Fall Sports start dates- Football, Cross Country , Soccer, Fall Baseball

Posted Saturday, June 28, 2014 by Michael O'Donnell
All Sports-
All players must have  Sports Physical to nurse by August 1 st on proper form for Fall Sports.
Physicals are good for 1 Calendar year from date of physical & must be renewed every year to be considered eligible.
If physical is not up to date athlete cannot try out or attend practice. days cannoot be counted toward NY State requirement of practice days.

If you are not sure,email our school nurse at LONURSE@gmail.com.


Sports Athletic form
- The only one that is accepted. No other form can be used. Nurse will not  hand out participation card if  any other form is used.
http://www.stepinac.org/pdfs/Stepinac-physical_form.pdf


 Freshman Football-

All Players will meet nurse as a team & get a participation card. No physical no try out! Physical forms should be sent to nurse. No one else can accept form.

No exceptions !

Practices are mandatory- Every player must have 16 days of practice by NY State law before  first game. No Exceptions.

The first day practice  Monday Aug 18th will be from 9am till about 2 pm.

Tuesday Aug 19th thru Friday practice will be 9 am till about 4PM.   

Practice will be held on  Sat as well Aug 23rd. Time will be announced. No practice on Sun August 24th.

Practice on Monday August 25th thru Friday Aug 29 will be 9 am till 4 pm.

A scrimmage will take place at 12:30 on Sat August 30 at Stepinac.

Practice will begin again on Tuesday Sept  2 nd  at 2 pm till 5:30 thru Sept 5th.

A scrimmage away at St Peter's on Sat at 9 am on Sat Sept 6th.

JV Football
Testing & meeting with nurse on Thursday Aug 14th at  2pm to get participation card.

First practice 8 am on August 18th.

Practice will continue along same schedule every day Monday Thru Sat.
Scrimmage on August 30 at 9 am at Stepinac
Opening Day Sept 6th at home vs CTK 10 am

Varsity Football

Testing & meeting with nurse on Thursday Aug 14th at  3 pm to get participation card.

First Practice 8 am on Monday August 18th.

We will practice everyday  Monday Thru Sat until school opens . Practice will end at 7:00 pm

Sat August 23 Blue White at 10 am
Sat August 30 New Canaan scrimmage 9 am
Sat Sept 6 Mansfield HS 1 pm at Home.

 Football questions email stepcrusaders@aol.com

Varsity & JV Soccer

Will meet coach & nurse at 1 pm on Thursday August 14th- all players must be present. If you cant be there email Coach O'D or Coach Hanley.

Practices will begin at 8:00 am on Monday August 18th. Coach will release practice schedule shortly.
Prcatice will end at roughly 4:00 pm each day. Monday Thru Friday.

Soccer questions email mhanley@stepinac.org

Cross Country

First practice & meeting with Nurse at 9am on Monday August 25th - Practice will be held after every player gets card.

any Question email Coach Nick Mitchell at
fortheneed@me.com

Fall Baseball- For Soph , Juniors & Seniors only[ no freshman]

Players will see Nurse on Thurs Sept 4th & 5th . Tryouts  on those days.

Other sports will start after school begins [ Swimming , Bowling , Hockey & Wrestling]

any questions please email Coach O'Donnell- stepcrusaders@aol.com