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Athletic Forms & Policies

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Browse the sections that follow to access important athletic forms and information on key YC Athletics policies.

Scholarship Message from the Athletic Director

Academic vs. Athletic Scholarships

National numbers indicate, on average, less than 1% of student athletes earn college athletic scholarships versus 19% of students with a 3.5-4.0 GPA who earn academic scholarships.  Therefore, a student is 27 times more likely to get scholarship money for academics than athletics. In 2021, 76 seniors at York Catholic earned over $10 million in academic scholarships.  Eighteen seniors chose to continue to play sports in college, however, only one received athletic scholarship money to do so.  It’s important for parents and students to understand academic scholarships continue to offer the greatest opportunities.

NCAA Eligibility

Students going to a Division I or Division II college have to complete 16 core classes.  Also, the minimum GPA is 2.3 and those who transfer from Junior Colleges need a 2.5 GPA.  Click here for the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Anti-Hazing Policy

The Diocese of Harrisburg prohibits any form of hazing of or by employees, volunteers or students.

Hazing is defined as: “Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any organization. The term shall include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual, and shall include any activity which would subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual, or any willful destruction or removal of public or private property. For purposes of this definition, any activity as described in this definition upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with or continued membership in an organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be “forced” activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.” (From Act 2016-31)

Reporting Suspected Hazing Immediately

Any student who experiences some form of hazing or staff member who becomes aware of hazing should report it to the school administration. Any staff member who permits or encourages hazing will face disciplinary action, including possible dismissal. Any student who engages in hazing is subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion, depending on the seriousness of the offensive conduct.

Off-Campus Home Games

Most of our teams play their home games on our campus, but some have a home away from home.

  • Baseball – Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hoffman Stadium, Vander Ave/Rockdale Ave entrance (click here for map)
  • Field Hockey – York County School of Technology, 2179 South Queen Street, York PA 17402
  • Golf – Honey Run Golf Course, 3131 South Salem Church Road, York, PA 17408
  • Boys’ Tennis – Penn State York, 1031 Edgecomb Avenue, York, PA 17403. Park in the Student Lot outside the M.S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center.
  • Girls’ Tennis – Penn State York, 1031 Edgecomb Avenue, York, PA 17403. Park in the Student Lot outside the M.S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center.
  • Track & Field – York County School of Technology, 2179 South Queen Street, York PA 17402
  • Wrestling – York County School of Technology, 2179 South Queen Street, York PA 17402

Sports Registration

If you’re interested in playing a sport at York Catholic, please let us know and we’ll be in touch with details. Please complete one form per sport.

Physicals

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association requires all student-athletes to have a physical each year.  Physicals can be scheduled with your own physician or by going to an Urgent Care Center.

Please be sure to complete the medical information online at www.familyID.com before arriving at your doctor’s appointment and only print the 2 sections indicated (sections 6 & 7) for the doctor to review and complete. All physicals must be dated AFTER June 1, 2021. Co-payments apply. Physicals must be completed and uploaded to www.familyID.com no later than the following dates:

  • Fall sports: August 4 at 3 PM
  • Winter sports: November 10 at 3 PM
  • Spring sports: March 2 at 3 PM

If you have any questions, please contact Josh Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x330.

Note to parents of athletes entering Grade 11:  The Department of Health requires a physical for your child when entering grade 11.  The form used by the DOH is different from the form used by the PIAA.   Please be sure to take BOTH forms to your doctor.  Please note – OSS Health does not offer the school physical required by the Department of Health.  They only offer the sports physical required by the PIAA.

Department of Health School Physical Form (Students entering Grade 11 ONLY)

ImPACT Testing

There has been extensive media coverage about athletics and concussions.  York Catholic has been at the forefront in this area and includes the ImPACT Test (Immediate Post-Concussive Assessment and Cognitive Testing) to monitor our athletes.

All interscholastic athletes and cheerleaders are required to take an ImPACT Test to establish a cognitive baseline for concussions. This is an established technology used in order to determine the return to play/activity guidelines for participants who have sustained a concussion.

The test is administered on a computer.  The baseline is adequate for two years. Therefore, if a student participated on a YC team last season and had an ImPACT test, he or she is not required to repeat it this season.

Please email Mr. Josh Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org to see if a valid ImPACT Test is on file.
Athletes will NOT be permitted to practice until the test is completed.  It is the athlete’s responsibility to be sure the updated baseline report is on file at YC.  Students MUST check with Mr. Cross to see if the updated ImPACT Test was transmitted properly and is on file.

If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director Kevin Bankos; Assistant Athletic Director, Josh Cross; or Assistant Athletic Director, Brad Hayek.

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