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    Joseph Braico - Director
    117 Central Park Road, Plainview, NY 11803
    Phone - 516-434-3100  Fax - 516-349-4792
     
    Section VIII Sports Seasons 2017-2018 

    HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS:

    Fall Sports - Varsity and JV Start Dates
    Football - Wednesday, August 16
    Cheerleading - August 23
    B/G Soccer – Wednesday, August 23
    B/G Volleyball - Wednesday, August 23
    B/G Cross Country - Wednesday, August 23 
    G Swimming/Diving – Wednesday, August 23
    G Tennis – Wednesday, August 23
    B Badminton - Tuesday, September 5th
     
    Winter Sports - Varsity and JV Start Dates
    Wrestling – Monday, November 6 
    Cheerleading - Monday, November 6
    B Swimming/Diving - Monday, November 13
    Gymnastics - Monday, November 13
    B/G Winter Track - Monday, November 13
    B/G Bowling - Monday, November 13
    B/G Basketball – Monday, November 13
     
    Spring Sports - Varsity and JV Start Dates
    B/G Lacrosse– Monday, March 5
    Baseball - Monday, March 5
    Softball - Monday, March 5
    B/G Track - Monday, March 5
    B Tennis - Monday, March 12
    B/G Golf – Monday, March 12
    G Badminton - Monday, March 12
     
     
    MODIFIED PROGRAM: 
    Middle School Fall Sports:
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017
     
    Middle School Winter I Sports:
    Monday, November 6, 2017
     
    Middle School Winter II Sports: 
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
     
    Middle School Spring Sports:
    Monday, April 9, 2018
     
     
    HOLY DAYS OF OBSERVANCE 2017-2018
    No contest or interschool scrimmage may be scheduled in Section VIII by a member school on the following dates:
    *Thursday and Friday, September 21 & 22, 2017 - Rosh Hashanah 
    *Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Yom Kippur
    Sunday and Monday, December 24-25, 2017 - Christmas Eve/Day
    *Friday, March 30, 2018 - First Day of Passover
    Friday, March 30, 2018 - Good Friday
    Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunday
    *Indicates student-athletes must be able to be home by 6:00 PM on the day preceding this date. 
     
     
    ANTICIPATED TESTING DAYS 2017-2018
    ACT DATES                                          Anticipated SAT Test Date

    September 9, 2017                             October 7, 2017

    October 28, 2017                                November 4, 2017

    December 9, 2017                              December 2, 2017

    February 10, 2018                               May 5, 2018

    April 14, 2018                                      June 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018                                      

    SIGNIFICANT DAYS 2017-2018
    September 4th  - Labor Day
    September 11* -  Patriot Day
    October 9 - Columbus Day
    November 7 - Election Day
    November 11 - Veterans Day 
    November 23 - Thanksgiving Day
    January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    February 12 - Presidents Day
    May 28 - Memorial Day
     
    Labor Day may count as a required practice day to achieve the minimum practice days required prior to the start of scrimmages and contests for fall season sports.
     
    *In recognition of those who perished on September 11, 2001 in the tragedy of the World Trade Center, it is recommended that each school playing on this day provide a moment of silence in memory and tribute. Thanksgiving Day may not count as a required practice day to achieve the minimum practice days required prior to the start of scrimmages and contests for winter season sports.