Athletics

Date Posted: 07-14-21

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

This is Important: Sports Physicals and Fall Registration!!!

Sport physicals will be provided by the school district on the following dates on a first come, first served basis!

1. 07-28-21 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
2. 08-11-21 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
3. 08-25-21 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Appointments must be scheduled in advance with Nurse Housman. To schedule an appointment, please email Nurse Housman at chousman@sapublicschools.com. Note: Appointments will be given on a first come first serve basis. Any questions or concerns, please contact Nurse Housman at 732-316-7669 x3

Fall Registration!!!

21-22 Fall Sports Registration - The registration portal is now open for any student  interested in participating in fall athletics. To be eligible, students must:

1. Complete and submit an online registration for fall athletics.

2. Have a valid sports physical on file with Nurse Housman. (Note: Sport physicals need to be approved by our school physician once submitted.)
Complete and submit a COVID-19 Health History Update Form to Nurse Housman.

3. Be and remain in good academic and behavioral standing.

*Early submission is highly recommended to allow for adequate processing time. Practices for MS and HS sports will begin in mid August, therefore all paperwork must be completed in advance.

If you have any questions regarding the above criteria, please contact the main office. 

Sincerely,

Mr. Robert Eriksen, AD

Date Posted: 06-07-21

Dear Parents, Guardians and Athletes,

GMC Scholar Athlete Award: Congratulations to Jessica Henry and Neftali Rodriguez for receiving the GMC Scholar Athlete Award on behalf of the South Amboy MHS Athletic Department. The GMC Scholar Athlete Event will be live streamed on 06-07-21 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Please click this link to stream the event at that time. 

21-22 Fall Sports Registration - The registration portal is now open for any student  interested in participating in fall athletics. To be eligible, students must:

1. Complete and submit an online registration for fall athletics.

2. Have a valid sports physical on file with Nurse Housman. (Note: Sport physicals need to be approved by our school physician once submitted.)
Complete and submit a COVID-19 Health History Update Form to Nurse Housman.

3. Be and remain in good academic and behavioral standing.

*Early submission is highly recommended to allow for adequate processing time. Practices for MS and HS sports will begin in mid August, therefore all paperwork must be completed in advance. If you have any questions regarding the above criteria, please contact the main office. 

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD 


Date Posted 05-25-21

Dear Parents, Guardians and Athletes,

Below are important updates to certain capacity and masking restrictions - please note the effective date for the easing of each restriction.

Effective immediately, pursuant to Executive Order 241, there are no longer any capacity limits imposed on outdoor events, including sports practices and competitions.  Therefore, the number of spectators for our outdoor events is no longer restricted.

Effective May 28, pursuant to the Governor’s announcement today, participants and spectators for our indoor events will no longer be required to wear masks.  Those individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks in indoor public spaces, per CDC guidance.

Effective June 4, pursuant to the Governor’s announcement today, there will no longer be any capacity limits imposed on indoor events, including practices and competitions. 

Member schools may still impose more stringent capacity and masking restrictions at their discretion.

Date Posted 05-10-21

Dear Parents, Guardians and Athletes,


Senior night for HS softball will be on 05-15-21 at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. South Amboy MHS will be facing off against South River HS at 11:00am. Senior night for HS baseball will be on 05-18-21 at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park as well. South Amboy MHS will be facing off against Timothy Christian at 4:00pm. We ask that all parents, family members and athletes attend 10 minutes prior to the start of the game to enjoy this special event. Congratulations  senior athletes!!!!


Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD


Date Posted 05-06-21

Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians,

NJSIAA Executive Order No. 238 Update:

Effective Friday, May 7, 2021, all sports activities conducted outdoors are subject to a gathering limit of 500 persons, inclusive of parents/guardians.  This limit DOES NOT include athletes, coaches, referees, trainers and other individuals who are necessary for the practice or competition.

For sports activities conducted outdoors in large venues with a fixed seating capacity of 1,000 or greater, the gathering limit has been increased from 500 persons to 50% of the total fixed seating capacity – the same conditions apply as previously described.

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted 04-01-21

Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians,
Capacity Limits / Spectators – Pursuant to Executive Order No. 230 (2021) and No. 234 (2021), sports activities are currently subject to the following restrictions:

 Indoors (Executive Order No. 230):

  • Indoor practices and competitions are limited to 25 persons.
  • If the number of individuals who are necessary for the practice or competition, such as players, coaches, referees and two parents/guardians per participating athlete, is greater than 25 persons, then the practice or competition may proceed.
  • If the above exception applies, the number of individuals still may not exceed 35% of capacity of the room in which it takes place, or 150 persons, whichever is less.
  • Currently, this Executive Order prohibits spectators beyond two parents/guardians at indoor sports activities.

