The Niskayuna Silver Warriors compete as a Class AA school in Section II of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The Niskayuna Central School District believes that participation in athletics contributes to a well-rounded education, supports students’ classroom success, gives them skills and experiences that help them succeed in school and beyond.
Niskayuna offers a variety of sports teams on different levels. See a list of teams by season and their websites here.
Athletic schedules, game change notifications are now available through Schedule Galaxy. This is a service of the Suburban Council. Use the menu to select the applicable team.
Registration: FamilyID Online Platform
The Athletics Department uses the FamilyID online platform for registration and for students to provide health documentation. FamilyID replaced the Gray Card that was used in the past. When you register through the secure FamilyID system, it keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You only need to enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs. Learn more about FamilyID and creating a profile
All students grades 7-12 who desire to participate in interscholastic athletics must be cleared through the school Nurse’s Office. No student will be allowed to try out, practice or participate with any team without proper information on file. Read more on requirements here.
Athletic Placement Process
The Athletic Placement Process was designed to address concerns and research about physical fitness and maturity in a comprehensive manner and help school districts ensure that students have the physiological maturity, physical fitness, and skill level in relationship to other students at the desired level of competition. Read more about the Athletic Placement Process here.
Coaching in Niskayuna
The New York State Education Department considers coaching a secondary school athletic team to be an extension of the physical education program. As such, pursuant to Board of Education Policy 7420, the Niskayuna Central School District employs only “certified or licensed staff to coach all varsity, junior varsity, freshman and modified practices and games.” Visit the page, “Becoming an Athletic Coach in Niskayuna” to learn more about state licensing requirements and the district’s process to appoint coaches.
The Niskayuna Booster Club is a volunteer organization established to promote school spirit and to raise funds to provide financial support to our sports teams. Our primary purpose is to facilitate active relationships among parents, students, coaches, administrators, faculty and members of the community, while working towards establishing, organizing, promoting and supporting all Niskayuna High School Athletic programs based on safety and equity. Check out the Booster Club website here.
Information for parents of students with disabilities
If your child has a disability or if you suspect that your child has a disability, you can request a meeting of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) by contacting the district’s Special Education Department at (518) 382-2525. The district has two CSE chairpersons:
CSE Chair, Grades PreK-5
(518) 382-2525, ext. 21736
CSE Secretary, Grades PreK-5
(518) 382-2525, ext. 50738
CSE Secretary, Grades 6-12
(518) 382-2525, ext. 50739
“A Parent’s Guide to Special Education,” published by the New York State Education Department, is also a helpful resource.