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OWEN SOUND DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULAR ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES 2018-2019

It is important to participate in school life and get involved. These experiences will carry with you for life; you develop friendships, participate in healthy lifestyles and gain valuable knowledge for future endeavors. You may also find employment opportunities and scholarships based on the variety of activities you participate in. Most important, it is FUN! Care about your school culture and participate.

Pay your student fees to participate in school activities. Student fees this year are $50.00. This will also include a yearbook and an OSDSS canvas bag, while supplies last. If these fees cannot be paid, please see administration or guidance. We want you to participate and have fun.

Listen to announcements to see when when clubs and teams are starting up. Ask the front office or guidance where to locate teachers involved with the activity you are interested in. Teachers and costs may vary from year to year. Find out more information about joining. Listen to announcements and get involved. It's FUN!

For Bluewater team schedules, scores and statistics go to:www.bluewaterathletics.com

OFSAA AGE CLASSIFICATIONS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2016

OFSAA By-Law 5, Eligibility for Competition, Section 4 - Individuals, subsection (iii) states:

"meet the following age requirements:

Senior the individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not yet reached his/her 19th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held.

Junior the individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not yet reached his/her 15th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held.

Midget the individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not yet reached his/her 14th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held. Students may compete in this category for one year only in Grade 9."

For the 2016-2017 school year, a Midget will be born in 2002 and may compete at OFSAA in the Midget category for one year only in Grade 9. A Junior will be born in 2001 or 2002; and a Senior will be born in 1998 or later.

In addition, to correspond with the above, all OFSAA team Playing Regulations, in their eligibility sections state,"meet the following age requirement: the individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her 19th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held."


1997 or earlier

Ineligible

1998, 1999, 2000

Senior

2001

Junior

2002

Midget

How old was the student as of January 1, 2016?

CODE OF CONDUCT for OSDSS Athletics--Athletes are expected to follow the OSDSS Student Code of Conduct that is provided on the school website and in their Student Planner.

Athletic Eligibility--Students should be aware of the following criteria when they plan to participate in extra-curricular sports:

  • Sixth-year students will NOT be permitted to participate in OFSAA sanctioned events. Students will be eligible for no more than five consecutive calendar years from their date of entry into grade 9.
  • For the first four years of a semestered high school, a student must be registered in a minimum of 3 credit courses in the semester in which s/he participates. After the fourth year of high school, a student must be taking 2 credit courses per semester.
  • Students who work to their individual academic potential are eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities. Poor academic achievement or poor attendance may result in removal of extra-curricular privileges. Students are responsible for all work missed. Arrangements with teachers should be made well in advance of the absence.
  • Students must have paid student fees in order to be eligible to play school sports. Tournament and uniform fees may be required for some sports.
  • Students are NOT permitted to drive their own vehicles to or from any excursion or sports event without permission from the principal.
  • Students new to OSDSS (exception: Grade 9 students): Students transferring from another school are deemed ineligible for sports competition for the year after they transfer UNLESS they apply and meet the criteria. Application forms are available from Student Services and should be completed as soon as possible after the transfer

EACH ACTIVITY WILL SET THEIR OWN FEES


SPORTS ACTIVITIES

FALL SPORTS

Team Teacher When Criteria How to Join
Baseball (Boys) Mr. Bell Sept-Oct Tryouts, practices and league games Sign up & tryout
Basketball (Jr. Girls) Ms. Bryans Sept-Nov Tryouts, practices and BAA regular season Sign up & tryout
Basketball (Sr. Girls) Ms. Brooks Community Coach Mrs. Lyman Ms. Jacques Sept-Nov Tryouts, practices and BAA regular season Sign up & tryout
Cross-Country Running Ms. Gamble Sept-Nov 3 Practices per week Meeting and sign up
Football Mr. Kosempel Mr. Boyd Mr. Carr Mr. Stewart Sept-Nov Practices and BAA regular season Sign up & tryout
Golf (Boys) Mr. Playter Sept Practices and tournament days Talk to teacher Sign up & tryout
Golf (Girls) Ms. Stephens Sept Practices and tournament days Talk to teacher Sign up & tryout
Rugby 7s (Girls) Mr. Lee Sept-Oct Practices and a few tournaments Talk to teacher
Tennis Mr. Juszczyk Sept-Oct Try outs, practices and tournament days Talk to teacher
Volleyball (Jr. Boys) Mr. Rutter Sept-Nov Try outs, practices and BAA regular season Sign up & tryout
Volleyball (Sr. Boys) Mrs. Wilkins Sept-Nov Try outs, practices and BAA regular season Sign up & tryout
Cheer Team (non-BAA) Mr. Foulds Community Coach Jill Thurston All year Tuesday and Thursday Mornings Practices and Competition days Try outs in September
Special Olympics Mr. M. Ewing All Year DL students with love of sports See teacher

WINTER SPORTS

Basketball- Junior Boys Mrs.Gamble Nov-March Practices and Games Tryouts
Basketball- Senior Boys TBD Nov-March Practices and Games Tryouts
Curling- Boys Mr. Bryans Nov- March Tryout See teacher
Curling- Girls Mrs. Breadner Nov- March Tryout See teacher
Hockey- Girls Mrs. Vokes Community Coach Mr. Vokes Nov-February Practices & league games Grades 9-12 Tryouts
Hockey- Senior Boys Mr. Williton Nov-Mar Practices and league games, Grades 9-12 Tryouts
Hockey - Junior Boys Mr. Williton Feb-March Exhibition games & tournament play Sign up
Nordic Skiing Mr. Schlenker Ms. Tones Ms. Vereecke Mrs. Wardell Mr. Dubeau November -March For a person who enjoys competing, training & being in the outdoors in wintertime. Equipment can be borrowed. Everyone welcome. No previous ski experience required. Cost approx.. $100 Attend practices
Swimming Mrs. Lee Oct- Mar 1x a week @YMCA Recreational/Competitive swimmers See Mrs. Lee in room 216
Volleyball-Junior Girls TBD Nov-March Commit to Practices, games and tournaments Sign up and tryout
Volleyball-Senior Girls Ms. Brooks Nov-March Commit to Practices, games and tournaments Sign up and tryout

SPRING SPORTS

Badminton Mrs. Rutter Feb-April Tryouts and Practices Sign up and tryout
Boys Field Lacrosse Mr. Stewart Community Coach Mr. Caskenette Jan - Feb indoors March - May - outdoors Practices & tournaments Attend practices, no cuts
Girls Field Lacrosse Ms. Brooks Mrs. Wilkins March - May Practices and tournaments Attend practices, no cuts
Mountain Biking

Ms. Vereecke Mrs. Wardell April-June Have a bike. After school See teacher
Rugby-Junior Boys Mr. Ptok Spring Tryouts Sign up for tryouts
Rugby- Senior Boys Mr. Ptok Spring Mar-June Tryouts Sign up for tryouts
Rugby- Girls Mr. Lee Mr. Lavergne Spring Mar-June Tryout Sign up
Soccer- Varsity Boys Mr. Arthur Mr. McManaman March-June Practices and Games 4x a week Sign up and tryout
Soccer- Varsity Girls Mr. Foulds April-June Practices and Games 4 x a week Sign up and tryout
Track and Field Ms. Gamble Mr. Whitehouse April-May Practice 3x per week Sign up
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