The athletic program is an integral part of the total educational process at Sparta High School. Young people learn a great deal participating in interscholastic athletics. Determination, perseverance, sportsmanship and teamwork are some of the valuable lessons that can be attained through athletic participation. Athletics plays an important role in helping the individual student develop a positive self-concept as well as a healthy body. Athletic competition fosters school spirit and develops pride in the school and community for participants, students and spectators.
Through athletics we seek to provide a wholesome form of physical activity for as many students as possible. We will make every effort to offer our student-athletes the best in equipment, facilities and coaching, in order to provide them with an enjoyable and rewarding athletic experience. While the reputation of our school and community is enhanced whenever its representatives excel, by far the greatest rewards and satisfactions are derived by those who actually participate on our athletic teams.
We believe that the soul of our school can be reflected in what occurs before and after the normal academic day. This extension of the school day, whether it be in athletics, in the arts, or in clubs sets the tone for the school year. If we can keep students involved and concerned beyond the classroom, we are bound to have more positive effect on them in the classroom. We are aware of the tremendous obligations we have to the student-athletes in our care. Parents entrust their children to us and we shall always strive to earn their trust.
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Attention Incoming Freshman (Class of 2023) and returning athletes:
ALL ATHLETES PARTICIPATING IN A 2019 FALL SPORT MUST HAVE THEIR PHYSICAL FORMS INTO THE NURSE'S OFFICE NO LATER THAN JULY 19, 2019. If you are submitting your physical paperwork after June 21st (Summer months) please drop it in the main office. This paperwork should not be submitted to the Athletic Department or the Athletic Trainer.
Any forms submitted after that date may cause a delay in the athlete's participation in practices.
The NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) has issued a new "Preparticipation Physical Evaluation" form for the 2019-20 school year. The packet consists of 4 pages total, pages 1 & 2 (Health History) to be completed by parent/guardians and reviewed by the doctor, and pages 3 & 4 (Physical Examination Form) to be completed and signed off by doctor. The state now requires that all examining physicians have completed the Student-Athlete Cardiac Assessment Professional Development Module. All physicals are valid for 365 days however, any athlete participating in future seasons must complete a "Health History Questionnaire".
The following state mandated paperwork can now be signed off on in your parent portal. Please follow the prompts for "forms" to sign off on the: Concussion release, Steroid release and Sudden Cardiac release forms. An Opioid Fact sheet and acknowledement form needs to be read and signed once per year for every student playing a sport. Those forms MUST be picked up and dropped off in the Athletic Office.
To obtain this and all other required paperwork, Please proceed to the "Physical Information and Forms" link to download all forms for athletics.
Director of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities
Secretary to the Director of Athletics
973.729.9498 or 973.729.6191 x2217
Athletic Department Fax