 Outdoors (Executive Order No. 234):

  • All athletic practices and competitions conducted outdoors are subject to the outdoor gathering limit of 200 persons. 
  • Athletes, coaches, referees, trainers and other individuals who are necessary for the practice or competition are not included in the 200 persons gathering limit. 
  • Under the Order, parents/guardians are not “necessary for the event” for outdoor events, and therefore should be calculated in the 200 person limit.
Best,
Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD
Date Posted 03-28-21
Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians,

Please read the information below carefully. All forms are found on this website. Note: This information has been send out each week to parents and the student body.

Spring Athletics:  The spring registration portal will close on April 1st! To be eligible, students must:
1. Complete and submit an online registration for spring athletics. 2. Have a valid sports physical on file with Nurse Housman. (Note: Sport physicals need to be approved by our school physician once submitted.) 3. Complete and submit a COVID-19 Health History Update Form to Nurse Housman. 4. Be and remain in good academic and behavioral standing.
Early submission is highly recommended to allow for adequate processing time. If you have any questions regarding the above criteria, please contact the main office.  
Spring Athletic Registration Numbers
Below are the current spring registration  numbers. We still need more athletes in HS softball and HS boys tennis . Understand that not having enough athletes for a particular sport can result in not having a team this season. 
1. Baseball HS - 20 (Have enough to yield a team) 2. Baseball MS - 21 (Have enough to yield a team) 3. Softball HS - 12 (Need 2 more athletes, but can yield a team) 4. Softball MS - 19 (Have enough to yield a team) 5. Track HS (Boys) - 6 (Have enough to yield a team) 6. Track HS (Girls) - 5 (Have enough to yield a team) 7. Tennis HS (Boys Only) - 2 (Need at least 7 more athletes, endanger not having a season.)
Note: Students interested in MS boys tennis are encouraged to register. MS boys will have the opportunity to learn, develop and practice basic game play fundamentals throughout the season. 
NJSIAA Spring Capacity Limits/Spectators
As of March 17th, the NJSIAA is allowing only two parents/guardians per participating athlete for outdoor sports. This pertains to practices and competition events. Parents and guardians must wear a mask, remain socially distant and remain off any bleachers for home and away events. Parents and guardians are asked to bring folding chairs. 
Spring Game and Practice Schedules
Spring gaming/meet schedules are now posted on the South Amboy MHS Athletic Page with the exception of spring track. The spring track gaming/meet schedule will be posted this week. Just like the gaming/meet schedules, practices schedules can be found on the South Amboy MHS Athletic Page.
Note: Game and practice schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, COVID cases, etc… Therefore, please check these schedules before and the day of any athletic event.  
Spring Athlete COVID Testing
Nurse Housman will begin weekly COVID testing for all spring HS/MS athletes and coaches. HS athletes and coaches will test every Monday and MS every Tuesday. Athletes must schedule an appointment prior to testing and come during 1:30pm - 2:30pm. Athletes that are in school the day of testing can test during their study hall/lunch period. 
Spring Athlete Daily COVID Screening Questionnaire
Before attending any practice, scrimmage or gaming activity, athletes must complete the Daily COVID Screening Questionnaire pertaining to their sport. This form must be completed in addition to completing the Daily COVID Questionnaire in Genesis each morning. Athletes will not be permitted to participate in any athletic activity, for the day, if this form is not filled out. Lastly, if any athlete answers, “yes” to any of the questions, they are to self-quarantine, notify the coach, Nurse Housman and Mr. Zalocki immediately.
Best,
Mr, Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted 02-14-21


Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians,
Senior night for boys basketball and co-ed cheer will take place on 02-26-21. South Amboy MHS will be facing off against East Brunswick Vo-Tech. at 7:00pm. The event will be live streamed free through NFHS Network.
Best,
Mr, Zalocki, VP/AD


Date Posted 02-13-21


Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians,

The spring registration portal will be open as of 02/17/21. To be eligible, students must:

1. Complete and submit an online registration for spring athletics.
2. Have a valid sports physical on file with Nurse Housman. (Note: Sport physicals need to be approved by our school physician once submitted.)
3. Complete and submit a COVID-19 Health History Update Form to Nurse Housman.
4. Be and remain in good academic and behavioral standing.

Early submission is highly recommended to allow for adequate processing time. 

