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The Chestnut Ridge School District’s Athletic Programs support the philosophy that a quality interscholastic athletic program is vital to the positive social, physical, and educational development of students.  The interscholastic athletic program enhances and supports the academic mission of the school system.  We are committed to promoting the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play at all levels of athletics. We strive to develop and realize individual and team potential by promoting high standards of competence, character, civility, and citizenship.


The Chestnut Ridge School District believes that a dynamic program of athletics is vital to the total educational development of the student. The athletic program should provide a variety of experiences to enhance the development of positive habits and attitudes that will prepare our students for life in a true democratic society.  Athletics should function as an integral part of the total curriculum.  Athletics should offer opportunities to serve the district, to assist in the development of positive relationships and good will, to promote self-realization, all around growth, and good citizenship qualities. Athletics play an important role in the life of our students.  Students learn a great deal from participation in interscholastic athletics.  The lessons learned from interscholastic athletics are an integral part of our athletic program.  At all times, the athletic program must be conducted in a manner to justify it as an educational activity.  


Chestnut Ridge’s Athletic Department is aware that students participate in sports for these reasons:  enjoyment, participation, and personal improvement.  Therefore, the Chestnut Ridge School District commits to the following:

  1. Offer students an enjoyable experience.
  2. Provide the greatest possible opportunity for athletes to participate in both practice and competitions.
  3. Promote personal improvement in skills, physical condition, and knowledge of the sport.
  4. Promote programs of excellence that accomplish the above and lead to success on and off the playing field.
The Chestnut Ridge School District views its athletic programs as extensions of the classroom. While these programs are also recreational, we hope students will learn worthwhile lessons of teamwork, discipline, hard work, cooperation, and lifelong fitness.  The coach is considered first as a teacher, teaching skills and reinforcing the other qualities that we hope to see in participants.  He/She has authority similar to that of a teacher in the classroom. Likewise, students and their parents also have an obligation to conduct themselves appropriately.  Since participation in extra-curricular activities is a privilege provided by the District, there is no such thing as a “right” to participate in interscholastic athletics.  As such, the school has the authority to establish the parameters for the expectations for all those involved in the activities. In order to achieve these goals, we hold the following expectations for the primary stakeholders involved with our Athletic Program.

Athletic Schedules

Please use the link on the right labeled Lions Athletics or click here to access the latest, up-to-date schedules.
All forms need to be submitted to the online portal and fees need to be submitted to the high school office before the first practice of the season.  If a student does not submit the required forms and fees the student will not be able to begin practicing. Click here to visit the online registration portal.
Only one form needs to be signed by the a physician.  Please print Section 6 from the CIPPE form or pick up one from the high school office before visiting the physician.  
For a helpful video on the process please click here.
If you need assistance, please contact the high school office via phone (814) 839-4915 or the athletic director via email: [email protected] or by phone: 814-839-3072.
Athletic Director:
Jonathan Emerick
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 814-839-3072

Assistant AD: Joshua Smith
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 814-839-3073