Transition from 8th to 9th Grade

Garden City Athletics Department

8th to 9th grade transition: as 8th grade student-athletes move to 9th grade, many aspects of the athletics program change.

The New York State, Nassau County, Middle School athletics program offers four sport seasons in order to provide more opportunity to middle school students to identify their strengths and preferences in sport.

Middle School Fall

Middle School Winter I

Middle School Winter II

Middle School Spring

Boys & Girls Cross  

    Country

Football

Boys & Girls Soccer

Field Hockey

 

Boys Basketball

Girls Volleyball

Boys & Girls Winter

   Track

Boys Volleyball

Wrestling

Girls Basketball

Baseball

Boys & Girls Lacrosse

Boys & Girls Track & Field

Gymnastics

Softball

 

At the High School level, New York State and Nassau County offer THREE sports seasons.

High School Fall

(August-November)

High School Winter

(mid-November-February)

High School Spring

(March-June)

Boys & Girls Cross Country

Football

Boys Varsity Golf

Boys and Girls Soccer

Field Hockey

Girls Swimming/Diving

Girls Tennis

Girls Volleyball

Boys Volleyball

 

Boys & Girls Basketball

Boys & Girls Bowling

Boys & Girls Fencing

Rifle

Boys Swimming/Diving

Boys & Girls Indoor Track

Wrestling

Gymnastics

Baseball

Girls Varsity Golf

JV Golf

Boys & Girls Lacrosse

Boys Tennis

Girls Badminton

Girls Softball

Boys & Girls Track & Field

Please notice that 9th graders will now have to make a choice between sports.

For example:  in the high school fall season, girls must choose between cross country, field hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball.  In the high school winter season, boys must choose between basketball, bowling, fencing, rifle, swimming, winter track and wrestling. 

The high school fall sports season always begins in August.  All student-athletes must attend all tryouts and practices all week to be eligible to play.