2018 Fall Sports Start Times!!! August 6 (Football) August 13 (All Other Fall Sports)

August 6th: Football heat acclimation practices this week will follow the schedule below. Please meet at the stadium at the high school.

Monday 8/6, Wednesday 8/8, and Friday 8/10 from 2:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Tuesday 8/7 and Thursday 8/9 from 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Cross Country will practice at the times and locations below.

8/13: at Kennett HS – 6:30 am to 8:30 am

8/14: at Kennett MS – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

8/15: at Unionville HS – 6:30 am to 8:30 am

8/16: at Kennett MS – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

8/17: at Kennett HS – 6:30 am to 8:30 am

August 13th-August 17th: Girls Tennis will practice daily from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the tennis courts in front of the high school. In the event of rain, practice will be inside the HS auxiliary gymnasium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

August 13th-August 17th: Volleyball will practice daily from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the high school main gymnasium.

August 14th-August 16th: Golf will practice daily from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Hartefeld Golf Club. Please note that there is no practice August 13th and August 17th as the course is unavailable these two dates.

August 13th-August 17th: Girls Soccer will practice daily from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at Legacy Field B.

August 13th-August 17th: Boys Soccer will practice from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily at Legacy Field C.

August 13th: Cheerleading practice will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the auxiliary gym at the high school. Tryouts will be held August 13, 14, and 15. No practice on the 16th. All tryouts will be held in the auxiliary gymnasium at the high school from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

August 13th-August 17th: Field hockey will practice from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Please meet at the high school track on Monday 8/13 for the start of practice at 7:30 am. Practice will end at Legacy Field A at 11:30 am.

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Winter Sports Announcement

Friday, November 16th is the first official day of Winter Sports for the 2018-2019 season.

If you are interested in participating on the following teams please make sure you have a sports physical completed and submitted to Ms. Graves or Mr. Harvey in the Athletic Office or in the main office prior to November 16. Physical forms and Sports Participation Fee forms are both available in the athletic office or in the main office.

2017-2018 Winter Sports Teams:

Winter Sports Team Coach List

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2018-2019 Winter Sports Information (Physicals and Participation Fees)

ATTENTION ALL WINTER ATHLETES. The 1st day of winter sports tryouts/practices is Friday, November 16th. All winter coaches have had or will be having individual informational meetings for their respective sports. However, please be reminded that In order for any student to tryout/practice for any winter sport at Kennett High School, there are two main pieces of information that are needed to be completed and on hand in the KHS Athletic Office BEFORE November 16th, the PIAA CIPPE FORM (multiple pages, i.e., Physical Form) and the KCSD PARTICIPATION FEE & FORM. Please click the following 2 links for more specific information for each piece of information that is required.

If you participated in a Fall sport and did not sustain an injury you only need to complete Section 7 of the Physical form.

If you participated in a Fall Sport and did sustain an injury you then need to complete Section 7 as well as Section 8 which requires a doctor’s signature clearing the student-athlete for future participation.

PIAA CIPPE & Physcial Information Link: https://sports.kcsd.org/athletic-eligibility/physical-info-forms/

KCSD Athletic Participation Fee Link: https://sports.kcsd.org/athletic-eligibility/physical-info-forms/

If you have any questions, please contact the KHS Athletic Office at 610-444-6632 or ngraves@kcsd.org or sharvey@kcsd.org.

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The member schools encourage the attendance of students, parents and interested members of the community at all athletic events. We further encourage their active support of these programs by participating in those activities which lend themselves to stimulating student achievement, good sportsmanship, and school spirit. These activities should be positive in nature and within the guidelines of the PIAA Code of Conduct. It is not our intent to reduce the involvement of spectators or the enjoyment of those who participate. Rather, it is our goal to create an atmosphere which is conducive to healthy athletic competition, is safe for those involved, and which provides the ideals of sportsmanship and sound educational practices.

SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT (Violators of this Code are subject to eviction from the site.)

