The New York State Education Department and the Cazenovia Central School District participate in the advancement program known as Selection Classification. This is the formal process by which students in grades 7 and 8 can become eligible to participate on junior varsity or varsity level athletics teams despite the fact they have not yet reached the 9th grade eligibility requirement. This process is intended to be used rarely and is only intended for students who are rated as exceptional, unusually gifted or elite. Experience does not necessarily correlate to exceptionality. Frequently, very good athletes are not permitted to go through this process. The athletic department firmly believes that participation at the grade level is a critical time in a beginning athlete’s personal development, especially when it relates to leadership and social development. Please consider all aspects of the sport, not just skills and athleticism, prior to pursuing junior varsity and/or varsity eligibility as a 7th or 8th grader.
Please review 100% of the documents attached below if you are interested in applying to go through this process. After reading all of the reference materials and directions, please contact Mr. Mike Byrnes, Athletic Administrator at 655-1358 if you have further questions.
PLEASE REVIEW ALL OF THESE FORMS/DOCUMENTS: