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Athletic Requirements


Welcome to Gilmour Academy Athletics! There are several requirements of our student-athletes, as well as parents, prior to participation. Below is an outline of these items. Please refer to this page throughout the academic year and especially prior to each sports season to ensure all of the necessary requirements are completed in order to compete. Failure to complete these items means you will not be able to participate in any sports-related activity including, but not limited to, practices and games. These requirements are within the guidelines of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and Gilmour Academy.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Gilmour Academy Department of Athletics.

Jeff Walrich, CAA
Director of Athletics 
Phone: (440) 473-8074
Email: walrichj@gilmour.org  
Kristy Booher, CAA
Associate Director of Athletics – Upper School
Director of Athletics – Middle School
Phone: (440) 473-8198
Email: booherk@gilmour.org

 

Preseason Meeting

Preseason Meeting

At the beginning of each sports season, parents and student-athletes are required to attend a meeting to be made aware of the obligations required in order to have the privilege of participating in interscholastic athletics as a representative of Gilmour Academy and the OHSAA.  Attendees will review the school’s essential eligibility standards, athletic policies and procedures, as well as the code of conduct and individual team rules and requirements.  At the conclusion of the meeting, all Upper School parents and student-athletes are required to complete the eligibility checklist before the student-athletes can become eligible to compete for Gilmour Academy in a regular-season contest.

See below for a list of upcoming meeting dates and locations: 

Upper School Fall Sports Meeting – Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m. in Our Lady Chapel

Middle School Fall Sports Meeting – Tuesday, August 18 at 4:45 p.m. in Our Lady Chapel

 

Cautionary Statements

Cautionary Statements

The Gilmour Academy Department of Athletics has developed safety guidelines for all students participating in school-sponsored athletic activities and events.

Each sport is unique in its characteristics, skills, and rules of participation. All athletes, parents, and coaches must understand the specific characteristics of each sport in order to maximize the safety of participation and completion.

Specific areas of emphasis include:

1. Preparation for practice and events
2. Locker room and building activities
3. Pre- and post-practice and event activities
4. Hazards specific to each sport
5. Management of emergency situations

These issues will be discussed for each sport by the coaching staff at the initial preseason player/parent meeting and will be periodically reviewed during the season. 

Additionally, injuries can and do occur during athletic activities. The severity of any injury is unknown until it occurs and is assessed by trained personnel. We understand that the possibility of sustaining an injury ranging from minor to catastrophic exists while participating in any athletic program. Click here to downloand the cautionary statement form and return to the Athletic Department prior to participation.

Baseball/Softball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track & Field
Volleyball

2015-16 OHSAA Preseason PowerPoint

2015-16 OHSAA Preseason PowerPoint

All student-athletes and parents are responsible for reviewing the 2015-16 OHSAA Preseason PowerPoint, which can be accesed by clicking here.



2015-16 Sport-Specific Summer and Start Date Information (Grades 6-12)

2015-16 Sport-Specific Summer and Start Date Information (Grades 6-12)

For those student-athletes in Grades 6-12 interested in participating in athletics during the 2015-16 academic year, please click here to review important sport specific information, such as start dates, summer workouts and coach information.

This information will also be sent out to all Gilmour Academy families during the later part of July. It is to be used as a supplemental resource to help you prepare for the upcoming athletic season.

 

 

Student-Athlete Health History and Physical Information

Student-Athlete Health History and Physical Information (Grades 6-12)

For those student-athletes in Grades 6-12 interested in participating in athletics during the 2015-16 academic year, various health information, medical history and a valid physical MUST be on file PRIOR to any participation in athletics, which includes practices and games. Much of this information will be completed online through a personalized account. For more information on how to set up your account and to get started, please click here.

Some additional medical forms you will need to complete are as follows:

OHSAA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation  Form 2015-16

Concussion Form

For all questions regarding your account or other medical inquiries, please contact Kara Dolling at dollingk@gilmour.org or 440-473-8181. 

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