Key Dates for Spring Sports

1. Baseball HS: 1st Practice Starts: 04/01/21, Opening Day: 04/19/21 
(03/26/21:Start date for pitchers and catchers only)   2. Softball HS: 1st Practice Starts: 04/01/21, Opening Day: 04/19/21 
(03/26/21:Start date for pitchers and catchers only) 3. Track HS: 1st Practice Starts: 04/01/21, Opening Day: 04/19/21 
4. Boys Tennis HS: 1st Practice Starts: 03/26/21, Opening Day: 04/19/21 

Note: MS sports will begin practicing the same date as HS. However, opening day will vary from HS. 
If you have any questions, please contact the main office. 

Best,


Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted 02-11-21


Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians,

We are happy to announce that NFHS Network will be reimbursing South Amboy subscribers. To receive reimbursement, please email customersupport@nfhsnetwork.com. When emailing support, please include your name and the name of our school. Lastly, NFHS Network will be providing free live streaming to all South Amboy gaming events. This will remain in effect for the remainder of the school year.  

Sincerely,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD


Date Posted 02-03-21

Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians, 

The middle school girls basketball game is still on today. The game will take place at South Amboy MHS and will kick off at 4:00pm. The girls varsity away game vs. Metuchen High School, beginning at 5:30pm, is still on as well. All other games have been rescheduled. Please click the "game schedule" tab for more details.    

Due to ongoing technical issues with the NFHS Network Live Streaming/Pixellot System, the company has granted free streaming for all South Amboy MHS gaming events. Details regarding subscription reimbursement will be forth coming. Please click here to see today's game. 

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD 

Date Posted 01-31-21

Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians, 

Due to the inclement weather, all athletic activities are canceled for 02-01-21. 

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD  

Date Posted 01-20-21

Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians, 

The live streaming system, for basketball home games, will be made available next week. We appreciate your patients as we are in the process of conducting final tests. Notifications regarding live stream account set up/registration processes will be forth coming.

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD  


Date Posted: 01-10-21


Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians, 

We are still in need of more athletes for HS girls basketball. If interested, please register online through our South Amboy MHS website, under the "Athletic Registration" tab, ASAP!!! In addition, you must have a valid physical and a completed COVID-19 Health History form on file with Nurse Housman. Both of these forms are available on the South Amboy MHS website under the "Athletic Document" tab. Note: The physical and COVID-19 Health History form must be mailed or delivered to the main office. No electronic copies please! 

Winter practice and game schedules are now posted. Those students attending practice or any gaming events MUST complete the COVID-19 Daily Screening Questionnaire at least 1 hour in advance. This is to be filled out for before each practice and game. Athletes must come dressed in their practice or gaming attire as locker rooms will not be accessible. Bathrooms, in the gym hallway, will be accessible. However, only one athlete will be permitted at a time. Athletes are to bring their own mask and water bottle as well. After practice or gaming events are over, all athletes must leave school grounds so that custodians can disinfect the area. Your coach will review these and any further expectations with you tomorrow. Any questions or concerns, please contact the main office. Good luck this season. 

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD


Date Posted: 01-04-21

Dear Athletes, Parents and Guardians,

Happy 2021! With basketball season around the corner, we are still in need of more athletes for HS girls basketball. If interested, please register online through our South Amboy MHS website, under the "Athletic Registration" tab, by 01-10-21. In addition, you must have a valid physical and a completed COVID-19 Health History form on file with Nurse Housman. Both of these forms are available on the South Amboy MHS website under the "Athletic Document" tab. Note: The physical and COVID-19 Health History form must be mailed or delivered to the main office. No electronic copies please! Any questions, please call the main office.

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD    


Date Posted: 11-19-20


Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

Today, I received notice from the NJSIAA that winter sports will be pushed back until after the holiday season. These dates are as follows:

Basketball and Cheer (Middle and High School)

Practice - Jan. 11th
Competition Start - Jan. 26th
Competition End - Mar. 6th 

Track (Middle and High School)

Practice - Feb.1st
Competition Start - Feb. 16th
Competition End - Mar. 27th 

A reminder that the deadline for submission of online registration, physicals and Covid Health History Update Form for winter sports is 12/1/2020.

Hard copies of physicals and Covid Health History Update Forms must be sent to Nurse Housman; electronic copies and scans are not permitted.

As per NJSIAA indoor guidelines, there will be no spectators at the sporting events until further notice.

Best,

Mr. Frank Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 10-18-20


Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

This is a reminder to register for winter sports. Registration will close on 12-01-2020. Please see the "Athletic Registration" tab for application details. Lastly, please see the "NJSIAA COVID-19 Information" tab regarding the latest information pertaining to athletics. Please contact the main office if you have any questions.  

