Athletics

The athletic program in district is founded on the principle that the playing field is indeed 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.


Athletic Code of Conduct

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


Sports Sign-up Requirements

Update: July, 16, 2020, NYSPHSAA To Delay Fall Sports Start Date to Sept. 21

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces that the fall sports season start date has been delayed to Sept. 21 at the earliest. The season was originally set to begin on August 24.

NYSPHSAA officials said that if the fall sports season continues to be impacted by the COVID 19 public health emergency, a condensed season would be considered to accommodate as many sports as possible after Jan. 1, 2021.

Read more about the NYSPHSAA announcement.

Update: June 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sign-up process for 2020 Fall sports was by form only and was due by June 26, 2020. Interested students will receive a follow-up from a coach and/or school nurse to confirm paperwork that needs to be completed before try-outs.

Please contact Lisa Slusarz, Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director at slusarzl@guilderlandschools.net


Students interested in playing school sports are required to sign-up in the school health office. Students will be given a sport 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

All three forms must be handed in before your son/daughter’s 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.


Dutchmen Sideline Store

Guilderland black and red "G" logo

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


Teams and Booster Clubs websites

Access the websites of Guilderland teams and booster clubs here. 

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