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Sports Information:
For a complete listing of all game schedules and
    directions to the games, go to the
Section XI website

NEW Protecting Our Athletes: Safety and Concussion 
    Management Program

Special Sports Nutrition Section

Athletic Guidelines for Interscholastic Sports
Athletic Links

New Features!

Sports Physical Forms, See Below

Spring Athletic Award & Achievements
Practice & Game Changes/Cancellations
Email the Coaches 

Commack Cougar Athletics

Football Helmet Standards 

The Commack School District Athletic Program provides a safe and encouraging environment for our young athletes. Every year, football helmets are inspected, reconditioned, or retired. This service is provided by an outside organization, using National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) rating standards. Helmets (and all athletic equipment) are school-issued to ensure that all safety regulations are met. A recent study by Virginia Tech rated football helmets and gave them ratings from one to five stars (five stars being the most protective). Our inventory includes helmets rated from three stars (good) to five stars (best available) in many different sizes.

Size and helmet fit are important considerations in concussion prevention. In a NOCSAE press release dated May 27, 2014, titled "Rating System Cannot Predict Helmets' Ability to Prevent Concussions," it states that protecting against injury does not start or end with helmet purchase. "The STAR ratings are not standards," said Mike Oliver, NOCSAE Executive Director." They are a theoretical method of comparing one helmet against another." Mr. Oliver goes on to say, "A 5 STAR rating does not mean that the helmet is great at preventing concussions. The effectiveness of helmets in protecting against concussions has become exaggerated, taking focus away from steps known to have a more immediate and much greater effect on concussion reduction." 

Commack's football team members are trained in the proper tackling and blocking techniques to prevent injury. Coaches are certified in concussion protocols and concussion management, should an injury occur. Enforcing the rules of play that prohibit a lead hit with helmets to reduce head injuries or skull fracture are maintained during practices and games. The results of a University of Wisconsin study on sport-related concussions found that well maintained and fitted football helmets remain most important, and there is "serious doubt as to whether a helmet can ever be designed to prevent concussions."

Commack's Athletic Director, Pat Friel, stated, "Our goal is to implement every possible safety precaution to protect our athletes from injury. We upgrade and examine our inventory each year to provide high quality protective gear. While we are cognizant of the STAR Helmet rating system, be assured that our equipment meets and exceeds NOCSAE specifications."

CMS Sports Physical Form    CHS Sports Physical Form

Fall CMS Try-outs  for soccer, football, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, and girls tennis will start Sept 8th, 2015

Be sure to check out the Bob Williams sports photo pages!

Special Sports Nutrition Section

           Nutrition Presentation

Compiled by:  Cynthia A. Proscia, MCHES, RD, CND.  Professor at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.  Health Studies, Human Performance Science and Physical Education Department.

Message from the Director  

New! Mr. Friel's eBoard.

Athletic Department Schedules, updated daily.
For a complete listing of all game schedules and directions to the games,
go to the
Section XI website and click on "Schedules" or "Directions."

Please use the links above for information before calling the athletic coordinators below.

Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics Pat Friel 912-2080
Lead Teacher Ed Boll 912-2214
Athletic Coordinator, Commack Middle School Eileen Cullen 858-3515
Lead Teacher, Commack Middle School Theresa Bassett 858-3512


PE Guidelines and Grading Procedures  

Athletic Handbook
STOP Sports Injuries New!! - Let's Move
Girls Track and Field eBoard Student Guidelines for Interscholastic Athletics
New Form! College Visitation Report Form Physical Form Grades K-12
The Scholarship Divide:  Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships - Recruits Clamor for More From Coaches With Less Interval Health Form
Cardiac Form
Useful resources in regard to performance enhancing supplements:
NSCA's website:
Podcast - Dr. Hoffman discusses illegal substance abuse in professional, collegiate, and High School sports 
Code of Conduct There's been a recent rule change for prospective NCAA Student-Athletes
College Visitation Report Form
Email Addresses for this Season's Coaches Wellness Committee
Seasonal Athletic Achievement Awards Rolling Hills Primary School Athletic Page
North Ridge Primary School Athletic Page Fitness Fundamentals -
Sportsmanship for Spectator Guide Elementary Website of Sportsmanship
Gatorade Sport Science Institute - NEW! NCAA Clearing House
Health Links Health News - Look Younger, Live Longer
2014-2015 Athletic Page Hazing Statistics & Occurrences
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