Best, 

Mr. Frank Zalocki, VP/AD


Date Posted 10-18-20

Dear Parents/Guardian and Athletes,

If any student athlete is interested in purchasing a varsity jacket for the 20-21 SY, please contact East Coast Customs in Sayreville at (732) 390-8238 or Leisure Sporting Goods in Iselin at (732) 283-3113. Athletes are to purchase varsity jackets directly from the vendor as South Amboy School District is not affiliated with these vendors. 

Best,

Mr. Frank Zalocki, VP/AD 

Date Posted: 10-15-20

Dear Parents/Guardian and Athletes,

On 10-20-20, there will be a pre-season meeting for those interested in boys high school basketball with Coach Wiater. The meeting will take place on the baseball field behind the MHS from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Any questions, please email Coach Wiater: wiates24@gmail.com. We hope to see you there.

Best,

Mr. Frank Zalocki, VP/AD  


Date Posted: 10-12-20

Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

This is a reminder to register for winter sports. Registration will close on 12-01-2020. Please see the "Athletic Registration" tab for application details. Lastly, please see the "NJSIAA COVID-19 Information" tab regarding the latest information pertaining to athletics. Please contact the main office if you have any questions.  

Best, 

Mr. Frank Zalocki, VP/AD


Date Posted: 10-01-20


Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for those interested in winter sports. The following athletic paperwork must be fully completed and submitted, on or before December 1, 2020, in order to participate: 

1. Online Registration - A fully completed online registration is required of all athletes.  Note: Paper copies will not be accepted. (Please submit online)

The documents below need to be downloaded, completed and returned to the South Amboy MHS main office. Please address them to Nurse Housman. Know that all documents can be found under the "Athletic Document" tab. Note: Only hard copies of these documents will be accepted.  

2. Athletic Physical Form – A medical examination is required once per year, within 365 days prior to the first day of sports season. (Please send to Nurse Housman)    

3. COVID-19 Health History Update Form - Signed and dated no more than 90 days prior to the first day of sport practice. (Please send to Nurse Housman)

Please see the "Athletic Registration" tab for application details. Lastly, please see the "NJSIAA COVID-19 Information" tab regarding the latest information pertaining to athletics.

Best, 

Mr. Frank Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 09-25-20

Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

The fall registration deadline for middle school boys and girls soccer will be closed after today, Sept. 25th. I am thankful for those that have registered, however; we are still in need of more athletes for both teams.  

Know that if we do not have enough players to field a boys and girls team, we will not be able to have a season, thus having to cancel and default to a club program. We have great ability and talent to have a successful program. Let's make this happen!

Best

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 09-20-20

Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

As you know, the fall registration deadline for middle school boys and girls soccer has been extended to Sept. 25th. I am thankful for those that have registered, however; we are still in need of many athletes for both teams.  

Know that if we do not have enough players to field a boys and girls team, we will not be able to have a season, thus having to cancel and default to a club program. We have great ability and talent to have a successful program. Let's make this happen!

Best

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 09-18-20

Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

As you know, the fall registration deadline for middle school boys and girls soccer has been extended to Sept. 25th. I am thankful for those that have registered, however; we are still in need of many athletes for both teams. While roster is being developed, I am currently in the process of:

1. Scheduling games with other schools
2. Scheduling athletic trainers
3. Scheduling transportation 
4. Scheduling officials

Know that if we do not have enough players to field a boys and girls team, we will not be able to have a season, thus; having to cancel and default to a club program. We have great ability and talent to have a successful program. Let's make this happen!

Best 

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 09-18-20

Dear Parents/Guardian and Athletics,

I would like to thank everyone for their participation in fall athletics. Currently, we have enough girls to field a varsity soccer team. As a result, I have been:

1. Scheduling games with other schools
2. Obtaining field permits
3. Scheduling athletic trainers
4. Scheduling transportation 
5. Scheduling officials

As of today, the coach informed me that 5 girls left the team due to various reasons. Know that if we continue to lose girls, we will not be able to have a season, thus; having to cancel and default to a club program. We have great ability and talent to have a successful program. Let's make this happen!

Best 

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 09-17-20

Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

This is a reminder that fall registration for High School Girls Varsity Soccer will close today at 3:00 pm. In addition, the Middle School Boys and Girls Soccer deadline has been extended to Sept. 25th. Please see the Athletics Page for registration details. Please know that all paperwork must be submitted by the deadline. There will be no extensions after these dates expire.

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 09-15-20

Dear Parents, Guardians and Athletes,

Registration for HS Girls Varsity Soccer has been extended to 3:00pm on 09-17-20. If interested, please visit the South Amboy Athletic's Page for registration details. Depending on the number of athletic registrations will determine if we'll be playing against schools within our division or yielding a developmental athletic conditioning program. 

