Duanesburg Central School Athletics
The Duanesburg Central School District offers students numerous opportunities to develop and recognize their talents in sports. More than 10 different sports programs are available across three seasons, including baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
The district is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, (NYSPHSAA) competing as a Class D school in Section II. League affiliation is with the Western Athletic Conference.
You can access Duanesburg’s athletic schedule on the district website, which can be found on the right hand side of the “Athletics” page under “Athletics Schedules.”
If you have any questions or need further clarification on any of the district’s policies, please contact Duanesburg’s Athletic Director, Caite Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.895.3000 X229.
NFHS Network: Live Streaming Platform
During the past few years, streaming games and events online became a necessity because of COVID-19 capacity restrictions. Due to the popularity of streaming events, Duanesburg Central School District has upgraded to using Pixellot cameras in both the high school gymnasium and elementary track/football field. These cameras, which are used through the company NFHS, are only live when scheduled to be used for home athletic events.
Pease note – this is a SUBSCRIPTION-based live stream platform, independent of DCS.
NEW – July 1, 2022: Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act
The Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act is a new law as of July 1, 2022. Known informally as “Dominic’s Law,” the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act is named for Dominic Murray, a 17-year-old who collapsed and died on a Farmingdale State College basketball court in 2009. The goal of Dominic’s Law is to promote safe interscholastic athletics and to prevent incidents of SCA in student-athletes.
This law requires schools, students, and parents/guardians to have information on sudden cardiac arrest risks, signs, and symptoms. SCA requires any student who displays signs or symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest to be immediately removed from athletic activities. They will not be able to resume until they have been evaluated by and received signed authorization from a licensed physician.
SCA in at-risk students can be triggered by athletic activities. To decrease any chance of SCA in a student, an Interval Health History for Athletics must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian before each sports season unless a physical examination has been conducted within 30 days before the start of the season. The form will be made available this summer to families of students participating in fall athletics. This form has questions to help identify changes since the last physical examination or health history was completed. School personnel may require a student with health or history changes to see a healthcare provider before participating in athletics.
Additional Information about Sudden Cardiac Arrest:
What is SCA?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is an emergency that happens when the heart suddenly stops working. SCA can cause death if not treated immediately, and even with treatment, death may occur. Immediate treatment is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED). All public schools must have a staff member trained in the use of CPR and AED in school and at all school athletic events.
How common is SCA in youth?
Sudden cardiac arrest in children and youth is rare. The incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) on the playing field is 0.61 in 100,000.
Who is at risk for SCA?
Preventing SCA before it happens is the best way to save a life. Both your family health history and your child’s personal history must be told to healthcare providers to help them know if your child is at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Ask your child if they are having any of the symptoms listed below and tell a healthcare provider. Know your family history and tell a healthcare provider of any risk factors listed below.
What are the signs/symptoms of SCA?
- Fainting or seizure, especially during or right after exercise or with excitement or startled
- Racing heart, palpitations, or irregular heartbeat
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or extreme fatigue with exercise
- Chest pain or discomfort with exercise
- Excessive shortness of breath during exercise
- Excessive, unexpected fatigue during or after exercise
Personal risk factors for students include:
- Use of diet pills, performance-enhancing supplements, energy drinks, or drugs such as cocaine, inhalants, or “recreational” drugs.
- Elevated blood pressure or cholesterol
- History of health care provider ordered test(s) for heart related issues
Family history risk factors for a student include:
- Family history of known heart abnormalities or sudden death before 50 years of age
- Family members with unexplained fainting, seizures, drowning, near drowning or car accidents before 50 years of age
- Structural heart abnormality, repaired or unrepaired
- Any relative diagnosed with the following conditions:
– Enlarged Heart/ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy/Dilated Cardiomyopathy
– Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
– Heart rhythm problems, long or short QT interval
– Brugada Syndrome
– Catecholaminergic Ventricular Tachycardia
– Marfan Syndrome – aortic rupture
– Heart attack at 50 years or younger
– Pacemaker or implanted cardiac defibrillator (ICD)
Spectator Code of Conduct: NYSPHSAA/Section II
Duanesburg spectators are expected to follow these guidelines at both home and away events:
- Spectators are an important part of the games and are encouraged to conform to accepted standards of good sportsmanship and behavior
- Spectators should at all times respect officials, visiting coaches, players and cheerleaders as guests in the community and extend all courtesies to them
- Enthusiastic cheering for one’s own team is encouraged
- Booing, whistling, stamping of the feet, and disrespectful remarks shall be avoided
- There will be no ringing of bells, sounding of horns or other noisemakers at indoor contests during play. Anyone who does not abide by this rule will be asked to leave the premises
- Pep bands or school bands, under the supervision of school personnel, may play during timeouts, between periods or half time. Bands must coordinate play as not to interfere with a cheerleading squad on the floor or field
- The throwing of debris, confetti or other objects from the stands is prohibited
- Offending individuals will be asked to leave the premises
- During free throw in basketball, all courtesies should be extended
- Spectators should encourage each other to observe courteous behavior. Improper behavior should be reported to the school authorities
- Spectators will observe the rules of the local school concerning smoking and drinking consumption, littering, and parking procedures
- Spectators will respect and obey all school officials and supervisors at athletic contests
- Violations of good sportsmanship will result in possible removal from event
For more information
Director of Physical Education
(518) 895-3000, ext. 229