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

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

Brenda Mangan, Secretary

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

 

New Albany High athletic field under construction

Construction officially got underway for Albany High School's new athletic field July 21 with a groundbreaking ceremony that celebrated the historic significance of the project for the community and the teamwork that helped get it done.

 

The new artificial-turf field is being constructed on the site of Albany High's existing grass athletic field on Washington Avenue, inside the school's track.

 

When the field is completed -- a date anticipated for late October as construction began -- it will allow public high school students in Albany to play home games in football and soccer -- and, new next spring, lacrosse! -- at home for the first time ever. Click here to read coverage of the groundbreaking event in the July 22 Times Union. You also can visit our District News section to read more.

 

Falcon football community cookout Aug. 15

All are invited to join the Albany High School football coaching staff for a community cookout at school Saturday, Aug. 15 as the Falcons get ready to begin preseason practice.

 

This will be a great opportunity for student-athletes, families and community members to meet new coach Joey DiPiazza and the members of his staff, and to go over important details for the 2015 season. Preseason practice for all Albany High varsity and JV fall sports teams begins Monday, Aug. 17.

 

Hot dogs and hamburgers at the cookout will be provided by ShopRite of Albany. Please feel free to bring a favorite side dish to share as well. We hope to see you there as the Albany High football program continues coach DiPiazza’s “WE-Building” process!


Save the dates for the start of fall sports, mandatory medical updates

Preseason practive for all varsity and JV sports will begin Aug. 17. Practice for modified football (grades 7-8) will begin Aug. 26, and all other modified sports will begin on or after Sept. 1. Stay tuned for specific dates and schedules as those dates get closer.

 

Also, medical upates for student-athletes will be offered in August. New York state mandates that all student-athletes attend a medical update before beginining practice for an interscholastic sport. Please call our Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics at 475-6310 if you have questions or would like additional information.

 

Dates for this year's medical updates are:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 11 -- Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon

  • Wednesday, Aug. 12 -- Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon

  • Thursday, Aug. 13 -- Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon

  • Tuesday, Aug. 18 -- Albany High School, 9 a.m.-noon

  • Wednesday, Aug. 19 -- Albany High School, 9 a.m.-noon

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. During the school year, you also can visit Falcon Rock Tuesdays and Thursdays during all lunch periods (10:18 a.m.-1:18 p.m.). 

 

Director's Memo: Sports are a time commitment
Updated for the fall 2015 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 and Albany High School.

 

The district's athletic teams are competing as independents in 2014-15, with no conference affiliation, following the dissolution of the Big 10 Athletic Conference last summer. All Albany High School teams and student-athletes remain eligible for postseason competition in Section II of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). The district is also a member of the Tri-County Indoor Track League, Adirondack Swim League for men and the Aqua Swim League for women. 


The district offers 11 female sports activities on 25 teams at varying levels of competition, and 12 male sports activities on 27 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 & JV

Fall & Winter

Cross Country

V

Fall

Indoor track

V

Winter

Lacrosse JV Spring

Outdoor track

V

Spring

Soccer

V & JV

Fall

Tennis

V

Fall

Volleyball

V, JV

Fall

Softball

V & JV

Spring

Swimming

V

Fall

 

Boys' Athletic Teams

Sport

Level

Season

Baseball

V & JV

Spring

Basketball

V, JV & F

Winter

Bowling

V

Winter

Football

V & JV

Fall

Cross Country

V

Fall

Indoor track

V

Winter

Lacrosse JV Spring

Outdoor track

V

Spring

Soccer

V & JV

Fall

Swimming

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

X

Myers Middle School

Football

X

 

Albany High

Volleyball

 

X

Myers Middle School

Winter Sports

   

Basketball

X

X

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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