Colonie Athletics Fall Season Update

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), Section 2 and the Suburban Council have been working tirelessly to put together a fall season that has the health and safety of our student-athletes and coaches as a top-priority.

Unfortunately, not all sports and levels could be offered due to a number of reasons pertaining to COVID-19 as it applies to bussing, virtual day transportation, and challenges navigating the guidelines from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and New York State Education Department (NYSED) health and safety protocols.

On Wednesday, September 9 the NYSPHSAA announced that high-risk sports, which include Football, Boys and Girls Volleyball and Competitive Cheer, would be postponed at all levels until March 1, 2021.

Below is the status of fall sports activities for the upcoming 2020-21 school year:

Sports Postponed until  March 1, 2021 

  • Football – Varsity, JV, Modified 7/8
  • Girls Volleyball – Varsity, JV, Modified 7/8
  • Boys Volleyball – Varsity, JV, Modified ⅞
  • Cheer – Varsity & JV

Sports offered this Fall beginning Monday, September 21

  • Varsity & JV Girls Soccer
  • Varsity & JV Boys Soccer
  • Girls and Boys Varsity Golf
  • Girls Varsity Tennis
  • Girls and Boys Varsity & JV Cross Country

Academic Program

Whether you attend full time, Hybrid (2 out of 6 days), or fully remote, you are eligible to play sports at Colonie High School this Fall.

Athletic Placement Process

Middle School athletes who completed the Athletic Placement Process (APP) last year as 7th graders and played a JV or Varsity sport will be allowed to compete as 8th graders this year.  No new APP testing will take place this fall for current 7th or 8th grade athletes. 

Regretfully, these Sports & Levels will not be offered this Fall.

Sports that will not be offered this Fall

  • Girls Modified 7/8 soccer
  • Girls Modified 9 soccer
  • Boys Modified 7/8 soccer 
  • Boys Modified 9 soccer 
  • Boys and Girls Modified Cross Country
  • Girls Varsity Swimming

Registration for Fall sports in ASPEN

Registration for Fall Sports is now open.  Please use your parent ASPEN login to register student athletes to be cleared by the Health Services office.  Fill out the health history/parent permission form that also contains questions/items surrounding COVID-19 and click submit!

Sports Physicals

  • A sports physical must be on file in the Health Services office in order to be cleared to play sports.
  • Physicals from the 2018-2019 school year are acceptable to be cleared .
  • Physicals from the 2019-2020 school year are acceptable to be cleared.
  • A new physical must be provided if you do not have one available from the previous two years.

Timeline for Sports Registrations

It is essential that you register on Aspen and complete the health history form as soon as possible! Student athletes can not participate on Monday, September 21 if you are not cleared by the Health Services department.


Athletes will have practice or games Monday through Saturday. 

In addition, student athletes must provide their own transportation to school on the days they are remote learning. Practices will start at 3 p.m. after school.  

Health and Safety Protocols

Athletic Health and Safety Protocols are in place for the Suburban Scholastic Council  and Colonie High School.   More information will be forthcoming pertaining to practice/game  guidelines and procedures, spectator protocols, water, changing stations, etc…

Please know that we have worked, and will continue to work, to keep our student-athletes, coaches and officials safe and provide the best possible athletic experience this fall.

If you have any questions please contact me by email, or call the Colonie High School Athletic office at (518) 459-1220.

Joseph Guardino 
Director of Athletics
Colonie High School