Athletics

The GCSD athletic program is founded on the principle that the playing field is an extension of the classroom and the athletic experience contributes to the growth of mind and body.

The cornerstones of the Dutchmen tradition were laid generations ago by some of the community’s most respected student athletes, many of whom continue to be involved in the athletic program as supportive parents and sports boosters. While the names change from year to year, the principles they embodied remain the same–dedication and desire, cooperation and compassion, and the importance of working collectively toward a common goal. These are just some of the ideas that echo across the Guilderland playing fields and gymnasiums.

Contact Information

Athletic Director
David Austin
austind@guilderlandschools.net
518-861-8591 ext. 4000

Administrative Assistant
Lisa Slusarz
slusarzl@guilderlandschools.net

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2020-21 Dutchmen of the Week

Each week, we will highlight two student-athletes (Modified, Mod 9, Frosh, JV or Varsity level) for athletic accomplishments. See the weekly Dutchmen of the Week (DOW) honorees


Schedules for GCSD  Athletic Teams

View information and up-to-date schedules for Guilderland’s athletic teams at: https://www.schedulegalaxy.com/schools/486


Important Athletics Updates and Dates

Athletics Updates

Update: Nov. 19, 2020

Letter from GCSD Athletics Director: 2020 Winter Sports Update, Nov. 19

Athletics Dates

  • Nov. 15: Winter low- and moderate-risk (bowling, XC skiing, gymnastics, boys swimming & diving) athletes can begin submitting their Health History forms to their school nurse 
  • Dec. 2: Sports physicals from 4:30-6:30 in HS nurse’s office (no appointments)
  • Dec. 3: APP maturity test in FMS nurse’s office (invite only)
  • Dec. 5: Winter high-risk (basketball, wrestling, ice hockey, competitive cheer) athletes can begin submitting their Health History forms to their school nurse
  • Dec. 7 & Dec. 9: APP physical fitness test 4:30-5:30 (invite only)
  • Dec. 14: First day of winter low- and moderate-risk sports (bowling, XC skiing, gymnastics, boys swimming & diving)
  • Jan. 4: First day of winter high-risk sports (basketball, wrestling, ice hockey, competitive cheer)
  • Feb. 1: Fall 2 athletes can begin submitting their Health History forms to their school nurse
  • March 1: First day of fall 2 sports (Football, Boys & Girls Volleyball, Game Day Cheer)
  • March 22: Spring athletes can begin submitting their Health History forms to their school nurse
  • April 19: First day of spring sports (Varsity, JV, Frosh, Modified)

Athletic Code of Conduct

Visit our Athletic Code of Conduct page for information about our sports policies, eligibility and placement process.


Awards

A letter is not the right of each individual on a team, rather it is an honor that must be earned by the individual student-athlete. At the beginning of each season, the coach will set forth specific criteria outlining performance as a means of achieving a letter. Learn more about athletics awards.


Dutchmen Sideline Store

Guilderland black and red "G" logo

Click the “G” to visit the Dutchmen Sideline Store to view and purchase Guilderland apparel.


Sports Sign-up Requirements

Students interested in playing school sports are required to sign-up in the school health office. Students will be given a sports packet to be completed and returned (in person, by mail, or by fax (High School) 518-861-5151 or (Middle School) 518-456-3747) before being cleared by the nursing staff prior to participating in tryouts for a particular sport. Additional sports packets will be available in the health office.

Please Note: The health history form must be completed no earlier than 30 days before the start of the sports season. 

The sports sign-up packet includes three forms:

  1. The school and sport physical form
  2. The athletic form
  3. The health history form. This form must be completed no earlier than 30 days before the start of the sports season

You can find the forms here and download and print.

All three forms must be handed in before your try-out/practice starts. Students who do not follow this process and have not been approved by the health office will be considered ineligible for sports until they are cleared by nursing staff or our athletic trainer.

Information about Sports Physicals can be found in our Athletic Code of Conduct.

Teams and Booster Clubs websites

Access the websites of Guilderland teams and booster clubs here. 

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