WELCOME TO BULLDOG ATHLETICS

Welcome to the Alden Athletic Department's web page. The department is proud of its long history of excellence. 

Athletics are a vital part of the entire educational process. Athletic programs teach student-athletes values such as sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, respect, and cooperation. It is our hope that these values learned in Alden's Athletic Program stay with our athletes for life. The goal of this athletic web page is to improve communication among all stakeholders of the Alden Athletic Program.
 

Click the REGISTER NOW buttons below to register your child for sports. 
JV/Varsity (9th through 12th grades) fall sports
Use this

a button that reads 'Register Now' with a 'Powered by FamilyID' stamp on the bottom of it

Modified (7th and 8th grades) fall sports
Use this
a button that reads 'Register Now' with a 'Powered by FamilyID' stamp on the bottom of it

Family ID for Sport Registration will open:

JV/Varsity/Mod:  July 1, 2019

Family ID for Sport Registration will close:

JV/Varsity/Modified: Friday, August 9, 2019

 

If you miss these deadlines, your child may not be able to participate in sports.

The MS and HS nurses will be in on Wednesday, August 14th and Thursday, August 15th from 10am – 2pm to collect and input sports physicals. If you need to turn a physical in, these are the last dates to do this and be eligible for the first day of practice. 

We are about to head into our winter athletic season. Please register your student-athlete for their respective sport by going to the athletics homepage and clicking on the FamilyID Register Now button. If your student-athlete has not yet participated in athletics, you will need to create a new FamilyID account. The FamilyID “HELP” menu can assist you in any questions you may have.

 All athletes must have a current physical from a NYS health provider dated within one year of the month of tryouts/practice stating that they are qualified to participate in sports. For example, if the first practice is March 4, 2019 then the physical cannot be dated before March 1, 2018. Parents can also upload an image of the physical form to FamilyID. Alternatively, physicals can be sent or brought to the health office at the Middle School (7th and 8th grades) or High School (9th through 12th grades). We do not recommend doctor offices to fax physicals to the school. The nurse’s office does not have a fax machine.

We make every effort to keep our athletic website up to date with information that we receive in our office. Please check FamilyID, the athletic website, and with the coach for any updates or changes that may happen before or during the season. Our Alden Athletics Twitter page/Facebook page also sends out updates.

You cannot practice without approval from the nurse and athletic department. If you miss the deadline, you need to sit out of practice for one week until approval is granted. Understand that this may cause you to miss the try-out period.

Follow the links for important information:
(In order to see directions while on the calendar page please click on the game that you are interested in attending.)
Alden Athletics Facebook Page

If you have questions, please contact our office by phone or email.
CHAIN OF CONCERN
This procedure is to be used for all teams (Modified, Freshmen, JV and Varsity.)
The goal is to give the student-athletes, parents and coaches a way to resolve concerns positively and timely.
Procedure will be:
1. The student-athlete’s first contact should be to the coach.
2. If unresolved, the parent/guardian should contact the coach.
3. If concern remains unresolved, the student-athlete or parent/guardian should contact the Athletic Director.
4. If you have not resolved your concern, the parent/guardian should contact their child’s building administrator.
Athletic Secretary

Jody Okonczak
(716) 937-9116, 4199


Co-Athletic Director                       
Sandy Gauthier                  
(716) 937-9116, 4147


sgauthier@aldenschools.org

Co-Athletic Director                       
Ken Partell                  
(716) 937-9116, 4148


kpartell@aldenschools.org


Sports Physicals

All athletes must have a current physical from a NYS health provider dated within one year of the first day of tryouts/practice stating that they are qualified to participate in sports. (i.e. If the first practice is August 19, 2019 then the physical cannot be dated before August 1, 2018.)

Physicals must be sent or brought to the health office at the Middle School (7th and 8th grades) or High School (9th through 12th grades). Parents can also upload an image of the physical form to FamilyID.

Due to HIPPA regulations, schools are unable to contact a health provider to request this information.

Students will not be allowed to try out or participate in practice without a current physical on file. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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