2015 FALL Practice Start Dates
Football- Monday, August 10
Boys Soccer - Monday, August 17
Girls Soccer - Thursday, August 20
Volleyball- Monday, August 17
Girls Tennis - Monday, August 17
Gymnastics- Monday, August 24
X-C- Monday, August 17.
For specific times and locations email the head coach.
A letter from a student-athlete to his
or her parents:
Dear Mom and Dad,
High school sporting events are an extension of the classroom. Life lessons are
learned through hard work, victory and defeat. Hopefully, I also will learn
these lessons. The officials who work our games, matches and or meets are not
perfect. Just like professional officials, sometimes they get it wrong.The teams we play are not the enemy-they are guests of our school and should be
treated as such.
I want you to attend my contests and I want you to cheer for our team but it’s
embarrassing and distracting for me when I hear negative comments coming from
you or other parents. The negative comments do not help us, they actually hurt
us. Let the officials do what they are paid to do. Yes I know, sometimes it’s
not great but that’s sport. Win or lose, bad calls or good calls, if I played a
lot or just a little, know that I have tried my best and sometimes the best
words to hear after a game are a simple “nice job, I love you and what would
you like for dinner?”
Your loving student-athlete
Please check www.schedulestar.com for a complete listing of all Jonathan Dayton athletic schedules.
The Jonathan Dayton High School athletic program is an essential part of the overall educational experience and is as central to the development of students as academics and the arts. Participation in a broad, sound and wholesome athletic program contributes to the health of students mental, physical, emotional and moral. The JDHS athletic programs provide opportunity for students to work cooperatively with each other and participate in healthy competition. Membership on a team comes with certain obligations and responsibilities both in and out of the classroom. Student-athletes are the ambassadors of the program, school and community and are expected to exhibit exemplary conduct at all times. Participation in our athletic programs is a privilege and thus must be treated as such.
It is the hope that as a player you will enjoy the thrill of competition and the joy of team membership. May the JDHS athletic experience be the beginning of a healthy interest in sports that will last a life time.
The Department is headed by a Supervisor of Athletics, a full time trainer and one department secretary. The department has 22 varsity head coaches and approximately 28 sub-varsity positions, including middle school coaches.
Jonathan Dayton High School is a member of:The NJSIAA (New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association)
The UCC (Union County Conference)
The UCIAC (Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference)
Mid-State 38 Football Conference