Welcome to Ayer Shirley Regional High School Athletic Registration.
* Both student and parent should participate in the online process, as signatures are needed from both
* An up-to-date physical (within 13 months) must be on file with the nurse's office in order to participate
* This online form must be completed in order to participate
* All policies and forms must be completed prior to trying out
This is the ONLY way to register for sports in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District. Swimming must register via the Bromfield website at https://bromfield-ar.rschoolto...
PRE-TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY FOR PARTICIPATION IN ATHLETICS A student must be declared eligible by the Athletic Director according to the standards listed in this section before he/she will be allowed to try out for a team.
1. Athletics Participation Permission Form – Online Registration For each season of participation, a student must submit and complete an online participation form through Family ID prior to his/her first practice session. The consent portion of the form MUST be completed by a parent/guardian. The link to the online registration can be found on the ASRHS Athletics website (contact the Athletic Director if you do not have access to a computer). By registering online, parents and students provide your consent to participate in athletics, your acknowledgement of the student-athlete handbook, transportation permission, and your acknowledgement that you have been provided concussion education materials. This online form must be completed for each athletic season of involvement.
2. Athletic User Fee The Ayer Shirley Regional School Committee has authorized the Department of Athletics to collect an Athletic Fee from each student-athlete. . The fee structure per student-athlete is $200 once per year for high school athletes and $100 once a year for middle school athletes. There is a family cap of $500 for high school student-athletes. There will be an additional fee for boys' ice hockey and girls' ice hockey paid to the booster club of boys' ice hockey and to Leominster High School for girls' ice hockey. The additional fees are excluded from the family cap. Financial assistance guidelines can be found on the high school athletics web page.
Fee can be paid through your FamilyID account OR make checks payable to Ayer Shirley regional School District. Please include your child's name and sport on the memo part of the check. User fee must be paid by December 1. If you played a fall sport and paid the fee, please check the appropriate box on the fees page,
3. Physical Examinations All students who plan to participate in athletics must submit written proof of a current physical exam to the athletic director or school nurse prior to the start of the sport season. Physical examinations must be performed by a duly registered physician, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner. Per DPH and MIAA regulations, physical exams are valid for 13 months to the day. A student athlete will NOT be allowed to participate once an exam has expired (new physical regulations). Athletes will NOT be allowed to participate without the completion of a physical exam and a completed online registration.
4. Student Emergency and Health Record All families will receive a letter/email from the high school during the summer with instructions on how to access the system for your student. The online form only needs to be updated once per academic year.
5. Head Injury, Concussion, and Substance-Abuse Education (included in online registration form) All student-athletes and their parents must learn about the consequences of head injuries, concussions, and substance-abuse through training programs and written materials. Information regarding concussion and substance-abuse education can be found on the Athletics website.
Question: Why do some sports allow certain middle school athletes to play with the high school teams and others do not? Answer: Middle school waivers are based upon expected numbers. For example, boys' soccer numbers are expected to be lower than normal this year, so we asked the MIAA for a waiver for grade 8 students who are interested in playing junior varsity to keep our numbers high enough to have a JV team. This, in turn, should also create more room for kids on the middle school team, with the hope being that this will help the program grow as a whole. Girls' soccer, on the other hand, appears to have healthy numbers. The MIAA would not approve a middle school waiver unless the expected numbers demonstrate a clear need for it. In the case of sports that are offered at the middle and high school (boys' soccer and baseball, 8th grade students may choose to register for the JV team or the middle school team. Grade 8 students do not have to play for the JV team if they prefer to play on the middle school team, and there is no guarantee grade 8 students will make the JV team. If they do not, they may join the middle school team.