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Joseph Braico - Director
117 Central Park Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Phone - 516-434-3100  Fax - 516-349-4792
 
Section VIII Sports Seasons 2017-2018 

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS:

Fall Sports - Varsity and JV Start Dates
Football - Wednesday, August 16
Cheerleading - August 23
B/G Soccer – Wednesday, August 23
B/G Volleyball - Wednesday, August 23
B/G Cross Country - Wednesday, August 23 
G Swimming/Diving – Wednesday, August 23
G Tennis – Wednesday, August 23
B Badminton - Tuesday, September 5th
 
Winter Sports - Varsity and JV Start Dates
Wrestling – Monday, November 6 
Cheerleading - Monday, November 6
B Swimming/Diving - Monday, November 13
Gymnastics - Monday, November 13
B/G Winter Track - Monday, November 13
B/G Bowling - Monday, November 13
B/G Basketball – Monday, November 13
 
Spring Sports - Varsity and JV Start Dates
B/G Lacrosse– Monday, March 5
Baseball - Monday, March 5
Softball - Monday, March 5
B/G Track - Monday, March 5
B Tennis - Monday, March 12
B/G Golf – Monday, March 12
G Badminton - Monday, March 12
 
 
MODIFIED PROGRAM: 
Middle School Fall Sports:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
 
Middle School Winter I Sports:
Monday, November 6, 2017
 
Middle School Winter II Sports: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
 
Middle School Spring Sports:
Monday, April 9, 2018
 
 
HOLY DAYS OF OBSERVANCE 2017-2018
No contest or interschool scrimmage may be scheduled in Section VIII by a member school on the following dates:
*Thursday and Friday, September 21 & 22, 2017 - Rosh Hashanah 
*Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Yom Kippur
Sunday and Monday, December 24-25, 2017 - Christmas Eve/Day
*Friday, March 30, 2018 - First Day of Passover
Friday, March 30, 2018 - Good Friday
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunday
*Indicates student-athletes must be able to be home by 6:00 PM on the day preceding this date. 
 
 
ANTICIPATED TESTING DAYS 2017-2018
ACT DATES                                          Anticipated SAT Test Date

September 9, 2017                             October 7, 2017

October 28, 2017                                November 4, 2017

December 9, 2017                              December 2, 2017

February 10, 2018                               May 5, 2018

April 14, 2018                                      June 2, 2018

June 9, 2018                                      

SIGNIFICANT DAYS 2017-2018
September 4th  - Labor Day
September 11* -  Patriot Day
October 9 - Columbus Day
November 7 - Election Day
November 11 - Veterans Day 
November 23 - Thanksgiving Day
January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 12 - Presidents Day
May 28 - Memorial Day
 
Labor Day may count as a required practice day to achieve the minimum practice days required prior to the start of scrimmages and contests for fall season sports.
 
*In recognition of those who perished on September 11, 2001 in the tragedy of the World Trade Center, it is recommended that each school playing on this day provide a moment of silence in memory and tribute. Thanksgiving Day may not count as a required practice day to achieve the minimum practice days required prior to the start of scrimmages and contests for winter season sports.
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