  1. Spectators are an important part of the game and shall at all times conform to accepted standards of good sportsmanship and behavior.
  2. Spectators shall at all times respect officials, coaches and players and extend all courtesies to them.
  3. Wholesome cheering is encouraged.
  4. Taunting, foul and abusive language, noisemakers, inflammatory remarks, and disrespectful signs and behavior are not acceptable.
  5. Faculty supervised pep bands are permitted during dead ball time. However, spectator noise makers or sound devices are prohibited.
  6. Spectators shall observe and obey the rules and regulations of the school concerning smoking, food and soft drink consumption, and use of lavatory facilities and parking of cars.
  7. Pennsylvania State law prohibits alcoholic beverages of any kind on school property; the law further prohibits any person under the influence of alcohol to be on school property.
  8. Spectators shall respect and obey all school officials, supervisors, and police at all athletic contests.
  9. Bookbags/backpacks are not permitted into the stadium/gymnasium. Drinks are also not permitted to be brought into the stadium/gymnasium.
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Information Regarding Sport Physicals for Fall 2018!!!

Dear Parent/Guardian of Student-Athletes:

In order to participate (includes try-outs) in any sport at Kennett High School, your child must have a completed PIAA CIPPE form (Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation) and the KCSD participation fee and form turned into the Athletic Office before the 1st day of tryouts/practice for a particular sport. The 1st day of tryouts/practice for the 2018-19 school year sports are as follows: Fall Sports start Monday, August 13, 2018, Winter Sports start Friday, November 16, 2018, and Spring Sports start Monday, March 4, 2019.

According to the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association), all sport physicals for the 2017-18 school year must be performed ON OR AFTER JUNE 1, 2018. Only 1 physical is needed for the entire school year, provided no physical changes occur to the student-athlete.

You may sign up for a school physical or arrange for a physical on your own. Regardless of your choice to obtain a physical, the physical forms can be picked up in the main office at the high school or they can be downloaded directly from our website at https://sports.kcsd.org (Physical Info. & Forms Link).

School sports physicals will be held on Monday, JUNE 25  at the NOVACARE REHABILITATION CENTER, 689 Unionville Road, Suite 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

To sign-up for a school physical you need the following:

  1. A non-refundable $10.00 school sports physical fee (cash or check payable to Kennett High School). If this fee creates a hardship for any family, assistance will be available (contact Mrs. Nancy Graves at 610-444-2416).
  2. A completed PIAA CIPPE form.
  • The physical fee and the completed PIAA CIPPE forms are to be turned into the Athletic Office by Monday, JUNE 15, 2018, if you wish to sign up for a school sports physical. No appointment will be scheduled until both items are completed and returned to the Athletic Office. If the Athletic Office receives the CIPPE form and the non-refundable fee after JUNE 15, 2018, you will have to arrange for your own physical (sorry, scheduling purposes)…NO EXCEPTIONS. After the deadline, a schedule will be created and your child will be given the date and time of their physical, as we will still be in school (for incoming 9th graders, either we will make contact with your child at KMS or a letter will be sent home alerting you of the information you need). THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS AND NO REFUNDS. If your child misses the appointment, he/she or you will have to arrange for their own physical.


KCSD requires a participation fee and form in order to participate in any sport at KHS. The form (which has all the necessary information and specifics) can be picked up in the main office at the high school or can be downloaded from our website at https://sports.kcsd.org (Physical Info. & Forms Link). As with the PIAA CIPPE Form, the Participation Fee and Form need to be completed, turned in, and on file in the high school athletic office before an athlete can tryout or practice with a team.

I hope this information serves its purpose. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the High School Athletic Office at 610-444-6632 or ngraves@kcsd.org or sharvey@kcsd.org

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2019 Spring Sports Start Monday, March 4th

The first official day of Spring Sports is Monday, March 4th. All student-athletes must have their physical forms and participation fees submitted to Mrs. Graves in the main office to be able to participate in tryouts/practices.

Boys Tennis: Meet at the high school tennis courts at 3:00 pm.

Track and Field: Meet at the track at 3:00 pm.

Boys Lacrosse: Meet at Legacy Field A at 3:00 pm.

Girls Lacrosse: Meet at Legacy Field C at 3:00 pm.

Baseball: Meet at the baseball field at 3:00 pm.

Softball: Meet at the softball field at 3:00 pm.

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Parent-Coach Communication Plan

Kennett Consolidated School District
Athletic Department

Parent-Coach Communication Plan

As a parent of a student athlete at KCSD, you must remember that participation on an athletic team is a privilege and not a right. Therefore, you have the right to know the expectations placed upon you and the student athlete. Both parenting and coaching are extremely difficult jobs. Clear communication between parents and coaches is essential in maximizing the learning that takes place and the effectiveness our programs.

