Selective Classification Procedures:
Coaches may request the Athletic Director to process a student through the Selection/Classification screening procedure. Students will not be exposed to the screening procedure without a specific request. If a student in grade 7 or 8 has reached the chronological age of 15 years old prior to September 1, they are eligible to participate on high school athletic teams without being processed through the Selection/Classification screening procedure.
Only medical approval by the school district physician (or family physician) is required Tanner Stage 1-5 are check from our Lake Shore physical form. (Lake Shore Physical Form available under Sports Physical Information) If a student has been processed through the Selection/Classification screening procedure and participated in the 7th grade, the process would not have to be repeated in the 8th grade as long as they remain at the same level of athletic competition in the same sport category.
If the student changes levels or sports, the Selection/Classification screening procedure must be repeated to meet the specific athletic performance and developmental standards. If a student fails to meet one or more of the athletic performance standards related to the Selection/Classification screening process, he/she may be retested as many times as is appropriate for a specific item or items. If there is a sound basis for a special approval, it can be requested from the State Education Department.
SELECTION/ CLASSIFICATION - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Question: Who may initiate the Selection/Classification Process?
Answer: Coaches may request that the director of athletics process a student through the screening procedure. Students should not be exposed to the screening without a specific request.
2. Question: If a seventh (7th) or eighth (8th) grade student has reached the chronological age for senior high school, is he/she required to go through the Selection/Classification Process?
Answer: If a student in grade seven (7th) or grade eight (8th) is fifteen (15) years old prior to September 1, they are eligible to participate on high school teams without going through the Selective/Classification screening procedure. Only medical approval is required. The reason that these students are eligible for high school teams is because they are already at an advanced age and will lose some of their four years of high school eligibility due to over age if not allowed eligibility.
3. Question: Does the Selection/Classification provision allow a senior high student to participate on the modified program?
Answer: Yes, provided they are screened and their maturity and athletic performance standards match those of the students on modified programs.
4. Question: If a student qualifies for participation on a fall sport, can this approval be used to qualify for a winter sport?
Answer: Yes, provided the requirement for maturity and athletic performance standards for the winter sports do not exceed those of the fall sport.
5. Question: If a student qualifies for participation in the seventh (7th) grade, must he repeat the process in the eighth (8th) grade?
Answer: No, the process need not be repeated so long as they remain at the same level in the same sport. If they change sports or levels, the screening procedure must be repeated.
6. Question: If a student fails to meet one of the athletic performance items of the Selection/Classification Program, is he/she automatically eliminated form participation?
Answer: Yes. However, the student may be re-tested as many times as is appropriate for a specific item or items. If there is a sound basis for a special approval, it can be requested from the State Education Department.
7. Question: Are there any provisions made for handicapped students who are unable to take or pass a component in the athletic performance test?
Answer: Not within the normal procedures of the program. However, special approvals can be requested of the State Education Department if it can be demonstrated that the student’s safety is not being compromised.
8. Question: Is it intended that this program be applied to all students or in only very special cases?
Answer: Only students of unusually advanced or delayed fitness, maturity and skill should be considered for advanced placement through this program.Please call The Lake Shore Athletic Office for additional information. 926-2260