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Welcome to Eastdale's Varsity Athletics Page

 School Classification -
            Eastdale Secondary School competes at the local level in the Niagara Region High School Athletic Association (N.R.H.S.A.A.) specifically in Zone 3, with opportunities to progress on to the Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association (SOSSA) Championships and the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Championships.  Eastdale is classified as an " A " school which provides competition for schools in the region and across the province with a population of less than 500 full time students.

Individual Age Classifications - 
            Many activities are subject to age classifications at the N.R.H.S.A.A. (Zone), SOSSA and OFSAA levels.  In order to represent Eastdale in any inter-school competition/championship co-ordinated by the N.R.H.S.A.A., SOSSA and OFSAA, a student must:

(A.)  Be listed as eligible on the N.R.H.S.A.A. eligibility sheet, signed by the principal and the athletic designate of the school;
(B.)  Complete the DSBN Permission to Participate Form;  
(C.)  Meet the Age classicifications as outlined in the N.R.H.S.A.A. constitution.

            Students will be eligible for no more than five (5) consecutive years from the date of entry into grade 9 for OFSAA sports.

INDIVIDUAL SPORTS:
Midget - The individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her 14th  birthday by January 1st  prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held. Note: Students may compete in this category for 1 year only. THEIR GRADE 9 YEAR.

Junior - The individual’s birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her 15th  birthday by January 1st  prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held.

Senior - The individual’s birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her 19th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held.
 
TEAM SPORTS:
Junior - The individual’s birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her 16th  birthday by August 31st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held. AND The individual shall be in either of their first two years of high school. Based on the date entry into grade 9.

Senior - The individual’s birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her 19th  birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition is held.

NOTE:    If you are transfer student from another high school you are considered ineligible for all varsity athletics until you complete a Transfer Form. This form can be obtained from the Department Head of Health and Physical Education and returned as soon as you can as this form needs to be completed in a timely manner.


EASTDALE also has their own Eligibility policy in respect to Extra-Curricular Varsity Athletics -

To participate EACH STUDENT ATHLETE MUST:

  • Be on time and attending all classes on a regular and consistent basis
  • A student who is absebnt on the day of a game, is deemed INELIGIBLE to play that day
  • Come to all classes properly prepared to learn (i.e. notebook, textbook, pen, etc.)
  • Working to the best of his/her ability in all classes while maintaining a passing average
  • Be attempting to pass all of their courses
  • Follow the general rules of behaviour and good citizenship as outlined in the school's student agenda and by each of their classroom teachers
  • Display respect for the facilities and equipment at Eastdale and other institutions/schools