As a parent, you should expect the following from the coaching staff:

  1. Explanation of coach’s philosophy
  2. Expectations for your child, players and the team
  3. Time and locations of all practices and contests
  4. Requirements for practices and games (e.g. proper uniform and equipment)
  5. Out of season conditioning programs and opportunities
  6. Discipline policy – Actions which would cause disciplinary measures and consequences
  7. Coaches should be approachable about parental concerns

Coach’s expectations of parents:

  1. Parents should express concerns directly to the coach
  2. Notification of any type of schedule conflicts (e.g. religious holidays, travel team commitments, etc.)

Many student athletes experience some of their most memorable moments of their high school career though participation in athletic programs. However, all teams face adversity and times when things do not go the way the athlete or parent wishes. At these times, open discussion is encouraged with the coach.

Parental concerns which should be discussed with the coaches:

  1. Treatment of your child both physically and emotionally
  2. Ways in which your child could improve
  3. Behavioral concerns

All parents wish that their children will have maximum playing time. It can be difficult for parents to understand why their child is not playing as much as they wish. It is the KCSD expectation that the coach, as a professional, makes the correct judgments based on what the coach feels is best for the athletes, the team and the program. Factors such as coaching strategies, schemes and concerns about other students should be left to the discretion of the coach.

There may be situations that require a conference between the parents and coach. These are to be encouraged so that both sides understand the others’ concerns and ideas. The discussion should be handled confidentially and in a professional manner. The following guidelines should be followed to help resolve any issues or concerns.

If there is a concern to discuss with a coach, please follow this procedure:

  1. Encourage your son or daughter to speak directly to the coach. An athlete should not fear retribution from a coach. This should be a positive exchange on how the athlete can improve.
  2. Call to schedule an appointment with the coach.
  3. If the coach cannot be reached, call the Athletic Director’s Office. They will assist in arranging a meeting.
  4. Do not approach a coach before or after a practice or contest unless an appointment has been scheduled. This can be a very emotional time for the athlete, parent and coach.
  5. If a meeting with a coach did not provide a satisfactory resolution, call the Athletic Director’s Office to schedule an appointment to discuss the problem.

KCSD’s Expectations of the parent/guardian:

  1. Support your son’s or daughter’s efforts toward success.
  2. Be positive in your approach to your student athlete’s role on the team.
  3. Understand the rules and regulations that the student athlete must follow for the coach, as well as for KCSD.
  4. Communicate any concerns following the protocol outlined in this plan.
  5. Parents should treat coaches with courtesy and respect and insist that their son or daughter do the same.

We trust that your son’s or daughter’s participation in the KCSD athletic programs will be a positive experience and help prepare them for successful future. Many of the character traits needed to excel in life can be reinforced on the practice and playing field. We hope the information provided in this pamphlet will help the KCSD athletic program deliver a rewarding experience to both you and your child.

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Spring Sports Reminder

ATTENTION ALL SPRING ATHLETES: The 1st day of spring sports tryouts/practices is Monday March 4th. All spring coaches have had or will be having individual informational meetings for their respective sports. However, please be reminded that in order for any student to tryout/practice for any spring sport at KHS, there are 2 main pieces of information that are needed to be completed and on hand in the KHS Athletic Office BEFORE March 4th, the PIAA CIPPE FORM (multiple pages, i.e., Physical Form) and the KCSD PARTICIPATION FEE & FORM. For more specific information about each form that is required, please visit the KHS Sports website at sports.kcsd.org and click Physical Information and Forms.

Questions? See Mr. Harvey or Mrs. Graves in the Athletic Office.

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2018-19 Sport Starting Dates

The PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, the governing sports body for the state of Pennsylvania), sets the official starting dates for the individual sports seasons (Fall, Winter & Spring). For high school sports, specifically for Fall sports, the season starts prior to the start of the school year. For advanced planning, please see below for the official starting dates as set by the PIAA.

2018-19 Sport Starting Dates:

  • Monday, August 13, 2018 = Fall Sports
    • Football: August 6, 2018 (Heat Acclimation)
  • Friday, November 16, 2018 = Winter Sports
  • Monday, March 4, 2019 = Spring Sports

Fall Sports:

  • Football
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cheerleading

Winter Sports:

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Boys Swimming
  • Girls Swimming
  • Boys Indoor Track
  • Girls Indoor Track
  • Ice Hockey
  • Cheerleading

Spring Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys Track and Field
  • Girls Track & Field
  • Boys Tennis
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