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD 

Date Posted: 09-12-20

Dear Parents, Guardians and Athletes,

Fall sports registration is now closed. By the end of today, 09-12-20, all registered athletes will receive an email from their coach regarding practice, COVID-19 guidelines/expectations and seasonal information. Note: Emails will be sent to athlete school email addresses.

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 09-08-20

Dear Parents, Guardians and Athletes,

Fall sports registration has been extended to 09-11-2020. Please see the "Athletic Registration" tab for more information. Reminder: Students must complete and submit the following documents in order to participate in fall athletics:

1. Online registration,
2. Physical,
3. COVID-19 Questionnaire (Not the Daily COVID-19 Questionnaire Form)
4. Health History Update Form

Bullets 2-4 are to be submitted to Nurse Housman via hard copy.


Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 08-30-20


Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

The NJSIAA recently posted COVID-19 Fall Season Guidelines. These guidelines are posted under the "NJSIAA COVID Information" tab listed on the sidebar. Please take a moment to read through it carefully.

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 08-26-20

Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

This is a reminder that following athletic paperwork must be fully completed and submitted before any athlete can participate in athletics. 

1. Online Registration - A fully completed online registration is required of all athletes.  Note: Paper copies will not be accepted. (Please submit online)

The documents below need to be downloaded, completed and returned to the South Amboy MHS main office. Please address them to Nurse Housman. Know that all documents can be found under the "Athletic Document" tab. Note: Only hard copies of these documents will be accepted.  

2. Athletic Physical Form – A medical examination is required once per year, within 365 days prior to the first day of sports season. (Please send to Nurse Housman)    

3. COVID-19 Health History Update Form - Signed and dated no more than 90 days prior to the first day of sport practice. (Please send to Nurse Housman)

4. 20-21 South Amboy COVID-19 Questionnaire - This form needs to be completed 7 days prior to the first day of sports practice. Note: This form only needs to be filled out one time. (Please send to Nurse Housman)

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD 

Date Posted: 08-25-20

Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

This a reminder for those interested in fall sports to register as soon as possible. Please see the "Athletic Registration" tab for application details. Here is the link for the tab: http://mhs.sapublicschools.com/athletics/athletic_registration

We are in need of athletes for all fall sports. Students registering for a sport late can impact the number of athletes needed to have a sports program/team this fall. If we do not have enough interest, we cannot support the athletic activity.

Best, 

Mr. Frank Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 07-23-20

Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

Our school physician, Dr. McKenna, will be conducting sport physicals for the 20-21 school year. Physicals will take place at South Amboy MHS in Nurse Houman's Office during the following dates and times:

Wednesday August 12, 2020 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday August 26, 2020 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.

There will be a few changes this year due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We will be following appropriate CDC recommendations, which include social distancing, face coverings, temperature checks and health screening. The exam room must be disinfected after each student's physical. Our compliance with all CDC recommendations will require additional time. Therefore, we must limit the number of students to a maximum of 6 per hour (or 12 per day) and require all students to pre-register by emailing Nurse Housman at chousman@sapublicschools.com for the athletic physicals. We cannot accept any "walk-ins."

Due to the limited number of students who can be seen by Dr. McKenna we strongly recommend that students who have a regular family doctor/pediatrician see their current provider. In this way, priority can be given to students who do not have medical insurance or who are experiencing financial hardship.

In the event that fall athletics are cancelled, we will keep these dates for winter and spring sports.

If you have any further questions please email Mr. Zalocki at fzalocki@sapublicschools.com or Nurse Housman at chousman@sapublicschools.com

Best,

Mr. Zalocki, VP/AD

Date Posted: 07-10-20 (Update)

Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes,

The NJSIAA just announced that all fall sports will be delayed until September. Despite the delay, know that we are still accepting applications for the fall season. This update didn't mention any new information regarding COVID-19; therefore, we'll still be following those guidelines until further notice. Please see the NJSIAA COVID-19 Information tab regarding the current guidelines. Stay safe!

NJSIAA Fall Sports Delay Letter

Best,

Mr. Frank Zalocki, VP/AD


Email: fzalocki@sapublicschools.com  
Office phone: 732-316-7669 x3235

Date Posted: 07-10-20

Dear Parents/Guardians and Athletes, 

I hope you're having a great summer and staying healthy during this pandemic. I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for those interested in fall sports. Please see the "Athletic Registration" tab for application details. Lastly, please see the "NJSIAA COVID-19 Information" tab regarding the latest information pertaining to athletics.

Best, 

Mr. Frank Zalocki, VP/AD


Email: fzalocki@sapublicschools.com  
Office phone: 732-316-7669 x3235