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JDHS Athletic Department
Home of the Bulldogs
 GO DOGS !!
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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
 
 
 
 
The following Senior athletes have been recognized for their achievements as scholar-athletes for Jonathan Dayton:
 
Zachary Wolcott
NJSIAA Outstanding Scholar-Athlete
 
Austin Knapp
NJ Devils Scholar-Athlete
 
Madeline Policastro & Andrew Lashuk
UCIAC Scholar-Athletes
 
Andrew Lashuk
Frank J. Cicarell Scholarship
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ATTENTION FALL 2015 ATHLETES:
All participation forms are due into the Health Office
on or before WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3RD!
 
Sports physicals for Fall 2015 athletes who wish to receive a sports physical with the school physician will take place on Wednesday JUNE 10th from 11am to 2 pm in the health office. All forms for students participating in the FALL  2015 Dayton Athletic program are due in the health office by Wednesday June 3rd.  A sports physical is considered valid if the date of exam is 365 days from the first practice.  All forms are to be downloaded from our Dayton Athletic page "First season of play packet". All athletes must also have a valid "Impact baseline concussion test" on file in order to commence practice. Baseline concussion tests are valid for 2 years

Please see or email Mrs. Graham RN , the school nurse, with any questions.


rgraham@springfieldschools.com
extension 5258
 
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Please check www.schedulestar.com for a complete listing of all Jonathan Dayton athletic schedules. 

INTRODUCTION

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.
 
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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 Union County Conference
The UCIAC (Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference)
Mid-State 38 Football Conference


Fall Sports:

Football - Varsity, JV & Frosh- Admission to Varsity football is:
$3.00 for Adults, $2.00 for Seniors/Students.
SoccerBoys', Varsity & JV 
Soccer - Girls', Varsity & JV
Cross CountryBoys' & Girls, Varsity
VolleyballVarsity & JV
Gymnastics - Varsity
Cheerleading - Varsity
Tennis
-  Girls'
Varsity & JV
Middle School Boys’ & Girls’ Soccer
 
Winter Sports:
 
Admission to Basketball games is: $3.00 for Adults,
$2.00 for Seniors/Students. 
Basketball - Boys' Varsity, JV & Frosh 
Basketball - Girls' Varsity & JV
Indoor Track - Boys’ & Girls’ Varsity
Swimming - Co-ed, Varsity
Ice HockeyCo-ed Varsity & JV
Cheerleading - Varsity & JV
Bowling- Varsity & JV
Wrestling[co-op David Brearley HS]
Middle School Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball

 

Spring Sports:

Baseball - Varsity & JV
Softball - Varsity & JV
Spring Track - Boys' & Girls, Varsity & JV
Tennis - Boys' Varsity & JV 
Golf - Co-ed Varsity 
Middle School Baseball & Softball