 7 and 8 students should be placed on the middle school programs, students in grades 9 and 10 on the junior varsity teams and students in grades 11 and 12 should be placed at the varsity level.

Coaches will determine which students play on either junior varsity or varsity levels.

The only grade-nine program we offer is boys and girls basketball.  All grade 9 students should register for the ninth-grade team.  Boys Grade 9 Basketball is offered in the Winter 1 season, and Girls Grade 9 Basketball is offered in Winter 2.

More information about placement procedures can be found in the district’s Athletic Placement Process for Interschool Athletic Programs document.   

Coaching Information

Thank you for your interest in the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District athletic program. Information about open coaching positions and how to apply is available on the district’s employment web page.  

Athletics Hall of Fame

Mission

The Jamesville-DeWitt Athletic Hall of Fame was chartered in the fall of the year 2000. Its purpose is to recognize the accomplishments of the inductees and develop pride in the rich athletic traditions. These role models exemplify Jamesville-DeWitt’s commitment to academics, community, and athletic excellence.

Yearly Timeline

  • June: Nomination deadline – This will be a nomination year.  With plans to have an induction ceremony in the Spring of the following year.
  • July: Central committee meets to narrow the pool of nominees and establish a slate of candidates to be voted on by all past recipients.
  • August: Candidate slate distributed to committee and past recipients
  • September: Voting deadline for committee and past recipients finalize yearly honorees
  • October: Yearly honorees announced and invited
  • May/June (following year): Yearly ceremony (subject to change)

Candidate Categories

  • Athlete: must have graduated ten years ago by June of the current year *
  • Coach: must have retired five years ago by June of the current year *
  • Team: accomplishments ten years ago or more by June of the current year
  • Other (Distinguished service to the athletic program): accomplishments five years ago or more by June of the current year *

*Posthumous candidates accepted

Unsuccessful nominees will be considered for two additional years before they would need to be re-submitted.

Athletics Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Athletics Hall of Fame Past Inductees

Sports Official Information

New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section III is welcoming inquiries from those interested in finding out more about becoming a high school sports official. Any individual 18 years of age and not in high school may officiate interscholastic athletic contests. 

It helps officials to have participated in the given sport they officiate; however, it is not required. It is important that an official possess a very thorough knowledge of the rules of the sport, a love of athletics and kids, physical ability, self confidence, the dedication and determination to work hard and personal integrity.

If interested, contact the sport-specific association representative listed below for more information. If you decide to move forward, they will assist in getting the process started by providing meeting dates and specific requirements. 

Baseball

Basketball (Boys)

Basketball (Girls)

Cheerleading

Football

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse (Boys)

Lacrosse (Girls)

Soccer

Swimming

Track & Field

Volleyball

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an emergency that occurs when an individual’s heart suddenly stops working. It is rare in children and youth, with an incidence on the athletic playing field of 0.61 in 100,000, according to the New York State Education Department. 

It is important to know that SCA can cause death if not treated immediately, and even with treatment, death may occur. Immediate treatment is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED). All public schools must have a staff member trained in the use of CPR and AED in school and at all school athletic events, which the Jamesville-DeWitt Athletic Department ensures when scheduling events.

Prevention

Preventing SCA before it happens is the best way to save a life. Both family health history and a student’s personal history must be told to healthcare providers to help them know if a student is at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. If your student is having any of the symptoms listed below or there is a family history of any of the risk factors, tell a healthcare provider.

Signs or symptoms are:

  • Fainting or seizure, especially during or right after exercise or with excitement or startlement;
  • Racing heart, palpitations or irregular heartbeat;
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or extreme fatigue with exercise;
  • Chest pain or discomfort with exercise;
  • Excessive shortness of breath during exercise; and
  • Excessive, unexpected fatigue during or after exercise.

Student’s personal risk factors are:

  • Use of diet pills, performance-enhancing supplements, energy drinks or drugs, such as cocaine, inhalants or “recreational” drugs;
  • Elevated blood pressure or cholesterol; and 
  • History of healthcare provider ordered test(s) for heart-related issue.

Student’s family history risk factors are:

  • Family history of known heart abnormalities or sudden death before 50 years of age;
  • Family members with unexplained fainting, seizures, drowning, near drowning or car accidents before 50 years of age;
  • Structural heart abnormality, repaired or unrepaired; and
  • Any relative diagnosed with the following conditions:
    • Enlarged Heart/ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy/Dilated Cardiomyopathy
    • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
    • Heart rhythm problems, long or short QT interval
    • Brugada Syndrome
    • Catecholaminergic Ventricular Tachycardia
    • Marfan Syndrome- aortic rupture
    • Heart attack at 50 years or younger
    • Pacemaker or implanted cardiac defibrillator (ICD)

The Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act requires that any student who has signs and symptoms of pending SCA be removed from athletic activity until seen by a physician. The physician must provide written clearance to the school for the student to be able to return to athletics.