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Athletics

Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

Albany High School

700 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12203

Phone: 475-6310

Fax: 475-6311

 

Kathleen Ryan, Director
E-mail: kathy.ryan@albany.k12.ny.us

Rachel Shatney, Certified Athletic Trainer/Athletics Assistant
E-mail: rshatney@albany.k12.ny.us

Phone: 475-6312

Brenda Mangan, Secretary

E-mail: bmangan@albany.k12.ny.us

 

Albany High football preseason cookout Aug. 27

All are invited to join the Albany High School football team for a preseason cookout at school Saturday, Aug. 27 from noon-3 p.m. The cookout will be held in the Falcons’ Nest tailgate lot adjacent to the Albany High field immediately following the Falcons’ 10 a.m. scrimmage with Mohonasen.

 

Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided courtesy of ShopRite of Albany.

 

The cookout will help launch the Falcons toward the regular-season opener at home against defending Section II Class AA champion Saratoga Springs on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. Please join us for both events. Go Falcons!

 

Hall of Fame dinner reservations due Sept. 1

Reservations are due Thursdsay, Sept. 1 for the City School District of Albany’s 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.

 

The event will be held Friday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Italian-American Community Center on Washington Avenue Extension. Tickets to the dinner are $45. You can download a reservation form here. (MORE)

 

Albany High preseason practices underway

Preseason tryouts are underway for all Albany High School freshman, JV and varsity sports. Practice for the City School District of Albany's modified teams (grades 7-8) begins with football Aug. 25. Other modified teams begin in early September. Click here to download the practice schedules for modified teams (the schedule for girls' modified soccer remains TBD).

 

Please also remember that all student-athletes must attend one of the district's mandatory sports medical updates in August before being allowed to participate. See the modified flyer or the story below for more information, or call the Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics at 475-6310. Families also should note that the district does not provide transportation for practices. Please plan to arrive promptly for the start and end of each practice.

 

Medical updates for fall sports scheduled in August

The City School District of Albany will hold mandatory medical updates in August for all students in grades 7-12 who are interested in playing a fall sport.

 

New York state requires that all student-athletes must attend a medical update to be eligible to play a fall sport. All updates will be held at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School from 9 a.m. until noon on the following days:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 9

  • Wednesday, Aug. 10 (also 5-8 p.m.)

  • Tuesday, Aug. 16

  • Wednesday, Aug. 17

  • Wednesday, Aug. 24

Please visit our District News section for more information.

 

Football staff adds veteran UAlbany defensive coach

Former University at Albany defensive guru Mike Simpson is the newest addition to coach Joey DiPiazza's staff on the Albany High School football team.

 

Simpson (pictured at right) spent 23 seasons as the Great Danes' defensive coordinator before his retirement following the 2013 season. He spent a total of 28 seasons with the Danes. UAlbany won or shared six Northeast Conference championships and captured two Eastern Football Conference titles.

 

The Board of Education appointed Simpson on July 14. In addition to his coaching accomplishments, Simpson also holds a master's degree in educational administration. Please visit our Athletics News section to read more.

 

Save the date - 2nd Alumni Soccer Games on June 10, 2017

Albany High School will host the second Soccer Alumni Games on Saturday, June 10, 2017, on the school's athletic field.

 

The women's game will be at 1 p.m., followed by the men's game at 3 p.m. All former Albany High soccer players, including current seniors who completed their high-school careers last fall, are invited to participate. Please contact Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Kathy Ryan at 475-6310 for details.

 

Show your Falcon pride with Falcon apparel

You can wear your Falcon pride on your sleeve (and other places) thanks to a range of other apparel that's available online or at the school store, Falcon Rock. Click here or on the box in the upper right-hand corner of the page to shop online.

 

Director's Memo: Sports are a time commitment
Updated for the fall 2016 sports season
Sports are a time commitment.

If you are participating in a varsity, JV or modified (grades7-8) sport, please keep in mind that you are making a commitment to your team and that sport. To be fair, each player must make the commitment to be present at each practice and contest throughout the season before tryouts begin. This weighs heavily on the decisions made by coaches when they determine their rosters. A schedule is given at the beginning of each team’s season and is also available before tryouts upon request. (MORE)

 

Student-Athlete Code of Conduct

Click here to read the City School District of Albany's Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.

 

Athletic offerings

The City School District of Albany offers students an opportunity for athletic competition in grades 7-12 at Hackett Middle School, Myers Middle School, North Albany Academy, West Hill Middle School and Albany High School.

 

The district's athletic teams compete in the Suburban Council. The district is also a member of the Tri-County Indoor Track League. 


The district offers 12 female sports activities on 27 teams at varying levels of competition, and 12 male sports activities on 30 teams at varying levels of competition. Each year more than 1,000 athletes go through the district's program coached by certified athletic coaches.

 

Girls' Athletic Teams
KEY: V=Varsity; JV= Junior Varsity; F=Freshman

Sport

Level

Season

Basketball

V, JV & F

Winter

Cheerleading

V

Fall & Winter

Cross Country

V

Fall

Indoor track

V

Winter

Lacrosse V & JV Spring

Outdoor track

V

Spring

Soccer

V & JV

Fall

Tennis

V

Fall

Volleyball

V & JV

Fall

Softball

V & JV

Spring

Swimming/Diving

V

Fall

 

Boys' Athletic Teams

Sport

Level

Season

Baseball

V & JV

Spring

Basketball

V, JV & F

Winter

Bowling

V

Winter

Football

V & F

Fall

Cross Country

V

Fall

Indoor track

V

Winter

Lacrosse V & JV Spring

Outdoor track

V

Spring

Soccer

V & JV

Fall

Swimming/Diving

V

Winter

Tennis

V

Spring

Wrestling

V & JV

Winter

 

Modified Athletic Teams
For those students in grades 7-8, there is interscholastic modified program. It includes the following sports:

KEY: Site = practice location

Fall Sports

Boys

Girls

Site

Cross Country

X

X

Albany High

Soccer

X

(2 district-wide teams)

X

Myers Middle School

Football

X

 

Albany High

Volleyball

 

X

Myers Middle School

Winter Sports

   

Basketball

X

(2 teams -- 1 at Hackett, 1 at Myers)

X

(2 teams -- 1 at Hackett, 1 at Myers)

Hackett and Myers middle schools

Swimming/Diving

X

(co-ed)

X

(co-ed)

Myers Middle School

Wrestling

X

 

Albany High

Spring Sports

   

Outdoor Track

X

X

Albany High

Baseball

X

 

Myers Middle School

Softball

 

X

Myers Middle School

Lacrosse

X

X

Albany High/Myers Middle School

 

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