The purpose of interscholastic athletics at York Catholic is to foster in our students the Gospel values of Jesus Christ as articulated in the Roman Catholic tradition. We hope to accomplish this by teaching our students a sense of responsibility, leadership, and sportsmanship. As part of the total program of the high school, athletics can be an important avenue for the growth of our students spiritually, mentally, and physically. Athletics help the students identify individual abilities and interests. Athletics are never considered an end to themselves, but are part of the total high school experience.
A student’s eligibility to participate in the interscholastic athletic program at York Catholic is a privilege. An athlete does not confer any honor or favor upon the school by his participation, but rather the school honors and confers a favor upon the student by allowing him/her to represent the school in an athletic event. A student’s eligibility is determined by rules and regulations of the PIAA, the YAIAA, and regulations established by the school as for eligibility, scholastic standing, and academic status.
Athlete & Parent Handbook
All-Year Sports Pass (available August 2013)
YC Spirit Store
Athletic Lettering is now handling all of the York Catholic Varsity Jacket orders. They are located at 2860 Eastern Boulevard in York. Their phone number is 717-840-6373.
Practice Opening Days
Fall: August 13 (all paperwork due August 10)
Winter: November 16 for senior high
November 17 for junior high
(all paperwork due November 14)
Spring: March 4 for senior high
March 6 for junior high
(all paperwork due February 28)
Spring Sports Team Pictures
3:15 PM - JH Volleyball
3:45 PM - V/JV Softball
4:20 PM - Boys Lacrosse
5:00 PM - V/JV Baseball
3:10 PM - Tennis
3:30 PM - JH Track
4:15 PM - Girls Lacrosse
Meet the Teams - Spring Sports
Meet the spring sports teams and raise the Irish spirit
Monday, March 18 at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium
Thursday, June 13, 2013
at Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists
1855 Powder Mill Road
Do NOT arrive prior to 5:45 PM
Cost is $15 - checks made payable to YCHS
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association requires all student-athletes to have a physical each year. Physicals must be dated after June 1 for the upcoming school year. For example, if wishing to participate during the 2012-2013 school year, the physical must be dated AFTER June 1, 2012. Physicals can be scheduled with your own physician or on the specified York Catholic date in June at Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists. The Comprehensive Initial Pre-participation Physical Evaluation (CIPPE) form is available by clicking on the link below.
PIAA Sports Physical Form
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 – Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists 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)
If a student-athlete plans to participate in more than one sport during the same school year, he or she must complete Section 7 of the Comprehensive Initial Pre-participation Physical Evaluation (CIPPE). This indicates any changes to health history including injuries during the first season of play. Even if there were no changes, Section 7 needs to be completed, signed, and dated by the parent or guardian of the student/athlete. The form cannot be completed more than 6 weeks prior to the start of the 2nd or 3rd sports season.
PIAA Sports Multi-Sport Form (Re-certification by Parent/Guardian)
Due to a new mandate passed by the PIAA, York Catholic is required to have your child return to your physician to have his/her physical re-certified due to injury or illness sustained after submittnig the physical paperwork. This paperwork is required to participate in any sport season.
Below is the link to sections 7 and 8 of the Comprehensive Initial Pre-participation Physical Evaluation (CIPPE). Section 7 needs to be completed, signed, and dated by the parent or guardian of the student/athlete. Section 8 must be completed, signed, and dated by a physician. Both sections must be completed and returned to allow participation in any sport season. To receive a copy of sections 1-6 that are on file at York Catholic, please contact the York Catholic High School Athletic Department.
PIAA Sports Re-certification Form (Physician Release)
This recertification process is a PIAA ruling and York Catholic High School seeks to put the health and safety of our student-athletes first. Following PIAA direction is a part of this goal. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the York Catholic High School Athletic Department.
There has been extensive media coverage about athletics and concussions during the last few months. York Catholic has been working in this area for the last five years by adding the ImPACT program to monitor our athletes.
All interscholastic athletes and cheerleaders are required to take an ImPACT Test (Immediate Post-Concussive Assessment and Cognitive Testing) 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 initial 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.
The list of students with ImPACT tests on file has been removed from this website. Please email Mr. Rick Luckman at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if a valid ImPACT Test is on file. Athletes will NOT be permitted to practice until the test is completed. If a student takes an ImPACT Test after May 22, 2012, it is the athlete’s responsibility to be sure the updated baseline report is on file at YC. Students MUST check with Mr. Luckman to see if the updated ImPACT Test was transmitted properly and is on file.
If you have any questions, contact Athletic Trainer Kyle Smink, Athletic Director Rick Luckman, or Assistant Athletic Director Brad Hayek.