About Athletics at BHS

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Jake Palluzzi/Athletic Director Phone Icon 203-315-6746 Email Icon Email
  Savas Synodi/Athletic Director Phone Icon 203-315-6745 Email Icon Email

Greetings from the Athletic Department!             a button that reads 'Register Now' with a 'Powered by FamilyID' stamp on the bottom of it         

If your child plans on participating in a sport you must register your child online using our program called FamilyID.  

Read below for further information.

Athletes must also have an updated physical on file in the nurse's office. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. If you have any questions about your physical please call the school nurse at 203-315-6733.

Here's how to register:

Click on the blue register now button for FamilyID. 

If you have previously created an account click on the green programs button then scroll down to and click on Spring Sports, then click register now and log in using your user name and password. Select your sport and complete your child's registration. 

If you are a first time user, sign up for your secure FamilyID account by entering your family name, email address and password. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your new account. (If you do not see the email, check your spam or junk folders.) 

Click on the link in your email confirmation, which will log you in to FamilyID and then complete the information requested on the registration form.  When you have completed your regstration, review and click “Confirm Registration” to submit. Once completed, you will receive an email receipt from registrations@familyid.com. You can also view your completed registration on your Dashboard. You can log into https://www.familyid.com at any time to update your information and to check your registration(s).

SUPPORT:

You can always find our programs at www.familyid.com by clicking “Find Programs” in the top blue banner and search for Branford High School.

If you need assistance with your registration, you can call Family ID at 888-800-5583 x1 or email support@familyid.com. FamilyID also offers online chat during business hours and a support center at https://familyid.desk.com. Support is available 7 days per week and messages will be returned promptly.

 

 All BHS Sports


Athletic Office Fax:

203-315-3511

Nurse's Fax:

203-483-3906


 


 ALL SEASON HORNET PASS NOW AVAILABLE 

A one-time price, all sports, all seasons "Hornet Pass" can now be purchased for $50. This pass will grant you admission to all home sporting events all year long. To order please contact our athletic department at 203-315-6735. 

 ***This pass in not valid for SCC or State Playoff games


 To  view the athletic sports calendar for the entire month click below:

All Sports Monthly Calendar 

To view athletic schedules, results and rankings for individual sports by season click on: http://www.casciac.org/ciacsports.shtml 

 To view Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday Athletic Schedule   


 The SCC was established in 1994 and is comprised of 23 member schools. Branford High School is one of the 23 member schools in this leagueClick below to view site info. 

Southern Connectituc Conference (SCC)


General Athletic Information

In order for your child to participate in a high school sport the following forms must be completed and returned to the Athletic Office prior to the start of the season.  Please note that we require a new set of forms for each season that a student plays a sport. You might want to consider making a copy if your child plays more that one sport. Physicals must be current dated no more than 13 month from the start of the season and not expire prior to the end of the season.

2016-2017 CIAC PRACTICE DATES BEGIN AS FOLLOWS:

FALL SEASON, AUGUST 25th  (Football August 15th)

WINTER SEASON, DECEMBER 3rd (Girls' Basketball and Wrestling November 28th )

SPRING SEASON, MARCH 18th (Baseball Conditioning March 13th)

Current Physical   - Please note an up to date physical in required for CIAC Eligibility. See CIAC policy taken directly from handbook below.  From section 4.15B of the CIAC Handbook 2015-16

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS FOR STUDENT ATHLETES (POLICY STATEMENT)

"Every athlete who participates in any CIAC-sanctioned activity (practice and/or contest) must be determined physically fit through a pre-participating evaluation performed within the past 13 months in accordance with reasonable and prudent written medical protocol as determined by his/her board of education or governing body.


Concussion Policy

To view and or print the Branford Public Schools Concussion and Head Injury policy click on the link http://policy.cabe.org/branford/  type policy number 5141.7 in the search bar. 

To view or print the Return to Play after a Concussion or Head Injury protocol click HERE.

To view or print the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion click HERE.

To view or print A Parent's Guide to Concussion click HERE. 


 Click on the below link to view the:

CIAC Sudden Cardiac Arrest Program and Annual Review 2015-16 


BHS Policy Changes regarding Athletic and Co-curricular Activity Eligibility

Current Requirement: Branford High School complies with the eligibility standards of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.  A student must pass at least four credits worth of courses during a marking period to be eligible for the following marking period.

Revised Requirement: The eligibility standards of the Connecticut Interscholastics Athletic Conference serve as a minimum standard for atheltic and co-curricular activities.  In addition students must maintain 2.0 GPA each quarter and are limited to one failure in all classes scheduled in a quarter excluding Physical Education/Health.  During their four years, a one-time probation period can be requested in which a student would have four weeks of the next quarter to return his/her grades to eligible levels. 


PHYSICALS ARE OFFERED THROUGH THE SCHOOL NURSE

AND SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTER

The school nurse's office offers physicals (at no charge) at the start of the winter and spring seasons, sports physicals are also offered by our School Based Health Center. The school nurse can be reached at 203-315-6733 and the School Based Health Center can be reached at 203-315-6727.


 COACHING DIRECTORY  

FALL SPORTS COACH EMAIL 
CROSS COUNTRY KEVIN CONNELL kconnell@branfordschools.org
FIELD HOCKEY CATHY McGUIRK cj.mcguirk@att.net
FOOTBALL JOHN LIMONE limonebhsfb@gmail.com
    jlimone@branfordschools.org
SOCCER-BOYS PAUL HUNTER carpediem0118@gmail.com
SOCCER - GIRLS JEN KOHUT jkohut@branfordschools.org
SWIMMING - GIRLS SCOTT BUTLER sbutler@branfordschools.org
VOLLEYBALL    
CHEERLEADERING MELISSA MANSI mmansi@comcast.net
WINTER SPORTS    
BASKETBALL - BOYS JAKE PALLUZZI jdpalluzzi@branfordschools.org
BASKETBALL - GIRLS JUSTIN HENRY JHENRY3@fairfieldschools.org 
BOY'S ICE HOCKEY JIM DINAPOLI jdinapoli@sbcglobal.net
GIRL'S ICE HOCKEY
JACK NORTON jack@warnerspecialty.com 
 
INDOOR-TRACK KEVIN CONNELL kconnell@branfordschools.org
  RICH BIONDI rbiondi@branfordschools.org
     
SWIMMING - BOYS' RAY BEAULAC raybeaulac@gmail.com
WRESTLING CHRIS BONAGIUSO bonaguiso@sbcglobal.net
CHEERLEADERING MELISSA MANSI mmansi@comcast.net
SPRING SPORTS    
BASEBALL STEPHEN MALAFRONTE smalafronte@sheltonpublicschools.org 
GOLF JEN KOHUT jkohut@branfordschools.org
LACROSSE-BOYS JIM MAY mayhem6565@comcast.net
LACROSSE-GIRLS JACKIE ALESSI-CECCOLINI jacki519@aol.com
SAILING    
SOFTBALL CHUCK REALE rreale@branfordschools.org
TENNIS-BOYS MATT FRAENZA mfraenza@guilfordracquet.com
TENNIS -GIRLS Jim Cole

jimcoletennis@cs.com

TRACK BOYS  KAT REYNOLDS

KREYNOLDS@Branfordschools.org

TRACK-GIRLS KEVIN CONNELL kconnell@branfordschools.org
UNIFIED SPORTS Mary Philipp mphilipp@branfordschools.org
Fall -  Soccer    
Winter -  Basketball    
Volleyball - Spring    
     
WEIGHT ROOM Fall Adrian Gluck 2:45-4 :00 MWF
  Winter John Limone  M/T/TH/F
  Spring John Limone  
     
INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL - JAN/FEB Gary Gravina ggravina@branfordschools.org
  Mike Tracy mtracy@branfordschools.org

  


CIACSports.com

We would like for everyone to be able to access their schedules from the CIAC website and to be notified of any and all changes to your schedules as soon as they occur.  In order for that to happen, please perform the following:

  1. On the blue bar mouse over "Sports", on the drop down click on "Email and SMS Updates."
  2. From there you will be able to set up an email, text message or twitter update if there is a change to an athletic event.

Bits and Pieces

Uniforms

In almost all cases your student/athlete will be issued a uniform and or equipment. Pertinent to the team he/she is a member of. This uniform/equipment is the property of Branford High School Athletics. It is important for you to remember that any and all equipment/uniforms must be returned to the coach at the end of the season – IN THE CONDITION IS WAS ISSUED. If uniforms/equipment are not returned you will be financially responsible for its replacement.

Lockers

It would be to your student’s benefit to have a lock. There are lockers available in the Athletic locker room for seasonal sports use. We assume no responsibility for equipment/uniforms or personal items left in an unlocked locker.

Problems

In you encounter any problems regarding your child and his/her coach, your first step in alleviating conflicts would be to approach the coach. If there is no resolution, PLEASE feel free to contact the Athletic Directors if you have a problem with your athlete or coach. They are here to help, assist, guide and reassure if a problem arises. They can’t help if they don’t know there is a problem. 

Booster Clubs

Booster Clubs are an integral part of the Branford Athletic Program and play an important role in the support of our student athletes, coaches and programs.  The purpose of the athletic booster club is to help support athletic programs in areas such as fundraising to provide for the enhancement of the respective programs in any numbers of ways.  It way be provided but not limited to team warm-ups, a piece of equipment, provide a team dinner, scholarships or other needs that the Branford Athletic Department cannot provide.

Most sports have a Booster Club and are always looking for new members. If you are interested in becoming a member of a Booster Club, please call the office and we can steer you in the right direction. Your participation makes a tremendous impact and a fairly painless way of being involved.